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06/28/2013

Joy returns to California: Couples can marry IMMEDIATELY!

It's official: Prop 8: Gay marriages can resume in California, court rules [Los Angeles Times] But please remember, my happy peers, that marriage is not an impulse decision you make at 3AM at the bar. It's a huge life decision....

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GLAAD: NOM's Roback Morse fights her own imaginary enemy: Hollywood

NOM's Roback Morse fights her own imaginary enemy: Hollywood [GLAAD]

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM vows to turn U.S. Constitution into weapon against certain citizens, families

NOM vows to turn U.S. Constitution into weapon against certain citizens, families[NOM Exposed]

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AFA's Bryan Fischer: 'New Yorker' staff is promoting child abuse

If you work at a certain magazine, you're essential the same as a child abuser. So says one of America's most oddly obsessed (and reliably harsh) voices of anti-LGBT hostility: "By promoting same-sex marriage, and using Sesame Street to do...

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VP Biden on equality: 'Americans are way ahead of their political leadership'

Vice President Biden hits some unique points in a short clip:

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Forty-three years ago: 'Now It's Gay Power'

Some history for this historic week: The Associated Press, 6/28/70 (click for full size)

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Remember that bombing that killed 2,400+ humans? Well…

It's almost as if some on the anti-gay right thought Justice Kennedy was telling them to be even more animus-driven in their advocacy: American Decency Association: DOMA Decision Just Like Pearl Harbor [Right Wing Watch]

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Robert Knight admits gay households are *slightly* better than burning buildings

See, you guys, the other side isn't animus-driven. That's crazy talk! I mean, just listen in to the following clip. Their spokespeople are totally willing to concede that our homes are at least marginally better for children than are burning...

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I fully agree with Rob Gagnon on something: 'It doesn't look really great' for his side

Regular G-A-Y readers know that Rob Gagnon, the rabidly anti-gay theologian who speaks every summer at the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute conference, is not my biggest fan. By any stretch of the imagination. But whatevs. I don't need...

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Mark Regnerus: 'Ne'er-do-well bloggers' harassed me

When Mark Regnerus' deeply flawed (and clearly conservative-crafted) "family structures study" came out, folks from all sides were quick to point out its considerable holes. But according to the researcher, who has suddenly become a semi-regular contributor to the anti-gay...

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Heart + Felt: 'New Yorker' creates sweetest magazine cover in periodical history

Joe Jervis tips me on this amazing thing: Far-right heads explode is 3, 2,1...

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FRC issues church bulletins decrying SCOTUS opinions; gives churchgoers place to put gum when services start

For distribution in churches across the nation: [FRC] I love how the concrete, tangible, happening-now-in-twelve-states idea of gay couples marrying is placed is smear quotes but all kinds of personally-held biblical condemnations are presented as verified truth. Seems FRC staffers...

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06/27/2013

MassResistance admits its side did terrible job in court; wishes they'd been even worse

From the viciously anti-gay folks at MassResistance, the state group that's been focusing on marriage bans longer than any other state org: We are reluctant to sound unkind to the pro-family legal people who worked hard on these cases. But...

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GLAAD: Animus? Who, Us?

Animus? Who, Us? [GLAAD]

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You can now sit back and just listen to my book, you lazy slacker

My balls-y book is now available in audio form. You can get it from Amazon, iTunes, and Audible.com. With the latter, you can even get it free as part of a 30-day trial: IF IT'S A CHOICE…. [Amazon] The thing...

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NOM's Roback Morse calls you and me 'enemies of the natural family' (#Animus #prop8 #DOMA)

In an email that she headlines "I'm hopping mad about Prop 8" and asks her supporters to write letters to the editor that specifically mention her (what ego), the National Organization For Marriage's senior affiliate leader says this about us...

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GIF-ing NOM's stagnant graphic

The National Organization For Marriage wants you to know the number of states that have managed to hang on to discrimination over this past decade of monumental change: [NOM] But of course this fight, with its rapid pace of change...

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Whoa, wait?! Dan Cathy seriously did it again?!

