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05/19/2014

While the site was down, we won another state #Oregon

As you know if you tried to access G-A-Y today, the site was down due to another DDOS attack on the host. But it's 2014 America, which means that there's a good change that something major happened on the equality...

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One of the least self-aware snips of commentary you'll read today (this week? this year?)

Read this collection of thoughts from conservative columnist Gina Loudon (who fills in for Bryan Fischer on his viciously anti-gay radio show) and then I'll get back to you: What if the Obama daughters’ careers were picketed and boycotted because...

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Does the 'same position as Pres. Obama' canard make social conservatives feel better? B/c it's completely wrong

Every time one of these situations in which an anti-LGBT person is vaulted into the spotlight for stating anti-LGBT views that he or she (or they) try to dance around rather than own, social conservatives jump in with the ridiculous...

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Read: Arkansas Family Council's (go-nowhere) advice for countering pro-equality ruling

Begin by asking God to become a warrior for conservative politics, then acquaint yourself and disseminate the very spin that keeps losing in courts of law. This is the basic advice of the Arkansas Family Council, the state org. dedicated...

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Video: Mario finally gets his prince

From last night's Last Week Tonight: (h/t: Towle) The National Organization For Marriage has already hired a few new lobbyists:

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Peter LaBarbera's org., long a liability to its movement, claims 'earlier trauma and/or emotional deprivation' creates homosexuality

You have to say one thing for Pete LaBarbera and his crew: they really don't care how much their honest airing of their true views hurts their broader movement. Because it does, and yet they still do. Latest bit of...

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05/18/2014

Drawn that way: 'Dragon' character to animate his way out of cartoon closet

Thanks to Frozen's earworm of a hit song, the phrase we most associate with modern animated film is "let it go." This will likely to continue into the next year, once the social conservatives catch wind of this development: Looks...

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05/16/2014

Jim DeMint: Marriage equality makes people 'angry, resentful of their country and of the people who are pushing it'

To an anti-gay conservatives like Jim DeMint, my rights as a husband, father, and tax payer are something he and likeminded Americans should be free to deny me simple because he thinks they are "definitely wrong." And because me and...

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They think this is our first time at the rodeo

Whenever someone's anti-LGBT-iness raises his or her national platform, we know it won't be long before they start using the expected talking points. "Traditional values." "Why can't I have my opinion?" "Free speech." "Who's really the intolerant one here?" "Agenda."...

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NOM's latest 'March for Marriage' speakers: Man who's spent 2014 fighting trans kids, guy who tells married couples they're not really married

I've already given you the lay of the land regarding the previously announced (and quite hostile) speakers. Here now, the latest two to be added to the National Organization For Marriage's speaking roster for its upcoming "March for Marriage" (June...

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GLAAD: Is there any anti-LGBT voice Fox News won't turn into a victim?

Is there any anti-LGBT voice Fox News won't turn into a victim? [GLAAD]

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Video: Detroit pastor to marriage equality proponents: 'you are my enemy'

So it's good to see that the debate over civil marriage in Michigan is remaining highbrow and on point: Coalition Of Black Pastors Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage [Huff Po] Eh, I also don't find mustard, while perfectly charming in...

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05/15/2014

But at least Houston's LGBT rights opponents don't want businesses denying Jewish customers—right?

Pastors Steve and Becky Riggle have been at the forefront at the effort to stop a nondiscrimination ordinance in Houston, TX, arguing that business owners should have a right to deny service to LGBT customers, so long as they cite...

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Want to deny same-sex couples, ministers? Then don't sell deluxe wedding packages for profit

There's an interesting situation shaping up in Idaho, where an ordained minister from Coeur d’Alene is already saying he will refuse to marry same-sex couples at a business that he operates. Here's the gist: Thousands of couples have tied the...

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At least FRC is admitting that equality is a trending....

...even if they're praying against it: [FRC's weekly "prayer targets"] Mt. Carmel moment? Makes me hungry for a candy bar. Maybe I'll ask my legally-wedded husband to bring me one, which I will unwrap with my gold-band-adorned hands and devour...

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Audio: FRC's Sprigg claims gay people don't really want marriage

Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg, a man who has called to both "export" and impose criminal sanctions on gay people, is now claiming that we gay folk don't really want marriage at all: Peter Sprigg claims gay people don't really...

