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05/29/2015

Onetime key NOM ally arrested for child pornography

In 2012, the National Organization For Marriage aligned itself with the politically active Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, NY, in order to elect a Republican named David Storobin to a lone six-month term in the New York state senate. At...

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Gossip, trash talk is heart of the anti-LGBT movement

Since becoming a parent, something I've prioritized for both myself and my family is the elimination of gossip and smack-talk from our lives. At only twenty months old, my daughter is already a sponge who often mimics words and actions...

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Read: White House 2015 LGBT Pride Proclamation

Another annual reminder that elections have consequences: White House Pride Proclamation, 2015

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Sen. Mike Lee to align with rabidly anti-gay Family Research Council

The far-right is determined to make a thing out of Solicitor General Verrilli's relatively unremarkable comments during the recent SCOTUS marriage hearing. To this end, Republican US Senator Mike Lee is aligning his name with the Family Research Council, one...

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Video: Nondiscriminatory business practices are like tornadoes. Or something.

It's a good thing natural disasters exist. If not, the far-right wouldn't have a reductive and offensive thing with which to compare LGBT rights and other fair-minded aspects of civil life: Although I do actually see one comparison: Any responsible...

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05/27/2015

Maggie Gallagher forfeits right to ever again talk about gay-related 'slippery slopes'

In a piece in which she tries to make Jon Stewart look silly for questioning the businesses that want to exclude gay customers, and tries to make the GOP presidential field look more electable if they are more anti-gay, longtime...

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Extremely anti-gay FRC to lecture folks how to 'rightly' respond to 'wrong' SCOTUS decision

If you're an exceedingly anti-gay special interest group that has spent the past two decades prioritizing discrimination and general animus toward a minority population for the purposes of both politicking and fundraising, what do you do when you're living on...

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This is such a corrosive idea to put out into the world

I married quite young, have been with the same one man for twelve years, and feel that my marriage grows stronger every day. I'm quite the fan of the concept, and I would encourage anyone to give the notion of...

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05/26/2015

Audio: Will you please stop 'attacking' NOM president for saying your sexual orientation, family are 'disordered'?

Brian Brown's mask is slipping, and the National Organization For Marriage president is now admitting that he just believes we are "disordered" beings who are not living our best: [Relevant Radio] Don't worry, Brian—your days of being "attacked" (by which...

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05/25/2015

Video: Mike Huckabee, Republican candidate for increased book sells, vows to defy pro-equality SCOTUS ruling

Mike Huckabee, a candidate who only knows how to traffic in the language of a "supreme being" even though he is running for president (yeah right) of a nation that is not a theocracy, insists that he will disobey the...

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Reliably tacky NOM turns Memorial Day into day of anti-gay politicking

National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown posted a Memorial Day message, complete with pictures of fallen soldiers' tombstones. Too bad it's all about defeating marriage equality, nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, and Hillary Clinton: We live in a challenging...

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05/23/2015

Ireland: Not only a practical win, but also another tremendous psychological shift

I am overjoyed by the resounding vote for marriage equality in Ireland. As a longtime activist who wants marriage equality across the globe. As someone with Irish ancestry. As a history buff who feels privileged to live in such a...

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05/22/2015

Hillary Clinton campaign honors Harvey Milk, LGBTQ rights

In full-on activist mode, this one: [@HillaryClinton]

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You don't have to pounce on every less-than-pro-gay retailer, anti-gay conservatives!

A lesbian couple in Canada went to a jeweler to purchase a pair of wedding rings. After a pleasant transaction, the couple put down a deposit and the jeweler began work on the rings. A short time later, a friend...

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Video: Tony Perkins tells pastors they 'may have five years' before being 'dragged kicking and screaming from your church'

Tony Perkins gets paid, and handily, to scare people into believing that LGBT people are terrible and that our rights are some sort of homegrown nuclear bomb. He drums up fear and people give FRC money. Fiscal goals are met,...

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05/21/2015

What to even say about Josh Duggar?

As someone who has written about Family Research Council Action Executive Director Josh Duggar and the way he has used his TV fame to subjugate the rights of LGBT people (among others), I feel like I have to say something...

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GOP prez candidates lining up for NOM-sponsored event in Iowa

At this point, the so-called Family Leadership Summit has one national sponsor: the National Organization For Marriage. And of course since the Gran Old Party can't break its (self-defeating) obsession with stopping gay people from getting married, no fewer than...

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Video: Ted Cruz tells viciously anti-gay Family Research Council he's got their back on anti-gay discrimination

Yesterday I told you about some of the extreme speakers who Sen. Ted Cruz is joining/courting at this week's "Watchmen on the Wall conference. Here now, a pertinent part of his speech to the Family Research Council crowd: [RWW] I...

