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02/02/2013

March 4 Marriage

NOM is organizing its Supreme Court opposition at a "March For Marriage" site. For details on how we will counter them on March 25, 26, 27, and throughout the entire month, go Like our "March 4 Marriage" page. As details...

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Anti-equality side begins praying for SCOTUS figures

In week one of nine, we learn that God needs to manifest goodness in Ted Olson's life: [ADF] Personally, I can't wait for the Scalia, Thomas, and Alito sections that simply read: "Pray that they show up to work."

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02/01/2013

'We,' NOM? So which one of you lives in Colorado, exactly?

"We" Coloradans are opposed to civil unions, says the Washington D.C.–based National Organization For Marriage: [NOM's astroturf] And don't even get me started on that bakery that NOM mentions in this astroturfed blast. This supposed "right" to not bake a...

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FRC stamps branding on 'Scout Sunday'; prints church bulletin inserts warning of supposed safety threats

Be sure to note the "…or even worse" fear text: [FRC] **UPDATE: A colleague tells me that it actually already was "Scout Sunday," which is annual occurrence. FRC is just co-opting it for discrimination. Which is just classy, really.

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Prop 8 trial begins on Book Of Mormon's print anniversary

It's no secret that the LDS church was very much behind the California ban that became known as Proposition 8. So this kind of blows my mind: March 26, 1830: On this day in 1830, the Book of Mormon was...

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Bryan Fischer tries to hijack #IWontStandFor hashtag. You know what to do.

For many things I won't stand for, see Bryan Fischer's Commentator Accountability Project profile. You'll have to sit down for that one.

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Don't ever believe NOM is only against our marriages

In Wyoming, it's a domestic partnership proposal: In Colorado, it's a civil unions bill : Nationwide, it's hostility toward our rights. Not just our marriages—our rights. When you hear NOM pretending to be fine with civil unions or domestic partnerships,...

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This is that post where a Catholic leader likens my marriage to men squirting milk out of their nipples

And now another minute with the so-called "Father of Prop 8": SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s new archbishop Salvatore Cordileone told an English Catholic newspaper that legalizing same-sex marriage was akin to legalizing male-breastfeeding. KEEP READING: SF Archbishop...

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Audio: Alabama school teacher doesn't believe in 'queers' or 'fat butt Michelle Obama'

Take it away, Bob Grisham, Lauderdale County High School teacher and football coach: But do "queers" believe in you, teacher? Just wait until he's disciplined and the National Organization For Marriage rushes to make him their next "anti-defamation" victim. They...

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Audio: 'Communist, Muslim, Sodomite' #PerkinsLive

A responsible radio host would reply to the following caller, "No, actually he's a Christian whose policies are pretty darn far from Communism and whose marriage and family seem among the most intact to ever grace the Pennsylvania Avenue. And...

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Fumbling damage control: It gets worse for San Francisco's team

Last night, the Chris Culliver story took a weird and unsettling turn: Another wrinkle in the discussion around San Francisco 49ers and gays unfolded yesterday as two players, linebacker Ahmad Brooks and nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, were being questioned by...

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01/31/2013

Illinois Family Institute relies on 'ex-gay' Linda Jernigan to rally against civil marriage equality

This is an official Illinois Family Institute event geared toward turning local pastors against the marriage equality bill that's working its way through the legislature: **FOR MUCH MORE ON LINDA JERNIGAN (gays are of the Devil; gays have to be...

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NOM, not content with weakening the GOP via marriage, moves to immigration reform

"[President Obama’s immigration proposal] is yet another example of the President playing politics rather than enforcing our nation’s laws and offering a true, workable solution. First, his Administration threw in the towel and refused to defend the Defense of Marriage...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM equates CO civil unions fight with literal Christian executions

NOM equates CO civil unions fight with literal Christian executions[NOM Exposed]

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Video: Defense nominee Hagel fields gay-themed questions. How'd he do?

One question about far-right attempts to undermine inclusive service and another about chaplains. Both videos come courtesy of AmericaBlog: [AmericaBlog] I don't have a huge problem with either answer, but I know that some do. Your thoughts? *OutServe-SLDN's reaction: Hagel...

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Chris Kluwe, Family Equality Council remind anti-gay sports stars: 'Kids are listening'

Reacting to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, who now says he was just "joking around" when he launched into an anti-gay rant: “While he’s certainly entitled to speak his mind, Culliver is a role model whether he likes it...

