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02/14/2014

AFA attacks Chevrolet for remembering that gay people have families, buy cars

The ads in question feature actual families, not actors. Yet according to the rabidly pro-discrimination, proudly anti-LGBT American Family Association, Chevy just "threw in a couple of couple of children to help legitimize the impression": If you've watched any of...

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Video: Virginia's head anti-gay activist says ruling was 'less a legal argument and more a press release'

Victoria Cobb, an "ex-gay" advocate who is so committed to inequality that she refuses to even accept gay tolerance programs in schools, doesn't agree with Judge Arenda Wright Allen's awesome ruling in support of civil marriage equality. Shocker! What's funny,...

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Video: Virginia AG applauds marriage equality ruling

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GLAAD: Why does the National Organization For Marriage think it has any clout?

Why does the National Organization For Marriage think it has any clout? [GLAAD]

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Audio: Tony Perkins' constant gay talk is going to make his caller bald

A new reason for anti-gay activists to drop their obsession with LGBT topics: it's ruining the hairstyles of their listeners. Caller Ronald pleads with host Tony Perkins: [SOURCE: Washington Watch, 2/13/14] Well Ronald, until their rule bizarre commitment to fighting...

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Fox News' Starnes upset that civil rights can't be unchecked popularity contests

The man who is probably the single most committed anti-gay activist on Fox News' payroll, Todd Starnes, can't believe that taxpaying same-sex couples deserve a standard above that of a high school student council election: [@ToddStarnes] Oh no, these judges...

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02/13/2014

BREAKING: Fed. judge strikes down Virginia's marriage ban! (*stayed pending appeal)

Virginia's Attorney General reports the unexpected late evening news: The opinion: Federal Court Decision Bostic v Rainey

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The 'activist' in question is Mitch McConnell, FRC

In the latest attempt to turn U.S. District Judge John Heyburn into an "activist" because he decided that the state of Kentucky must allow out-of-state same-sex unions, the Family Research Council writes the following: In the meantime, these cases, which...

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Video: Honolulu Bishop crudely condemns marriage equality before high school audience

Saying that we will not be "able to live the good life and the wonders like we have here" (at 1:41) if we accept marriage equality and wrongly suggesting that "the parts don't fit together—literally" (at 1:57), Honolulu Bishop Larry...

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IN senator: There will be no marriage vote in 2014

Just in from Indiana, via this conservative Republican state senator: Hurrah! If Delph knows what he's talking about (and he should) and is not playing mind games, this would mean no vote until 2016, at earliest. Translation: We won. Assuming...

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Photo: Indiana pastors inadvertently (and hilariously) argue for polygamy

Just seen at the Indiana statehouse: [Charlie Nye] Well, to be fair, a man with several wives does have biblical root.

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Rapper equates homosexuality with pedophilia, Down Syndrome; is the 'victim,' natch

In his Youtube song "Same Love (A Response)," Christian rapper Bizzle directly equates homosexuality with pedophilia: Same Love (A Response) lyrics [RapGenius] And he makes a truly offensive "point" about Down Syndrome and its supposed relation to being gay: Same...

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M,F, ___: Facebook allows users to customize gender

In an overdue move, Facebook has changed its options so that users can customize their gender beyond the two m/f boxes: APNEWSBREAK: NEW GENDER OPTIONS FOR FACEBOOK USERS [AP] Social conservatives will simply applaud this as a rational move to...

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Says the partisan special interest that politicizes marriage...

The National Org. For Marriage is a single issue organization trying to shape marriage policy and use this fight as a wedge that helps elect conservative Republicans. Yet this is NOM's new admonishment and/or warning: [NOM] Really NOM? Did you...

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Audio: OR cake baker continues to let political movement's bad advice ruin his pastry business

Aaron Klein, the Oregon cake baker who tried to discriminate against a lesbian couple on the basis of their sexual orientation, still doesn't get it, and folks like Family Research Council president Tony Perkins are determined to feed his misinformation...

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#ThrowBackThursday: LGBT Irish march, get slurred in '91 & '92 NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The controversy continues, as LGBT organizations are still barred from marching in the parade, both in NYC and across the nation. As we approach this year's event, the Irish Queers look back at what the wrong side of this issue...

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02/12/2014

Al Mohler could've saved us a lot of time if he'd issued this directive ten years ago

In an article decrying today's decision on marriage in his home state of Kentucky, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president Albert Mohler writes the following about what he sees as the Christian calling: Christians who affirm the biblical understanding of marriage...

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NOM's increasing desperation: Now with more polygamy!

With absolutely nothing from the kitchen sink sticking to any wall in any area, the National Organization For Marriage is now raising the incline on its fear-geared "slippery slope." Check out this noise, reacting to today's decision (by a conservative...

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FRC condemns 'activist judge' (*who was appointed by George H.W. Bush on Mitch McConnell's advice)

Family Research Council on today's historic ruling bringing out-of-state marriage recognition to Kentucky: "This ruling is another example of the deep betrayal of a judicial system infected with activist judges who are legislating from the bench. If these judges want...

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Video: AIDS is a vindictive God's bioweapon

An old nugget is rebooted for the millennial generation: I would ask this gent about Sub-Saharan Africa and other locales where heterosexual sex is the number one way in which the virus is transmitted, and at pandemic levels. But something...

