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08/23/2013

The National Organization for ['We don't serve your kind here!']

Yesterday afternoon, New Mexico's high court did the obvious: it found that business owners who conduct commercial exchanges with the public cannot pointedly deny service to a gay couple. As I said yesterday, most of these vendors can likely find...

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NOM's Ruth Institute pits Uncle Sam against uncles, same-sex

For the National Organization For Marriage's Ruth Institute, gay people's legal unions are at the forefront of the "disintegration of marriage." And that "disintegration" is "at the root of most of society's ills": (From the Ruth Institute's latest fundraising blast,...

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NOM's new meme: Taking life's sweet things and besmirching them with NOM agenda

NOM's latest attempt to reach viral status: Oh come on, NOM. It's bad enough that you have to take away rights, happiness, family protections, and good will toward your fellow citizen who happens to be LGBT or an ally. But...

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Which example would that be, WBC? Driving my children to flee then disowning them when they do?

I actually haven't written about Westboro Baptist in quite some time, as I find the "church" pretty darn boring these days. The only compelling story of recent involves the growing number of young members (Megan, Libby, Grace, Sara, Lauren, Josh,...

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08/22/2013

Video: 12 mins 35 secs of American Family Association turning America against me, my family

-- Christians are the new slaves suffering under a new form of Jim Crow -- The military's gay ban was good because gays are perverse -- People who support scientifically-recognized transgender human beings are being "anti-science" -- The San Antonio...

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NOM EXPOSED: Town clerk is ‘lawless’ claims org that’s encouraged town clerks to be lawless

Town clerk is ‘lawless’ claims org that’s encouraged town clerks to be lawless[NOM EXPOSED]

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NM Supreme Court tells anti-gay business owners what I and others told them years ago

Elane Photography is one of the main cases that far-right commentators like to cite whenever they attempt to turn wanton discrimination against LGBT people into an act of "religious freedom" or conscience. Today, New Mexico's high court delivered a crushing...

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My marriage is not a 'bad consequence,' Ryan T. Anderson!

I am so sick of heterosexual people telling me that my ten-year-going-on-life, monogamous, committed marriage is some sort of consequence of heterosexuals' "bad" behavior. Here's unmarried and Catholic-driven Heritage Foundation staffer Ryan T. Anderson doing just that: "It’s also the...

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08/21/2013

New Mexico AG won't stand in way of love, history's inevitable course

While cases are pending before the state Supreme Court, New Mexico's Democratic Attorney General is letting love take its proper hold: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says he will not challenge a move by a Dona...

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Wentworth Miller is gay, avoiding Russia

"Thank you for your kind invitation [to the St. Petersburg International Film Festival]. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes....

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Video: 90 secs of Matt Barber making his movement seem aggressive (#HelpsUsNotHim)

Barber: 'It May Be A Time For Civil Disobedience' [Right Wing Watch]

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NOM mad you didn't hear about this poll; so here, let's talk about it

In truth, the Fox News poll asked the question in several different ways, and got several different responses. All of the responses show great momentum from the time Fox News first started asking the question; on the question of constitutionality,...

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NOM EXPOSED: Does NOM think homosexuality ‘effaces human dignity’? Its Illinois ally does!

Does NOM think homosexuality ‘effaces human dignity’? Its Illinois ally does! [NOM EXPOSED]

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Maggie Gallagher issues actual response to Gov. Christie (which is just like the one she says was issued in error)

National Organization For Marriage co-founder Maggie Gallagher says that the initial response attributed to her, first reported by Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner, was issued in error. That being the case, she has put out her actual thoughts in regard to New...

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08/20/2013

NOM cordially invites you to history's wrong side

[SOURCE] I love that last note about ideas being shared, discussed, and debate. HA! NOM blocks just about anyone who tries to leave a perfectly civil and respectful comment defending equality. Also, the Human Rights Campaign has 1,498,031 likes. Just...

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Aggressively anti-gay David Caton claims to be decimating Al Jazeera America's advertising

The name David Caton may not ring a bell, but you surely know at least one of his campaigns. He's the guy who flies banners over Disney World whenever the "Gay Day" event comes to the Magic Kingdom, warning anyone...

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Video: WND publisher's label for those enforcing Oregon nondiscrimination law: 'Nazis'

First off, listen to AFA president Tim Wildmon attempt to "explain" a situation for which he clearly does not have a grasp on anything resembling the facts. But then keep an ear open for WND publisher Joseph Farah, who (at...