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'Same gender romance activists'

The Florida Family Association intends it to be a denunciation. But I don't know—I kind of like the "same gender roman activist" label: (h/t: G-A-Y reader David) Romance? Yes, please. Same gender? Yup, that's the way my romantic leanings were...

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Liberty Counsel's Prop 8, DOMA briefs frame homosexuality as 'lifestyle choice'

This comes from the anti-LGBT legal outfit's amicus briefs in the Windsor and Perry cases (same text in both): [LC] Not a huge surprise. After all, Liberty Counsel went absolutely apeshit after Prop 8 lost its first round, attacking the...

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FRC prays against 'evil' Scout change; seeks removal of those behind it

[Family Research Council Prayer Targets] I'm beginning to think they don't want us around.

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AFA Radio's Alex McFarland: Boy Scouts should close down rather than accommodate gays

"incarcerate or kill me, but we will not cave. We will close down before we cave" Boy Scouts Should Close Rather Than Cave [AFA] Well why stope there, Mr. McFarland? Hell, why not close down the entire Earth since its...

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NCTE seeks a baker's dozen (including protections for trans bakers)

-- An Executive Order prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation by federal contractors. -- The Social Security Administration updating its gender change and other policies affecting transgender people -- The Department of Education issuing Title IX guidelines...

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Video: Sen. Paul, do you support an Underground Railroad that 'rescues' kids from gay homes? Because your interviewer does.

Because it's always fun to watch a sitting U.S. Senator reach out to a man who has said the Native Americans are cursed because they are not Christian enough, blamed the Sandy Hook tragedy on a lack of prayer, and...

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Robert Knight has one regret about his 'USA Today' column #glaadcap

Many of you saw Robert Knight's Op-Ed in USA Today and were sickened by his crass attempt to conflate homosexuality with pedophilia. But check this out. Look at the lament that Knight posted on his public Facebook wall: [Knight's public...

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Video: Colbert on the logic Paul Clement 'has yanked out of his law hole'

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01/30/2013

A new video, NOM? Yeah? That's what you're going with?

That old fibbing factory about all things great and small, the National Organization For Marriage, is pushing a "new Marriage Anti-Defamation" Alliance video starring a Canadian father who wants the "right" to be forewarned and to remove his children from...

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And just like that, Super Bowl XLVII gets its anti-gay angle

Take it away, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver: "I don't do the gay guys man," said Culliver, whose Niners play the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. "I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team,...

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Are they *REALLY* comparing planned anti-gay protest to 1963 march on Washington?!

I can't 100% place the image, but based on crowd size and geography, I'm pretty sure that the graphic in this promotion for NOM's upcoming "marriage marriage" against equality… …is an image from 1963's historic march featuring Dr. King's legendary...

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NOM EXPOSED: Major NOM donor admits it: Fight is against ‘the gay lifestyle’

Major NOM donor admits it: Fight is against ‘the gay lifestyle’[NOM Exposed]

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Stop what you're doing and leave four messages for Boy Scouts of America (please RT and reblog)

With a vote looming on a crucial matter of equality, the Boy Scouts of America need to hear from us. You have four assignments: (1) Phone: 1-972-580-2330. They will ask if you are for or against a change in the...

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NOM EXPOSED: NOM Chair limits 'Loving'

NOM Chair limits 'Loving'[NOM Exposed]

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Chief opponent of marriage equality in Illinois: Gays have 'profound disrespect for God and for themselves'

Laurie Higgins is a senior figure with the Illinois Family Institute and the person who has penned many of that org's policy documents opposing marriage equality in the state. Today, Laurie continues to show (a) why the IFI is one...

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NOM gets some company for its 3/26 SCOTUS march

Westboro Baptist Church, fresh off its amicus brief telling the Supreme Court to oppose marriage equality so that God doesn't destroy the nation, plans to demonstrate outside of the SCOTUS building on March 26—the same day and time that the...

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01/29/2013

And now this exists: Westboro Baptist's Prop 8 amicus brief

Via Equality Case Files: Perry: Amicus Brief of Westboro Baptist Church by EqualityCaseFiles

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Report: Discrimination's cash cow running out of grass

Reuters reports: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Foes of same-sex marriage are laboring to pay the tab for an epic legal case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, as the movement suffers from fundraising shortfalls that could sap its strength in...