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Hubris-driven NOM witch-hunting Arkansas judge for daring to not agree with its discriminatory cause

Saying he thinks of himself as a "super-legislator," pro-discrimination lobby group National Organization for Marriage is calling on the Arkansas governor to convene a special session of his state legislature for the sole reason of impeaching Judge Chris Piazza for...

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05/14/2014

GLAAD: Why The #ModernWedding matters

Why The #ModernWedding matters [GLAAD]

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Video: 'It Got Better' with Jane Lynch

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It's official: Out-of-state NOM can't stick discriminatory noses in Beaver State's business

I haven't read the ruling yet, but here's the big headline: Judge denies NOM right to defend Oregon's marriage laws [Statesman Journal] Ya know, if an accountant were as bad at adding and subtracting as NOM is at achieving success...

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Oh Boise: Idaho same-sex couples can marry by week's end

Congrats, Idahoans. As of this Friday morning, loving (or even non-loving, I guess) same-sex couples will be free to marry within state lines: Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages [AP via Idaho State Journal] In refusing to stay, Judge...

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Audio: Tony Perkins, caller discuss 'horrible,' 'repulsive' homosexuality

Martin the caller thinks God is working to show America how "horrible" and "repulsive" our love really is. "Absolutely right," agrees the Family Research Council's exceedingly anti-gay president: You know what I say when I see straight people kissing? "No...

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Video: David Boies presses Berkeley Law grads to conquer 'last official bastion of actual discrimination by govt. against citizens'

David Boies, the legal eagle who has certainly earned a key place in our history books and who continues to fight the good fight against discrimination, gave a passionate speech to Berkeley Law's commencement. The whole speech is worth a...

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05/13/2014

His movement drowning, Tony Perkins looks to 'Roe'

Even though it's really much more like Loving v. Virginia, the anti-LGBT movement is desperate to turn modern marriage cases into the new Roe v. Wade. Here's FRC prez Tony Perkins doing just that, while throwing in a "tinkering under...

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All you need to know about Idaho's just-demolished marriage ban: Bryan Fischer co-authored it!

One of the most anti-gay men in America was one of the authors of the marriage ban that a federal judge just deemed unconstitutional. And boy, he's pisssssssssed:

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Federal judge strikes Idaho's nasty, discriminatory pockmark (i.e. marriage ban)

Breaking tonight: Today U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale, a federal judge in Idaho, ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down the state’s discriminatory constitutional amendment that bans same-sex couples from marriage. The ruling is the 16th consecutive...

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Video: Bernard Whitman destroys Tony Perkins in Fox News debate

To Tony Perkins, condemning a person is just as much of an expression as living truthfully as that person—at least when that latter person is gay and that first person is hostile to homosexuality. This Perkins worldview is not news...

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Video: Virginia's wrong-side-of-history fans unpack today's effort to sustain discrimination

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Geidner: 4th Circuit looks likely to strike down VA's discriminatory marriage ban

My pal Chris Geidner has a good track record. Let's hope it continues with this latest prediction: RICHMOND, Va. — The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals looks likely to declare Virginia’s ban on marriages for same-sex couples unconstitutional, following the...

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'JUST SAY NO': It's our relationships they're after, not just our marriages

This telling sign was spotted today in Richmond, VA, where protesters are demonstrating against gay people's marriages: Note the demonstrator isn't just "X"-ing out our rings or our licenses or some other wedding ephemera. No, no—this sign "Just says no"...

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NOM's Brian Brown no longer pretending he's talking about *civil* marriage

This morning in Richmond, VA, the matter of civil marriage and its government-driven banning will go before an appeals court. Outside that same court this morning, the man who is leading the national fight against marriage equality made it clear...

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Uhm actually, Teetsel, you will render unto Caesar this thing called *CIVIL* marriage

Eric Teetsel of the Manhattan Declaration (which is apparently still a thing; who knew?) speaking at this morning's pro-discrimination rally in Richmond,VA: ` (note: the Teitter-er of course means "unto" and "Caesar") [SOURCE] So be a part of God's story....

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Marriage equality is 'evil,' Josh Duggar?

According to host, the Family Foundation of Virginia, reality television star and Family Research Council official Josh Duggar said the following about the same-sex marriage court case that gets underway today in Richmond, Virginia So weird—every time I catch Josh's...

