Video: French waitress comes out, celebrates marriage equality; your grilled cheese will have to wait
The anti-gay side just found its next "victims": diners who have to wait a few extra minutes for their coffee refills.
The weirdest anti-gay video you will ever see; I'm serious; guaranteed; just watch
Twenty mentions of the word "lifestyle," one instance of "rimming," and four sets of gloved hands. One seriously bizarre attempt to demean a human population:
Video: United Nations Against Homophobia
Illinois' top 'protect marriage' group posts pic calling homosexuality 'crime against nature'
And now this from the Illinois Family Institute, the state family policy group most determined to help our side win. The pragmatism-averse org. proudly posted this pic of one of its supporters at one of its rallies:
Considering the millions of gay people who naturally exist, I'm not expecting nature to file a lawsuit any time soon. But don't be surprised if just a few more on-the-fence lawmakers use signs like this insightful one to stake their claims against an increasingly hostile anti-equality movement.
Minnesota either attacked by aliens, hijacked by terrorists, or blessed with marriage equality; you decide
When his organization used the state legislature to pass a (voter-rejected) marriage amendment, it was just fair practice. But when those in favor of equal civil rights for taxpayers in same-sex relationships passed marriage equality bill? Why is was a "hostile takeover," don't 'cha know?
So says MFC president Tom Prichard:
"Polls at the beginning of the legislative session showed the majority of Minnesotans support traditional marriage,"…"and one poll showed only 38 percent supported redefining marriage. Definitely I don't think Minnesotans wanted this, and in some respects, we view it as a hostile takeover." —Minnesota Family Council president Tom Prichard
(*see more of Prichard's rhetoric here)
And in what respect would that be, Mr. Prichard? I'd really love to hear how the duly elected legislature's passage of a clean bill is either "hostile" or a "takeover," especially coming six months after the state's voters rejected the anti-gay side at the polls.
I think by "in some respects," Mr. Prichard really means "in a manner that will rile up anger through loose language." That's certainly something. I wouldn't, however, use the word "respect" anywhere in the same sentence.
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Video: Illinois' top anti-equality group rallies by saying gays have 'deviant sexual lifestyle', are 'offense to nature and nature's God'
The Illinois Family Institute is the official organization lobbying against marriage equality in the Land of Lincoln. Here now, more jaw-dropping evidence of how deep their animus runs.
Hit it, Peter LaBarbera:
*MORE: Incredibly hostile-voiced "ex-gay" Linda Jernigan, speaking at the same rally:
Brian Brown's new one: Marriage equality 'damages society'
He's mad, condemnatory, and already vowing to spend money on efforts to ruin people's careers:
“The people of Minnesota did not vote for gay marriage in 2012,”…“They voted to maintain traditional marriage by maintaining the status quo. Our opponents bought a victory by claiming that marriage was not under threat of redefinition, but in fact they always intended to redefine it at the soonest possible moment. Legislators who voted to redefine marriage were foolish to do so. They cast a terrible vote that damages society, tells children they don’t deserve a mother and a father, and brands supporters of traditional marriage as bigots. We predict that this vote will be career ending for many legislators in Minnesota.”
—National Org. For Marriage president Brian Brown
Not to give you job advice or anything, Brian, but I'm not so sure I'd mention phrases like "career ending" on days where equality's growing tide is so apparent. Might not be in your best interest.