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02/18/2012

Days and Slights: This Week in NOM (Feb. 12 - Feb. 18)

Dear NOM Watcher, We all knew he was going to veto. But still, I can't put into words how much anger rose up within me when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) put his intent into action, nixing his state's...

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02/17/2012

Maryland House passes marriage bill!

We got the 71 needed votes in the Assembly!! Now on to the (presumably much easier) Senate and then, hopefully, Gov. O'Malley's welcoming desk!! Of course even upon passage and signage, there's still that pesky threat of a referendum hanging...

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BREAKING: Gov. Chris Christie smites history's right, peaceful side

The GOP governor has vetoed the just-passed marriage equality bill. The legislature now has until 2014 to get the votes for an override. In the meantime, for millions of gays in the area, the various bridges and tunnels connecting NY...

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Video: Maggie debates man whose hyphenated name speaks to NOM failure

She accuses him of "living a dream world" and at one point lumps into a monolithic progressive pool that supposedly replaces religion with prognostication. But despite that and other acts of smug-aggression-with-a-smile (mixed with a hefty pinch of victimization), the...

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In honor of Pat Buchanan's MSNBC firing: The time he called for gays to be 'contained, segregated, controlled, and stigmatized, carrying both a legal and social sanction'

Since Pat Buchanan is putting all kinds of blame on gays for getting him fired from MSNBC, I thought it'd be fitting to take one more (last?) look at Mr. Buchanan's own, 35+ year war against LGBT people's basic peace...

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Yes, marriage means something, Maggie -- and you are not its overlord

In what is pretty much a same ol', same ol' syndicated column, Maggie Gallagher writes one thing that allows for at least a semi-unique reply: Yes, marriage means something. That is why voters who have no interest in keeping two...

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For those who can't wait for summer's 'Avengers', I give you Newt's own superhero team

Not sure how I'm just now seeing this parody-like graphic. But better to "ha!" now than never: Newt.org Wildmon? LaHaye? Staver? Garlow? What's this team's dream, exactly: Keeping gay people's ring fingers from getting a tan line? Although I do...

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Really Gov. Christie? This is your team?

Via Yotuber LukeTVNow we get a good glimpse of what went down at the anti-gay protest that NOM and NY State Sen. Ruben Díaz led outside of the New Jersey Statehouse: SOURCE and full vid: LukeTVNow [YT] Stopping fairly-passed civil...

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Photog to NOM's WA site: We don't support or enjoy your work

You know I love a good stock photo story. So I'm thrilled that my buddy Joe Mirabella got such a good one in his home state of Washington: [The Preserve Marriage Washington] website prominently features two family photos — as...

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Video: Grown men laugh at LGBTQ kids. Like Jesus would?

Want to hear grown men slighting and at some points even making fun of LGBT (and especially Q) youth? Well then listen to this clip from Iowa conservative radio, where Bob "protecting gay kids is like playing in the street"...

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02/16/2012

Brian Brown *CONDEMNS* NJ, continuing state's recent trend of broadcasting phony drama

Move over, Snooki and Teresa Guidice: You've got a theatrical rival hoping to usurp your thrones: "Democrats in the New Jersey Assembly today walked off a cliff when they decided to redefine marriage to accommodate the political demands of same-sex...

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Self-appointed morality correctors to save IA from its civil self

Iowa's Family Leader organization, on apparent hiatus from pro-"ex-gay" programs that compare same-sex marriages to cigarette smoking or equating bullying conferences with playing dodge ball in the street, has announced plans to join up with both the National Organization For...

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If not for GOP Governor's obstructionism, NJ would be tiny step from peace

Congrats, NJ legislature, for doing the right, fair, and overdue thing: The New Jersey Assembly voted 41 to 33 to pass A. 1, the bill that would extend the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples. New Jersey Legislature...

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Ruben Díaz to regale New Jersey with tales of non-triumph

Fresh from his role in not stopping same-sex marriage in his own New York state (and arguably doing more damage to his own side), Democratic state senator Ruben Díaz is now heading across the Hudson: Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Accepts...

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NOM prez in '05: Gay 'change' can 'prevent your child from embracing this destructive way of life'

Since Maggie Gallagher's MSNBC denials have brought her and the National Organization for Marriage's not infrequent pushes for "ex-gayness" into a new light, I thought I should remind folks of one more. This one comes from 2005 and finds NOM...

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02/15/2012

FRC pushes 'freedom from sexual addiction and homosexuality'; still gets to play mere conservative pundit role on cable news

The following comes from today's "Washington Update" column, which is attributed to Family Research Council president Tony Perkins: [FRC Washington Update] Ask yourself: What other kind of conservative voice gets to so blatantly deny credible science for the purposes of...

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Audio: Mat Staver so mad at GLAAD, he can't keep even one fact straight

FACT: The comments in question included one that said "a concentration camp is needed for homosexuals," another that encouraged Adam Lambert's through suicide, and another that said "It would make my day if someone was to do to [Lambert] what...

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Wait, NOM now *wants* the states to be a ‘system of laboratories’?!

