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03/22/2013

Fighting [to legally estrange me from my husband] with zeal and strategy

The headline alone makes me nauseous: Fighting Same-Sex Marriage With Zeal and Strategy [NYT] The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg wrote a love letter to Brian Brown. I know for a fact that she spoke to at least four...

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Audio: FRC's Sprigg will work with gay Republicans (*who hide their 'conduct'); says gays are to 'go and sin no more'

This is the Senior Policy Fellow of one of the orgs that is co-sponsoring next week's pro-discrimination march outside of the Supreme Court. Here he is making it clear that gays and our "conduct" are two different things: And here...

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NOM EXPOSED: Does NOM think Ricky Martin is hell’s ambassador? Because its March for Marriage speaker does.

Does NOM think Ricky Martin is hell’s ambassador? Because its March for Marriage speaker does. [NOM Exposed]

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CWA cites 'ex-homosexuals' as reason to oppose marriage equality

This is the church bulletin that Concerned Women For America has created to oppose equality at the Supreme Court (/promote the NOM marriage march that CWA is cosponsoring). Note the pointed advocacy for the scientifically-rejected idea that gays can "change":

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This weekend: FRC promotes NOM's March for Marriage by telling congregants gays aren't going to heaven

The Family Research Council, an official co-sponsor of next week's pro-discrimination march outside of the Supreme Court, is encouraging churches to run the following insert in their bulletins. It manages to incorporate both Mark Regnerus' widely discredited attempt to paint...

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Video: When they know us, they know it's #time4marriage

Politico got the scoop on this, the latest from the Respect For Marriage coalition: The other side has myth. Spin. Carefully workshopped talking points. Misapplied "research." Untruth that trades on years of stigma and stereotype. Ad, in many cases: outright...

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03/21/2013

So much for my 'missing Maggie' theory

The National Organization For Marriage co-founder, who has been quite absent from the marriage debate in recent days, was just announced as a speaker at next week's pro-discrimination march outside the Supreme Court: I wonder if she's rally the crowd...

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Audio: RI senator cites Satan as #ri4m's adversary

Rhode Island's Senator Harold Metts (D-District 6):

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Audio: 'If homosexuality was a drug you could buy at the store…' #ri4m

From tonight's Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee debate on marriage:

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Audio: Chris & Kara Young show discrimination's unchecked extremities #ri4m

Just happened at the Rhode Island marriage debate. Kara spent most of her time comparing us to pedophiles and condemning us as "immoral": Husband Chris began by saying that he would file an injection against a passed and executed bill...

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In 'USA Today,' CWA president equates marriage equality with 'vices' like prostitution

This is part of a lengthy piece about those who oppose us. There are many notable oversights that fail to paint a full picture of who these folks are and what they've said about us (Rev. Willie Owens gets one...

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ADF praying for 'God to manifest goodness' in Edie Windsor's life

Edie Windsor has lived on this planet for eighty-three years, and was fortunate enough to share forty of those with the love of her life, Thea Spyer. So with all due respect, Alliance Defending Freedom, I think Ms. Windsor is...

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Osmond family members host Utah version of NOM's #marriagemarch

This will coincide with the Supreme Court cases and the National Organization For Marriage's march in DC: SOURE: A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman As you might know, Alan's sister, Marie Osmond, has a lesbian daughter. But I guess "My gay niece...

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Um, because no one's saying it's "better," NOM Comm Director

His canards are constant: 1m1w marriage has no bigger fan than myself. If you invite me to your man/woman marriage, I will shout the loudest "mazel tov!" when the glass breaks, raise my glass the highest at the cocktail hour,...

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Bryan Fischer wants Obama's 'dark minions' disbarred over DOMA

He's got a way with words, this one: "[S]o eager are Obama and his dark minions at the DOJ to drive a stake through the heart of natural marriage that they are making an eye watering attempt to get DOMA...

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Far-right itching to turn Doug Mainwaring's solo act into an orchestra

Earlier this year, I wrote a post about how the National Organization For Marriage is attempting to portray one human being, Tea Party leader Doug Mainwaring, as if he is an entire coalition. Ya see, Mr. Mainwaring identifies as a...

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FRC literally praying for Olson, Boies, et al. to have bad day in court

When all else fails, pray that the lawyers forget how to perform in court: [Family Research Council] Reminiscent of when the Focus on the Family guy prayed for it to rain out then-candidate Obama's convention speech.

