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01/31/2014

Video: AFA president can spot gay men because they 'walk like a girl, a lot of 'em'

Listening to this, my mind can all too easily picture Tim Wildmon standing outside The Red Lobster, arms crossed and lips pursed in a "tsk," mumbling his dismay whenever a local male's walk is too effervescent for his liking: And...

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Oregon bakery admits truth: They just don't like homosexuality, want to 'save' gay people

If Sweet Cakes by Melissa had any semblance of a court challenge (hint: they didn't), they just lessened it. In a recently posted Facebook comment, the Orgeon bakery that supposedly denied only a same-sex wedding (as opposed to a gay...

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Video: 'Orange is the New Black' star Laverne Cox brings #CC14 to its feet; hopes those feet move into action

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Non-winning org. faults non-discriminatory opponent for non-controversial tweet

Those of us who wonk out on this LGBT political stuff often use the phrase "marriage states" as a shorthand reference to the eighteen of our fifty (plus D.C.) where marriage equality is a legal reality. The flip of that...

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01/30/2014

Don't get civilly married, gays, or Bishop of church you might or might not choose to follow will cancel your slumber party

I've been meaning to get to this story for a while, but my daddy put me in time out because I threw a temper tantrum when he told me I couldn't get a new Lego set: The Illinois Roman Catholic...

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Video: To clear name of anti-gay extremism, Dave Agema goes on America's most extreme anti-gay show

Because of his inarguably extreme comments about LGBT people, even Republicans who oppose LGBT rights have called on Dave Agema to resign from his prominent role on the Republican National Committee. So to clear his name, what does he do?...

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Indiana marriage equality opponents essentially admitting that tide is turning against them

Ever since the Indiana house stripped away language from that state's proposed marriage amendment, a move that will likely push any potential vote on the matter back to at least the year 2016, the state's supporters of discrimination have been...

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GLAAD: Forecast for anti-LGBT violence is likely, claims anti-LGBT rainmaker

Forecast for anti-LGBT violence is likely, claims anti-LGBT rainmaker [GLAAD]

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Video: As far as I'm concerned, 'Mother Russia' is the Sochi games' opening ceremony

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#ThrowBackThursday: Federal Marriage Amendment circa 1900

Some people thought "traditional marriage" included a right to multiple wives, while certain members of Congress believed federal policy should be defined by discrimination. A look back at a proposed federal marriage amendment at the turn of the last century:...

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SD state senator wants to narrow gay people's rights; is the victim, natch

Ernie Otten, a first term Republican state senator in South Dakota, has introduced legislation that would allow local businesses to discriminate against customers who wish to make purchases that somehow acknowledge their same-sex wedding or related ceremony. His proposal is...

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01/29/2014

Rabidly anti-gay Liberty Counsel: Banning gays brings together religious and non-religious straights

In an amicus brief the anti-LGBT legal outfit filed in support of Nevada's ban on same-sex marriage, the Liberty Counsel tells all kinds of the same lies. In one egregious example, they use the word "church" to refer to the...

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A look at the the signs from Utah's anti-gay, pro-discrimination, wrong-side-of-history rally

At last night's anti-gay, pro-discrimination, wrong-side-of-history, gay-parents-are-like-slave-owners rally in Salt Lake City, Utah, three signs stood out to me. This one was probably the most prevalent: It is a meaningless sign. Their intent, obviously, is to suggest that procreative heterosexuality...

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Utah lawmaker hopes to put H&R Block-the-gays into business

What an odious proposal: Rep. Merrill Nelson, R-Grantsville, suggests a novel way to pay for the state’s ongoing legal battle to ban same-sex marriage: Allow taxpayers to donate part of their income tax refund for it. His HB48 would create...

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Video: NOM president tells Utah that his is the true civil rights movement

Amid suggestions that his personal faith is a perfectly valid reason to deny civil marriage equality to certain kinds of taxpayers, as well the truly egregious idea that his discriminatory cause is the true descendent of movements that abolished slavery...

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Tony Perkins translation: 'I don't like nondiscrimination laws that apply to LGBT customers'

The Family Research Council president responds to last night's State of the Union speech: Employers should not have to choose between violating their consciences or paying severe fines that threaten jobs and could even force them to drop health coverage...

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In video to Utah anti-equality rally, Robert Oscar López again equates adoptive parents with slave owners

He begins with an egocentric, self-victimizing plea that attempts to parlay his one-sided, anecdotal personal and family struggles into consensus commonalities. And then, at the 8:25 mark, he does it yet again: he directly equated adoptive parents (not just gay...

