Good As You: Massachusetts Roundup

03/04/2013

Tony Perkins: 'Protect your kids from a fate like Massachusetts's'

In truth, the policy is focused, protective, and cognizant of attempts to exploit it. It also has nothing to do with marriage. But it's also truth the Family Research Council is focused on protecting its fundraising, a large part of...

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11/15/2011

MassResistance calls grieving mother shameless; apparently confused said mother for mirror

This comes from anti-LGBT group MassResistance's take on a recent Bay State anti-bullying hearing: [SOURCE: MassResistance] "Well-scripted speech"?! Really? Because I think if these good "values voters" at MassResistance think a little harder, they might come up with a few...

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08/05/2011

Video: Book on 'pro-gay' Romney keeps fantasy genre alive

Already made your way through your summer reading list yet still yearning for more? Have an interest in politics? Enjoy stigmatizing and marginalizing a rich, vibrant, and sizable portion of the population and the politicos who support their rights? Have...

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07/15/2011

NOM says Mass repeal not off table; table seeks coasters, sick of things that leave rings

One would think that if any of our equality states were safeguarded, the sure bet would be the one that's had legal same-sex marriages now without incident or upheaval, only love. But not so, threatens the National Organization For Marriage's...

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07/10/2011

Kerry on: D-MA vs. DOMA, all the rest of it

"Seeing is believing. Many of us who once believed civil unions were sufficient to protect legal rights because we thought of marriage as a religious sacrament between a man and a woman, have seen that no church has been forced...

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02/14/2011

MassResistance has been futile. So yes, Maryland -- *please* copy their test paper!

Because of a penchant for thoroughly over-the-top activities like covertly filming transgender human beings as they try to use a public restroom in peace, MassResistance has the reputation of being one of the fringe-iest of all the statewide "pro-family" groups....

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02/11/2011

Untruthful? NOM? No way, not *our* NOM!

This from PolitiFact, as tipped to us by indefatigable researcher Alvin McEwen: Bottom line: The National Organization for Marriage [Rhode Island] mailing says that Massachusetts public schools teach kindergartners about gay marriage. The wording, including the present tense verb, gives...

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12/13/2010

MassResistance angry with Scott Brown; Scott Brown's clearly done something right

At an earlier, Coakley-ier time, Brian Camenker from the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group MassResistance was all kinds of into Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA): (← click to play audio clip) But now -- oh, but now. Well here, let's...

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12/01/2010

Protection from 'protect marriage' activists: Mass judge shares justice's burdens

Because so many social conservatives love to talk about the never-ending persecution they supposedly receive for opposing same-sex unions: He and his family received death threats. His mailbox mysteriously disappeared, prompting the State Police to install a surveillance camera in...

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11/10/2010

Isolated incidents can still make us feel isolated

And now for an "anti-gay bias affects even deep blue, progressive enclaves" news break: A gay student at UMass Dartmouth parked his car on campus Saturday afternoon, only to return to it later painted with anti-gay slurs. Gay U-Mass Dartmouth...

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06/14/2010

Gay mayor-iage

The city of Cambridge, Mass., home to Harvard University, has its third openly gay mayor…in a row. Mayor David Maher, who was elected to the post by his city council colleagues in February, acknowledged publicly this weekend he is gay....

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05/17/2010

Apparently it takes seven years to destroy society

Congratulations, Massachusetts. For today is the sixth anniversary of legal marriage equality in the Bay State! Six Years of Giving Social Conservatives An Odd Hobby Per tradition, the sixth anniversary is supposed to be celebrated with something made of iron...

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02/25/2010

Brian, Brown: Overheated MA org shows more proof of personal Scott bond

Before January's special election, we noted that Brian Camenker, head of SPLC-designated "hate group" MassResistance, claimed then-candidate Scott Brown (R-MA) as someone he had "known personally for several years": (click to play audio clip) *SOURCE: Faith 2 Action, 1/12/10 It...

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01/21/2010

Video: 'Why I painted with Brown' with Michelangelo

Inside the Mind of a Gay Scott Brown Support [Signorile]

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01/20/2010

So when, exactly, will they apologize for the decades of stigmatizing Mass and its voters?

Our marriages constitute a "dastardly deed," and the multiple votes that Massachusetts' elected lawmakers cast on the matter of a marriage amendment somehow denied the people of their "right to a voice." Just another round of "logic" from the FRC:...

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We'd rather lose than delight MassResistance

Congratulations, Massachusetts! You've just elected a U.S. Senator who absolutely thrills MassResistance, one of only eleven American groups whose anti-gay hostility has reached a low enough point to make the Southern Poverty Law Center's official hate groups list: But on...