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Scouts prez seeks long overdue end to offensive stigma

The news of the day: The president of the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday called for an end to the group’s blanket ban on gay adult leaders, warning Scout executives that “we must deal with the world as it...

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05/20/2015

FRC prays against Dan Savage 'spewing upon our nation'; I'll let Dan make that joke himself

From the Family Research Council's latest round of prayer targets: [FRC] Whoever at FRC wrote "spewing upon our nation" in a post about Savage was clearly trolling his or her employer.

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Sen. (and prez candidate) Cruz to join extreme anti-LGBT activists at Family Research Council event (#WOTW15)

Flip Benham refers to gay rights as "the Devil's agenda": Kenyn Cureton believes that gay people are "poor, deluded souls" who are "simply pawns in the hands of their malevolent master" (i.e. the Devil): "Who do you think is ultimately...

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05/19/2015

'Out' magazine's editor-in-chief makes case against gay 'bullies'; it's shortsighted and here's why

Out magazine has long been known as a magazine more focused on the pop culture side of the LGBT world than the political one. Yet in a post on Out.com (which might be running in the print edition too; I'm...

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Voodoo, snake oil, 'changing' gays: CA congressman to introduce national ban on dangerous anti-science

The bill has only a dozen or so Democratic co-sponsors, and he's introducing it into a GOP-controlled Congress. But good on the congressman for trying to drain the dangerous snake oil, even if gravity's working against him: WASHINGTON — On...

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05/18/2015

Because the internet exists, listen to former 'Love Connection' host Chuck Woolery rant about marriage equality

I get the sense that Chuck doesn't know how any of this works: President Obama's a plaintiff, apparently? And he's going to shut down churches? But he won't touch imams? Sure, Chuck. Just be sure to warn up before the...

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Today in least-you-can-do-ness: Billy Graham's son tweeting anti-equality prayers to SCOTUS justices

When a lack of credible legal arguments meet the mutant strain of hubris that so often undercuts evangelical Christianity, the result is fruitless tweeting your version of the-fear-of-God at SCOTUS justices: [@Franklin_Graham] And if they don't do as they say,...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg to anti-gay groups: You do you, but I'm gonna keep presiding over legal weddings

What does Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg do in response to the anti-gay groups (e.g. NOM, the American Family Association, Family Research Council) who tried to force her to recuse herself from the recent marriage cases simple because she...

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05/17/2015

Shorter Jeb Bush: I'm essentially Santorum on my marriage stance

Forget the more moderate Jeb Bush we heard earlier this year. So similar to his brother, but even worse. Whereas George was at least acting in a nation where the idea of marriage equality was both more theoretical and controversial,...

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05/15/2015

Video: Marriage victory at SCOTUS will bring violence, says man whose rhetoric couldn't be more inciteful

Bryan Fischer's rhetoric is that of an extremist. That is not news. Fischer is one of those whose voice is so over-the-top that it either no longer factors in the political discussion, or it unwittingly helps us when it manages...

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Focus on the Family's action arm: Marriage equality will create ghost towns. Or something.

I actually kind of admire how Stuart Shepard tries to think outside the box to address his concerns in a new and creative way. Sadly, when he steps outside that box, he typically steps into an ugly pile of manure...

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05/14/2015

Here's the latest conservative outlet equating gay rights with slavery; yes, slavery, and yes, literally

Writing for the conservative Federalist site (which has gone after me many times), Hillsdale College professor Paul D. Moreno argues that the gay rights movement is not, in fact, a civil rights movement that betters minority freedom and our nation....

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05/13/2015

Okay, let's talk about 'silencing'

When I started this week, I didn't know that the topic of supposed "silencing," particularly as it applies to pro-LGBT people who dare to engage in public debate with the other side, would be such a major focus. But after...

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05/12/2015

Baronelle Stutzman's misapplication of 'say it with flowers' slogan says so much about her bad case

From its earliest uses through current day, the line "say it with flowers" line has always applied to the person giving the bouquet. The idea is that some sentiments are so beyond words that the only way for you to...

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And which of your credible candidates support marriage equality *even now*, gay Republicans?

This one comes from gay Republican Richard Grenell, but it's the kind of thing you see from gay conservatives all over Twitter: [@RichardGrenell] General idea: Hillary and POTUS didn't always support marriage equality, so that's funny or something. As if...

