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06/30/2015

Focus on the Family creates itemized price list for 'saving' marriage

You guys, if you donate forty buckerooskies to the notoriously and infamously anti-gay Focus on the Family, you can save one marriage. Or, um, two. They claim different things in different places. Either way, they definitely have managed to put...

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Fox News pays this person for his opinions

God's probably about to drown us all because of marriage equality. So suggests Fox News' own Todd Starnes: [Facebook] (h/t: Joe) For starters, it doesn't even make any sense. The prideful White House came before D.C. precipitation. Since the rainbow...

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06/29/2015

Pat Buchanan doubles down on 1983 column claiming AIDS is nature's punishment

Conservative pundit and Fox News regular Pat Buchanan is very angry at the idea of same-sex couples pledging committed love to one another. To drive home his point, he's celebrating the three-decades expansion of a particular disease: Three decades ago,...

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Is NOM really going to push for a constitutional convention on marriage?

A while back, I told you about the National Organization For Marriage purchasing a few domain names that pointed to the possibility of a "marriage convention." At first I assumed the domain names to be about a summit or conference...

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06/28/2015

Video: Great piece from 'CBS Sunday Morning' highlights sweet success

The contrast between the ugly bitterness and the sweet success has never been so stark:

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Yes, the American marriage equality fight is over—the rest is just bluster

I can't tell you how many times I've opened a window prepared to start a new blog post about this or that or the other ant-LGBT activist who said something ridiculous about Friday's historic SCOTUS ruling. Sometimes it's from a...

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06/26/2015

Goodnight from the White House to your house

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AL Chief Justice Roy Moore calls marriage equality worse than segregation decision

Just galling: Washington (CNN)The chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court and a leading opponent of same-sex marriage on Friday called the Supreme Court's ruling to legalize gay and lesbian nuptials nationwide "even worse" than the Court's 19th century decision to...

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And by opposition 'from all sides,' FRC means exclusively from the (R) side

Rounding out today's stream of outrage and defiance following the historic Supreme Court decision, the Family Research Council pretended that there has been opposition "from all sides." Then FRC proceeded to help demonstrate just how partisan the pro-discrimination movement really...

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Video: What it looked like when that thing happened today

The scene at SCOTUS, via Mashable:

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Hillary vows to keep fighting for full LGBT equality; et tu, GOP rivals?

2016:

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NOM, now truly nuts, encourages Americans to treat marriage equality ruling like Dred Scott

They're out of business soon. But here's a last, crazy gasp from an organization that has harmed America:

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Updated marriage map

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Breaking: By a 5–4 ruling, SCOTUS extends marriage equality to all fifty states

History. Made. Today. More to come. *** *Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, as expected. I'll have it ASAP. *** *The opinion: "The right to marry is a fundamental right inherent in the liberty of the person, and under the Due...

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06/24/2015

Video: While GOP rivals cling to '÷', Hillary makes winning case for '='

When Andrew and I were finally able to marry under law, six years after already pledging our life commitment in every other way, the moment choked me up more than I expected. More than anyone expected, in fact. The videographer...

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06/23/2015

Perfect image for group that's shooting at the moon, hopes to leave some children dangling

The National Organization For Marriage's latest attempt at a graphic meme, in which the pro-discrimination organization takes a wholesome stock photo and slaps its exclusionary branding onto it: [NOM] Eh, if you can't win the latest attempts at the ballot,...

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FRC flat-out lies about Gen X and marriage equality; typical but no less egregious

In today's edition of its "Washington Update," the extremely anti-gay Family Research Council tried to make it seem as if Generation X is aging up and out of support for marriage equality. FRC's writer (the byline belongs to Tony Perkins,...

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Man who'll never be POTUS serves up rotten red meat that'll never cook in congressional dining halls

No you won't, no you can't, and no you won't ever be: Mike Huckabee Pledges To Block Gay Marriage If Elected President [RWW] Translation: "I am now a professional sayer-of-things who is constantly running for my next book deal, speaking...

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Starbucks flying Pride flag over its HQ; new Starbucks location to open within flag by week's end

Remember when the National Organization For Marriage tries to boycott Starbucks for being pro-LGBT? Yeah, well—consider this the coffee giant's continued and sustained laughter and/or overt mockery: Pride Flag Flies Over Starbucks HQ [J.M.G.] Can you even imagine if Chick-fil-A...

