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11/09/2012

NOM rounds out losing week by admitting intent to stir up international animus

Want to hear National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown admit, during a conference call with supporters, that he and NOM are deliberately stirring up animus in middle eastern countries that are less-accepting than our own? That and more at...

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#GLAADCAP subjects greet election results w/ predictable fire and brimstone

COMMENTATOR ACCOUNTABILITY PROJECT SUBJECTS GREET ELECTION RESULTS WITH PREDICTABLE FIRE AND BRIMSTONE [GLAAD]

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Vote my book into the GoodReads Awards

Step 1: Join GoodReads. it's super easy, particularly if you have a Facebook account. And it's a great community for finding new reads. Step 2: Go the "Choice Awards 2012" nonfiction page. Step 3: In the "Write-In Vote" at the...

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For insight into Adam & Steve's long fight, 'Slate' reflects on year of 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure' (and Andrew's formative essay)

In honor of our strong of historic wins, Slate has reprinted Andrew Sullivan's 1989 New Republic essay on marriage equality, which is widely hailed in activist circles for being a transitional piece in our current marriage discussion. A fascinating read...

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Video: How to raise gay-accepting kids; or as the future calls them: kids.

Kendra Wilkinson and Laila Ali chat with sexologist Logan Levkoff:

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Undaunted by reality, NOM retreats further into far-right echo chamber

How far-right is Republican pollster KellyAnne Conway? Well, here's where she was the morning after the election: She was also one of Newt Gingrich's senior campaign advisors. But in the increasingly desperate world of the National Organization For Marriage, Ms....

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Okay, now I'm just gloating

Read then press play: (*Nelson Muntz's audible copyright belongs to "The Simpsons")

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Audio: What NOM's favorite radio network really thinks of us (*hint: it doesn't stop at marriage)

Relevant Radio, a Catholic network, has become the de facto broadcasting arm of the National Organization For Marriage. NOM runs ads on the network all the time, and NOM personalities appear on the network's shows on a near-weekly basis. In...

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New NOM talking point: It wasn't a fair fight

The National Organization For Marriage's Thomas Peters: [Relevant Radio] I love how they act like our outsized support is somehow unfair. The truth: The majority of editorials come out for us because equality is the right thing to do. Hollywood...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM’s 'anti-defamation' guy, Damian Goddard, calls President Obama a terrorist

NOM’s Damian Goddard calls President Obama a terrorist [NOM Exposed]

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Christian Civic League of Maine threatens another ballot fight

From the team whose embrace of discrimination was just rejected by Maine voters: We are exploring the possibility of returning to the ballot again to overturn this egregious new definition of marriage. That may mean another campaign, including a signature...

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Video: Tony Perkins, careful with his words as always, warns of impending revolution

Court-tested marriage equality will likely lead to a revolt. So says a reliably incendiary man who still manages to earn regular cable TV bookings: (via RightWingWatch) You say you want a revolution? Well, you know—we all want to change the...

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11/08/2012

Wherein NOM reminds me that I have a book to promote

Theirs: Mine: Buy it now

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Anti-equality campaigns' Facebook pages are now the unthreatening opinion pages they should be

I just took what might be my final look at the official Facebook pages of each of the four marriage campaigns that lost on election day. And you know what's interesting? Now, when we know that they have no chance...

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Brian Brown's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad election cycle

These are the top five most active candidates on ActRight, the conservative fundraising mechanism created by the National Organization for Marriage's Brian Brown: [ActRight] Every last one of them lost. McCotter didn't even make it to election night. So much...

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Video: Rev. Owens sticks with very rhetoric that's alienating needed voters

NOM's named religious liaison, Rev. Bill Owens, has been telling people for months that he has the power to convince Black voters to go against both President Obama and marriage equality at the polls. He didn't. So what to do...