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Video: Openly 'Real' ABC sitcom features teen who happens to be gay

This is the project that was initially based on Dan Savage's life, but that is now more its own thing. Looks cute (and Savage still serves as executive producer):

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Maggie Gallagher concedes: Marriage amendments 'merely symbolic...aren’t going to pass'

Maggie Gallagher was a major proponent of the so-called Federal Marriage Amendment back when it did have fighting chance. The National Organization For Marriage, which she co-founded, still floats the silly idea to its supporters. But now Maggie is owning...

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Audio: Lawyer, recent #March4marriage speaker insists marriage equality will bring new Holocaust

Why the hell would we want to "silence" the other side? I mean, speakers like Mat Staver, who is now demanding that marriage equality activists are treating Christians the way the Nazis treated Jews in the run-up to the Holocaust,...

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Texas GOP advancing hetero-entitlement bills for courts to ultimately strike down

Down in Texas, there are a pair of measures moving through the state legislature that are all designed to allow pastors and just about anyone else to essentially ignore a US Supreme Court ruling that finally brings marriage equality to...

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05/11/2015

The supposed 'Silencing': How Kirsten Powers Is helping far-right sell pervasive meme

Let me start by saying I typically like Kirsten Powers' work and have agreed with much of her commentary over the years. There's this really annoying thing that happens in this age of social media where, as soon as you...

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Update on sham Regnerus study: Now with even more sham

New analysis of the 2012 Regnerus "family structures" study, which was purposely designed to hurt same-sex marriage by supposedly undermining same-sex parenting, reveals that the work behind it was even shoddier than we all realized (and that's saying something). Dale...

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Can the anti-gay movement at least evolve its confusing word games?

I had to re-read the headline a few times: [AFA] The story is really about attorneys, gay or otherwise, who are receiving recompensation of attorneys fees incurred during their challenges against unconstitutional same-sex marriage bans. It is not uncommon for...

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05/08/2015

The major psychological shift coming to America—and soon!

As those of us who fight for LGBT rights ponder the next phases and stages of this debate, many of my fellows have suggested ideas for what the anti- groups might have cooked up as a next phase in this...

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05/07/2015

Video: He who tried (and failed) to bind us to discriminatory past warns of pro-equality future

Dr. James Dobson sure liked it back in those halcyon days of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, when his platform was sizable and his anti-gay rhetoric was (regrettably) mainstream. But now is now—and Dr. Dobson is stinking mad...

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Oregon set to become fourth jurisdiction to stop turning gay kids into guinea pigs for dangerous junk science

The Oregon legislature has passed a bill banning the misguided and discredited snake oil we colloquially call "reparative therapy": Salem, Oregon, May 7, 2015)—Today, the Oregon State Senate passed HB 2307, a bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...

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05/06/2015

The empty threats phase of the fight

GOP White House hopeful Ben Carson says the president can just ignore a Supreme Court ruling. Two other 2016 candidates, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee, have joined a truly extreme band of anti-LGBT activists on a pledge that vows to...

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05/05/2015

Omaha, NE, resident helps show America what unchecked homo-hostility looks like

66-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, resident Sylvia Driskell has filed a lawsuit against gay people. All of us: NEBRASKA: Sane Woman Files Federal Lawsuit Against All Homosexuals [J.M.G.] Ms. Driskell is asking a federal court to determine once and for all if...

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Christian developer creates 'Kill The F*ggots' game; parents proven right about video games potentially rotting brains

A Christian activist named Randall Hermann created a game called "Kill The F*ggots." Yes, it's exactly what you think it is. A Youtuber caught a clip before the game was ultimately pulled: Oh, so it's kind of like PacMan. Except...

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WND readers: Marriage equality will either not affect us or end us completely

It's probably nothing. Then again, it might be the final chapter in American history. Either/or, suggests the conservative readership of WND: Going To The Chapel [WND] The funny thing is, I'm not sure which of the top two answers WND...

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05/04/2015

AFA: Gay rights = 'grave threat to our survival as a nation and as a moral and civilized people'

Reflecting on the anti-LGBT organization's recent boycott against Pepsi, the American Family Association "explains" why it's perfectly okay for them to boycott certain companies. Naturally, it's because the acceptance of gay people is going to end us as a nation...

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Tony Perkins: Baltimore unrest might be godly punishment for declaring 'moral rights to that which is morally wrong'

The Family Research Council president, who is currently busy attacking CBS newsman Bob Schieffer for making note of his extremism on-air, is back with yet more of the very rhetoric that earned him his reputation. Take it away, Tony Perkins:...

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The oddity that is the LGBT rights debate circa 2015

For over ten years, I've slogged through this here "culture war" in order to take on the worst, silliest, and most unsound arguments that the other side uses against us. Some days it's been incredibly frustrating. Other days it's been...

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