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07/18/2014

That discriminatory Colorado baker won't make Halloween cakes either

The Alliance Defending Freedom is appealing a recent order from the Colorado Civil Rights Commission saying that baker Jack Phillips can't deny customers based on their sexual orientation. A tipster noted this interesting snippet from that appeal: [ADF] First off,...

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Catholic Bishops again go after basic workplace protections for LGBT people

I'm fairly certain that when most LGBT people are fired from or passed over for a job, they are not actively engaging in sex when that employment decision is made. Obviously the person who made the unfair decision is acting...

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FL anti-gay activist, head of anti-gay Boy Scouts group says marriage inequality is 'issue worth dying for'

John Stemberger is a very anti-gay personality. In addition to his years and years of aggressively hostile activism in the Sunshine State, the pro-discrimination advocate is also the visionary behind Trail Life USA, the organization that was started up solely...

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W. Bush appointee tipped 10th circuit to equality; Tony Perkins blames 'the left' anyway

Of the two 10th Circuit judges who just decided against Oklahoma's discriminatory marriage amendment, one was a Clinton appointee (Lucero) and one was a W. Bush appointee (Holmes). But whatevs. Exceedingly anti-gay activist Tony Perkins will just go ahead an...

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07/17/2014

10th Circuit strikes down Oklahoma marriage ban!!

The 2–1 decision is stayed pending appeal. More to come. Here's the opinion. Oklahoma 10th Circuit Decision by Equality Case Files

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Do these trite nothing-burgers sound compelling to anyone outside of NOM's tiny circle?

Following up on its recent attempt to create a meme out of a not-as-profound-as-they-think comment delivered by (unmarried) Alison Howard of the Concerned Women For America, NOM is now pushing this banal thought from recently married Caitlin La Ruffa (née...

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Read: Florida one step closer to statewide marriage equality

As of next Tuesday, same-sex couples in Monroe County, FL (the Keys), will be free to marry. Read the Jeb Bush–appointed judge's decision making that so: "“The court is aware that the majority of voters oppose same-sex marriage, but it...

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GLAAD: NOM launches its most ludicrous campaign yet

National Organization for Marriage launches its most ludicrous campaign yet [GLAAD]

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Video: Michael Sam wins the ESPY's Arthur Ashe Courage Award

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I genuinely agree with Tony Perkins: Chris Christie's marriage stance is toothless

Social conservatives are beyond fearful that a pro-marriage Republican like Rob Portman or a moderate who has sometimes been hostile toward their anti-LGBT cause, like Chris Christie, is going to become the GOP nominee in 2016. That's why you're going...

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07/16/2014

NOM gearing up to launch 'Void Chase' campaign

Building on its fake, wholly concocted, and truly absurd "scandal," I have learned that the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage is gearing up to launch an entire campaign around a routine employee questionnaire that JP Morgan Chase used for internal...

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'Ex-gay' group: A government that encourages gay men but not 'change' therapy is 'willing partner to their death'

Restored Hope Network is the "ex-gay" organization that , Anne Paulk, Robert Gagnon, Joe Dallas and other advocates for the scientifically repudiated idea that people can and should "change" their orientations started in response to the closure of Exodus International...

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Video: Exceedingly anti-gay pastors waste lovely summer day demanding NC stay discriminatory

Patrick Wooden believes being gay is a "death style" that "causes the breakdown of the human body", he claims LGBT equality constitutes a "special rights" push that is more offensive to African Americans than "the n word", says it's "normal"...

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07/15/2014

Indiana anti-gay activist equates same-sex union with marrying a sister, computer, toaster

Before a federal appeals court stayed the lower court ruling, hundreds of same-sex couples managed to legally marry in the Hoosier state. And when people marry, they often place announcements in local newspapers. Not a shocking concept. But according to...

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Photo: Heritage Foundation's 'courage to stand' marriage panel

The anti-LGBT Heritage Foundation hosts some sort of summer event for interns, which they call "Courage to Stand." Today there was a marriage panel; here was the lineup, as Tweeted out by one of NOM's more recent hires, Claire Chretien:...

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Video: Sen. Portman (R-OH) says 'for the most part' people tell him his marriage equality stance has been 'helpful'

Politico interviews the potential presidential candidate. Clip is cued to marriage equality portion:

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AFA shows Burger King why pro-acceptance campaigns are needed

The ever-hostile anti-LGBT organization threatens yet another American company for not being as disgustingly contemptuous as they are: [AFA] Publicity blunder? Oh please! Even Chick-fil-A has admitted that embracing discrimination was a bad idea. Corporate America supports equality because it's...

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Did you miss NOM president's Twitter meltdown over repudiated Regnerus? It was fun.

It all started when the National Organization For Marriage president, for some reason known only to him, retweeted the following graphic, as if it were somehow helpful to his cause: [@memeographs] But then Brian decided to take it even further....

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'Freedom from Homosexuality' author accused of sexual assault

Pastor Duane Youngblood, from the Higher Call World Outreach Church in Homestead, Pennsylvania, once penned a book called Freedom From Homosexuality: No Longer Living The Lie. He also counseled others whom he convinced he could "change" from what he calls...

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07/14/2014

Apparently NOM's co-founder doesn't mind NOM's Starbucks boycott

National Organization For Marriage co-founder Robert George recently celebrated his fifty-ninth birthday. My absent mind forgot to buy him a gift (even after all he's done for me), but others were not so neglectful. Some even gave him a product...

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Video: FRC VP yet again claims 'Satan,' 'the demonized forces of hell' to blame for LGBT rights

In a near verbatim recitation of speeches I've heard him give in the past, Family Research Council Vice President for Church Ministries Kenyn Cureton is yet again telling a captive audience that the devil and the "demonized forces of hell"...

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Read: A handy compendium of the anti-LGBT's movement's fake victims

The Family Research Council, America's preeminent home for anti-LGBT animus and conservative political conventions where Republican elected officials/hopefuls are more than willing to cater to it, loves to talk about "religious freedom." Usually, this means a heavy emphasis on how...

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