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05/23/2014

GLAAD: How and why opportunistic anti-LGBT voices create fake debates

Why are we forced to debate utter nonsense? My latest for GLAAD: How and why opportunistic anti-LGBT voices create fake debates [GLAAD]

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05/22/2014

Audio: Tony Perkins claims he helped persuade Reince Priebus to drop Las Vegas from GOP convention consideration

As you might have heard, Las Vegas, NV, has pulled out from the list of cities up for consideration to potentially host the 2016 Republican convention. And while all credible news reports say the pullout was voluntary on the part...

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North Dakota now only state without legal challenge to discriminatory marriage laws

If I may have a second of your time, press people at all anti-equality organizations, an urgent matter has just come up. It involves that press release template that I'm assuming you all have. You know, the one that will...

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Mike Huckabee joins NOM's silly little 'March for Marriage'

Former governor and presidential candidate. Current Fox news host. Longtime anti-gay activist. Reliable soldier in the anti-gay far-right's truly ignoble war to create fake "free speech" "victims" out of people who say or do anti-gay things. NOM superstar: [NOM] I'm...

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NOM's 'March for Marriage' cosponsor states, as fact, that same-sex marriage 'will lead to group marriage'

They've gone beyond the slippery slope fears. The Coalition of African-American pastors, a partner of the National Organization For Marriage and a cosponsor of NOM's upcoming March for Marriage, is now going ahead and laming that group marriages are, in...

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Audio: At FRC event, Harry Jackson says 'homosexuality isn't will of God; God didn't make anyone that way'

Senator Tim Scott (R), Senator Ted Cruz (R), Fox News' Todd Starnes, and Duck Dynasty star Alan Robertson. Those were just some of the other speakers who were on hand at a conference where this, voiced by prominent National Organization...

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Heritage's Ryan Anderson says setting people 'free' from 'same-sex attractions' is way forward for marriage

I'm happy to see Ryan T. Anderson, one of the conservative movement's top surrogates on marriage, becoming more honest about what the observant among us have always known to be his endgame: No matter what, the church will play a...

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Top conservative legal analyst says 're-education camps' are 'foreseeable conclusion' to marriage equality

As president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a key legal analyst for National Review, Ed Whelan is one of the conservative movement's top legal analysts. Today, he suggested to me that marriage equality could "foreseeably" lead to...

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Dismayed with inability to silence equality, PA's main anti-gay group says marriage ruling 'silences' them

The Pennsylvania Family Institute, whose president has said that marriage equality leads God to take his blessing off his nation and whose field director has said we must develop a society where homosexuality is seen as disgraceful and shameful, claims...

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05/21/2014

Breaking: PA governor won't futz with fair ruling

According to multiple reports, Republican governor Tom Corbett, who is up for reelection this year, will NOT appeal the ruling that brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania. Marriage equality isn't going anywhere! We have nineteen states! That sound you hear is...

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GLAAD: Pennsylvania Family Institute field director stands by extreme views

Pennsylvania Family Institute field director stands by extreme views [GLAAD]

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Gallup: Right side of history gains even more recruits; now up to 55%

We keep winning: Same-Sex Marriage Support Reaches New High at 55% [Gallup] (h/t: Towle) The most compelling finding is that a whopping eight out of ten young adults now support equality. Especially compelling, considering the anti-gay movement has yet to...

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PA: AFA rep calls on Congress to impeach judges; NOM rep suggests citizens should rise up against rulings

When it comes to the sweeping judicial rulings in which a collection of judges from all different views (many of them were Republican appointees) have pushed equality forward, the anti-LGBT movement is at a total loss. They know they have...

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'Duck Dynasty' star to address anti-gay Family Research Council's anti-gay gathering of anti-gay advocates

Family Research Council's "Watchmen on the Wall" conference begins today. Speakers include Tony Perkins, Harry Jackson, Franklin Graham, Todd Starnes, Rafael Cruz, Kenyn Cureton, Jack Hibbs, Rep. Vicky Hartzler, and a whole host of names who have committed themselves to...

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05/20/2014

Reminder: Head of PA's anti-LGBT movement thinks marriage equality will turn God against nation

The Pennsylvania family Institute is the leading group fighting against us in the state. Any news article you read about the PA marriage ruling will likely include a quote or two from someone from PFI, likely its twenty-three-year head, Michael...