According to the Huffington Post, the business owner who infamously claimed marriages like mine invite God's judgement on the nation tweeted then deleted this in reaction to the Supreme Court decisions: Dan Cathy, Chick-Fil-A President, Tweets Response To DOMA Ruling,...

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This moment in careless punditry: LGBT evolution = anti-LGBT revolution

Not content with simply penning an openly defiant letter that encourages his movement to completely ignore yesterday's Supreme Court rulings, the Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver is now beating the drum for an all-out American Revolution: [WND] (*Comment comes at end...

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'Gay marriage activists didn't get what they wanted'

If you've looked at the anti-equality movement's spin regarding yesterday's marriage decisions, you've surely seen some variation of the paraphrased quote I use as my headline. The National Organization For Marriage, the Family Research Council, ProtectMarriage.com, the Alliance Defending Freedom—they...

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Why Sen. Mark Pryor's opposition to marriage equality is politically ridiculous

Sen. Mark Pryor is one of only three Senate Democrats who has failed to stand in support of marriage equality (Sen. Manchin hasn't come out publicly; Sen. Landrieu is supportive personally but not as matter of policy). Presumably, the Arkansas...

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Chris Christie reminds his blue state that he is in fact a far-right social conservative

He already vetoed a legislative act that would have brought marriage equality to New Jersey, a state that supports marriage equality in all credible polling. Now this: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slammed the Supreme Court decision on DOMA as...

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Funny, the 'pro-fam' crowd didn't call it 'abdication' when Wisconsin's AG did it

In their post-loss spin, the far-right crowd is impugn the motives and actions of CA Gov. Jerry Brown, past Gov. Arnold Scharzenegger, Attorney General Kamala Harris, and others who refused to defend Prop 8 in court. Here's the suddenly omnipresent...

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06/26/2013

Congressman Huelskamp (Very Far R-KS) vows to introduce Federal Marriage Amendment

It failed even during the most conservative part of the George W. Bush era. But this guy: Why not? Congressional time ain't gonna waste itself!

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It's time for Congress to correct its heinous #DOMA error

I was waiting for this: Today, supporters of the freedom to marry in the United States Congress wasted no time in taking steps toward full and final repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that discriminated...

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Watch: Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C. serenades NOM's Brian Brown

Priceless video from Trevor L. Chandler:

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Bryan Fischer: Supreme Court 'doing to us what the Nazis did to the Jews'

Justice Kennedy is Hitler, basically; protecting LGBT people's marriages is just like the Holocaust. So says the American Family Association's in-house liability, Bryan Fischer:

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The Clintons applaud end of law that one Clinton signed

They've been there from the beginning. Now they applaud DOMA's end: "By overturning the Defense of Marriage Act, the Court recognized that discrimination towards any group holds us all back in our efforts to form a more perfect union. We...

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Anti-equality lawyer: 'Today is the death of the Court's legacy'

Mat Staver would presumably like to argue again before the U.S. Supreme Court. But when he does, he will be arguing before a dead body, apparently: “Today, the United States Supreme Court has lost its legitimacy as an arbiter of...

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ADF admits it treats this debate like a children's toy

Their wittle puzzle has lost its pieces. Poor dears: [Alliance Defending Freedom]

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More from Maggie: Marriage equality is just a 'pretty picture' coverup

We married gay folk are just facades who can never find our way to the heterosexual community's moral pedestal. So claims Ms. Gallagher: "At the heart of the gay marriage argument is an untruth: unions of two men or women...

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Traditional Value Coalition: Civilization rapidly eroding

And now this from the Traditional Values Coalition's Andrea Lafferty (the daughter) and Lou Sheldon (the father): "Some days our civilization erodes slightly in feet and inches, other days it drops a mile at a time. Today is one of...

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AG Holder: Committed to implementing #DOMA ruling, further progress

“Today’s historic decision in the case of United States v. Windsor, declaring Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, is an enormous triumph for equal protection under the law for all Americans. The Court’s ruling gives real meaning...

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Adorable spin, Catholic Vote

Tee hee: I've been monitoring the #1m1W hashtag for days. It's over half filled with pro-equality voices; the other half is largely made up of Heritage Foundation staff members. But good luck to ya.

