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11/02/2012

Video: We like gay people—really! Just not their equal rights under the law.

"I love those people! They can be great hair dressers and stylists. And they're so funny too! Perfect for a great day out at the mall, gabbing about Bravo and grabbing the latest trends. I grab a big ol' iced...

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MN For Marriage pushes sham medical org

The American College of Pediatricians is a tiny, ideologically-driven splinter organization that was created by the far-right and given a purposely innocuous name for the sole purpose of confusing the credible data put out by the 60,000+ member American Academy...

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Audio: President Obama for Washington equality (#approveR74)

[YT: MrTShof]

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Video: There's only one side working to break vows, MN For Marriage! (*and it's you, btw)

Nobody promised Vermont innkeepers that they could violate nondiscrimination laws that predate marriage equality itself. Nobody promised Catholic Charities that they could both take state money and discriminate against certain kinds of families. Nobody promised Damian "gay relationships are like...

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Video: D.C. Archdiocese exalts individually chosen faith belief above shared public policy

Washington D.C. already has marriage equality. So what's the local Archdiocese to do? Well tell Maryland voters how to stand in the way of civil fairness, of course:

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Video: Good, decent, tax-paying Marylanders have waited long enough!

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM robocalling in Tammy Baldwin/Tommy Thompson race; presidential too (*UPDATED with more races)

NOM robocalling in Tammy Baldwin/Tommy Thompson race; presidential too (*UPDATED with more races) [NOM Exposed]

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Video: Proud parents of openly veteran Mainer (who happens to be gay) come out for equality

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If Thomas Peters is our 'American Papist' then U.S. Catholic church is our most gay-obsessed organization

National Organization For Marriage employee and increasingly prominent voice Thomas Peters (who likes to be called "American Papist") just summed up next week's election like this: The Big Pre-Election Post That Tells You All You Need to Know [CatholicVote.org] Five...

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More obvious politicking from NOM's not-allowed-to-electioneer nonprofit

As a c3, the Ruth Institute (a project of the National Organization For Marriage's Education Fund) is not allowed to campaign for candidates. So clearly Finance Director Jennifer Thieme intends for this intro to the org's latest fundraising blast to...

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Here's what the anti-gay movement's race games look like

The Family Research Council has issued the following bulletin insert in every state where we're on the ballot. Here's the Washington version, which looks like every other version I've seen: [FRC] But now get this. FRC just posted its Maryland...

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National Organization for Marriage accuses 'white people's money' of buying black vote; so acting like NOM, basically

Check out this snip from NOM's latest fundraising pitch: [NOM] To remind you, this is the very same NOM that has vowed, in a strategy document, to "drive a wedge between blacks and gays" and that has committed itself to...

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Fittingly, MN for Marriage had students write these unsustainable views on dry erase boards

The Minnesota For Marriage campaign held an event at a local Christian college. Here are (all but two of) the event signs that this, the campaign hoping to limit marriage within the *civil* law, posted onto their Facebook wall: Minnesota...

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11/01/2012

MN For Marriage praises, pushes letter calling marriage equality 'blatant rebellion against God's word'

The campaign that's trying to push discrimination into the state constitution is press releasing a new letter in which a collation of Christians state their intent to vote in favor of civil inequality. Here's a snip from that letter SOURCE:...

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Maggie Gallagher finally owning it: Her Catholicism motivates her

"For myself, as a first step this November, I'm going to do what my own Roman Catholic church has asked me to do at the ballot box in Maryland: vote against gay marriage and for the Maryland Dream Act, which...

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Audio: Four-state marriage 'victim' Damian Goddard equates gay unions with man-on-dog, sibling-on-sibling

In a just-taped interview, National Organization For Marriage employee and star of all four state's marriage ads, Damian Goddard, begins with some good ol'fashioned bestiality and incest equations before then moving on to some of the clumsiest race and religious...

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Bob Emrich highlights Protect Marriage Maine's straw man (/woman) arguments

The co-chair of Protect Marriage Maine just posted this photo: [Bob Emrich's public Facebook album] By all means, give it an award. Just give us our deserved ballot victory and we'll call it even.