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Teacher applies GLAAD CAP in exchange with Laurie Higgins (and you can too!)

Teacher applies GLAAD CAP in exchange with Laurie Higgins. You can too! [GLAAD]

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UPDATE: Maggie Gallagher says 'ex-gay' press release was not hers

Remember that press release in which Maggie Gallagher chastised Gov. Christie for banning "ex-gay" therapy for minors? She now says it was put out and attributed erroneously: [NRO] This is a weird turn. Maggie is the board chair of the...

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Conservative activist (who happens to also be a judge) Antonin Scalia once again attacks LGBT rights

Speaking to an event put together by the uber conservative Federal Society, uber conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia implied that his court has been "inventing new minorities": “It's not up to the courts to invent new minorities that get...

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IFI's Laurie Higgins: 'Homosexual acts efface human dignity'

And now more from the senior researcher who works for the chief organization opposing marriage equality in Illinois: "I think homosexual acts efface human dignity, undermine human flourishing, harm human bodies, and corrupt love between men and men and between...

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Increasingly off-message NOM goes after inclusive military

People like me used to have to really pay attention to find those instances when the National Organization For Marriage drifted from its stated cause and instead delved into general opposition to LGBT rights. These days, it's really darn easy....

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Today in false dichotomy: Fair business versus repudiated science

In Oregon, the debate is about whether or not a business must follow state nondiscrimination laws. (Hint: Yes, it must!) In New Jersey, the bill is about banning a scientifically-discredited program that tells minors they are broken and in need...

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08/19/2013

Maggie Gallagher's 'ex-gay' summer fling

The one thing Maggie Gallagher has done this summer is defend so-called "ex-gay" therapy, specifically as it relates to New Jersey. Here are two posts from the past two months: After so much marriage talk, Maggie Gallagher seeks 'change' [G-A-Y]...

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AFA's top voice elaborates: Criminalize gays, round 'em up, 'break their habit'

Listen to how he asks "Do you put them to death?" (at 2:29) as if it's but one among the possible options: Chilling. Reminder: THis man has access to the GOP's biggest stars:

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AFA radio host: (Anti-equality) marriage movement is dead

Anti-LGBT commentator Kevin McCullough has now admitted the obvious: his side lost the marriage fight. But coupled with his concessions are last-ditch attempts to paint gay men as diseased (6:35 in second vid); the suggestion that our marriages will lead...

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Wait, there's another Brian Brown fighting against us?!

Since the headline makes him sound like a "victim" and the advice is all about how the "traditional marriage" movement can flip the script, I read his whole Public Discourse piece thinking it was coming from the National Organization For...

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Groupon's latest deal: Lowering cost of inequality for entire state of Illinois

A nice offer: Groupon Endorses Marriage Equality In Illinois [Queerty]

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Republican governor vs. 'ex-gay' snake oil

Anti-LGBT social conservatives are already saying that this has ruined his 2016 chances: Chris Christie to sign New Jersey ban on gay conversion therapy [AP via Politico] Of course the truth is that this likely makes Gov. Christie more viable...

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Matt Barber says he will never accept my marriage (*even though he absolutely will, at least in law)

It's almost as if "culture war" commentators like Liberty Counsel's Matt Barber think that their brashness is (a) intimidating and (b) working. In fact, it's neither. It actually diminishes both the strength and effectiveness of the waning marriage discrimination movement....

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Doctors ordered: FRC demands PA physicians support its discriminatory agenda

Doctors know marriage's benefits, which is one reason why a growing number of professional organizations are coming out for equal access. To stem this tide, the aggressively anti-LGBT Family Research Council is working behind the scenes to shape the state-level...

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IFI's Laurie Higgins: 'Affirming homosexual behavior as moral behavior harms kids'

As the senior researcher at Illinois's state family policy group, Laurie Higgins is one of the individuals behind the ongoing attempt to stop marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. This is what Laurie Higgins about gay people" "If homosexual...

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Bryan Fischer to GOP (i.e. his party): Make Gay 'offenders' go to rehab

In the 2012 cycle, American Family Association spokesperson Bryan Fischer interviewed almost all of the GOP candidates that year. In the past few months, Fischer has continued to speak with several GOP elected officials, including likely 2016 nominee Rand Paul...

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A. Because you talk about it in fallacious ways, NOM!

NOM's latest photo meme and question: The fantasy surrounding this debate has become ludicrous. Ludicrous. NOM acts as if theirs is a simple conversation about marriage. They act as if they just want to have a nice little chit chat...

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