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01/10/2014

Sen. Paul to keynote NOM spinoff group's gala

Robert George, Maggie Gallgher, Luis Tellez, and Sean Fieler are all prominent National Organization For Marriage personalities (cofounders, founding board member, and major donor, respectively) who now direct most of their energy to George's new group, the American Principles Project,...

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DOJ recognizes married Utahns realities as reality

The cool news of the A.M.: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE STATEMENT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ON FEDERAL RECOGNITION OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN UTAH WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder issued the following statement today on the status of same-sex marriages performed in...

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Al Qaeda expanding because of—gay soldiers?!

Tony Perkins, the social conservative leader who is misidentified every time his LGBT rights obsessions are not put front and center, tweeted the following about reports of Al Qaeda's expansion in parts of Iraq: [Tony Perkins] DADT is of course...

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Coming up: Indiana's GOP Gov. writes discrimination into his legacy

Gov. Mike Pence (R), longtime foe of LGBT rights, is determined to help his state's anti-LGBT groups sway the state legislature to alter the constitution so that it needlessly, crudely, and ahistorically makes life harder and less free for certain...

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FRC decries NM Gov's act of good faith, sells town clerks bill of goods

The Family Research Council, reliable maker of silly connections, is now trying to use the declaration by New Mexico's Republican governor that she will not stand in the way or otherwise mess with her state high court's unanimous decision in...

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01/09/2014

Rep. who just introduced bill about Windsor decision: 'Im in the process of reading the Windsor decision'

Today, Congressman Randy Weber (R-TX14) introduced a bill that's all about undermining the Supreme Court's Windsor decision. Only thing? He's just now reading that decision, even though his bill is already out of the gate: SOURCE: Tony Perkins' Washington Watch...

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Pro-discrimination movement devises yet another go-nowhere House bill in hopes of tripping up marriage equality

One of the most anti-LGBT organizations in America praises the House GOP for wasting even more legislative time before voters go to the polls in November. Here is that organization and its president, a man who has suggested that gay...

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Audio: NOM prez conflates right that churches do, in fact, have with discrimination some falsely think they deserve

NOM president Brian Brown, speaking on the 1/8 edition of The Janet Mefferd Show: SOURCE: Janet Mefferd Show, 1/8/13 Yes, Brian, we have said that pastors and priests will not be forced to recognize same-sex marriages. Because they won't. And...

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Video: Bryan Fischer pretends fringe, far-right American College of Pediatricians is non-biased house of science

The American College of Pediatricians is a tiny (between 60–200 members), ideologically-driven splinter organization that was created by the far-right and given a purposely innocuous name for the sole purpose of confusing the credible data put out by the 60,000+...

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Well if you want Google Alerts, anti-trans Californians, here's one for ya...

California's anti-trans coalition, working under the fake (as in deeply deceptive) name of "Privacy For All Students," posted this gloat to Facebook: Only thing? At almost the same time PFAS posted the above, this went up on the SF Chronicle's...

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01/08/2014

Truly insane NOM post claims the govt. will soon sue anti-gay Americans

Because of the purposely anti-intellectual strategizing of folks like Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Gov. Bobby Jindal, and various conservative commentators, those of us who tried to have an adult discussion about a certain reality TV star's choice to make unfortunate...

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Utah: Some citizens' legally-performed marriages are pointedly stripped of validity

Disgusting and possibly unlawful: Utah Gov. Gary Herbert’s (R) office announced Wednesday that his state will not recognize the over 1,300 same sex marriages performed between when a federal trial judge held that the Constitution requires marriage equality and when...

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About that group fighting to amend Indiana's constitution...

Advance America is the organization leading the charge to amend the Hoosier State's constitution so that it expressly bans same-sex marriage. But is that really where their agenda begins and ends? In a word: No. This organization has admitted that...

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Video: Misnamed IN group claims voting on minority civil rights is way to 'Advance America'

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NOM prez pretends his movement has momentum; and I'm a unicorn

In yet another attempt to overstate the meaning of the Utah stay, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown works to convince his supporters that NOM, an organization now pretty much defined by its failure (and its goal of driving...

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01/07/2014

Tony Perkins: The Southern Poverty Law Center = 'terrorists'

Ever since the forty-three-year-old civil rights organization added the Family Research Council to its anti-gay hate groups list (for fleshed out reasons that FRC refuses to acknowledge), the FRC has been on the absolute warpath determined to turn the Southern...

