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08/16/2013

Video: Raising a glass with a pointedly clenched fist

I've had the same experience that Thomas describes here: Except my experience hasn't been as much with Republican party officials as it has with social conservatives who work directly for the groups that oppose our rights. When I got married,...

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Listen: San Antonio Councilwoman, staff in viciously anti-LGBT rant; 'SO DISGUSTING!' cries council member

This is Councilwoman Elisa Chan, who represents San Antonio's 9th District, chatting with staff members about a proposed nondiscrimination ordinance. By chatting, I mean denigrating. And by denigrating, I mean equating LGBT people with incest, NAMBLA, "chosen behavior," and anything...

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Prop 8 proponents, having already ignored constitutional validity, now determined to ignore millions of Californians

I am so tired of the far right running headlines like this one: [SOURCE: The American Family Association's One News Now] 7 millions votes? No. No, no, no, no, no! 13,402,566 valid votes were cast on Prop 8: 7,001,084 who...

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'Stone Cold' Steve Austin has Darren Young's back: 'I'm for same-sex marriage'

Add pro wrestling superstar Steve Austin to the list of prominent sports figures who feel comfortable putting the choke hold on the athletic world's longheld homo-hostilities. Austin (the first voice) has come out for marriage equality: (language NSFW; other voice...

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'We will never stop mocking trans kids' vows once-pragmatic-but-now-decidedly-fringe NOM

The National Organization For Marriage and, in particular, its political director, Frank Schubert, have spent the better part of this week knocking California for passing a law that safeguards the basic protections and full participation of transgender students. But the...

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NOM defends 'ex-gay' advocate; 'Christ liberated him from 'the sin of homosexuality''

Self-described "ex-gay" Donnie McClurkin has said that he was set free from "the curse of homosexuality" and has made strides to liken gays to things like drug dealing. Add in a racial element, and Mclurkin becomes the perfect new "victim"...

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08/15/2013

Josh Duggar says lesbian aunt 'chooses' her 'lifestyle' but doesn't want 'special rights'

Filling in for his boss Tony Perkins on a radio program that was about 95% dedicated to opposing LGBT rights, FRC Action Executive Director Josh Duggar today talked (after a caller prompted him to do so) about his lesbian aunt...

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Brian Brown says same-sex marriage 'doesn't exist in reality'; attacks the reality of it anyway

Prop 8, the measure around which he built his and his organization's national profile, is now dead. Brian's understandably unhappy: "The ruling is very disappointing but not unexpected. Unfortunately, a million Californians, redefining marriage in direct contravention of the expressed...

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New marriage definition: One man, one woman—constant eye contact during sex?!

An anti-gay politico in Mexico, Ana María Jiménez Ortiz, has determined that gay people should not get marriage because gay people do not face one another during sex: "Marriage should only be considered as those relationships in which the members...

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Certain anti-choice orgs extending that mindset to marriage equality

The Baptist Press reports on an interesting rift developing in Ohio, speaking to larger rifts that are sure to grow the conservative movement. The gist: CLEVELAND (BP) -- The nation's oldest and largest grassroots pro-life group, the National Right to...

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Baby, she's a firework: Katy Perry calls out Australia's anti-equality opposition leader

On a Sydney radio show to which he called in to express his daughters' fan-girl adoration, Oz oppo leader Tony Abbot got more than he expected from the American pop star. Katy Perry told Abbott that she would not vote...

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Man who rolls around with other semi-dressed men is apparently gay

A pro wrestler, Darren Young, has come out as gay: WWE Star Darren Young Comes Out [J.M.G.] One small step for man; one giant leap for men who fake-clobber other men with fold-up chairs!

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08/14/2013

GLAAD: Randy Thomasson's horrific anti-transgender CNN interivew (and follow up) proves he is CAP-worthy

Randy Thomasson's horrific anti-transgender CNN interivew (and follow up) proves he is CAP-worthy [GLAAD]

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Marriage equality is CA's to have and to hold!

Good news for residents of history's right side: The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to block same-sex marriages from continuing throughout the state, rejecting the latest legal bid to revive Proposition 8's ban on gay nuptials. In a brief...

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Stay vigilant.

Well this is disheartening: Two men holding hands in New York City‘s historically gay Chelsea neighborhood were the victims of an anti-gay bias attack by up to six men Tuesday night. Both men suffered lacerations to their faces and one...

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READ: Peter LaBarbera's rage at a media (and America?) that's left his anti-LGBT cause behind

Via an organization called "America's Survival": Peter LaBarbera versus Fox News MSNBC will

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NOM now officially an anti-trans organization

Yesterday on NOM Exposed, I wrote about the anti-trans column that the National Organization for Marriage's political director wrote for RedState.com. Today, NOM enthusiastically endorses the idea that gender identity is a lie, even though sound science disagrees with them:...

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Gays starting to move to states that respect our rights, families; obviously

This is going to be a popular story between now and the time that America has full marriage equality in all fifty states: Hans Bernhard and Mitch Null say they may leave North Carolina -- taking their daughter, their jobs...

