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12/08/2012

Video: HRC heads past and present talk history and its right side

Elizabeth Birch was the executive director of the Human Rights Campaign when the egregiously mislabeled Defense of Marriage Act made its way through Congress. Chad Griffin is currently occupying HRC's top office and himself has a long history with Proposition...

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12/07/2012

I fully agree with NOM's Peters—it's a good day for marriage!!

The National Organization For Marriage's Cultural Director, Thomas Peters, is very excited for this "very good day for marriage": [Twitter] Couldn't agree more! My husband and I will soon enjoy full federal rights and benefits, millions more couples will soon...

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Reminder: DOMA is largely a Family Research Council production

Considering the history-making announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court will take up the Defense Of Marriage Act (and Prop 8) in the coming months, I think it's important to remind folks that one of the most openly hostile groups working...

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Marriage (in)equality will have its day in (Supreme) Court

The Supreme Court has granted review of both Proposition8 and DOMA (Windsor case) http://t.co/mgcyBOiT Eek. More to come. The orders: ***Reminder: DOMA is largely a Family Research Council production

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NOM EXPOSED: Exclusive: NOM planning to stir up division within gay community

Exclusive: NOM planning to stir up division within gay community [NOM Exposed]

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Video: British PM backs marriage equality, rebuffs false 'religious freedom' claims

David Cameron made a really strong statement today, supporting marriage equality in the law while noting the obvious when it comes to religious leaders' right to deny a marriage ceremony to any couple (straight or gay) that they wish:

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Video: Washington vendors excited for equality's obvious stimulus

Groups like NOM love to take the side of those few vendors who'd rather discriminate than accept the new business that marriage equality so obviously brings. So for a refreshing change of pace, here's a local report featuring local entrepreneurs...

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Group arguing against us in court: Gays 'caught in the snare of sexual sin'; equality fight is 'evil'

As you watch the Supreme Court this morning for news on the Proposition 8 and DOMA cases, remember that the legal organization most engaged in these battles on the anti- side, the so-called Alliance Defending Freedom, is involved in these...

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NOM hitches its desperate boat to far-right, exceedingly anti-intellectual military meme

Another morning, another instance of the National Organization For Marriage arguing to "protect" against something that no one on our side is seeking. This time it's military chaplains who are in the discriminatory organization's focus, with NOM president Brian Brown...

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12/06/2012

Americans know anti-gay discrimination is problematic (*despite 'values' groups' efforts to diminish concerns)

When it comes to the ongoing conversation about equality and who is winning it, this is some hopeful new data: Gallup recently asked Americans to weigh in on discrimination against gays and lesbians and a majority, 63%, describe such bias...

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Group that argues against us (In court. Of law) claims gayness should be treated like drug addiction

Homosexuality is like smoking, drug addiction, and adultery, according to a new graphic that the Liberty Counsel is pushing. Full image at link: Liberty Counsel: Gays Are Damaging To Society ‘Just Like Smoking Or Drug Addiction’ [Think Progress] It's as...

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National Organization for [Business Owners' Unbridled 'Right' to Discriminate]

Maryland's fairly passed Question 6 read like this: Establishes that Maryland’s civil marriage laws allow gay and lesbian couples to obtain a civil marriage license, provided they are not otherwise prohibited from marrying; protects clergy from having to perform any...

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LDS Church feigns unity; still reduces our orientation to 'attractions', fights our right

The Mormon church has launched a whole new campaign and website asking gays to "stay with us." This from the church that worked overtime making sure that California's same-sex couples didn't stay with each other legally and that still refers...

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Video: Dan Savage picks up one significant piece of paper

Seattle PI: **BTW—Dan is wearing a Liberty University tee. Ha!

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Equality returns to Pacific Time Zone; 'Slog' documents history

Just a heads up. Go check out The Stranger's Slog blog for some great coverage and heartwarming pics from the beginnings of marriage equality in Washington state: Dan Savage and Terry Miller "What we are doing today is living up...

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ADF confuses itself with Webster's, own echo chamber with America

The anti-LGBT Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly the Alliance Defense Fund) is passing around this graphic on social media: Well that'll show us! They name a limited reality that doesn't match fact, make it look like an official definition, couple it...

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FRC warns of gay journalists (from eighteen years ago)

In the latest round of "Prayer Targets," the Family Research Council warns readers of the "homosexual journalists" who are "at the forefront of the sexual/legal revolution: FRC Prayer Targets Only thing? The text at the highlighted link points to a...

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12/05/2012

GLAAD: WATCH MAT STAVER DO A 180 ON '360'

WATCH MAT STAVER DO A 180 ON '360' [GLAAD]

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Lots of people searched definition of 'marriage', received gay-inclusive answer

It's interesting that both "bigot" and "marriage" ranked so highly... Merriam-Webster’s Top Ten Words of the Year for 2012 are: 1. socialism and capitalism 2. touché 3. bigot 4. marriage 5. democracy 6. professionalism 7. globalization 8. malarkey 9. schadenfreude...

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How to become a NOM expert: Say gays engage in 'egregious behavior' and must be removed from Christianity

Robert Gagnon is one of the listed "experts" who works with the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute. For the past three summers, Gagnon—who is fond of saying homosexuality is worse than pedophilia, among other claims—has been one of the...

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Could we get our first out gay Cabinet member in the coming year?