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Reality TV? DOJ? It's all the same in NOM's bizarre game

Q. How ridiculous has the ever-failing National Organization For Marriage become? A. Ridiculous enough to compare US Attorney General Eric Holder's fair implementation of federal marriage rights, protections, and benefits to a situation involving a reality TV star who made...

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And another one: Kentucky to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages

A state famous for its horse races just gained some ground in the march toward equality: Kentucky ban on gay marriages from other states struck down by federal judge [Courier-Journal] I'm beginning to think we should instead note the days...

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Sochi as stand-in: Is relatively better resort town giving false sense of Russian homo-hostility?

The sports site Deadspin has an interesting take on the journalism that is going on in Sochi. Writer Barry Petchesky's argument is that local journalists who are relying on Sochi (and particularly Sochi's lone gay bar) are actually doing a...

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Indiana 'pro-marriage' commentator: Equality activists outnumbered us, were nice

After so many years of covering rallies and protests and marches and whatnots, I've come to expect the anti-equality activists to followup any and every event with spin in which they claim their side was more successful and that our...

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02/11/2014

NOM. Mad. Again.

Another day, another press release in which a failure of a special interest group pretends it has the intellectual, political, legal, and moral capital to condemn and/or bully others: "In the end, this is simply an act of cowardice, with...

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Liberty Counsel calls to impeach President Obama (*for high crime of being elected twice)

The über anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel has just launched its next campaign. The cause: impeaching our President, natch: [Liberty Counsel] And of course by doing nutty stuff like this, these conservatives only ensure we elect another Democrat in 2016. Please proceed,...

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Audio: Gays can't have Valentine's Day

California anti-LGBT activist Randy Thomasson says so: I say... Or a plumber, for that matter.

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IFI's Laurie Higgins calls for Putin style 'gay propaganda' law

On Friday I wrote a piece for GLAAD in which I argued that many American anti-LGBT activists, judging by their own words and stated goals, would surely push for a draconian "gay propaganda" law like the one that has cast...

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Sham 'ex-gay' org shows 10th Circuit the animus that animates 'protect marriage' movement

Arguing that "the substantially negative outcome associated with homosexual behavior and identity reveal that changes in social and legal policy concerning same-sex marriage are not merited and should be rejected," the widely discredited organization NARTH (National Association for Research and...

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NOM sends Chairman Priebus a thank you for maintaining a pro-discrimination GOP

Because he, despite the drastic change in polling, political support, and legality that has happened under his chairmanship, insists that the Republican party is to remain a party defined by marriage discrimination, the pro-discrimination special interest group NOM is sending...

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'They're suing churches!' screams article lacking even one example of people suing churches

Milton, Massachusetts' Fontbonne Academy and Sammamish, Washington's Eastside Catholic High School are not, in fact, churches. They are affiliated with churches, sure. But they are schools. Leave it to Joseph Backholm, the guy who tried and failed (hard!) to stop...

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Sandy Rios says equality activists 'literally' want to destroy America; I say anti-equality activists literally want to destroy my hyperbole sensor

A longtime conservative activist puts it all in perspective: "This is a fight over the survival of the country...This is a war between people who love this country and want to protect and preserve it and their children and future...

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02/10/2014

Nevada AG, Gov get jump on inevitable; won't waste time defending discrimination in court

Citing a recent 9th Circuit ruling that said jurors can't be removed from a trial because of sexual orientation, Nevada's Democratic attorney general and Republican governor have both dropped defense of the state's discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage: CARSON CITY,...

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First signs from Indiana pro-discrimination demo: Shocker, they pit 'God's word' against civil marriage discussion #hjr3

This is one of the signs that multiple people demonstrating at the Indiana statehouse are waving to show their support for civil marriage inequality: [sent to us by a reader] Ooh, three exclamation points! Too bad for the anti-equality crowd...

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Startlingly desperate NOM tries to co-opt 'Dumb Starbucks'

You know how the pro-discrimination group known as the National Organization For Marriage has spent the past two years on an hysterically failed mission to persuade Americans to drop Starbucks simply because the coffee giant supports marriage equality? Well get...

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Robert Oscar Lopez parlays Woody Allen's heterosexual behavior into attack on gay parents

Robert Oscar Lopez, the suddenly omnipresent "protect marriage" speaker who's quite fond of equating same-sex parents with slave owners, is now using an acclaimed filmmakers thoroughly heterosexual activities (and allegations involving the same) to suggest that gay people make for...

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Video: Truly activist judge Roy Moore makes federal marriage amendment seem even more ridiculous

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Massachusetts anti-LGBT group: Pro-LGBT teachers are 'truly bad' (/evil)

In a missive where they beg for donations so that they can wage a full-on onslaught against inclusive teaching, the MassResistance organization lays the following charge upon any public school official who pushes for basic LGBT acceptance: For two decades...

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Indiana's pro-discrimination group: Act now to make life harder for certain kinds of kids!

This is a fear graphic that Indiana's pro-discrimination group, the Indiana Family Institute, is using to rally its troops in support of a nasty marriage amendment: [IFI] Hey, your printer must have accidentally added some erroneous words, IFI. Clearly you...

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02/09/2014

Report: Openly talented football player says he happens to be gay; could be NFL's long overdue barrier-breaker

During an Olympics season, it's hard for another sports story to overshadow the games. This might just do it: Michael Sam, who played for the University of Missouri and is expected to be chosen early in the N.F.L. draft, could...

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