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'Times' report: Dwindling number of younger professional conservatives cling to discrimination; hope slick rebranding will save their cause

The New York Times is running a piece this morning on the small and dwindling percentage of younger voters who oppose marriage equality. Here's one particularly annoying snip, delivered by NOM "March For Marriage" speaker Eric Teetsel: “Proponents of same-sex...

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03/20/2013

Audio: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH4) says reaction to pro-equality rulings will, should be 'explosive'

Congressman Jim Jordan, speaking to a man who has done everything he can to turn the LGBT rights conversation "explosive," is already laying the groundwork for an America with full marriage equality. It should be "explosive," teases the Republican Rep:...

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Video: Pastor Hagee says God's probably going to destroy us unless 'the righteous' stand up

RightWingWatch caught this, a shockingly non-shocking bit of antagonism designed for the cultivation thereof: I say it's non-shocking, because this is part for Mr. Hagee's rancorous course. It's kind of his thing. But I say shockingly non-shocking, because he is...

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NOM EXPOSED: Another March For Marriage sponsor, another call for gay people’s ‘healing’

Another March For Marriage sponsor, another call for gay people’s ‘healing’ [NOM Exposed]

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Head of org. that calls homosexuality 'particularly evil lie of Satan' promotes NOM's marriage march

And now here's Jim Daly, the man who is hung up on having a "softer" tone even though his organization's mission has not changed one iota, promoting the upcoming pro-discrimination march outside of the Supreme Court: You sound passionate, Jim....

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NOM's Roback Morse: Gays 'can stop acting in a gay way'

Carlos Maza brings us another quip from the one National Organization For Marriage senior staffer who is most on record admitting that she wants gay people to stop being gay: NOM's Morse: Gay Rights Aren't Civil Rights Because Gay People...

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Second Scythian member comes out against NOM's #marriagemarch, his bandmates' appearance at it

Earlier this week, I showed you how Scythian rummer Andrew Toy came out against his band mate's decision to form an alternate trio and perform at the National Organization's upcoming pro-discrimination march outside of SCOTUS. Now Josef Crosby, who handles...

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Video: Jim Garlow sets June 9 for pointed politicization of America's churches

Right as summer is set to begin, "Prop 8 pastor" Jim Garlow will turn his attention, and as that of as many of the nation's pastors and he can recruit, toward making life just a little colder for same-sex couples...

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FRC, NOM, ADF, Heritage issue sleek new brochure; sleekness can't polish this discriminatory turd

Despite its obvious misapplication and undeniably biased motivations, the following document cites the Regnerus study multiple times. It also rehashes some of those same Maggie-Gallagher-crafted talking points that we've been hearing (and beating back) for more than a decade now....

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03/19/2013

Audio: Tony Perkins has no hate for you or your 'destructive lifestyle'

Tony Perkins, possessor of one of the most hostile quote banks in all of the anti-LGBT punditry class, has no anger against gays. He tells us this immediately before he again claims that gay people have "destructive lifestyles": [SOURCE: Perkins...

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American Family Association goes after Amazon, Microsoft; both companies trembling, I'm sure

Because of the two companies' prominent ads in support of marriage equality, the boycott-loving folks at the American Family Association are firing off angry form letters to two different corporate giants: Two companies promoting homosexual marriage [AFA Action] Of course...

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Supreme Court to release same-day audio for marriage cases

According to the New York Times' Supreme Court reporter Adam Liptak: [@AdamLiptak] For those wondering what the sound of a Scalia trying (and failing) to stop a clock actually sounds like.

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We already have our tenth marriage equality state?

The Washington Blade's Chris Johnson brings us this intriguing report: City officials in Sante Fe are asserting that same-sex marriage is already legal in New Mexico and are encouraging county clerks in the state to offer marriage licenses to gay...

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Q. Why's marriage equality winning? A. Because its foes still liken homosexuality to screwing dogs, abusing drugs, joining Taliban

Conservative writer Selwyn Duke is glad of one thing: that Republican Senator Rob Portman's son didn't come out as openly involved in bestiality, drug abuse, or Taliban recruitment, all of which he connects back to the son's homosexuality: Well, it's...

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Tony Perkins' hollow threats

I'm sure many within that 58% who support marriage equality will show up to vote. If Tony wants to hyper-motivate social conservatives in the GOP primaries so that the party nominates the Rick Santorums and Steve Kings of the world...