Fred Hochberg, who already has a nice role with the administration, is said to be in the running for Commerce Secretary: Obama Considering Gay Import-Export Bank Chair Fred Hochberg for Commerce Secretary: Report [Washington Blade/Towleroad] Of course it could be...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM’s own base becoming NOM’s biggest critics; good, I could use a nap

NOM’s own base becoming NOM’s biggest critics; good, I could use a nap [NOM Exposed]

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Because it's highly embarrassing, Peter

Peter LaBarbera has questions: [SOURCE: AFTAH] I have the easy answer: [SOURCE: Inevitability]

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12/04/2012

Video: Frank Bruni & MSNBC panel talk Clintons, 'JET', equality (i.e. the inevitable future)

A New York Times columnist and a decidedly forward-leaning panel chat about equality: It seriously feels like we're all stuck in mud. We all know we'll get out and that our inevitably-claimed ground will come to look like the islands...

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12/9 @ Seattle City Hall: 140+ couples to marry, give local reporters stock footage for years thereafter

Dan Savage reports: More than 140 couples have registered to marry at [Seattle] City Hall on December 9, the first day that all couples will be free to legally marry in Washington state. December 9 City Hall Wedding Update [Slog]...

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Video: This clip allows the efficient antagonist to marry his anti-gayness with his anti-Semitism

This exists: And apparently they hate mid-'90s Comedy Central programs as well, since the Jonathan Katz pictured in the vid is actually the comedian from Dr Katz Professional Therapist and not the Jonathan David Katz who founded the Harvey Milk...

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'I will never admit I understand the concept of consent' vows AFA's uniquely obsessed voice

One is a state of being that involves a human, a brain, and a body. The other two are sexual acts—paraphilias, really—that involve the forcible violation of a person or thing that is unable to provide reasonable consent. But don't...

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No, President Obama is not 'ignoring' DOMA—he's keenly aware of its callous awfulness

I keep hearing social conservatives saying that the Obama administration is "ignoring" the so-called Defense of Marriage Act. This one comes from NOM's Damian Goddard: Of course, it’s a law Barack Obama is completely ignoring, ordering the DOJ last year...

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Conserv thinks phrase 'marry their house plant' is helpful; he's right—it's helpful to us!

Liberty Counsel attorney and all-around sayer of hostile things about LGBT people, Matt Barber, knows exactly why gay people shouldn't get married. Because it's just like how people can't marry their children, siblings, or house plants—duh! "There are common-sense restrictions...

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'I will never move on to another debate!' vows military discrimination's loudest voice

Elaine Donnelly, who has spent the better part of two decades now focused on the issue of keeping LGBT soldiers from fighting and possibly dying for their country, is now condemning (surprise, surprise) the recent same-sex weddings at West Point....

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FRC: Gay weddings make straight soldiers cry

To properly denounce lesbian veterans who are lucky enough to find love, the ever-adult Family Research Council chose to run a graphic of a male soldier with a tear running down his face: (arrow is mine) [Full hit piece here]...

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12/03/2012

Org. with one of worst electoral track records of 2012 seeks more money

They lost fights in four states, virtually all of the candidates the supported on the national stage lost their races, and their side has already lost on Prop 8 and DOMA in lower courts. But for those of you who...

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While opponents portray our unions as jalopies, we take a 'JET'

Congrats to Ravi, Paris, JET, and all of us: JET Magazine, the nation’s preeminent African-American biweekly magazine, in its December 10th issue, featured Dr. Ravi Perry and Paris Prince as part of its December JET LOVE wedding series. KEEP READING:...

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Peter LaBarbera: Bill O'Reilly too pro-gay, probably has a gay producer

Maybe give Maddow a try, Peter?

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Audio: Conservative Republican Brian Brown mines DOMA hope out of Roberts' Obamacare opinion; that's silly

Over the past year, the National Organization for Marriage has become a full-blown GOP organization, so I'm not surprised to hear president Brian Brown snickering at the idea that Chief Justice John Roberts went "over to the Dark Side" with...

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Video: If deceased generals' graves are a-rockin', must be Pat Robertson doing some anti-gay knockin'

Dead army guys can barely contain themselves: Personally, I think our ability to order pizza from our phone apps would shock them more.

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Video: Schubert, Dwyer, Peters defend history's wrong side on spin-friendly CBN

Even the Christian Broadcasting anchor asks if maybe Thomas Peters and his employer, National Organization For Marriage, are trying to "stop an avalanche with a picket fence." Yet Thomas, along with extremely anti-gay Maryland legislator Don Dwyer and the mastermind...

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Ellen + 'Merry Christmas' = a great AFA paradox

The American Family Association has pushed two big causes over the past twelve months: (1) Working as hard they could to persuade JC Penney (or JCP, as it's becoming known) to fire out lesbian Ellen DeGeneres and (2) Attacking any...

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Doc tease: SCOTUS puts off marriage cases; possibly Friday

Just like on Friday, we all waited this morning for some sort of action on the marriage cases pertaining to Prop 8 and DOMA. And once again, nothing. I'm hearing we might know something on Friday. Until then, go back...

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Video: In this one, Brian Brown takes on an affected accent to speak to an intl audience

The following video comes from that conference I told you about a few months back. Remember the one? The one where some of the more extreme voices working on the anti-LGBT side travelled to Madrid so as to turn their...

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'Why won't politicians misprioritize themselves out of relevance?!' wonders Peter LaBarbera

"Are we heading toward a bipartisan push in favor of Big Homosexuality — for which the revolutionary redefinition of marriage is but one goal? And where does that leave Christians and all moral-minded citizens who put loyalty to their Creator...

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