The following little quip fell under the radar last week, but I think we should bring it back for further examination. This is how John Eastman, Maggie Gallagher's replacement as National Organization for Marriage Board Chair, responded to the idea...

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Don't read any of these links showing NOM pushing 'ex-gay' therapy; they're all made-up, apparently.

Remember that fallacious appearance Maggie Gallagher made on Chris Hayes' MSNBC morning show? The one where, when confronted about her and NOM's advocacy for gay "change," she flat-out lied? Yeah, well: NOM has finally gotten around to posting that clip....

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Video: Yehuda Levin 'shames' Bill O'Reilly; O'Reilly now knows for sure that he took right stand

Yehuda Levin, the way extreme rabbi who the National Organization for Marriage so proudly put on the Capitol steps for their big New York press conference in the summer of 2010… [SOURCE: NOM NY Press Conference, June 2011] …is back...

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Minority Leader leads majorly; says 'I do' to pro-marriage platform

A strong show of support: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) supports the 2012 Democratic Party platform including, for the first time, language in full support of marriage equality, her spokesman told Metro Weekly on Tuesday evening, Feb. 14. KEEP...

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Video: Series meant to make MN for Marriage effort seem peaceful, benign, noncontroversial -- Ep. 7

The wait is over, kids: The seventh of episode of the Minnesota Marriage Minute (which is not actually a minute) is finally here: Personally, I still prefer this David Blankenhorn quote: "We would be more American on the day we...

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Dangerous game: Vander Plaats says protecting LGBT kids from bullying is like playing in street

Self-appointed "values" guy Bob Vander Plaats used Valentine's Day to continue his war against a local anti-bullying conference. Did so by comparing this cause to a game of street dodge ball, natch: "Our goal at The FAMiLY LEADER is to...

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02/14/2012

For Valentine's Day: A gay kiss-off I actually enjoy

They can accuse us gays of lacking any number of things. Persistence ain't one of them: Gay Couple Breaks Record for World's Longest Kiss: VIDEO [Towle] I hear anti-gay groups are already petitioning to have the record rolled back via...

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NOM EXPOSED: Note to Maggie: You Really Should Sit Down With Your Attorneys and Learn About Campaign Finance Law

HRC’s Assistant General Counsel, Darrin Hurwitz, corrects one Margaret Gallagher on yet another untruth she's put before the media: "[Maggie's] absolutely wrong when she says 'it’s not normal to disclose the names of your donors.' Not only is it 'normal'...

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Peter Sprigg gives thought to sexual orientation science; and by thought, I mean middle finger

"…ex-gay is a sexual orientation, just as much as being gay is." -Peter Sprigg, the Family Research Council's Senior Policy Fellow, a frequent TV pundit, and also a major voice within the current campaign to stop marriage equality in Maryland...

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WA-scrimination 2.0: Stand For Marriage Washington gets new name, new stock photo families

They've found some stock photos and bought a new domain name. The Stand For Marriage Washington Coalition -- which under its old incarnation, had already positioned itself as quite extreme -- is now operating as Preserve Marriage Washington: Personally I...

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02/13/2012

Stand For Marriage Washington vs. 'death', 'darkness', 'heinous' 'tyranny'

This from the Facebook wall of Stand For Marriage Washington, the coalition hoping to put equality on the 2012 ballot: [SOURCE: S4MW Facebook] Well they certainly have the hyperbole down pat. When it comes to the deceptive PR campaign that...

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Archive: WA Gov. puts principled pen to peaceful paper #WA4M

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NJ Senate passes marriage bill; still need to bypass anti-marriage Chris

They needed 21, they got 24: New Jersey senate passes marriage bill in 24-16 vote [Wash Blade] Although ultimately, to override Gov. Christie's promised veto, both the Senate and the yet-to-pass Assembly will need a 2/3 majority (which means 27...

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Evolved already? Freedom to Marry puts pointed question to 2012 Dems

Freedom to Marry is pushing the Democratic party to add marriage equality to its 2012 platform: Today, we're excited to launch our Democrats: Say I Do campaign, calling on the national Democratic Party to include a plank supporting gay and...

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NOM, Kristof, and the core worldview that stops our supporters from ever being theirs

A few days ago, the National Organization For Marriage posted this little blip and link, as if it helps their stated, anti-gay-marriage cause: [SOURCE: NOM Blog] But the one truth that invalidates any point NOM might have been trying to...

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By the power vested in me by the Catholic Church, I now pronounce you value-less vacuums; you may kiss your worth goodbye

Salvatore Cordileone is widely considered the "Father of Prop 8." Unfortunately, he's yet to disown his biased baby. In fact, he's nurturing the discriminatory brat with ever-coarsening rhetoric: “Our society does not operate in an amoral or value-less vacuum,” said...

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All the single ladies: If you liked it then you should've put a man on it, apparently

Peter "let's export/criminalize the gays" Sprigg, one of the key voices against marriage equality in Maryland, continues his string of ridiculously obtuse Prop 8 tweets: Obtuse and very telling, actually. Peter has no problem comparing us gay folk, regardless of...

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