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07/05/2013

Is NOM planning a 'Marriage Convention'?

At the end of last week, the National Organization For Marriage purchased a whole cache of domain names hinting that the pro-discrimination organization is planning to hold a "marriage convention": I'm so there! In fact, I'll totally keynote the thing,...

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We the papal, in order to unform more perfectly loving unions…

Because it takes a pontifical village to keep the Catholic leadership's priorities misguided and unfocused, the former Pope and the current Pope are collaborating on a new document recommitting the church's teachings and resources to the cause of civil discrimination:...

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Video: Fake victims get fake law firm #Prop 8

Political cartoonist Mark Fiore turns his attention to a growing niche market: Prop 8 Personal Injury from MarkFiore on Vimeo.

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FRC makes DOMA sound even more antiquated than it is

From the Family Research Council's latest round of "Prayer Targets": [FRC Prayer Targets] I understand why the FRC writer would make this mistake. DOMA does seem like the product of a pre-Stonewall era. But no. It was actually 1996 when...

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07/03/2013

GLAAD: Anatomy of a truth-stretch: Far-right pundits do Cornel West a nasty disservice

Anatomy of a truth-stretch: Far-right pundits do Cornel West a nasty disservice [GLAAD]

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ABC News/WaPo poll: Americans support pro-equality SCOTUS rulings (and oppose VRA one)!

More evidence of our inevitability: [ABC News/Washington Post Poll] The split on marriage is as sadly partisan as you'd expect. Democrats and Independents support both the Prop 8 and DOMA rulings by huge percentages (in the 60%+ range) and Republicans...

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(UPDATED) NOM pits gays against America; Happy 4th of July!!!

From the incomparable Thomas Peters, Communications Director for the National Organization For Marriage: My marriage. My self-respect. My sexual orientation. My family. My flag. Try all you want, T.P. You will not deny me of any. **MORE: It's not just...

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Audio: Matt Birk labels Kluwe, Ayanbadejo 'against traditional marriage'

On yesterday's edition of Tony Perkins' radio show, anti-equality former NFL player Matt Birk branded pro-equality players Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe as being "against traditional marriage": [SOURCE: Washington Watch w/ Tony Perkins; 7/2/13] This aggressive bastardization of the English...

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Shocker: Mormon-run paper w/ NOM cofounder on Advisory Board opposes SCOTUS rulings

The Deseret News is strongly affiliated with the Mormon Church which, as you surely know, was a major force behind Proposition's 8's passage. Unless something has changed since 2011, the paper also counts National Organization For Marriage co-founder Robert George...

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Maggie Gallagher: Justice Kennedy declared a 'fatwa against us'

Probably the most famous fatwa in recent history is the one where the Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for Salman Rushdie's death. However, if National Organization For Marriage co-founder Maggie Gallagher has her way and her loose rhetoric takes hold,...

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Make Your 'Ex-gay' Pride Month plans now!

With so much activity to cram into such a small amount of time, one must plan. It's almost Pride Month after all—"Ex-gay" Pride Month! As you may or may not know, social conservatives like Linda Harvey and professional "ex-gay" activists...

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07/02/2013

NOM EXPOSED: NOM's Comm Director doesn't want dialogue, hangs up on interviewer

Go listen. You won't be sorry: Must hear Audio: NOM's Comm Director doesn't want dialogue, hangs up on interviewer [NOM Exposed]

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A new act for Employment Nondiscrimination?

Michelangelo Signorile makes a compelling argument: It's time for a rebranding. The president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Chad Griffin, following on the success of the "freedom to marry" movement that he helped advance rapidly, should get to work...

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NOM finally admits it: They're the ones playing offense

What do you do when your organizational work geared around discrimination is repudiated by the highest court in the land? Why you admit you're the side that's on the offensive, natch: [NOM] Um, yeah—we all know that, NOM. The anti-LGBT...

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So don't marry us. Or bless us. Or come to our weddings. Or buy us toasters. Who cares?

The Illinois Family Institute is the organization trying to stop CIVIL marriage equality in the state. The fight in the state has nothing to do with the optional religious ceremony. Churches and faith leaders will be as free to deny...