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NOM's latest bit of anti-intellectualism: Vote doesn't go your way = 'DEFAMATION'

After Sara Rowe went public in her local paper to say that her union's vote to support equality was some sort of slap in her face, that local affiliate's ten-year president, Erik Simonson, went forward in the same paper (Duluth...

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Today in self-centered, faith-based aggression: NOM's Peters denies my marriage's legitimacy

The National Organization for Marriage's deeply Catholic blogger and Cultural Director: “Gay unions are not marriages and however long this fiction may be perpetuated in law, the more harm to society and the next generation will result”…“If we erase the...

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Photo: Kit Kat? Tootsie Roll? Besmirching MN's most precious government document?

No need for gay families to pose the standard "trick or treat?" query: Can't wait for the Christmas display! I'm seeing mistletoe with a rules sheet specifying how many participants underneath may be in possession of two berries.

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Bryan Fischer: 'Obama loses, every store owner better pack heat'

More charms from the endless well of good-natured rhetoric that is Bryan Fischer: Mitt, buddy—you really need to work on your get out the vote efforts.

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Humans who identify (for political reasons) as what they 'used to be' rather than what they claim to have become fight back against credible science

Or as The New York Times puts it: ‘Ex-Gay’ Men Fight Back Against View That Homosexuality Can’t Be Changed [NYT]

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10/31/2012

Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc. pushes untimely, insensitive claims about God and natural disasters

Pastor Erwin Lutzer speaking to Billy Graham's eponymous organization: Many people want to protect God from the clear teaching of the Bible, which shows He is involved in natural disasters. It is not that God causes them, but the very...

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Nice work if you can het- it: Gay 'curist' Cohen changes junk science into cash

You know Richard Cohen, the pillow-beating cuddle therapist who writes viciously anti-gay children's books and thinks he can cure gay people? Then you should also know that his whole charade makes him quite a bit of cash: Richard Cohen, the...

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Brad Pitt itching to give his cash to history's right side

A good opportunity: Brad Pitt will DOUBLE your donation for marriage equality – give now! Excerpt from an email sent by Brad Pitt to HRC members and supporters: "It's unbelievable to me that people's lives and relationships are literally being...

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Maryland's most circulated newspaper: Vote for Question 6

The case for Question 6, which would affirm Maryland's law authorizing same-sex marriage, is simple. It upholds the principle that the law should treat everyone the same. Marriage is both a religious and a civil institution. Churches, synagogues and mosques...

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Why must we still fight? B/c people still equate our marriages with murder and rape.

Someone just left this comment on that post about the Maryland Marriage Alliance's "worthy of death" panel: Like murder? Like rape? Like child molestation. God would be proud. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, but you said you have "nothing against anyone who's homosexual." So...

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Preserve Marriage Washington—or Lithuania?

I too have been curious about Preserve Marriage Washington's uniquely "liked" Facebook page. While all of the other state campaigns have four digits in their like tally, the Preserve Marriage Washington page has been showing a whopping 18,000+ for several...

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Focus on the Family to America: We will never stop pushing junk science as gay 'cure'; our newer, softer image is all a ruse

Who says Focus on the Family isn't into diversity? I mean, just look at this new list. They give supporters several different ways to pray away the gay: [Focus on the Family] But hey, who can blame the Focus workers?...

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Photo: MN For Marriage owns it; campaign is spooky specter with no legs

EEK! Ghosts: Only logical response:

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Audio: NH's Cornerstone Action reaches new heights of hypocrisy

New Hampshire's Cornerstone Policy Research/Cornerstone Action has been simply obsessed with marriage equality over the past few years. Cornerstone is the National Organization For Marriage's big ally in the state. Cornerstone is the org. that led this past winter's unsuccessful...

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Bryan Fischer says 'in fact'; in fact, is factually wrong

From American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer's article lamenting gay people's right to privacy: In fact, the Supreme Court correctly ruled in 1999 that “a person has no constitutional right to engage in sexual intercourse, at least outside of marriage."...