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Maggie Gallagher: SCOTUS treats Prop 8 supporters 'as beggars'

She wants her "side" to go back to court: Reaction to Prop 8 Ruling Posted on June 26, 2013 by Maggie Gallagher The Supreme Court has just abandoned 7 million voters, giving us no justice and no access to the...

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Mike Huckabee: May God forgive us for making Jesus cry

And now for some high-minded commentary on civil case law and the judicial process: Well of course Jesus cried. I always cry at weddings too!

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NOM says today is 'stench' that 'stained the Supreme Court'

Smells sweet to me. A group that just suffered its most crushing repudiation yet has another opinion: NOM Sharply Condemns US Supreme Court Over Illegitimate Ruling Legislating From The Bench on Marriage and Rewarding Corrupt Politicians and Federal Judges on...

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FRC writes a funny: 'Time is not on the side of those seeking to create same-sex marriage.'

For a group as openly hostile as the Family Research Council, the full statement is actually kind of mild. But the idea that this is not a sign of momentum for our side is (whole)milk-out-of-nose laughable: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June...

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Video: AFA says we are now under God's judgement

Via RightWingWatch: Well, the judgement of mortals didn't work out so well for them. Not a surprise they'd turn to other arbiters.

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NOM responds in usual way: Dark clouds.

The poor dears are the victims of a bad weather "attack": Oh, NOM, you didn't hear? You lost Prop 8 too.

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BREAKING: SCOTUS dismisses Prop 8 on standing; marriage comes back to CA!

5–4, Roberts writes and Scalia (!), Kagan, Ginsburg, and Breyer concur. Developing. More to come SCOTUS on Prop8

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BREAKING: SUPREME COURT strikes down DOMA!!!! (#scotus #prop8 #doma)

5–4!!!! DEVELOPING. More to come. *The decision. Kennedy writes; Kagan, Sotomayor, Ginsburg, and Breyer concur: DOMA RULING!!!

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AFA's top spokesman: Washington, Jefferson would tell us to ignore pro-equality SCOTUS ruling

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer doesn't really care if the Supreme Court sides with our side or his. He plans to just ignore any outcome that doesn't go his way, and he thinks citizens, state governments, and Congress should...

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06/25/2013

How to know that girl you sat behind in high school opposes your civil rights

With the Supreme Court decisions coming down tomorrow and the Human Rights Campaign's "go red" logo one of the most successful icons in social media history, this is the graphic that the National Organization For Marriage is now telling supporters...

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Bono sits down with Focus on the Family for veritable lovefest

Just days ago, Focus on the Family president Jim Daly was once again telling gays that we "struggle sexually" and that we need to go to an "ex-gay" organization like the truly radical "Restored Hope Network." This is the same...

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Marriage rulings to be released on 'Lawrence v. Texas' anniversary; Ten years to day!

June 26, 2013: We will get our answers on both DOMA and Prop 8. June 26, 2003: We got our Lawrence V. Texas ruling, which overturned so-called sodomy laws in this nation. Coincidence?

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Another day, another 'values' conservative tell Americans to ignore judicial opinions

The defiant trend continues: Because patriotism.

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But what if God has neither judged nor apologized in subsequent 48 years?

Anti-LGBT figures love to cite this quote: Only thing? Ruth Graham (the late wife of Billy) actually uttered these words in 1965—a full forty-eight years ago. She said this in a pre-Stonewall era, at a time when LGBT people didn't...

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NOM's Comm Director: Countries like Canada 'are actively & aggressively fining & imprisoning Christian pastors & Catholic priests'

The National Organization For Marriage's Communications Director, Thomas Peters, has laid out seven reasons why he believes the Supreme Court should refrain from offering deserved freedoms to same-sex couples. This one is the most outrageous, by far: A broad ruling...

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06/24/2013

NOM EXPOSED: NOM co-founder vows to defy man-made law that defies ‘God’s law’

NOM co-founder vows to defy man-made law that defies ‘God’s law’[NOM Exposed]

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