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05/10/2013

GLAAD: Debunking the '10 reasons' for Scouting Discrimination

Debunking the '10 reasons' for Scouting Discrimination [GLAAD]

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NOM EXPOSED: The real threat is NOM tripping over its own layers of spin

The real threat: That NOM might trip over its own layers of spin[NOM Exposed]

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As part of official marriage talking points, USSCB pushes 'ministry to persons with same-sex attraction'

As the United Conference of Catholic Bishops ratchets up its attempts to shape civil marriage policy here in America, at least they are getting more honest about the fact that they really don't want us being actively gay. This comes...

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Roback Morse's latest: Only 'a few hundred white people' stood for equality outside Supreme Court

A few things. (1) Regardless of how many times the National Organization For Marriage and its staffers push the lie, they did not have 10,000 marching on their side. I was there, and I have eyes. Even NOM's own supporters,...

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The conversation is changing; thanks, NOM!

For years I've been saying that the National Organization For Marriage, though its bad political practices and missteps, is actually helping our side reach equality even faster than we would've had the anti-LGBT side left their movement more piecemeal. I...

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05/09/2013

MN House easily advances marriage!

75–59! The bill now goes to the Senate, possibly as soon as Saturday.

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Brian Brown repeats talking point comparing gay families to those torn apart by death, divorce

Two days later, the National Organization For Marriage got around to acknowledging that Delaware passed marriage equality. In said acknowledgement, NOM prez Brian Brown repeats this truly heinous claim: "It's bad enough when families break down through divorce or death,...

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MN For Marriage confuses 'Respect All' with 'Erase'

Meanwhile in Minnesota, this seems to be the most popular kind of sign at today's House vote on marriage: Such noise. The marriage bill will respect all marriages and, by extension, show greater respect to those who choose to have...

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NOM's most heterosexist claim yet?

In a desperate new attempt to derail civil equality in Minnesota, NOM is working the idea that new marriages are going to weaken the state's economy: "Gay marriage activists continually try to push the lie that redefining marriage is an...

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MN legislature can distance itself from its Bachmann-ian past

Nine years ago, a Minnesota state lawmaker who'd built her local profile on the issue of marriage (in)equality was busy comparing colleagues who didn't heed her call to ban gays to soldiers who missed the warning signs at Pearl Harbor:...

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EXCLUSIVE: 'On My Honor' coalition 'likes' viciously anti-gay letter #standstrongbsa

As of this writing, seven Facebook users have "liked" Eugene Kovach's letter to Boy Scouts officials. One of those is the official coalition leading the charge against equal scouting, On My Honor: Without further ado, here is the truly vicious...

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Minnesota For Marriage pits Jesus, prayer against civil rights

Not only is the so-called Minnesota For Marriage coalition (*pretty much the same group of people who lost in November 2012, btw) suggesting that the possibility of civil marriage equality in the state is something that can and should be...

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Where gun control, gay marriage, and pro wrestling collide

Pro wrestler Jay Briscoe tweeted the following: (tweets in reverse order) MORE: Pro Wrestler Jay Briscoe Says He'll 'F**king Shoot' Anyone Who Tells His Kid Gay Marriage Is Okay [Towle] Well that just seems dumb. I mean, when you go...

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One Million Moms seeks Mouse House's mass discrimination

The American Family Association's "lets boycott anything gay" group, One Million Moms, is now going after the upcoming "Gay Days" at Walt Disney World. Even though the event is not sponsored by the park and there is really no way...

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5/9/2012

A year ago, a reporter asked me to share my feelings on a historic day. This is what I said in that moment: "When working so hard towards a specific goal, it's sometimes hard to imagine what the end will...

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05/08/2013

Countless people have availed themselves of delicious, premium, pro-gay marriage Starbucks. Want me to bring you some?

Here's one take on what has transpired over the past year, courtesy of the National Organization For Marriage's Comm. Director: Here's another, courtesy of hard data: Shares of coffee giant Starbucks Corp. ( SBUX - Analyst Report ) reached a...

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US Bishops, determined to alienate through distracting politics, launch national pro-discrimination bulletin

This is to set drop in Catholic church bulletins across the nation over the next two months: Bulletin Insert Marriage and the Supreme Court Spring 2013 [US Conference of Catholic Bishops] Whether or not you want to be bound by...

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NOM EXPOSED: No religious protection is good enough for Brian Brown

No religious protection is good enough for Brian Brown[NOM Exposed]

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Sure you want to use the Jefferson Memorial, NOM?