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01/28/2014

'People don't go on TV to get married'

Glenn Stanton, the Focus on the Family staffer who admittedly believes that "homosexuality is a particularly evil lie of Satan," made the following charge about the weddings that aired on Sunday night's Grammys telecast: 'It’s such a confused irony, because...

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Utah anti-equality rally: Doug Mainwaring replaces Robert Oscar Lopez #standwithchildren

Citing "travel plans," the anti-equality activist who routinely equates gay parents with slaveowners and who blames the LGBT movement for gay teen suicides is no longer attending today's anti-equality rally in Salt Lake City. Robert Oscar López will now only...

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On day of rally, Utah's anti-equality coalition frames pro-equality side as 'evil' #standwithchildren

In addition to choosing a headlining speaker who claims gay parents are the modern equivalent to slaveowners and that the LGBT movement is to blame for gay teen suicides, the anti-equality coalition that is rallying today at the Utah state...

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NOM's Comm. director admits it: NOM wants gays to 'comes out of this distorted lifestyle'

National Org. For Marriage Communications Director and spokesman Chris Plante admits what we've always known: that NOM, a Catholic organization through and through, wants gays to "come out of this distorted lifestyle": SOURCE: Drew Mariani Show Thanks, buddy. I will...

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NOM determined to divide GOP, define it by discrimination

In what is essentially a fundraising pitch on behalf of Kirk Jorgensen, a conservative Republican running for a House seat in California's 52nd district, the National Organization For Marriage goes all-out nuclear against openly gay challenger Carl DeMaio and the...

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How do you know the Grammys wedding was effective?

Laurie Higgins, proud owner of a staunch anti-LGBT agenda, a rich fantasy life, and a thesaurus, responds to the Grammys mass wedding: Beyoncé’s vulgar anti-woman, anti-marriage performance foreshadowed the climactic set piece of the evening: Queen Latifah, long-rumored to be...

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01/27/2014

GLAAD: Fox News' @ToddStarnes condemns Grammys' 'intolerant' gay inclusion

Fox News' Todd Starnes condemns Grammys' 'intolerant' gay inclusion [GLAAD]

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Disney Channel introduces viewers to 'Taylor's other mom Cheryl'

This clip comes from the Disney Channel's Good Luck Charlie, and it marks the first time the mouse-earned network has featured a same-sex couple: Now sure why Bob had to bear the brunt of the misunderstanding. It's not like she...

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GLAAD: This week: Two state marriage rallies to feature extreme speakers

This week: Two state marriage rallies to feature extreme speakers [GLAAD]

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FRC: Pro-gay Obama admin poses 'greatest threat to the Constitution since the Civil War'

Citing examples like marriage equality, as well as cloaked references to bills like the LGBT-inclusive Employment Nondiscrimination Act and situations like the ones involving the wedding vendors who think they have a "right" to flout local nondiscrimination laws in order...

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Russian officials determined to keep LGBT people, allies from watching Olympics

None. Not a one. Zero: Amid swirling anti-gay sentiment in Russia, Sochi’s mayor claims there are no gay people in his city. “It’s not accepted here in the Caucasus where we live. We do not have them in our city,”...

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01/24/2014

Reality TV star Josh Duggar heading to Indiana to lobby for anti-gay marriage amendment

Tony Perkins' new righthand man, Family Research Council Action head and 19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, is booking his trip to Indiana so that he can use his reality TV fame to help make life less fair and...

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Does Utah's 'Celebration of Marriage' group think gay parents are no better than slaveowners?

I ask the question in the headline, because the man who is scheduled to speak at this "Celebration of Marriage" group's big rally in Salt Lake City, Robert Oscar López... ...has come right out and said that gay parents like...

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GLAAD: On night feedings, diaper changes, and vicious political attacks

On night feedings, diaper changes, and vicious political attacks [GLAAD]

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Sorry, NOM—even Tony Perkins knows a Fed. Marriage Amendment is dead in the water

While I strongly oppose programs like C-SPAN's Newsmakers giving anti-LGBT activist a platform to pretend to be a mere conservative pundit, the man who claims it's "a fact" that gays face eternal damnation did manage to make a little news...

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Would they be making these changes if they were still winning?

As someone who has been doing this work for nearly a decade, and as someone who was a sentient, semi-politically-minded person long before that, I can easily remember the self-confidence of the anti-gay movement when their "wins" came easily. During...

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C-SPAN becomes latest outlet to give Tony Perkins an undeserved, egregious pass

At around the 9:45 mark, the Family Research Council president addresses the marriage debate by claiming that "nobody is for making somebody a criminal—at least most people are not." This despite the fact that Tony's own number two guy, Peter...