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You guys, show some dignity to the man who says you are a threat to schoolchildren

Former U.S. Senator and current Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint has openly stated his belief that gay people (and unwed mothers) should be banned from being public school teachers. So you'll have to forgive me if I am insensitive to...

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Meet the 29 white, Republican, straight-identified men who hope to turn U.S. Constitution into weapon against gays

These are the twenty-nine U.S. Representatives who are co-sponsoring the current go-nowhere attempt to put a Federal Marriage Amendment into the U.S. Constitution. Marvel at the diversity: Rep. Joe Barton [R-TX6] Rep Jim Bridenstine [R-OK1] Rep. Mo Brooks [R-AL5] Rep....

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Audio: Hear Tony Perkins struggle to explain why his version of discrimination is somehow different

What follows is a very interesting and telling clip. First we get a caller who throws Tony Perkins off of his game. The caller basically asks why businesses aren't free to discriminate at will. She thinks she's making a good...

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Audio: Tony Perkins says SCOTUS 'car jacked' America

You know those often violent incidents where a criminal forcibly seizes an automobile owner's property? Yeah, well—Family Research Council president Tony Perkins thinks the United State Supreme Court did that to America: [SOURCE: Washington Watch w/ Tony Perkins; 7/1/13] But...

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Poll: Right side of history nabs new recruits

A new USA Today/Princeton Survey Research poll shows a whopping 55% of Americans in support of marriage equality, with only 44% voicing opposition: WASHINGTON — A record majority of Americans approve of same-sex marriage in the wake of two landmark...

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07/01/2013

What Attorney General Harris said is true—and NOM *HATES* it

It's no surprise to see the National Organization For Marriage going after California Attorney General Kamala Harris. For one, the strong marriage equality supporter is an obvious rising star in the Democratic party with a bright future ahead of her,...

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At least he's consistent: Bryan Fischer says interfaith marriage is 'treason against God', 'corrupts culture'

Christians cannot marry outside of their faith, and fathers whose daughters so marry someone of another faith are not allowed to give their daughters away. So go the latest marriage musings of the rabidly anti-gay Bryan Fischer. Clip is cued:

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FRC recommits to pointed firing (/lack of hiring) of LGBT workers #enda

With stunning marriage losses weakening them considerably, the Family Research Council's action arm is now turning its attention toward stopping federal employment protections for LGBT people. But since these basic protections are something the American public largely supports (polling shows...

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You, Thomas Peters ≠ the victim

This is what my marriage is about, as defined by the National Organization For Marriage's Communications Director: Weird, all this time I thought it was about the deep and abiding love I have for my husband, the committed life partner...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM = Prop 8 = NOM

NOM = Prop 8 = NOM[NOM Exposed]

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American Family Association's top spokesman: What if you want to marry a goat?

Confronted with a charge of animus, other political movements would probably want to reconsider what they are putting out into the world. But as for the "pro-family" movement in America? Well, many of them are responding to the recent Supreme...

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Sen. Feinstein's liberal lady-brain can't process Tony Perkins' complex thinking

Because of the Democratic senator's support for full legislative repeal of the now-demolished DOMA, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins (/his ghostwriter) is running this headline: [FRC] Well Tony, not all of us can be deep-thinking enough to denigrate gays...

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Hey, DOMA backers—Bill Clinton is not *your* talking point

When actual human gay Rachel Maddow confronted him on Meet The Press, longtime conservative Ralph Reed defended his position on the Defense of Marriage Act by asking, in part, if Bill Clinton was motivated by animus and was intolerant of...

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A fond farewell to my colleague, sister, friend

We started at around the same time, and over the years she grew to be a trusted pal. And while I know the friendship will continue and that great things are in her future, it's still sad to know that...

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06/30/2013

Video: Chad Griffin celebrates joy, love, history; Brian Brown pretends options not running out

In the following clip, Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin is pure joy. It just radiates from his being. And why shouldn't it? This has been a truly amazing week (and Pride month) for every LGBT person and supportive ally....

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Photos: One very happy (and historic) NYC PRIDE

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