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01/19/2010

Video: Senate suits Brown to a TEA

We better never again hear the far-right in this country criticize the national LGBT movement when we get involved in a state ballot initiative fight, the way they criticized us in both Maine and California: Apparently it's A-OK for local...

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01/18/2010

2 out of 3 historically negligent historians agree: Scott Brown will 'tear down that wall'

"We can't recall ever having seen the kind of enthusiasm and passion across the state - among Republicans, Independents, and even many Democrats - for a any candidate, particularly a Republican, that we're seeing for Scott Brown! In many ways...

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A vote for Scott Brown is a vote for the anti-gay National Organization For Marriage

It's one thing to hear NOM's Brian Brown pretending that crude bias is a good thing. But the whole ruse becomes enragingly worse when he drags Dr. King's legacy of fairness into the mix: So an out-of-state group is telling...

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Video: #MASen candidates share dreams, fictions

This morning, pro-LGBT U.S. Senate candidate Martha Coakley gave a speech that was 100% intertwined with the narrative of Martin Luther King and his dream. In fact, she was invited to give this MLK Day speech right alongside Dr. King's...

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Do you want a Coak or a particularly overheated cup of TEA?

The Scott Brown supporters at SPLC-certified hate group MassResistance... MR's Brian Camenker on Brown ...have posted a series of photographs from a weekend rally in support of the Republican senatorial candidate. Don't kid yourself, folks: The anti-gay, anti-progress, anti-Obama-at-all-costs TEA...

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01/15/2010

The two Mr. Browns: Out to tan marriage equality's hide

It's not just SPLC "hate group" MassResistance that wants Scott Brown to defeat Martha Coakley. No, no -- the myopic marriage maligners at the National Organization for Marriage are also hellbent on getting a likeminded personality in Ted Kennedy's former...

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SPLC 'hate group' is all kinds of about Brown. That should make you see red/get your green!

This is what the fringe, radical anti-gay group MassResistance looks like: So is this: This Memorial day, here in Massachusetts in 2007, the homosexual lobby dominates our State House, and is filing bills to push their agenda further than ever....

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10/22/2009

Hey America: There is no Mass. public school scare!

In two states now, we have allowed the anti-gay side to use the Wirthlins, one of the two sets of parents (the Parkers being the other) who chose to take their family's personal, faith-based opposition to pro-gay children's books and...

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09/04/2009

Video: The sanctity of Rachel

Maddow -- 9/3/09 [MSNBC] (H/t: Towle)

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08/26/2009

Kris cross about Teddy's legacy

Some minor grave-dancing: "[Ted Kennedy] was a champion for abortion, later on a champion for same-sex 'marriage' and the pushing of the homosexual agenda in our public schools,".... "That's a very sad legacy." - Massachusetts Family Institute president Kris Mineau...

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(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)

RIP, D-MA. *SEE ALSO: Joe.My.God has a nice roundup of community reaction (including thoughts from yours truly).

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07/08/2009

MA AG wants DOMA to RIP

Move over, Ms. Stewart. Gay America just got another tough, Northeastern Martha to get behind: BOSTON – Today, Attorney General Martha Coakley filed a lawsuit in United States District Court (D. Mass.) challenging the constitutionality of Section 3 of the...

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05/26/2009

Lest we forget

MASSACHUSETTS MAINE VERMONT CONNECTICUT IOWA and soon, probably... NEW HAMPSHIRE (with NY, NJ, and others in the reasonable future) Prop 8 is a stumble for our side. But time's mere advancement is a crippling fatal blow for our opposition's! WontBackDown.org

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05/18/2009

Equality gives us wood

The traditional gift for a fifth anniversary is something made of wood. 5th anniversary of Mass. gay marriage [NENC] So what are giving Mass. gay couples? Well we're think that the wooden cross that's used as a bully club to...

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04/15/2009

Camenker: Why can't we have LGB with our Tea?

You know that TEAbag situation that America is facing today? No, not that one. The one where outraged members of Team Anti-Obama are gathering to protest the president's policies on -- well, we don't think many of them even know...

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03/23/2009

Video: God, the Mass-destroying procrastinator

This man claims that God gave him this message on 2/29/2004: So why, five years later, is Massachusetts still quite intact? Well, in an exclusive to G-A-Y, God tells us that every time he musters up his Commonwealth-destorying fireball, he...

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03/17/2009

Video: Fed up Feder packs his false stats and goes home

Don Feder is, quite frankly, a far-right propagandist whose work is fringe even among "pro-family" circles. Back in July of 2006, while Don was blaming conflict in Israel on God's anger over a gay pride parade, he "jokingly" suggested that...

