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08/30/2013

Ruth Bader Ginsburg to marry John Roberts (*but not that one)

This weekend, Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser is marrying his fiancé, economist John Roberts (no relation). Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will serve as officiant: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will become the first Supreme Court member to conduct a...

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Shorter Liz Cheney: I am opposed to my sister's legal rights

Her father supports it and her sister is in one. But don't count on Liz to stand with families, hers or mine: “I am strongly pro-life and I am not pro-gay marriage,” Cheney said in a statement released by her...

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Outrageous! WaPo pretends Bryan Fischer is mere 'same-sex marriage opponent'

In a piece on the IRS development, Washington Post writers Josh Hicks and Ruth Tam give a prominent slot to one of the most vicious opponents of LGBT rights, painting him as merely a "same-sex marriage opponent": Same-sex marriage opponent...

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GLAAD: Jim Daly: Failure to subscribe to our talking points = media bias

Jim Daly: Failure to subscribe to our talking points = media bias [GLAAD]

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM political director to head CA's anti-trans effort (#MoreThanMarriage)

NOM political director to head CA's anti-trans effort (#MoreThanMarriage)[NOM EXPOSED]

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Focus director chastises 'earthy King' Obama for basing civil law on something other than God

Carrie Gordon Earll can't believe the President of our church/state-separated nation is basing civil marriage (and specifically tax) law on the constitution rather than the bible: “While it’s discouraging to see the president use his authority to push the nation...

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Focus on the Family president misses point, makes ours

First read this argument from Focus on the Family president Jim Daly. I'll meet you on the other side: By ruling that the couple in this case was guilty of “sexual orientation discrimination,” the New Mexico Supreme Court is asking...

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Audio: NM GOP senator's callous disregard for same-sex couples; 'any two things that want to get married'

On Janet Mefferd's radio show, New Mexico state senator Bill Sharer (R-Farmington) said this about his colleagues who have introduced bills seeking to grant civil marriage equality to same-sex couples: [Janet Mefferd, 8/29/13] "Any two things that want to get...

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Audio: New Mexico state senator makes unwittingly revelatory correlation

New Mexico state senator Bill Sharer (R-Farmington), who has been putting his foot in his mouth in all kinds of ways in the days since the marriage equality spotlight came to his state, went on Janet Mefferd's radio show yesterday,...

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08/29/2013

Unable to stop us in law, NOM resorts to smear quotes

This morning I opined on the National Organization For Marriage's glaring move toward the anti-LGBT fringe. Building on that, have a look at this press release, in which the writer picks up the far-right-popular practice of pretending our legal marriages...

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Tony Perkins needs money so he can decry my 'sexual deviance'

The Family Research Council's latest fundraising pitch: I love how they give no actual plan of how they will fight back. They say they are going to lobby Congress, but so what? A majority of the U.S. Senate is on...

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Same ol' victim routine doesn't counter 'Same Love' (@katembryan)

First let's start with her closing passage, which reads: "Now, I’m just hoping that Eminem steps in to do the heterosexual version of “Same Love”, and it can be our anthem for the traditional marriage movement." Considering the real Slim...

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9th circuit upholds CA's 'ex-gay' ban

Writing that "the fundamental rights of parents do not include the right to choose a specific type of provider for a specific medical or mental health treatment that the state has reasonably deemed harmful," a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...

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PA Family Institute prez on inability to discriminate against gays: 'I'm not so sure this is America anymore'

There have been many generations of this project we call America, all of them with varying degrees of "acceptable" discrimination. Whenever our ongoing American experiment shapes up and learns to repudiate a past form of inequality toward which it showed...

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Dr. Dobson 'shames' schools for not teaching gays are perverse, waged to die for 'sin'

The spotlight has largely moved off of the longtime social conservative, but that doesn't mean he's dropped his legacy-defining condemnations: "Shame on the schools and churches that are teaching the young that sexual immorality is not an offense against the...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM keeps dropping its mask; goes after CA nondiscrimination laws, fair compliance

NOM keeps dropping its mask; goes after CA nondiscrimination laws, fair compliance[NOM EXPOSED]

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Ooh, NOM creates a fun game! #5Words

[NOM] Thing Off Which NOM Fundraises. Triumphing Over NOM's Daily Onslaught Loving and Committed, Despite Attacks Ten Years, Going on Life Civilly Recognized; Religious Ceremony Optional NOM Would End it; Can't. Hands Off. Get a Hobby.

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08/28/2013

Increasingly desperate NOM resorting to American Family Association 'polls'

With credible polling going against them at a steady clip, the National Organization for Marriage is now turning to the readership of the rabidly anti-gay American Family Association's radically skewed "news" site, One News Now: [NOM] Wow, if the readers...

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Audio: Alan Van Capelle at March on Washington Anniv.

Alan Van Capelle is the former executive director of New York's Empire State Pride Agenda, a proud gay husband and father, a Jewish advocate for social justice, and a friend of mine. Moments ago he delivered this fiery speech at...

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Audio: GLSEN's Eliza Byard at March on Washington 50th Anniv.

An LGBT Byard speaks about an LGBT Bayard:

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Foes of San Antonio's nondiscrimination ordinance recruit Linda 'homosexuality is Satan's plan' Jernigan

At yesterday's rally against a San Antonio city ordinance that would simply protect LGBT citizens, Illinois "ex-gay" Linda Jernigan rallied the crowd: SOURCE: Black, Latino clergy rally against anti-discrimination law updates [San Antonio Express] So why is this notable? Well,...