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Org. that's long brought headaches to American gays goes after notable, pro-gay cure

Like countless American brands, Tylenol (and its Johnson & Johnson mothership) have long featured portraits of American family life in its advertisements. Courtship, marriage, and parenting are just some of the key commonalities on which brands rely in order to...

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06/18/2015

Video: Ryan Anderson, fellow anti-gay activists talk to anti-gay CBN about their hopes for anti-gay future

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Mike Huckabee can't sign NOM's marriage pledge; he's already vowed to not

If anyone would sign the National Organization For Marriage's ridiculous marriage pledge, exceedingly anti-gay "culture warrior" Mike Huckabee would be the surefire bet. Only thing? In a May 15 email, Huck already declared that he won't: I'm holding you to...

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NOM officially floats general election liability in front of GOP primary candidates

I've been telling you about the ineffective National Organization For Marriage's 2016 presidential marriage pledge and some of its ludicrous ideas. Here now the text, in full: [Marriage Pledge] While the twelve already-announced GOP presidential candidates, as well as the...

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06/17/2015

Audio: The one where Brian Brown attacks @FakeDanSavage's son at an anti-gay church conference

Tonight at an anti-gay conference hosted at anti-gay pastor Jim Garlow's church, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown told the audience that Dan Savage and his husband are "intentionally depriving" their adopted son of his mother and father. He...

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Audio: NOM will ask presidential candidates to call SCOTUS marriage ruling 'illegitimate'

At the so-called "Future Conference," an anti-gay conference that anti-gay pastor Jim Garlow is hosting in his California church, National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown announced that NOM will tomorrow unveil its presidential "marriage pledge." In it, Brian says...

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Southern Baptist leader admits it: Pastors won't be punished for rejecting same-sex marriages

I'm legitimately going to give longtime Southern Baptist top dog Albert Mohler some points here. Unlike so many of his fellows who are going around insisting that pastors are on the cusp of being penalized or even hauled to jail...

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Continuing A FAD of wasting congressional time, anti-equality lawmakers introduce FADA

No government agency has ever denied anything to anyone simply because that anyone believes marriage should exclude same-sex couples. Where people have occasionally (but very rarely) run into problems is when they've flouted nondiscrimination policies of a jurisdiction or institution,...

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06/16/2015

Report: Jeb Bush to again praise marriage inequality

According to the New York Times, which overhead Jeb Bush conducting an interview that will air tonight on Hannity, the GOP White House hopeful will yet again make his views on marriage discrimination quite clear: Pressed on the same-sex marriage...

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NOM actively working on its 2016 'Marriage Pledge'; sorry, Republicans who want to move on

If you head over to the NOM-owned MarriagePledge.com, you will see that the site is in development mode: [MarriagePledge.com] This means that NOM is hard at work preparing the 2016 version of its "Marriage Pledge," which you might remember from...

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06/15/2015

And in other debate news, NOM just declared Rick Perry the 2012 GOP primary winner

Pro-equality rock stars Evan Wolfson and Kenji Yoshino recently debated National Organization For Marriage John Eastman and conservative activist Sherif Girgis. After that debate was held, 83% of the in-house audience sided with the pro-equality side, with only 14% going...

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Ubiquitous childhood company supports family equality

As a parent of a toddler who is well aware of the Fisher-Price catalog, this makes me happy: Fisher-Price® and Proud Parenting today announced the launch of the Proud Parenting LGBT Family Photo Gallery, presented by Fisher-Price®. The goal of...

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We've arrived: Same-sex love now as free to be in pointlessly salacious yogurt ads as its heterosexual counterpart

Chobani yogurt is so good it makes a lesbian want to rip the covers off of her partner. Or something: [Chobani.com] Inclusion is now close to a given. Once we can consider an ad for its odd foot rubs and...

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Adoption process should be tough, reflective, focused; new Michigan law makes it crass, crude, discriminatory

When my husband and I chose adoption, we chose to put our relationship, commitment, abilities, and resources to the test in ways previously unmatched. All potential adoptive parents willingly submit their lives to every form of scrutiny imaginable. From deeply...

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06/14/2015

FRC longs for days when gay people were 'drummed out' of armed forces

FRC wants God to free our armed forces from gay soldiers. You know, just like he once freed others from the Nazis: Now our leaders are intentionally depleting American military power, converting an institution intended to defend our nation by...