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Philadelphia Archbishop says equality ruling will 'work against human dignity itself'

Even retaining the ability to look a gay person in the eye and say, "YOUR MARRIAGE WILL NEVER EARN RESPECT IN MY CHURCH, SINNER!" is not enough for Philadelphia's Archbishop. Despite the fact that today's ruling speaks only to civil...

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READ: Rabidly anti-gay Rick Santorum praising judge who just brought marriage to PA

Let us journey back to the 2002 confirmation hearing of Judge E. Jones III, the judge who just brought marriage equality to Pennsylvania. Speaker is one Rick "man on dog" Santorum: Confirmation transcript [US Gov. Printing Office]

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And another one: Federal judge smack's down Pennsylvania's discriminatory marriage ban

From Freedom to Marry: New York – Today U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III ruled in Whitewood v. Wolf that Pennsylvania’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples is unconstitutional. Judge Jones is the 14th federal judge in recent months...

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Anti-gay Benham brothers: Satan also behind Scopes Monkey trial

And now the latest rant from the HGTV network's proverbially dodged bullet: Back in the 1960′s our nation allowed a toehold of sexual perversion – during the hippie sexual revolution – which has now become a stronghold of sexual anarchy...

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That discriminatory Oregon cake baker's Facebook post right after state legalized marriage

At 3PM Pacific time on 5/19, Oregon got marriage equality. Minutes later, that state baker who drew national attention because of her desire to discriminate against same-sex couples posted this to her (now in-home) business' Facebook page: [Sweet Cakes by...

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Montana anti-gay group rebrands nondiscrimination ordinances as 'forced participation'

Presumably the Montana Family Foundation has no problems with the very common and non-controversial ordinances across the nation that prohibit discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, or disability. But of course when it comes to protecting Americans on...

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And now another installment of 'Baseless Theories Conducive to Tony Perkins' Political Access, Punditry & Paycheck'

Today's episode: [Family Research Council president Tony Perkins] There was a time when a simple gay kiss would lock up a network's switchboard with viewer complaints. This month, two gay dads from TV's most popular scripted comedy are getting married....

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AFA's Fischer equates homosexuality with soliciting 'minor prostitutes,' strip clubs

The American Family Association's senior issues analyst wants government to discriminate against us gay folk. Ya know, like the government raises strip club rates or punishes those who solicit minor sex workers: [@BryanJFischer] So then advocate for our jailing, Bryan....

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05/19/2014

While the site was down, we won another state #Oregon

As you know if you tried to access G-A-Y today, the site was down due to another DDOS attack on the host. But it's 2014 America, which means that there's a good change that something major happened on the equality...

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One of the least self-aware snips of commentary you'll read today (this week? this year?)

Read this collection of thoughts from conservative columnist Gina Loudon (who fills in for Bryan Fischer on his viciously anti-gay radio show) and then I'll get back to you: What if the Obama daughters’ careers were picketed and boycotted because...

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Does the 'same position as Pres. Obama' canard make social conservatives feel better? B/c it's completely wrong

Every time one of these situations in which an anti-LGBT person is vaulted into the spotlight for stating anti-LGBT views that he or she (or they) try to dance around rather than own, social conservatives jump in with the ridiculous...

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Read: Arkansas Family Council's (go-nowhere) advice for countering pro-equality ruling

Begin by asking God to become a warrior for conservative politics, then acquaint yourself and disseminate the very spin that keeps losing in courts of law. This is the basic advice of the Arkansas Family Council, the state org. dedicated...

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Video: Mario finally gets his prince

From last night's Last Week Tonight: (h/t: Towle) The National Organization For Marriage has already hired a few new lobbyists:

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Peter LaBarbera's org., long a liability to its movement, claims 'earlier trauma and/or emotional deprivation' creates homosexuality

You have to say one thing for Pete LaBarbera and his crew: they really don't care how much their honest airing of their true views hurts their broader movement. Because it does, and yet they still do. Latest bit of...

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05/18/2014

Drawn that way: 'Dragon' character to animate his way out of cartoon closet

Thanks to Frozen's earworm of a hit song, the phrase we most associate with modern animated film is "let it go." This will likely to continue into the next year, once the social conservatives catch wind of this development: Looks...

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