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Brian Brown is an Old Testament warrior (*who admits to casting stones)

More biblical framework from the person leading the fight to stop our *CIVIL* marriages: "I won't lie to you. We have a lot of work cut out for us, and we'll need as many resources as we can muster to...

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Video: The discrimination is indefensible, the therapy is discredited; truth must be twisted

WND contributor Jason Mitchell likes to call himself "Molotov," apparently because he sees himself as explosive in that tough, no nonsense, "I'm gonna school ya!" kind of way that puts aggression before reason's calmer waters. But to me, that combustible...

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Latest 'ex-gay' claim: Wayne Besen 'may be responsible for countless HIV infections'

Three years ago, during an O'Reilly Factor appearance challenging the then-Pope's decree against contraception, indefatigable debunker of "ex-gay" myths Wayne Besen pointedly and proudly encouraged responsible condom use. Wayne said at the time that he probably had and might possibly...

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08/27/2013

Must they inject a gay angle into everything?!

Check out what Rush Limbaugh had to say about that ridiculous Miley Cyrus performance that for some reason I've been told to care about: RUSH: Would these ruling class, erudite, elite women be as upset if Miley Cyrus had twerked...

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Professional anti-gay activist yanks 'That's So Raven' from his Netflix queue

Forget Miley. Raven is the former Disney star on Peter LaBarbera's mind: [Peter LaBarbera] Raven could not be reached for comment. So here, take your pick:

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Crock ring: Pat Robertson says HIV+ gays have virus-spreading jewelry

For years now, Pat Robertson has been warning his 700 Club viewers about all of the nasty things we LGBT people supposedly receive in our welcome kits on the day that we give our lives over to The Homosexual Agenda™....

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Video: Wait, the Creation Museum opposes LGBT rights?! Next you'll tell me Dollywood likes 'Jolene'

These videos were uploaded to the Creation Museum's official YouTube account. Speaker is Creation Museum co-founder Ken Ham: Evolve.

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News from AFA world: Sporty gay dads = 'potential pedophiles'

In reality, SB 323 says that nonprofits that receive special state tax privileges must comply with the Golden State's nondiscrimination laws, including those pertaining to sexual orientation and gender identity. But when filtered through the right-wing Washington Times and then...

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Whether as candidate or human, Cory Booker not running on heterosexism

The perfect perspective for a strong ally to hold: “And people who think I’m gay, some part of me thinks it’s wonderful. Because I want to challenge people on their homophobia. I love seeing on Twitter when someone says I’m...

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NOM's 'anti-defamation' guy equates marriage equality with slavery

Damian Goddard is the spokesperson for the National Organization For Marriage's erroneously named "Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance." Here he is suggesting that marriages like mine both fly in the face of natural law and whose repercussions are fit to be compared...

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ADF warns of a worldwide, pro-LGBT 'war'

This latest Alliance Defending Freedom fundraising pitch is particularly fear-mongering. Coupled with war imagery (replete with crosshairs), threats of an unfortunate eternity, and pointedly over-the-top words and phrases like "target" and "strike" and "armed and dangerous," the ADF is warning...

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AFA pushes claim that LGBT movement is 'utterly insane'; will soon replace 'ex-gay' therapy with 'straight' jacket?

Just something any responsible outlet might run as a headline: American Family Association's One News Now] (1) Chelsea Manning is Chelsea Manning, not a representative of any movement. (2) Gender dysphoria is fully in line with science, not insanity. (3)...

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Hawaii: Yet another Bishop pits personal faith opinion against shared *CIVIL* law

The local diocese distributed this to churches all across Honolulu: Hawaii Bishop puts personal faith opinions against shared civil rights

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08/26/2013

For a low $500–$5000, you too can sponsor 'Ex-Gay Awareness Month'

The "ex-gay" movement has come at the expense of so much and so many. Now here are some literal price points to go with those untold costs: [PFOX] Eh, I've been making people aware of the "ex-gay" movement for years....

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Video: Woman faces whole host of problems, links them to her 'former homosexuality'; CBN eats it up, serves it

Right Wing Watch tips us to this clip from the Christian Broadcasting Network's 700 Club: Just accepting the story at face value, Debra did, in fact, have all kinds of bad things to work through and, hopefully, beyond. Of course...

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ADF says discrimination comes with a price (*so they can profit from it)

When it comes to hiding the obvious fundraising motivation that lies behind the "pro-family" movement's constant claims, the other side is just getting sloppy. Check out this Alliance Defending Freedom graphic, which claims a photographer who wanted to discriminate had...

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FRC launches clothing line; inequality is the new black?

Like discrimination? Love fashion? Need the right thing to wear when you want to say gays are being guided by Satan, tell radio hosts it's a "fact" that gays are going to suffer eternal damnation, or suggest we bring back...

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Disgusting: Illinois Family Institute uses 9/11 anniversary to pray against gay people's marriages!

This is a church bulletin that the exceedingly anti-LGBT Illinois Family Institute is distributing to area churches: I have no words. Mainly because whenever I open my mouth to speak about this unbelievable co-opting of a day of national remembrance...

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Shannon Bream doing what Shannon Bream always does: Lending MSM credence to fake anti-LGBT outrage

Normally I wouldn't note the fact that Fox News anchor Shannon Bream, a reliable and obvious journo-advocate for anti-LGBT causes, is a Liberty University graduate. However, since Liberty Counsel, the activist arm affiliated with that school, is intensely involved in...

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NOM EXPOSED: Six of eight candidates for NYC mayor, Sen. Schumer attend event with NOM prez as its guest of honor

Six of eight candidates for NYC mayor, Sen. Schumer attend event with NOM prez as its guest of honor[NOM EXPOSED]

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