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NOM EXPOSED (via EQ Matters): NOM's Jennifer Roback Morse says ‘There isn’t any future in sodomy’

NOM’s Jennifer Roback Morse: ‘There isn’t any future in sodomy’ [NOM Exposed]

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The 'Chick-fil-A effect' and other election year myths

I started hearing it on the day itself. Conservatives, particularly on Twitter, began suggesting that the much-hyped "Chick-fil-A Day" (held Aug. 1) was a precursor to the supposed presidential sweep that the far-right's other targeted media outlets had told them...

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11/07/2012

Man most responsible for NOM's crushing losses spins said losses

The National Organization For Marriage's political director and mastermind responds to the serving of arse that greeted his breakfast platter: Mission Public Affairs Actually, Frank, it's your lesbian sister and her family who should be looking forward from last night's...

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Neely O'Hara wants to marry gays (but not to our identical cousins, one assumes)

A hot dog may make her lose control, but it's marriage equality that really gets her going: [Patty Duke] A modern day miracle worker, that one! For those who don't know all of these references—here's Neely… …and the identical cousins...

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Okay, you can celebrate our Washington win now!

Washington United for Marriage Declares Victory Referendum 74 Approved! After crunching numbers throughout the night, Washington United for Marriage (WUM), the broad coalition which built an historic statewide campaign, from a record-setting donor base to an unprecedented GOTV effort, all...

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NOM's stock photo families are not deterred!

When the day makes you want to frown, just do what the anti-LGBT movement always does: outsource the smiles to your favorite stock photo broods. From NOM's latest blast to supporters: [NOM] But I don't know—the little boy doesn't seem...

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Just so anti-equality advocates don't think I'm hypocritical (part 2)...

…I absolutely recognize that in every state where equality (/a pro-equality President) won, a huge number of people went the other way. In some cases, it was an almost even number. I say this, because it drove me crazy in...

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Audio: Anti-gay Jim Garlow uses wife's cancer for political punditry; 'America has stage four cancer'

In a just-concluded web chat with Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, Pastor Jim Garlow—who most will know from his prominent role in the Prop 8 fight—responded to yesterday's election by analogizing the results with things like marriage equality to...

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NOM's ludicrous response: Last night wasn't a turning point

It wasn't really the turning point that people like me (and Maggie Gallagher, even) say it is. No, no—it was just a way for NOM to relieve itself of that burdensome $5.5 million that was clogging up its bank account...

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MN For Marriage can't believe they lost to those who want to 'overthrow His design'

They don't realize that their incredibly aggressive attempt to force religious beliefs onto civil policy is what is doing them in: “Despite the disappointing outcome of this election, we rejoice tonight that marriage is still marriage. We know that God...

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AFA's Tim Wildmon: Secular Jews hate Christianity; 'associate it with Naziism'

MUST HEAR claims from one of America's leading anti-LGBT voices, American Family Association president Tim Wildmon: (first voice is cohost Ed Vitagliano) "Today's Issues"—11/7/2012 [AFA Radio] The nasty, divisive claims that these groups peddle never stop at just gays. You...

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NOM's one claimed 'victory': Pissing off their own party in NY

Because of their work against Republicans, the National Organization For Marriage—A GOP group, do not be fooled—seems to have taken away that party's majority in the state Senate: GOP Majority in New York in Jeopardy As Pro-SSM Saland Goes Down...

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NOM's Damian Goddard calls For 'Arab Spring, American-style'

He, the head of the National Organization For Marriage's "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance," would seem to be calling for a revolution that ultimately ousts President Obama Presumptuous for anyone to say. Especially so for a Canadian citizen.

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Just so anti-equality advocates don't think I'm hypocritical...

…I still don't think we should vote on people's civil rights. In fact, I know we shouldn't. I've said that every time we lose; I say it now, in victory.

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Maggie Gallagher belies whatever NOM spin is coming down the pipe

"The Obama electorate defeated marriage. I’m guessing we lose at least three of tonight’s four races, and maybe four of the four. We were outspent eight-to-one — and no one was willing to speak for marriage, while the whole Democratic...

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Reliably high-minded Bryan Fischer offers typically nuanced take on presidential election

Posted late last night: Bark, bark. Yawn.