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03/03/2009

GLAD to see it go: MASSively awesome legal group gunning for flawed law

GLAD (the one with one 'a') will this morning hold a press conference wherein the Massachusetts-based LGBT legal eagles will lay out plans to challenge a portion of that dumb-a federal law known as DOMA. Here's more from the organization...

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02/12/2009

FTM: Fighting Transgender Misconceptions

Yesterday in Massachusetts, a transgender non-discrimination bill was introduced. This from a MassEquality press release: Today, legislation to ban discrimination against transgender people in the Commonwealth was introduced with 104 original cosponsors, including majorities in the Senate and House. The...

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02/05/2009

Mat and unabashed bias: One marriage in need of divorce

This writer refuses to again defend his own bond against ignorance. One, because I know it will fall on deaf ears with "gays are incapable of commitment" crowd. Two, because I feel like I lose a little bit of myself...

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02/04/2009

Been there, defended that

Reacting to the news that Hillary and Julie Goodridge, the couple whose names adorn the historic court case that won marriage equality in Massachusetts, are getting a divorce, Kris Mineau of the so-called Massachusetts Family Institute makes the following disgusting-yet-expected...

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12/23/2008

Green envy into green money: Jealous MA anti-gays look to CA for cash

According to Bay Windows, Massachusetts' Coalition For Marriage group will hold an 18-dollar-a-head fundraising dinner on January 10, at which the theme will be celebrating the "success" of California's Proposition 8: "The passage of Prop 8 in California was a...

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11/10/2008

A mandate against man dates: Emboldened anti-gays vow for more hurt

Think the anti-gays are content with simply tarnishing California's progressive legacy? Well think again. This from The Boston Herald: The success of a measure to ban gay marriage in California has inspired local opponents to consider mounting another signature drive...

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10/30/2008

Well that takes a Mass off our minds

Remember how the MassResistance group was working to obtain petition signatures in hopes of getting a reinstatement of the 1913 law that, up until July, had prevented out-of-state gays from marrying in the Bay State? Yea, well -- they failed....

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10/13/2008

When life gives you Supreme Court lemons, make 'gays are demons'-ade

When it comes to his war against gay-accepting children's books, Massachusetts martyr David Parker may have lost his bid to exalt "religious freedom" above every other sort of freedom. However, he's certainly putting a positive spin on the reasoned rejection...

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10/09/2008

Supremes put kibosh on supremely overdrawn case

You know David Parker, the Massachusetts parent whose war against inclusive children's books has made him a "pro-family" martyr? Yea, well "pro-family" martyrdom has just suffered another blow: The US Supreme Court refused this week to hear the appeal of...

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08/27/2008

Despite gays' 'assaults,' Mass Dems live to share marriage tale

So this is pretty cool: During the roll call of the states during today's presidential nominating process, Massachusetts' Dem delegation (led by Sen. Therese Murray) made a point of mentioning that the Bay State was the first in the nation...

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08/26/2008

MASSively annoying: Anti-progress progresses in Bay State

And now in "Geez, can't they leave that poor dead horse alone?" news: Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has approved paperwork that had been filed by the radically anti-gay Massresistance group. And what does the paperwork entail, you ask? Well,...

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08/20/2008

Referendumb: MR explains flawed and fruitless endeavor

On Friday, we briefly told you about the radically anti-gay MassResistance group's plans to challenge the recent legislative move that opened the door to out-of-state gays wishing to marry in the Bay State. Well now MR has more fully detailed...

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08/19/2008

QT challenges HRC; vowels glad to be left alone

The folks at QueerToday.com, who've long captured our hearts and minds by being one of the biggest thorns in the side of the radically anti-gay MassResistance group, are now turning their sites to an organization that conventional wisdom would say...

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08/15/2008

Can't they let bygone laws be bygone laws?

Not willing to sit by and let loving, monogamous, tax-paying couples from around the country enter into a civil contract with themselves and their government, the MassResistance organization, an SPLC-certified "hate group," is now trying to reverse the recent repeal...

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07/31/2008

Audio: You can almost hear the sound of a thrown-in towel

Gov. Patrick just signed into law a repeal of the 1913 law that has prevented out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying in Massachusetts. But never ones to go quietly into that pro-rights night, the Concerned Women For America are still brainstorming...

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MASSively awesome

Good news for those non-resident same-sex couples who plan to marry in Massachusetts now that the out-of-state ban is being lifted. Due to extra action from the state House, the usual 90-day waiting period between a bill being signed and...

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07/29/2008

Mass House is a very, very, very fine house

HOLY CRAPBALLS! By a whopping margin of 118-35, the Massachusetts House has voted to repeal the 1913 law that prevented out-of-state gays form marrying: House passes 1913 repeal [PolitickerMA] So that's it. It now goes to Gov. Patrick, and he's...

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