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Bryan Fischer laments consenting adults' decriminalization

From the American Family Association's number one spokesman: [Bryan Fischer] But hey, it's not like this guy is GOP-connected enough to earn speaking slots that immediately follow the current presidential nominee. [Family Research Council's 2011 Value Voters Summit] Oh. Right.

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How GOP- and faith-driven is Protect Marriage Maine campaign? Follow the signs.

What follows is the list of places where one can pick up campaign signage for Maine's ignoble attempt to exalt discrimination above freedom. Every location except one is either a Republican office or a house of worship: Protect Marriage Maine...

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10/30/2012

Video: Openly well-adjusted heterosexual comes out for Maine equality

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Shameless GOP operative @RealDonaldTrump sinks another level

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10/29/2012

WATCH: Heartbroken mom reminds Maggie Gallagher of discrimination's real world harms

I have it on good word that Maggie Gallagher has been reflecting over the past year on the undeniable fallout that comes from work like the kind she has promoted over the past decade or more. This mother surely gave...

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WA: Knights of Columbus chip in another $50K; top 6 donations from two out-of-state Catholic groups

This is getting ridiculous. The top six donations in Washington state now come from NOM and the Knights of Columbus, two Catholic outfits: (*NOM has given an additional $20k donation) Cash contributions [WA Reporting] Well over one million bucks from...

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Flashback: That time Mitt Romney equated marriage equality decision with Dred Scott

From the Wall Street Journal, 2/5/04:

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NOM unwittingly shows inequality movement's grassroots deprivation

The National Organization For Marriage has a shiny website called "Stand For Marriage America" where one can go check out all of the resources that this one special interest group, working in tandem with campaign mastermind Frank Schubert, has crafted...

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Maryland Marriage Alliance's latest prayer sheet: 'In [God's] kingdom, same-sex marriage does not exist'

I've shown you some of the earlier ones, in which MD Marriage Alliance "Prayer Coordinator" Paul Schindler told supporters to pray against Satan's pro-equality agenda. Now here's the final round of campaign endorsed prayer targets (extending through election day) where...

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FRC distributes bulletin inserts to MN churches; says God rejects gay relationships, gays won't go to heaven

These Family Research Council–crafted bulletin inserts are making the rounds within Minnesota churches: [FRC] "God's plan" versus gay people's relationships? Weird—the Minnesota For Marriage campaign keeps insisting this is just about civil marriage, not any sort of animus. Guess their...

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An act (as in rehearsed routine). Of God (as in their anti-gay version thereof)

Because of course this has happened. Already: Anti-Gay Preacher Blames Hurricane Sandy On Homosexuality And Marriage Equality [ThinkProgress]

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Even Romney endorsements show contrast between pro-equality POTUS and GOP challenger

Suburban Chicago's Daily Herald did, in fact, endorse Mitt Romney. But it's interesting that even this endorsement highlights President Obama's "notable accomplishment" on behalf of LGBT civil rights: [MittRomney.com] Mitt Romney said he would've stayed in Iraq, has vowed to...

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Video: Mitt Romney foreshadows his administration's planned denigration of LGBT-headed families

"It's not right on paper, it's not right in fact" (via Michelangelo Signorile at HuffPo)

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Neither love nor kids are premarital reqs.; MN For Marriage debates both anyway

It's been interesting to see the way "protect marriage" groups have, over the past few years, dedicated time and column inches to making love sound like a ridiculous reason for marriage. I mean, yes, everyone knows that the purpose of...

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10/28/2012

CCL of Maine flips Thurgood Marshall quote; repurposes positivity for fear

In order to scare supporters of inequality and (more likely) those on the fence about the upcoming vote on marriage, the folks at the Christian Civic League of Maine say this about marriage equality's potential impact: How can we be...

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'Worthy of death' pastor puts onus on others: 'I regret that many have misunderstood my comments'

The Maryland Marriage Alliance's key ally isn't apologizing for actually saying this… (**Rmdr: The guy who hysterically laughs at the end of the clip is MD Marriage Alliance chairman Derek McCoy) …he's just upset that the rest of us were...

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