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08/15/2014

Video: Garfunkel and Oates' adorable (and surprisingly touching) marriage equality song

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Catholic organization NOM takes itself out of pertinent debate on *civil* marriage

The National Organization For Marriage is a very Catholic organization. That is not news. I beat that drum for years, back when NOM failed to acknowledge its obvious religious root, but now NOM is not really even trying to hide...

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Maggie Gallagher's reliable sleight of hand

It was a few months after she helped pass the discriminatory Proposition 8, roll back equality in California, and write marriage discrimination into the Golden State's constitution that I first heard Maggie Gallagher go on in length about how she...

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Another anti-gay business learns we were right: you can't flout nondiscrimination law because you feel like it

I did several posts on Liberty Ridge Farm, the for-profit business that the ever-deceptive anti-equality movement pretended was simply a family farm. Basically this was just another one of those stories where a public accommodation, this one in the Albany...

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Audio: LA's top anti-LGBT activist claims discrimination is really 'the shame and guilt the homosexual feels'

The city council of Baton Rouge, LA, recently defeated an ordinance that would have simply safeguarded LGBT citizens with fair nondiscrimination policies. Gene Mills, head of the Louisiana Family Forum went on Tony Perkins' daily radio show to do a...

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Prominent conservative activist: Oppose marriage equality like you'd oppose genocide

With the losses mounting, the social conservatives' rhetoric turns predictably more dangerous and offensive: "This is not an issue in which you can remain silent any more than you can remain silent during Nazi Germany. That was a moral issue,...

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08/14/2014

Audio: Conservative research-tivist Mark Regnerus warns of accepting same-sex marriage as 'legitimate relationship form'

Being that he himself is an obvious conservative Christian activist, first and foremost, one of the most publicly debunked researchers of the past decade, Mark Regnerus, went on the very anti-gay "Drew Mariani Show" today where he pushed his new...

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Lone commenter at VA's top anti-equality org. is poetic embodiment of changing tide

The Family Foundation of Virginia, that state's big anti-LGBT organization, did a post decrying the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals for refusing to stay its recent decision in favor of marriage equality. If the Supreme Court does not step in...

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Wow, that Robert Oscar Lopez is a real piece of work

Robert Oscar Lopez's profile on GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project contains no less than ten specific instances in which the college professor, anti-gay "bisexual," and onetime poster boy of the anti-equality movement (who seems to have fallen out of favor a...

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Video: PA baker joins the 'no heterosexuality, no service' club

The marriage fight continues to be fought with fondant: This one really highlights the untenability of the "just go somewhere else" advice that the other side loves to use in order to "justify" their behavior. This is a very small...

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08/13/2014

Audio: VA's head anti-equality activist seeks biblically-rooted policy on marriage. And murder, stealing.

Victoria Cobb, head of the Family Foundation of Virginia, believes faith has a role in civil marriage. You know, because the bible says things about stealing and murder and stealing too: FULL: Bearing Drift Such a fundamentally broken view on...

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HA! 'Ex-gay'-backing actor is pro-LGBT, opposes 'ex-gay' therapy

My pal Zack Ford has the story of the morning: OOPS: Woman Realizes She’s Starring In Ex-Gay Therapy Video, Doesn’t Support Ex-Gay Therapy [Think Progress] The "ex-gay" movement has been failing so hard this summer, I almost feel sorry for...

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Video: TX anti-gay activist claims folks are fleeing our nineteen marriage equality states

According to the US Census Bureau, the population of Massachusetts is around 6,692,824, which is up 2.2% from the 2010 estimate of 6,547,629. But hey, when have facts ever gotten in the way of anti-gay, far-right, "values" conservative activist's talking...

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08/12/2014

'They're playing dirty politics!' demands pro discriminator as he slyly slides own muddy boots out of view

Here is the National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown speaking about the grossly misnamed Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act [S. 2706, H.R. 5258], a go-nowhere, far-right–concocted bill that would allow tax-supported adoption agencies across America to flout existing nondiscrimination...

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Audio: FRC president 'thankful both [President Obama and the Devil] are term limited'

Popular conservative politico, Fox News regular, and exceedingly anti-gay Family Research Council president Tony Perkins now adds this high-minded commentary to American politics. He said this at his home church: Ah, the crowd loved it. Just hope they get as...

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Audio: NOM prez hilariously claims his boycott has slowed Starbucks' global growth

The National Organization For Marriage's attempt to boycott global coffee giant Starbucks has been an abject (and laughable) failure. The pro-equality company maintains 21,000 stores in over 65 countries, and is thriving. NOM, on the other hand, has lost just...

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Family Research Council: LGBT-accepting Christians are 'culturally intoxicated believers'

The Family Research Council is once again demanding that homosexuality is harmful to both gay people and society, and demanding that people need to "warn" us. But this time they are also throwing straight Christian supporters into the mix as...

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Audio: Virgin Islands pastor hounds gubernatorial candidate who won't genuflect to his anti-gay view

Delegate Donna Christensen is the Democratic candidate for Governor of the US Virgin Islands. Donna Christensen supports same-sex marriage. Now here are seven minutes of an aggressively anti-gay pastor flogging the candidate (and fellow Christian) for her stance on human...

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08/11/2014

Audio: James Dobson says gay kids are 'enticed' and 'trapped'

Freud actually had quite advanced views for his time, believing that homosexuality was a perfectly normal part of the human experience, arguing against penalizing gay people, and opposing efforts to "change" us. Famously so. But James Dobson is never going...

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GOP governors gaily canoodle brothers who equate homosexuality with satan; no homo

When Gov Bobby Jindal (R) and Gov. Rick Perry (R) need a lift, they turn to the Benham brothers: These Benham brothers: -- Bemoaned "homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation" -- Claims the Benham brothers' battle against...

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No, I'm not kidding: NOM is pushing a *new* Regnerus study

Now that Mark Regnerus' incredibly flawed study on same-sex parenting (which really didn't study same-sex parenting at all) has been laughed out of multiple courts of law, torn apart by credible researchers everywhere, and throughly demolished for the far-right concocted...

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Team that lost two anti-equality fights in six months thinks it has capital to warn Target

In 2012, the Minnesota Family Council failed to pass a marriage amendment in the state, becoming one of the first four to ever lose such a fight. Six months later, the Minnesota Family Council again tried to stop the state...

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GOP in Republican National Convention's host city fetes Gay Games

The national party may be still standing in opposition to (and, in fact, actively opposing) anything resembling full equality for LGBT Americans, but Republicans in the Cleveland and Akron areas of Ohio are opening their arms to LGBT Americans' sportsmanship:...

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'I am a gay American' one decade later

Jim McGreevey's big announcement was a bit of a turning point for me. Not that I was inspired by it, really, as his historic press conference was essentially a forced outing surrounded by a mixed bag of messiness. But I...

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