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07/31/2015

And now NOM is literally pleading with its (theoretical) supporters

"Please don't" begs an organization whose supporters have every reason to flee their failed experiment in discrimination: [NOM] Even that one bird is like, "I'm outta here." The rest will follow soon enough.

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07/27/2015

Add 'professional advocate for anti-gay scouting' to list of bygone career choices

It's not perfect, what with its allowing church-led groups to sidestep the change. But still: Boy Scouts End Nationwide Ban on Gay Leaders [NYT] One small step for outdoorsy gay dads; one giant leap for an entire minority population sick...

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07/24/2015

NOM to lasso the White House with a rosary. Or something.

No longer needing to pretend they are something other than the thoroughly Catholic organization they've always been, the National Organization For Marriage has announced this little stunt: [NOM] I love how it's all about supposedly men and women coming to...

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07/22/2015

NOM's new plan? To beat up its org-crushing loss until it becomes a win.

Legislatively? Nope. The bad laws they passed were unconstitutional, and recent years have turned in our favor anyway. Electorally? Nope. The last four states to vote for marriage went in favor equality, and all credible polling for a few years...

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07/21/2015

By the time you read this headline, we'll be ten more seconds beyond stagnant anti-gay 'culture wars'

Since it's summer vacation time, perhaps you've found yourself at a theme park. And at said theme park, perhaps you've found yourself sitting on some sort of tram watching the tableaus of an attraction play outside your moving window. When...

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Video: America cannot wait—to purchase American Family Association radio equipment? Huh?!

I see Bryan Fischer's wife among this collection of southern-accented actors: America Cannot Wait from American Family Studios on Vimeo. Join our campaign today! Visit www.afa.net/americacannotwait. Um, AFA, I'm pretty sure that your ability to make yourselves heard is a...

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Huckabee 2016: 'cause church and state aint gonna marry themselves

Skin and sin are rhyming words, y'all:

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07/16/2015

EEOC does wonky, under-radar thing that could lay groundwork for definitive nondiscrimination protections

This is big step toward comprehensive civil rights protections beyond marriage: WASHINGTON — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that existing civil rights law bars sexual orientation-based employment discrimination — a groundbreaking decision to advance legal protections for gay,...

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Maggie Gallagher, now that you've lost on marriage, might you lose these deceptive ways as well?

In a new post on the 2016 campaign site that she and her conservative pals at the American Principles Project are trying to make happen, Maggie Gallagher writes under this headline and premise: New Poll: Huge Drop in Support for...

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07/15/2015

Crowdfunding discriminatory business owners: Perfect statement on anti-gay movement's current affairs

It came out today that Aaron and Melissa Klein, the (former) Oregon bakery owners who infamously turned away a lesbian couple and who rely admit they have turned away other gay customers in the past, have raised over $350,000 via...

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The religious anti-gay crowd: They never understood the marriage fight; now they don't understand their loss

Over on the Family Research Council's blog, one of the viciously anti-LGBT group's more recent hires, Travis Weber, posts yet another bit of defiance in the wake of the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision. In this one, Travis makes the...

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07/14/2015

Professionally discriminatory Americans to waste more precious mortality fighting battle we've already won

Some of the funniest failed characters in all of anti-LGBTdom (Peter LaBarbera, Janet Porter, Willie Owens) are vowing to keep fighting forever to stop same-sex marriage. In : New Coalition Pledges To Fight Gay Marriage [Texas Observer] In an overcompensating...

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Audio: NOM cofounder, Princeton professor Robert George compares secret Nazi teacher to out gay teacher

When teacher Margie Winters was hired at Waldron Mercy Academy in 2007, she says she told the Philadelphia area Catholic school that she is married to a woman. According to Winters, the school requested she just not discus it with...

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07/13/2015

And now we start checking 'em all off the list (#LoveWins #MoreThanMarriage)

While neither of these long-sought-after LGBT rights developments, both of which broke this afternoon, are specifically related to marriage, you can be sure that the Supreme Court's ruling is a major reason why we see things falling into place in...

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Unable to grumpily take ball and go home, Missouri county uses flags for childish marriage equality protest

When it comes to making us look even better in the wake of victory, Dent County, Missouri just did the victorious equality movement a solid: The Dent County Commission voted unanimously Monday to observe one year of "mourning” over the...

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Then you're being bad allies, Walker boys

The media has found a story in the fact that Wisconsin governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, who staunchly opposes marriage equality and supports measures to overturn the Supreme Court's decision, has two young and photogenic sons (ages nineteen...

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Video: Focus on the Family finally owning childishness of their arguments

The Supreme Court should be put in time out, suggests a Focus on the Family staffer who is as reliably qualified as most Focus on the Family staffers to make such an argument: This isn't something I make my child...

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07/10/2015

National Organization For Stock Photo Models is super pumped about ongoing marriage fight

The National Organization For Marriage just issued one of its near-daily fundraising pleas in which they claim to have a plan to still stay relevant even though marriage equality is the law of the land in all fifty states and...

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07/08/2015

Video: The one clip to share with friends who think 'religious freedom' is something other than discrimination

This chilling clip of a Kentucky gay couple being denied a civil marriage license is quickly going viral. The "religious freedom" advocates surely hate that it is. If not, they should: Put the clip behind a grainy black and white...

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07/07/2015

Tony Perkins: If American Christians accept SCOTUS marriage ruling, Christians will be killed elsewhere

Tony Perkins is on a bit of a church tour right now, giving the same basic speech everywhere he goes. His closing message to the faithful? That if they tolerate the Obergefell decision, it's going to lead to Christians being...

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What must drive the anti-gay activists crazy

After the Proposition 8 injustice of 2008, the right-side-of-history rose up instantly and organically in protest of the discriminatory move. By the next day, Californians were in the streets in mass numbers vowing to overturn this wrong. By week's end,...

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07/06/2015

I can't keep pretending to care about [insert activist] saying [insert ridiculous thing]

Tonight in Florida, militant anti-equality activist Tony Perkins, who insists Christians need not abide by marriage laws, will be telling the faithful they need to "reclaim America." The far-right is going around spinning outright myths about one of those handful...

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07/02/2015

NOM president: Marriage ruling is 'Dred Scott decision of our time'

Brian Brown's organization literally vowed to "drive a wedge between blacks and gays." Remember that as you read Brian, now one of the most desperate clothes-less emperors in all of American politics, directly compare a ruling that extended freedoms to...

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07/01/2015

Episcopalians approve ceremonies for all legally-qualified couples

Here's something novel: an advancement from the religious world: Details: AP via ABC News And of course all of the anti-gay conservatives will fully respect their religious freedom. Right?

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NOM's wishful (and disrespectful) thinking: SCOTUS ruling is 'illegitimate'

In yet another fundraising plea (because NOM does little else these days), the already-done-even-if-they-don't-know-it-yet National Organization For Marriage has taken to calling the Obergefell decision "illegitimate": [NOM] Of course if it would've been 5–4 the other way, and the majority...

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