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Video: Tom 'gays can't serve on the Supreme Court' Minnery promotes NOM's pro-discrimination march

In 2010, when Elena Kagan was being considered for the Supreme Court and there became something of a national conversation about sexuality and high court justices, Focus on the Family's Tom Minnery told reporter Greg Sargent that “[s]omeone who is...

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Where in the World is Maggie Gallagher?

You would think this would be her shining moment. Maggie Gallagher was talking about the so-called Defense Of Marriage Act (which she found too "timid") back when few other conservative writers cared to dedicate the time. During Prop 8's initial...

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United these Methodists stand until our divisive bans (inevitably) fall

It's always good to see a church taking a stand like this. Even better when it's below the Mason-Dixon line: A United Methodist Church in North Carolina is taking a dramatic stand on the issue of marriage equality by announcing...

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NOM's latest #marriagemarch speaker: Being gay is like 'playing dodge ball in a busy street,' a 'public health risk'

Bob Vander Plaats once equated an LGBTQ Youth conference to "playing dodge ball in a busy street": "Our goal at The FAMiLY LEADER is to speak the truth in love. Ironically, the upcoming 7th Annual Iowa Governor's Conference on LGBTQ...

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Pro-gay artist gets NOM 'March For Marriage' ad yanked on copyright grounds

The thing is, you can't just use a pro-equality artist's music in your pro-discrimination ad spots without first obtaining the artist's permission. If you do, this might happen: As you might remember, I informed Herzig of the usage last week,...

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03/18/2013

IFI distributes letter claiming gays have 'profoundly dishonorable relationships'; says we must 'live lives of celibacy' #Il4m

The letter is dated from 12/12, but the Illinois Family Institute just uploaded it to its own server for easy distribution. It's just more evidence of how far beyond marriage the Land of Lincoln's top "protect marriage" group truly wants...

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Gay-against-gay-marriage Doug Mainwaring to speak at NOM #marriagemarch

You very well know the name Doug Mainwaring, the gay-against-gay-marriage Tea Party Republican who NOM cites with frequency as a way of suggesting that Doug's just one out of a coalition of many. Now, NOM has signed Mr. Mainwaring to...

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WaPo-ABC poll: 58% say it's time for marriage equality

A huge number: Gay marriage support hits new high in Post-ABC poll [Washington Post] In a related story, 100% of National Organization For Marriage employees just began polishing their resumés.

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Westboro Baptist can't wait to march against gays on March 26 #SCOTUS #marriagemarch

A lot of people will be marching against gay people's equality on the day that the Supreme Court begins hearing the marriage cases. A certain church will be among them: (*NOTE: Westboro tagged NOM, not me) Rain? Puh-leeze! When it...

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GLAAD: Rigorous about Regnerus: a case study in bullshit detection

Rigorous about Regnerus: a case study in bullshit detection [GLAAD]

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NOM EXPOSED: One band’s inner struggle, one org’s outer war on national harmony

One band’s inner struggle, one org’s outer war on national harmony [NOM Exposed]

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Video: Senator of past embraces biases of same

Republican Jim DeMint, late of the U.S. Senate and currently head of the Heritage Foundation, connects his anti-LGBT voting record to NOM's forthcoming march:

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Entire Clinton family now on record for marriage equality; HILLARY!!!!!!!!!!!

Hillary Clinton Supports Marriage Equality [Human Rights Campaign]

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19 ways to denigrate LGBT people (and counting)

This is not surprising news to me, since the ultraconservative family has long courted the anti-LGBT groups and Josh himself has been calling into Tony Perkins' radio show for the past few months. But it is always disconcerting to see...

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Like so many brave visionaries before him, Bryan Fischer pushes GOP to stand for discrimination

The man who has spent the past few years making the already-extreme American Family Association look even more so will now continue his quest to do the same to the Republican party: Yeah—forget fixing the economy, cutting through gridlock, implementing...

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NOM chalks up #marriagemarch meme; chalk is temporary, like organization itself

Here's the National Organization For Marriage's latest ad for the pro-discrimination march it will hold outside the Supreme Court on March 26: Forgive me, but I will refer instead to the writing that is so obviously on the wall. It...

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Speaker Boehner never going to support equality; harumph

House Speaker John Boehner (R): “[Sen. Rob Portman's] a great friend and a long-time ally. And I appreciate that he’s decided to change his views on this,” Boehner said. “I believe that marriage is the union of one man and...

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