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Selling selves as above law, radical anti-gay activists place ad in 'Washington Post'

The coalition behind this ad, led by fringe activist Rick Scarborough, claims that over 40,000 people have signed on to the call to flout a Supreme Court ruling in favor of fifty-state equality. Here's the ad they recently placed in...

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06/12/2015

Emailer suggests I deserve murder by 'radical Islamists'

According to Google, the person who sent me this, the suggestion that my murder would be a just punishment for my advocacy work, served as recently as 2012 on the Republican Executive Committee of her local community: I actually think...

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06/10/2015

President Unicorn, Vice President Tooth Fairy, and Secretary Figment have yet to weigh in

When I'm queen of the popsicle people, I won't enforce gravity because it violates my enjoyment of Brady Bunch reruns. Or, for a similarly stated fantasy that's equally unencumbered by multiple realities: [Right Wing Watch]

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AFA calls on supporters to flog Wells Fargo 'even if you're not a customer'

We all know that the pro-discrimination, pro-inequality, pro-divisive, wrong-side-of-history movement is all kinds of upset with banking giant Wells Fargo for daring to consider gay people valid customers worthy of support. But you'd think they'd at least be happy with...

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06/09/2015

Arkansas judge grants marriage equality (*to those who happened to be in love and ready to marry for six days in '14)

The big news of this day: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Reuters) - A judge ordered Arkansas on Tuesday to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages that were performed during a six-day window in the state in May 2014 and have since been...

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Careful about tripping over those straw men, Scott Lively

There isn't one person in the activist community or on "the left" who is claiming hat churches should lose their tax exempt status if they refuse to host same-sex wedding ceremonies. Instead, virtually everyone on "the left" agrees that churches...

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Maggie Gallagher's familiar 'victim' psychodrama

The article in question features quotes and recollections from a couple of actual Baltimore residents, both onetime fans of conservative darling Ben Carson. These residents use words like "disappointed" and "disconnected" and "sell-out" to describe what they say is a...

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Video: FRC hosts silly panel to pretend marriage discrimination is a civil rights movement

Family Research Council, like all anti-gay groups, are reeling and spinning and fretting about how they can keep the anti-equality cash cow once the US Supreme Court deals them such a massive blow via a fifty state marriage equality ruling....

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06/08/2015

Trailer: New anti-gay movie stars actor who was on Logo's 'Sordid Lives'?!

The crowdfunded movie is called Audacity. It comes from longtime anti-gay propagandist Ray Comfort, and is already earning high praise from "ex-gay" activists like Joe Dallas and rabidly anti-gay conservatives like Joseph Farah. Here's the gist and the trailer: Peter...

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Video: Another day, another prominent conservative calling for 'an army' to rebel against marriage equality

Glenn Beck is just like Martin Luther King, y'all. And he's going to show it by encouraging folks to disobey a fifty-state marriage ruling from the US Supreme Court: Cool plans, Glenn. Though something tells me "We shall overcome" won't...

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06/05/2015

Video: Katie Couric interviews man who understands true meaning, purpose of love, marriage, commitment

Learn the name Jim Obergefell. I suspect you'll be hearing it a lot over the next month:

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Video: Kenji Yoshino, Evan Wolfson are brilliant; NOM's chairman is arbitrarily discriminatory

The two great minds on our side are like, "this" and "that" and "oh yeah, that other thing." National Organization For Marriage chairman John Eastman, on the other hand, is basically like, "but, but, but—procreation." Here's the clip:

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Video: Watch CBN talks about gay people as if we are their personal craft projects

"Struggling" is the only way we exist in the world of Christian broadcasting. Here's how they plan to "fix" us going forward: Cynthia Austin, you are worthy of human love and companionship. I hope you come to realize that.

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Their rhetoric has turned macabre and concerning

For the past ten years, I've wondered what the opposition would sound like once the marriage equality fight, which has long been the marquee fight of the so-called "culture war," reached its inevitable conclusion on the right side of fairness...

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06/04/2015

And now conservative pundits are begging states to secede and form gay-less paradise (#LesGayBiFelicia)

Attention all tourism boards. WND editor Joseph Farah needs you all to consider his oh-so-rational and in-no-way-nutso plan: Is there one state in 50 that would not only defy the coming abomination, but secede in response? The rewards could be...

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NOM has a plan; and some snowballs plan to summer in hell, too

We're in a really interesting phase of the "culture war" where all kinds of anti-LGBT groups and professionally discriminatory individuals are ratcheting up defiance. They all say things about what they're going to do next and how they'll never give...

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