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05/17/2013

And now in news for the naive: As long as gay scouts are banned, boys won't discuss sex

I've already done a lengthy breakdown of the claims that John Stemberger and his crew are using to derail basic equality for gay Boy Scouts, so I won't rehash them. But I do want to highlight this one, particularly ridiculous...

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05/16/2013

Supposedly marriage-focused NOM promotes Boy Scouts discrimination

They can say there are only focused on "protecting marriage" all they want. When NOM promotes events that have no purpose other than to keep the Boy Scouts' discriminatory anti-gay policies, they show their broader animus: SOURCE: NOM's weekly email...

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Married gay celeb challenges misconceptions, elementary-level spelling errors

Somehow I hadn't even seen these truly hilarious photos of young "traditional marriage" supporters standing around the National Org. For Marriage's "March For Marriage" holding signs rife with misspellings of basic words. But I'm glad Mr. Takei did see them...

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Anita, meet Uma

I love this news: Uma Thurman to Play Anti-Gay Activist Anita Bryant in New Biopic [Towle] The film is being shopped around now, so no word on when or where we'll see it. My original title when I first heard...

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05/15/2013

WaPo poll: Majority of Virginians are for *all* lovers

Lately, I haven't been posting every poll that comes along. But this new Washington Post poll, which shows a truly dramatic shift in Virginia, is certainly worth noting: Virginian’s [sic] changing views on gay marriage [WaPo] (H/t: Towle) Just a...

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GLAAD: Equal Scouting opponent says BSA only bans activists; is fibbing

Equal Scouting opponent says BSA only bans activists; is fibbing [GLAAD]

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Drug-resistant gonorrhea is a 'wage of sin'? NOM senior staffer 'likes' that

The New Yorker ran a report on the gonococcus microbe and the possibility that the drugs used to treat this particular part of Pandora's Box are becoming less effective. It's a concerning medial science report for most of us. But...

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What the Boy Scouts' anti-equality coalition is engendering

For the second time in as many days, Liberty Counsel personality and Liberty University law teacher Matt Barber has tweeted the following image, with the obvious suggestion being that Boy Scout inclusivity leads to sex abuse: It is vile. It...

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Video: French waitress comes out, celebrates marriage equality; your grilled cheese will have to wait

The anti-gay side just found its next "victims": diners who have to wait a few extra minutes for their coffee refills.

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05/14/2013

The weirdest anti-gay video you will ever see; I'm serious; guaranteed; just watch

Twenty mentions of the word "lifestyle," one instance of "rimming," and four sets of gloved hands. One seriously bizarre attempt to demean a human population:

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Video: United Nations Against Homophobia

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Illinois' top 'protect marriage' group posts pic calling homosexuality 'crime against nature'

And now this from the Illinois Family Institute, the state family policy group most determined to help our side win. The pragmatism-averse org. proudly posted this pic of one of its supporters at one of its rallies: [IFI's official Facebook...

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Minnesota either attacked by aliens, hijacked by terrorists, or blessed with marriage equality; you decide

When his organization used the state legislature to pass a (voter-rejected) marriage amendment, it was just fair practice. But when those in favor of equal civil rights for taxpayers in same-sex relationships passed marriage equality bill? Why is was a...

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NOM EXPOSED: Shocking Audio: NOM’s Comm. Director calls equality advocates ‘the forces of evil’

Shocking Audio: NOM’s Comm. Director calls equality advocates ‘the forces of evil’[NOM Exposed]

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Video: Illinois' top anti-equality group rallies by saying gays have 'deviant sexual lifestyle', are 'offense to nature and nature's God'

The Illinois Family Institute is the official organization lobbying against marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. Here now, more jaw-dropping evidence of how deep their animus runs. Hit it, Peter LaBarbera: (*The guy standing right behind Peter is IFI...

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05/13/2013

Brian Brown's new one: Marriage equality 'damages society'

He's mad, condemnatory, and already vowing to spend money on efforts to ruin people's careers: “The people of Minnesota did not vote for gay marriage in 2012,”…“They voted to maintain traditional marriage by maintaining the status quo. Our opponents bought...

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MN For Marriage's onetime top guy, Andy Parrish, tweets at congressman, accuses him of not paying child support

If you followed the November "Minnesota For Marriage" campaign, you surely know about deputy campaign manager Andy Parrish and the over-the-top antics that helped our side immensely. Now there's this exchange with U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison: [@ParrishTweets] Sore.

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Rep. Bachmann reminds MN of overplayed hand that helped us get to victory

It's a great for equality. Someone who built her local and then national profiles around the issue wants to remind you of her outsized role: Right, Congresswoman. You introduced it and then began saying homosexuality is "part of Satan I...

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BREAKING: Minnesota passes equality; 37–30

FINAL PASSAGE in the Senate! Gov. Dayton is expected to sign as soon as tomorrow! We got ourselves a dozen equality states, kiddos (*plus D.C.).

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Photo: Marriage equality opponent digs marriage's grave

Political reporter Patrick Kessler just tweeted this image from outside Minnesota's Capitol: [@PatKessler] So at least we're keeping things rational and in proper perspective. *UPDATE: This would-be gravedigger, Don Lee, ran for the Minnesota House of Representatives back in '10....

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Poor NOM has another stock photo fail

NOM made this meme for Mother's Day: Only thing? According to the stock photo description, this isn't a mother and daughter, at least not necessarily. The photo is described as being a bride and her bridesmaid: The bridesmaid could be...

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FRC dismisses quarter of the nation as 'low hanging fruit'

With Minnesota expected to pass marriage equality today, our tally is nearing the dozen state mark (plus D.C.). But that is all meaningless, cries the the anti-gay Family Research Council, since most of those states are too "progressive" to qualify...

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IFI's Higgins: Homosexuality is 'destructive foolishness,' should be rejected (*kind of like child sacrifice)

And now this one from Laurie Higgins, the Illinois Family Institute writer whose penchant for off-message hostility unwittingly helps the pro-equality movement move the needle in our direction. The Left insists on abusing MLK Jr.’s paraphrase of Thomas Parker in...

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Minnesota For Marriage claims ownership of church, mothers

Posted on Sunday: Posted today: Okay, first off: "Mothers" is not a term in marriage law. What a sham thing to say! And the second one: Nowadays, the main people using the word "bigots" in these marriage debates are those...

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