To make a case about how marriage threatens religious freedom (more on that coming up), NOM is running a pic of the Jefferson Memorial's second panel: "Almighty God hath created the mind free. All attempts to influence it by temporal...

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Bryan Fischer: Inclusive immigration reform would be 'importing' 'sexual dysfunction'

Sen Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has announced plans to introduce amendments that would allow same-sex couples the same rights that many opposite-sex couples take for granted (e.g. the ability to sponsor foreign partners for green cards; equal protection for binational couples;...

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05/07/2013

Delaware Family Policy Council supporters speak out: Gays are like 'pig slop,' going to get it in the end

From the Delaware Family Policy Council's Facebook post mourning today's win for civil freedom: [DFPC] Wouldn't it be really hard to "slice" pig slop? Just asking.

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DELAWARE PASSES MARRIAGE EQUALITY; 11 STATES!!!!

By a vote of 12–9, the Delaware Senate just passed marriage equality. Gov. Jack Markell (D) will soon sign. 22% of our united states now have marriage equality (*23.53% if you count D.C. and use a 51 "state" frame). We're...

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One New Yorker pushing the lie that 'every New Yorker is living the lie'

This is an outrageous lie: "In New York, we were promised that the religious freedom amendment to our same-sex marriage legislation would do the job," said the Rev. Jason McGuire, CEO of the New Yorker's Family Research Foundation. "Our legislators...

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DOMA turns 17 years old today; still not legal

From Lavi Soloway and our friends at the DOMA Project: [DOMA Project] May its horrid existence never reach its eighteenth year.

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Delaware Family Policy Council working to ban divorce, penalize single parents, make reproduction a marital requirement (apparently)

Since all of the "protect marriage" arguments that they repeated for more than a decade have pretty much proven to be failures, the organized far-right is placing all of its bets on this strategy: [DFPC] We ran down the holes...

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05/06/2013

NOM's new social media meme: Attacking gay people's marriages as 'based on a lie'

Their denigration of our families is now on full blast. This is an actual image that the National Organization For Marriage is encouraging its supporters to share: [NOM] It's just nasty. And mean. They are no longer telling us that...

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'The New Yorker' salutes Mothers' (note the apostrophe) Day

I suspect we are just a few years away form covers and cover stories like this one being thoroughly unremarkable. But they will still be beautiful then, as they are now: Now that the numbers are in on same-sex marriage,...

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No, NOM Comm. Director, we answer—you just don't listen. (#StrawmenNOMstaffersThinkAreMoreCompellingThanTheyAre)

(1) Reproduction is not a marital requirement. Unless our dedicated opposition movement wants to make it a requirement, they cannot make questions regarding parenthood the key questions that those of us who advocate for civil marriage equality must answer. (2)...

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Robert Gagnon tries to make me look bad—by again equating my 'practice' with incest

You might remember my post from last week, where I shared an email that Rob Gagnon, theologian and annual speaker at the National Organization For Marriage's "It Takes a Family" conference, sent to a list of social conservatives. In that...

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Video: Illinois GOP Rep. pledges support for equality; anti-equality crowd boos him off stage

Over the weekend, the Illinois Family Institute organized a rally in protest of GOP Rep. Ron Sandack, where some of the supporters make their true views about gay people quite known: [SOURCE: Illinois Review] And this is what it looked...

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Video: Delaware pastors hope their faith opinions, beliefs, choices get to control (/limit) shared civil policy

Here now, thirty-five minutes of Delaware pastors denying we are born gay; suggesting our unions will lead to polygamy; reducing our sexual orientations to "changeable" "behaviors" and "lifestyle choices;" denying our fight is a civil rights struggle; saying our civil...

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Baptist pastor compares Jason Collins's sexuality to adult club signs, Ty Cobb's violent racism

The first openly gay NBA player is to be equated with Pete Rose while he was gambling an Ty Cobb while he was displaying violent racism. So says this Baptist Press writer: "I agree that it is a landmark moment,...

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05/05/2013

Audio: Anti-gay scout says gays aren't clean

From the "Stand With Scouts Sunday" event that Family Research Council and "On My Honor" held tonight: (*FRC prez Tony Perkins gives brief opening remarks before the anti-gay scout)

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Audio: Pastor kicks off pro-discrimination event by equating inclusive Scouts to termites #standstrongBSA

The Family Research Council's event designed to keep the Boys Scouts just kicked off (at 7pmEST). Pastor Robert Hall, who has many hostile things on record, began the event by saying we are in the last days, gays are "deviant,"...

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