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01/23/2014

Video: Focus on the Family's galling 'logic' on nondiscrimination laws; seriously, you have to hear this noise

I swear the anti-LGBT groups have completely lost their minds over these cases involving cake bakers and florists and whatnots who are told they must comply with state nondiscrimination law. Their rationale has moved to a whole new realm of...

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IMPEACHMENT!

Adorable: National Organization for Marriage Calls for Impeachment of Virginia's Attorney General for Malfeasance and Neglect of Duty, Abandoning His Oath of Office and Betraying the People of Virginia [NOM] Or, you know, NOM—you could start backing laws that are...

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Audio: 'Well family, we have to pack up and move. The gay neighbors got married.'

Phyllis Schlafly, grand dame of a movement built around skewing data so that inequality seems like a "value," is now claiming that beleaguered residents of marriage equality states are fleeing in order to escape the happiness in their midst: Schlafly...

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GLAAD: Mark Burnett gives 'Voice' to insidious anti-LGBT coalition

Mark Burnett gives 'Voice' to insidious anti-LGBT coalition [GLAAD]

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NOM working on go-nowhere legislation exempting business owners who wish to discriminate against gay customers

From the National Organization For Marriage's latest fundraising pitch: Oh, I can't wait to read this bill's text! They of course won't seek exemptions for all categories, as they know that removing nondiscrimination protections in the areas of race, sex,...

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NOM planning a second 'March For Marriage'

This is an incredibly silly idea: Last year, at least there was a reason for people to show up in DC and march. There were court cases with national attention. It made "sense," as far as that goes, for NOM...

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Poll: Most Americans are over this whole discrimination thing, even if their states haven't caught up

A new Freedom To Marry poll (conducted by Anzalone Liszt Grove) shows that a majority of Americans living in states without marriage equality support the freedom to marry. Data at link: [Freedom To Marry] Personally, I can't wait for a...

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AFA logic: Unconstitutional laws are same as perfectly constitutional ones

Virginia's Attorney General is nto going to defend his state's marriage ban because he believes, rightly, that it is unconstitutional. Courts are agreeing with him more and more everyday, to say nothing of public opinion. But check out this nonsense,...

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Today in people just doing their job: Virginia AG won't defend obviously unconstitutional state marriage ban

These days, it seems like every minor "win" for the anti-equality side is immediately and resoundingly clobbered by a strong move from the right side of history. When North Carolina passed a marriage ban, President Obama came out and supported...

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01/22/2014

Over 35% of Americans now deal with 'absurd results' thanks to marriage equality, says activist who thinks saying it makes it so

Check out this nonsense: “In states where marriage has been redefined, it has produced absurd results — in the law, in education, in religious liberties and in what is best for children, families and the common good of society,” he...

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DISGUSTING: Indiana committee advances historical pockmark to full House

By a 9-3 partisan vote (I'll let you guess which party went which way, Indiana's House Elections and Apportionment just voted to move the Hoosier's state's proposed besmirching of their state constitution so that it enshrines discrimination into their governing...

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Robert Oscar López remains hopeful that kids of gays will grow up to resent them

The latest from the man who will next week speak alongside NOM president Brian Brown at Utah's "traditional marriage" rally: "Right now, for same-sex parenting, it seems very bleak to someone like me. There seems to be an overwhelming tidal...

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Audio: And by 'essentially the same thing,' Tony Perkins means 'not even close.'

After running down the supposed tales of woe involving the three or four cake bakers and photographers who were told that they must comply with fairly enacted nondiscrimination law, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins tries to use this scenario...

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Audio: Rep. Randy Weber says anti-gay groups came to him to draft State Marriage Defense Act

Considering the so-called State Marriage Defense Act rolled out, with anti-LGBT groups like the Family Research issuing press releases about it before its sponsor, first term congressman Randy Weber (R-TX14), had even finished reading the Windsor decision, many of us...

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Audio: Liberty Counsel's Barber, Staver praise nation's that punish homosexuality with prison; seek same for U.S.

I rarely post full clips, but this one, from Liberty Counsel/Liberty University's Mat Staver and Matt Barber, is so chilling that I really think you need to hear the whole thing. It is so rife with demonization and false "facts"...

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01/21/2014

NOM's Chairman threatens an 'eruption'

If marriage equality, like so many other civil rights battles, is won via court action rather than a fifty state fight to the finish, John Eastman, Chairman of the Board of the National Org. For Marriage, warns America: "If they...

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