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10/18/2013

Shorter NOM: We know we've lost Jersey

Those pesky "activist judges" and their learned application of law: "It is extremely disappointing that the New Jersey Supreme Court has allowed the ruling of an activist judge to stand pending its appeal through the court system. The definition of...

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Monday: New Jersey to boldly join every state to its north and south

The state Supreme Court will not stand in the way. Starting Monday (10/21), Garden State same-sex couples will be free to marry: New Jersey Supreme Court Denies Stay, Marriage Equality To Begin Monday [Buzzfeed] New Jersey's always been such an...

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Man who says LGBT equality is 'anti-God' defends org that says to treat gays like drug addicts

For some reason, one of the most anti-LGBT people in the nation thinks he has the capital to defend the "not anti-LGBT" reputation of one of America's most anti-LGBT orgs: “The idea of labeling American Family Association – which is...

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Well at least NOM's staying measured, rational, and reasoned

The latest from the increasingly desperate special interest: Weird, they left the letters "D-I-S-C-R-I-M-I" off the first part of the seventh word. Must be a typo.

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Ryan T. Anderson continues to prove his plan doesn't end at marriage

If you follow the marriage debate, you're surely familiar with the Heritage Foundation's Ryan T. Anderson. Over the past year or so, the far right has exalted Anderson, who is a protege of NOM cofounder Robert George, into a place...

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Video: Rick Santorum determined to define his legacy with histrionic homo hostility

A hit maker likes to stick with his or her greatest hits, so it's not like I'm shocked to hear former US Senator and presidential also-ran Rick Santorum continuing to obsess over LGBT people, our lives, our loves, and protections....

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10/17/2013

Video: Values Voter Summit young people offered empty calories. Oh, and pizza, too

Here's a clip of the "young people should learn to discriminate against gay taxpayers" pizza party that was recently held at the exceedingly anti-gay Family Research Council's decidedly anti-gay Values Voter Summit. Featured speakers were Ryan "I've admitted I want...

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Video: Mr. 'Ex-gay' America

Trace McNutt won Voice of the Voiceless' "Ex-Gay of the Year" award. I'm not sure what he did for talent for evening wear, but I can now show the interview portion of the competition:

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NOM, backer of many who literally shutdown govt. functions, preaches to us about nation's functioning

Marriages like mine threaten our nation's functioning. Thus goes the latest claim of an increasingly desperate operation: [NOM] Of course the entire premise is wrong, as marriage equality does not "destroy the marriage culture." But what else would we expect...

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Oregon gays get legally-binding (*destination) weddings

Our inevitable victory is a patchwork, not an avalanche. Here's another piece: OREGON: State Orders Agencies To Recognize Out-Of-State Gay Marriages [J.M.G.] For Oregon gays, this means the ability to go get married in another state (like nearby Washington or...

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IFI's Higgins again compares gays to thieves, substance abusers, plagiarists

Speaking on the subject of initiatives geared toward curbing the very real and undeniable problem of anti-LGBT bullying in public schools, Illinois Family Institute senior researcher Laurie Higgins contributes this little nugget: "They wouldn’t have anyone come into a school;...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM can't buy a win. Literally.

NOM can't buy a win. Literally. [NOM EXPOSED]

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Iowa's top voice of anti-LGBT hostility writes book, 'If 7:14;' might be persuasive, if 1952

Bob Vander Plaats, the leading voice of inequality in the state of Iowa, will soon release a book all about how bad things supposedly are and how evangelicals need to save us all from ourselves: The title comes from 2...

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10/16/2013

Remember when NOM used to pretend to be nonpartisan?

In a fundraising pitch in which they yet again go after those darn activist courts and their dutiful tests to ensure the constitutionality of laws, NOM blames "the left" for all of its woes: [SOURCE] Not a huge surprise to...

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Video: IFI documents its year of standing on street corners yelling for discrimination

My 2013 history of the IFI would include their references to homosexuality being an "infamous crime;" its president's claim that same-sex marriage is "blatantly blasphemous to nature, let alone God" (and much more); the organization's reliance on an "ex-gay" who...

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GLAAD: The American Family Association's agenda in its founder's own words

The American Family Association's agenda in its founder's own words [GLAAD]

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Video: The Duggars tour for rabidly anti-gay Ken Cuccinelli, E.W. Jackson

The proudly anti-LGBT Family Research Council (which employes Josh Duggar) brings us this video of the reality TV family that the mainstream media loves to portray as an apolitical feel good story: Values, Duggar style: *Source: Faith 2 Action 4/6/10...

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Firsthand report: NOM branded pens not as popular as they once were

Having weathered the Values Voter Summit in person, John Becker brings back this humorous anecdote: The Values Voter Summit was winding down, and some of the vendors had begun to pack up their tables. The organization that was the most...

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NOM getting out the New Jersey vote (*via Hermosa Beach, CA)

NOM says: [SOURCE] I say: "Votes cast in Hermosa Beach… [SOURCE] …are not likely to count in New Jersey."

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10/15/2013

Video: Bryan Fischer thanks Fox News for being so friendly to the AFA

Bryan Fischer, one of the most jaw-droppingly anti-LGBT figures at the exceedingly anti-LGBT American Family Association, is thanking Fox News for giving free spin time to anti-LGBT commentators like Sandy Rios and Todd Starnes This all part of the AFA's...

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Despite all credible polling, NOM decides discrimination is a New Jersey value

According to Quinnipiac's latest poll, a bipartisan majority of New Jersey voters favor marriage equality by a nearly 2-1 margin. But check out what the National Organization For Marriage, which was founded in the Garden State, has to say about...

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Video: Stephen Fry examines American bulls' unique way of crapping on credible science

Dan Gonzales, an old school friend of Good As You, helps show the UK the form of damaging snake oil that Joseph Nicolosi, NARTH, and other faith-motivated American groups force onto impressionable parents and children:

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Anti-gay Illinois activists try to co-opt 'freedom to marry'

On our side, we have a great and effective organization called Freedom To Marry. The name is obvious because it so accurately describes what we are seeking: Freedom. To marry. But now check this. After yet again insinuating that equality...

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10/14/2013

NOM EXPOSED: In NJ Senate race, NOM turns to prominent Prop 8 & LDS organizer

In NJ Senate race, NOM turns to prominent Prop 8 & LDS organizer [NOM EXPOSED]

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GLAAD: Fox News' Todd Starnes claims AFA is simply a 'a well-respected Christian ministry'

And uses Bryan Fischer as his laughable "evidence": Fox News' Todd Starnes claims AFA is simply a 'a well-respected Christian ministry' [GLAAD]

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Is Bill Donohue kidding me right now?!

Bill Donohue, a man whose national profile has been largely built around his aggressive campaigns against LGBT rights, seriously just wrote this line: "To engage in bigotry is always wrong, but it is particularly despicable when it is done under...

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Pro-discrimination Prop 8 proponents still in search of a court that'll buy into fables

The losing Prop 8 team will never stop trying to convince the nation that they, the rights-strippers, are the ones who have suffered. Nor will they stop trying to put themselves above fair campaign: Supporters of California's 2008 ban on...

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'Gays hate the church' carelessly claims movement that'll claim anything to make Americans hate LGBT rights

Claiming that efforts like the Not All Like That Christians Project are really efforts to win a PR war, the American Family Association's One News Now is now tellings its readers (who they hope to turn into activists and voters)...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM president pits loving gay couples against human nature

NOM president pits loving gay couples against human nature [NOM EXPOSED]

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