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05/12/2014

Video: Unfortunate camera placement makes Victoria's reading obvious; unfortunate lifestyle choice makes her video discriminatory

This is an ad for that Virginia rally at which NOM and Josh Duggar will stump for the wrong side of history: **More info on Victoria Cobb and her anti-LGBT views: Victoria Cobb [GLAAD CAP]

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NOM in Oregon: We have invisible in-state members. We promise. Trust us. That's how courts work, right?

The National Organization For Marriage, which will face a hearing later this week to determine if it has any business involving itself in the District Court case that could serve to overturn the state's discriminatory marriage ban, is now claiming...

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Can Al Gore's internet please stop turning people gay?!

From the monthly magazine of Parents of Friends of Ex-Gays, a publication and host organization that wouldn't exist if not for wacky theories about what "turns" someone gay, comes this claim about an "ex-gay" son: [PFOX spring magazine] I mean,...

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Video: Can my heterosexism and I be friends with someone whose life, love, marriage, equal rights, family, happiness I reject?

It takes a lot of spinning words, apparently, to make an ego-driven demand that life's realities conform to your own terms so that you can embrace the qualities of a human being you like while rejecting crucial elements that make...

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Bryan Fischer: Michael Sam has 'literally got an improvised explosive device sitting under the floorboards of his life'

Building on his earlier claim that he's like a walking brain concussion and relying on junk science that he twists to "prove" that gay men die young, American Family Association senior analyst Bryan Fischer is now comparing NFL player Michael...

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Video: Kids know NFL players' unfortunate lifestyle choices when they hear them

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Another advancing clock, another regressive FRC attack

Activist judges, y'all: Oh please, Tony Perkins. You'd be just as upset if this were done by the voters on a Tuesday afternoon. When you go after LGBT people as much as you have, dear, none of us suspect for...

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GLAAD: American Family Association senior voice equates Michael Sam with brain concussion

American Family Association senior voice equates Michael Sam with brain concussion [GLAAD]

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Anti-gay activist admits NOM's Starbucks boycott has been a failure

Peter LaBarbera is quite pissed at the coffee giant for running a national ad campaign that honors the reality of two-mom families. But frankly, I don't care about that. Peter gets ticked off as the first syllable in the word...

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Hubris hath no ego like an anti-LGBT movement that spins

I've already told you how the American Family Association, one of the longest-running and most anti-organizations in this nation, is ticked that local businesses in Mississippi and a few other places are placing stickers in their windows stating that they...

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05/10/2014

St Louis Rams draft openly talented player

Seventh round; St Louis Rams: NFL's First Openly Gay Draft Pick Celebrated by Kissing His Boyfriend [Gawker] The moment:

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05/09/2014

BREAKING: Arkansas judge becomes latest (of oh so many) to call marriage inequality what it is (i.e. bullshit)

Judge Chris Piazza, of the 2nd Division Circuit Court, just struck down Arkansas' marriage ban. State expected to appeal. More to come. **UPDATE: The decision: 60cY-13-2662 Decision by Equality Case Files

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They hate nothing more than own words: Tony Perkins debates legitimacy of fully sourced quotes

Clearly the most obvious reason why the anti-LGBT movement annoys me has to do with their insistence that certain kinds of human beings are somehow less deserving of equality, less capable of morality, less in need of decent treatment, and...

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KY versus equality: Protect the sanctity of Pampers

I always "love" the weird idea that marriage equality is somehow going to create more gay people than already exist, and therefore decrease the population of a world that has nothing close to that problem. That's the basic argument that...

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Video: Oprah, Starbucks embrace two-mom families

You know who's huge? Oprah. You what what is huge? Starbucks. These two cultural forces join up to celebrate all kinds of moms, including those who share that same label: I love how matter of fact the corporate support has...

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Video: On House floor, anti-gay right's favorite congressman equates LGBT advocacy with Naziism

Happy Friday from Congressman Gohmert: Louie Gohmert Compares Gay Rights Advocates To Nazis In House Floor Speech (VIDEO) Oh, I don't consider you "evil," congressman. I consider you IMMENSELY helpful to our side!!! Keep talking, (R-TX)!

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NOM announces more speakers for its silly little 'March for Marriage' stunt

In addition to the organization president who has banked virtually no win during his time at the helm (Brown), a New York state senator whose vitriolic advocacy against the Empire State's marriage bill likely helped it pass sooner than it...

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