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Election 2012: I couldn't have scripted a clearer repudiation of the NOM agenda

Late yesterday afternoon, I posted a list of national stage candidates for whom the National Organization For Marriage had placed last-minute robocalls. Every single one of them—six in total, Romney among them—lost their races. Most of them lost in big...

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UPDATED: Mitt's anti-gay NOM pledge

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11/06/2012

America re-elects first pro–marriage equality President

President Obama was just re-elected to a second term. Major win. Forward.

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State marriage tallies as soon as I get them

MAINE WE WON!!!!! State will have marriage equality beginning January 1, 2013 (53%-47%) MARYLAND WE WON!!!!! State will have marriage equality beginning December 6, 2012 (52%-48%) WASHINGTON We are in a good place(51.8%–48.2% as of 1:45AM ET) but we will...

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Tony Perkins vs. gays who'll 'take society down with' their marriages

The ever-measured Family Research Council president knows what's going to "take society down": [SOURCE: Bill Bennett's radio show] But hey, it's not like one of the two men of this very important night personally thanked Tony by name: Oh right....

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NOM's national #GOTV: A bit of Akin, a lot of Mitt—100% GOP

We know they're working overtime in the four marriage states (MN, MD, ME, and WA), hoping to keep their biased, bankrolling babies alive for another day. But the National Organization For Marriage has also spent the past couple of days...

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Family valued: Maryland mom votes yes on 6, does right by her son

[SlimShaney08] More: [SlimShaney08]

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Video: Iowan who equated our unions with shtuping goats back to undermine fair courts

Many of you will remember this video in which this guy—who often makes videos for the Iowa Family Leader and who might even be on the payroll, but whose name I can never place—equated marriage equality for same-sex couples with...

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GLAAD picks up and runs with Protect Marriage Maine's heinous get out the vote effort

GLAAD is helping alert the media about Protect Marriage Maine's truly heinous attempt to scare up some last minute votes: Blogger and #GLAADCAP consultant Jeremy Hooper noticed this morning that the official website for the campaign to defeat marriage equality...

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Today in hollow self-satisfaction: Maryland Marriage Alliance 'proves' neighborly love by cruelly denying civil rights

Of all the justifications I've seen over the past few months, the highlight portion of this GOTV message might take the irrational cake: Um, how is this proof exactly? "See dear neighbor, I love you so much that I just...

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Video: Gay casinos in Maryland?

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Protect Marriage Maine's closing argument: Gays are diseased, promiscuous, predatory, bizarre

This is by far the most hostile thing I have ever seen a state marriage campaign host on its OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: Homosexuality is highly promiscuous. To accept homosexuality as the social, moral, or religious equivalent of heterosexuality would constitute...

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Audio: More extremity from Maryland Marriage Alliance allies; toleration will 'bring a curse on this nation'

At several points during his time serving as a fill-in preacher at Harry Jackson's Hope Christian Church, Pastor Dave Parlette identified Maryland Marriage Alliance head Derek McCoy as a close friend and ally. Here's what else he had to say:...

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11/05/2012

Video: UMD students for equality

Student Benjamin Strack uses his journalism project to give us old folks some insight into our hopeful future: That future begins tomorrow. Yes on 6!

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Video: Caller admonishes Bob Vander Plaats for nasty tone; Bob's pal Jan Mickelson replies with reliably nasty tone

Shirley couldn't believe what she heard Bob Vander Plaats say at a district meeting of Republican women, so Shirley called to let him know. Bob, who we all know to be quite hostile (he's directly compared homosexuality to playing dodge...

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Josh Mandel's relatives aren't waiting for Thanksgiving to serve up intrafamily awkwardness

Josh Mandel, the Republican candidate vying U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for his seat, is running on an anti-LGBT agenda. In turn, nine of his wife's cousins have written an open letter to the candidate expressing their disgust over his...

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Video: Out-of-the-closet preschool teacher (who happens to be a lesbian) stands for Maryland equality

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MLK's goddaughter: 'All Americans have to fight for equality'

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