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Video: 'Your daughters…could be sent to combat to die…because of Big Gay'

Midway through bashing us for potentially ruining his discriminatory vision for the Boy Scouts, proud incendiary Bryan Fischer switches to condemning us for breaking the military. Oh, and chastising us for all the future women who are going to die...

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A day in the park with NOM 'supporters'

Oh look, the National Organization For Marriage has signed up its first family for its upcoming "marriage march": Such an attractive, healthy family. Maybe they will even bike to the march: Perhaps they will bring grandma and grandpa along for...

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GLAAD: David Shuster gets Bryan Fischer to admit he thinks that Native Americans are cursed

David Shuster gets Bryan Fischer to admit he thinks that Native Americans are cursed [GLAAD]

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Catholic NOM posts Catholic view tying its Catholic mission to its Catholic desire to please Catholic conception of God

One of the National Organization For Marriage's heroes is Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, widely credited as "The Father of Prop 8." Today, NOM is pushing its thought leader's view that "fighting for marriage" in civil law (i.e. fighting to ban legal...

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Judging a book by its deliberately deceptive, responsibility-shirking book trailer

The Catholic Conference of Illinois, an outfit that has made it clear that it sees gay people as violating natural order, is pushing the following book trailer: "It eliminates the ONLY institution that unites kids with their moms and their...

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01/28/2013

Birds of a feather Barber & Fischer show Boy Scouts what extremism looks like

Thank you, dears. If the Boy Scouts had lingering doubts, this should be enough to tip the organization toward future fairness.

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IL Catholic Conference casts gays out of 'natural order'

In the headline and at three points on the two-and-a-half pages that follow, the anti-equality Catholic organization opposes civil marriage rights for Illinois' same-sex couples by pushing gay people out of the "natural order" of life: [FULL Document: ILCatholic.org] This...

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Tony Perkins says equal scouting advocates are 'bullies', again disqualifying him from truthful commentator merit badge

Tony Perkins, a man who has said gay teens try suicide because they "know" they are "abnormal" and who has called the It Gets Better project a "deceptive lie" that tells kids "it's okay to be immoral" (both of those...

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Audio: Retired army chaplain John Rasmussen on why Wyoming gays can't marry (*hint: he knows more about gay sex than you)

A Wyoming House committee today voted down marriage equality by a razor thin 5–4 vote. It's a vote they held after hearing "convincing" testimony about gay people's parts not fitting together: Fortunately, Mr. Rasmussen's anal sex primer was only "strong"...

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Read: FRC files brief in Windsor (DOMA) case

FRC with an assist from the uber-far-right Thomas More Society: FRC's amicus brief in the 'Windsor' case by What's most striking about this largely inconsequential brief is just how legalese-laden it is. Those of us who know the Family Research...

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Report: Boy Scouts may soon allow gays to explore khaki's many joys

Knowing how many of my friends and fellows have worked on this, I'm quite thrilled by this unexpected development: News broke today that the Boy Scouts of America is "actively considering" an end to the policy that bans gay scouts...

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Komen founder puts pink ribbon on civil rights present

Nancy Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, is taking a public stand for marriage equality: It may look like a bit of PR-savvy outreach to liberals turned off by Komen’s actions. But it’s also another cause genuinely...

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Sr. Adviser for Romney's Iowa campaign: 'The culture wars are kind of over and the Republicans largely lost'

Another (*heterosexual) Republican comes out for marriage equality. This time it's a key campaign figure from a key state where marriage is currently legal but under constant threat from the state GOP: Dave Kochel, a veteran Iowa Republican strategist and...

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NOM admits its fears: This year's equality gains send national signals

In a recent email blast regarding the possibility of marriage equality coming to Wyoming, the National Organization For Marriage unleashed an uncharacteristic moment of candor. NOM wrote: Makes sense. NOM should be concerned. Those of us on the pro-equality side...

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Video: Terry Jones, friends burn pro-gay Obama, Clinton in effigy

According to the press release, these are the reasons: But at the actual action, Pastor Jones through the President's supposed promotion of bestiality into the mix as well. Because why not? This before Jones burned two noose-strung representations of current...

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'Times' Opinion: Obama the talker needs to become Obama the walker

The inaugural mentions were awesome. Now it's a new week: Now that Mr. Obama has declared that he believes denying gay people the right to wed is not only unfair and morally wrong but also legally unsupportable, the urgent question...

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