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Todd Starnes smears lesbian writer, her amazing book, its supporters; so being Todd Starnes, basically

Fun Home is a fantastic book. I'm not the only one who thinks so, either. Alison Bechdel's much celebrated memoir, a hit with readers and critics alike, topped multiple prominent outlet's lists of 2006 books and vied for major awards....

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08/13/2013

NOM's next cause: Outlawing surrogacy?

The latest musing of Jennifer Roback Morse, the six-figure-a-year-compensated head of the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute: [Facebook] Wow. Illegal in vitro? I say you step up and go for it, Jen! I can feel the anti-NOM coalition getting...

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Back to school with Laurie Higgins: Pencils, paper, LGBT visibility's forced truancy

It's back to school time! Here's Illinois Family Institute writer and researcher Laurie Higgins giving her advice to Land of Lincoln parents: "Email all your children’s teachers now, telling them that under no circumstance is your child to be exposed...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM goes after trans kids

NOM goes after trans kids [NOM EXPOSED]

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She has a (scientifically unsound) dream: MLK's niece equates homosexuality with high blood pressure, sugar diabetes

Coretta, who presumably knew Martin Luther King's heart better than anyone, believed her late husband would today be a strong supporter of LGBT rights. But as for niece Alveda, who has turned into a career social conservative? Well, she thinks...

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Racism, anti-Semitism, and— LGBT acceptance?!

Slurring my Jewish husband is the equivalent of supporting his sexuality. So go the musings of conservative stalwart Pat Buchanan: "Thus, if we seek to build a Good Society by traditional Catholic and Christian standards, why should not homosexual propaganda...

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Diary of an Anti-LGBT Obsession: Bryan Fischer Edition

This is only since March 10 of this year: One must keep oneself busy somehow.

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More obvious animus from a NOM employee

Jennifer Thieme (pronounced "tea-me") is the Finance Director of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization For Marriage's Education Fund (NOM's c3 arm). And this is what Ms. Thieme thinks of the Pride flag: [Facebook] Defacing? Disrespecting? Usurping...

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Erick Erickson gives thoughtful consideration to the deep complexities of gender, identity

Not really: Hear that, transgender children? The conservative blogger has determined that you and your doctors are engaging in a lie. Suck it up and grab a properly gendered toy, ASAP! No word if Mr. Erickson will use the latest...

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08/12/2013

Brian Brown vs. 'young' Log Cabin prez

Log Cabin Republicans president Gregory T. Angelo is a fully grown man, not all that many years separated from National Org. for Marriage president Brian Brown. But NOM is of course in the business of belittling anyone who opposes the...

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NOM's agenda will never stop at marriage (or America), example #567,342,121

The National Organization For Marriage's named religious liaison has said jaw-dropping things about gay people in the past. However, he might have just crossed a new line in his promotion of a draconian law that even anti-LGBT activists have been...

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Hey, NOM's latest 'victim': Why did you compare our President to guy with ring in his nose?

Dick Odgaard is the latest person who NOM is trying to turn into a hero because of his desire to not serve gay couples at the wedding venue that he and his wife run. He is also been a participant...

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NOM: You must choose between gay wedding cakes or the cross

This is not my mockup. This is an actual image that the National Organization is now using to smear gay people as being contrary to Christianity: [NOM] Of course what NOM is really defending, if you read the related text,...

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National Republican Congressional Committee now accepts reality of marriage equality!

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched a snarky smear against Sean Eldridge, a Democratic candidate who is running for the NY-19 seat that Republican Chris Gibson currently holds. And while this is an attempt to make Eldridge seem like...

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GLAAD: After comparing loving committed couples to kidnap and sexual assault, Sandy Rios earns spot on #GLAADCAP

After comparing loving committed couples to kidnap and sexual assault, Sandy Rios earns spot on Commentator Accountability Project [GLAAD]

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FRC's VP of Church Ministries: Saying gays are pawns of the Devil doesn't make me a hater

Here is the Family Research Council's Vice President of Church Ministries, Kenyn Cureton, giving one of his favorite speeches about gay people being controlled by our "malevolent master" the devil as we fight for the "evil" world that we desire....

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Video: Just your average father of a U.S. Senator saying my marriage is an affront to God

At this weekend's Family Leadership Summit, an event sponsored by an organization whose head believes homosexuality is a public health risk, Rafael Cruz, the father of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz ( R), told the crowd that marriages like mine are...

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Man who hoped to define Boy Scouts by its discrimination will now define gay people for you

John Stemberger, the anti-gay activist who will forever be identified with his militant pushing to keep the Boy Scouts discriminatory against gay adults and minors, thinks he knows what it means to be gay in modern America. Here, let him...

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'We're the victims' is anti-LGBT crowd's broken record; here's Joseph Farah's latest track

If WND publisher Joseph Farah is consistent, he will start advocating against nondiscrimination protections that speak to race, religion, gender, national origin, disability, etc. But he of course won't do that. Like all social conservative voices, he knows that nondiscrimination...

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