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Robert Oscar Lopez: Paths to same-sex parenting recall 'many of the worst vices against humanity that have been committed in past eras'

Self-described bisexual Robert Oscar Lopez is continuing his trade of using the harshest language he can dream up in order to decry the various paths to same-sex parenting. In his latest, he claims the whole thing calls to mind 'many...

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'The vapors'?

Extreme-tongued Matt Barber, professional sayer of things that he thinks makes him sound tough and strong against those of us who stand for equality but that really make him a jokey impression that we LGBT political geeks good-naturedly perform at...

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Bob Vander Plaats' Utah statement doesn't even make sense

The man who has failed oh so many times to stop marriage equality in his home state of Iowa is today turning his attention to Utah. This is Bob Vander Plaats' take on the stay that has put the marriage...

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Audio: NOM president, wizard of using illusion to make donors' money disappear, concocts latest fake victory

Desperate for something resembling a win here in a fight where he experiences few, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown is trying to spin the Supreme Court's decision to stay the Utah marriage decision while the 10th Circuit considers...

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That guy who starved himself (and who'd still be if he were consistent) admits fast's ulterior motives

Trestin Meacham claimed that his fast was to force his state of Utah to use the repeatedly rejected theory of nullification to stop marriage equality. Yet when the Supreme Court temporarily stayed marriages while the 10th Circuit considers the matter,...

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01/06/2014

Accurate judges: In refreshing turn, NM's GOP Gov. supports high court's unanimous marriage ruling

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez (R) says she will not back any effort to overturn marriage equality in her state: FULL: New Mexico Governor will not push for anti-marriage constitutional amendment [Freedom To Marry] Uh oh, Gov. Martinez—you just violated...

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Tony Perkins: ENDA is for 'those openly engaged in immoral and unhealthy sexual behavior'

To motivate conservatives to give to the organization's political action arm, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins writes the following about why the 2014 election is critically important: [FRC email blast] I would say that with very few exceptions, most...

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Why is FRC finally acknowledging Tony Perkins' ghost writers?

For a decade or so, the Family Research Council's daily "Washington Update" has come out under Tony Perkins name, written as if every word came from the president's pen. But now, for the first time in the many years I've...

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Audio: My civil marriage destroys anti-gay people's religious freedom (*but not their self-centeredness, apparently)

Pastor Jim Garlow, longtime practitioner of the faith-guided discriminatory arts, is back to make more claims about what certain America taxpayers' civil marriage supposedly do to people like him, the apparent owners of America. Clip comes from David Barton's reliably...

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Silly anti-gay claim of the minute: Robin Roberts' coming out was some sort of 'Duck' hunt

It's often stunning to hear the way far-right figures talk about our lives. To hear them tell it, we do not make a move without first consulting, if not colluding with, a whole host of advocacy groups, thought leaders, and...

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Utah chill: SCOTUS puts basic rights, freedoms, protections on (temporary) ice

I feel bad for the loving couples who expected to wed but now must wait: Breaking: High court puts same-sex marriage on hold in Utah [CNN] Then again, delayed inevitability is pretty much the subtitle of our movement. Waiting is...

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Report: Nation's most discriminatory groups are strategizing how to keep GOP a throughly anti-LGBT party

Politico is reporting on a swanky conference that some of American's most pro-discrimination organizations recently held at a DC area Ritz Carlton, in hopes of swaying the 2014 elections with their anti-equality cash. A snip: Plans in the works range...

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Melissa Harris-Perry to Indiana's GOP House Speaker: Don't lose the future

In a nation of unabated progress, the Hoosier State is considering passing a regressive and deeply offensive same-sex marriage ban. An MSNBC host takes exception: It's an interesting time for a politician concerned about his or her legacy. While all...

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01/05/2014

Man who made name by getting sweaty with other shirtless men takes swipe at homosexuality

Comparing gay people to people who are born with disabilities affecting their legs, former boxing champion Evander Holyfield took to British reality TV over the weekend and declared homosexuality to be abnormal: 'Gay ain't normal' Holyfield warned [Press Association via...

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Really, NOM? Because you're looking kind of stalled (if not finished)

The National Organization For Marriage's latest attempt at a meme: [NOM] What they don't show you is that this guy is running backwards while all of his opponents are rapidly marching forward.

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