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10/15/2014

Photo: Why can't those pesky judges just let America's most anti-gay special interest group subjugate taxpayers' rights?

The Family Research Council is being victimized, ya'll: [FRC] Those dang judges and their legal training. But a few things about this: (1) By "voted for marriage," FRC means voted for civil discrimination of the kind that turned state constitutions...

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10/14/2014

AP reports on pro-discrimination movement's next phase (spoiler alert: they still think they can discriminate)

Now that any political observer with even a smidgen of objectivity knows that the anti-equality movement has lost the marriage fight, the beleaguered organizations that tried and failed to discriminate against us in civil policy are scrambling for any way...

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North Carolina's GOP governor ready to move on from marriage fight

Like other Republican governors before him [Gov. Christie (NJ), Gov. Martinez (NM), and Gov. Corbett (PA) come to mind), North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) accepts that marriage equality is now the law of the land in the Tar Heel...

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Vander Plaats: Churches are going to wake up and somehow roll back court-tested civil marriage rights

Marriage equality keeps coming to more states, and even the staunchest conservatives seem too bored to care. The vast majority of the public is either ecstatic, okay with, or at least ready to move on from the same-sex marriage debate....

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Who knew 'the mark of the beast' would be so colorful?

Here's the latest attempt by the American Family Association to completely obliterate whatever mainstream conservative credibility it might've every enjoy, once again dealt by the organization's own Issues Analyst, Bryan Fischer: In John’s vision, any Christian who does not willingly...

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NOM has officially become a self-parody

This is what desperation looks like: [National Organization For Marriage] Oh, you're so right, NOM. In fact, you should get started right now with an ad campaign that raises this very question, which you should run day and night in...

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10/13/2014

NOM puts its money where its war-on-moderate-Republicans is

The National Organization For Marriage is one of a couple of pro-discrimination special interest groups that are proudly targeting certain Republicans this election cycle simply because they are either gay or supportive of marriage equality. And as we can see...

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Audio: NC marriage activist warns of super Ebola that will destroy gay-accepting America

Pastor Ron Baity, the winner of the Family Research Council's 2012 "Watchmen Award" for pastors, is a longtime marriage activist in the state of North Carolina. He's led many major rallies at which all of the activists and lawmakers who...

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This week across Iowa: NOM, FRC, other anti-LGBT groups, figures work to sway election toward discrimination

Just a heads up if you live in Iowa: a whole lot of people who oppose basic freedoms for certain kinds of citizens who happened to have been born a certain way will be traversing your state in hopes of...

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Benham brothers yet again equate ISIS beheadings with treatment of anti-gay Christians

This video is three hours of anti-LGBT personalities like Tony Perkins and Mat Staver trying to sway the upcoming election. I haven't watched the whole thing because I am not a masochist. But I do want you to see this...

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Anti-gay group says anti-gay groups helped America become less anti-gay

Even though MassResistance, the anti-equality organization that has been fighting a lost cause in the Bay State for many years now, has almost no "successes" under its own belt, its overseers fancy themselves as all-knowing political operatives who could have...

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10/12/2014

And Alaska makes 30!

Congratulations, citizens. You now live in an America where a whopping thirty states have marriage equality, including both of the non-contiguous ones: 3:14-cv-00089 #38 by Equality Case Files Make your own jokes about seeing equality from your house.

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Video: Conservative who believes in equality vs. man who has (several times) likened homosexuality to drug addiction

Tony Perkins has spent the past decade saying truly terrible things about LGBT people and LGBT rights. Ted Olson is a legal scholar who, despite (or because of?) his conservative beliefs, believes in civil marriage equality. In Fox News and...

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10/10/2014

Breaking: Marriage equality in North Carolina and Idaho!

Both late-breaking on this Friday afternoon: I literally don't know where this puts us in the current state count. As someone who's been laboring in this movement and on this issue since the fight over state #1, I can tell...

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@AustinRuse defames me, pretends to know heart of gay teen (cc @CrisisMag)

Even after the conservative Public Discourse ran an apology and correction separating my commentary writing from others who have chosen to write people's employers, target their family members, call for their firing, etc., Austin Ruse, the very anti-LGBT activist who...

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Cardinal Burke: Parents should shield kids from gay family members

Cardinal Raymond Burke, former ArchBishop of St. Louis, is now the Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. This essentially means that he is second only to the Pop in terms of judicial authority within the Catholic...

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NOM's unwitting, fitting typo

From the anti-gay National Organization For Marriage's latest e-blast: [NOM] For once I believe them. The ever-resolute NOM's clearly learned no lessons from the Supreme Court or any other recent actions that repudiate their cause. Although in this same email...

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10/09/2014

WV family group condemns 'sodomites;' says same-sex parenting is 'premeditated child abuse,' God will 'give us our just due'

Whether or not this will go down in history as the week that the marriage equality fight was officially won remains to be seen. However, I'm pretty sure this will, in fact, go down as the week that social conservatives...

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FRC: Pro-equality judges are '[bringing curse] upon our nation

From the Family Research Council's latest round of "prayer targets": [FRC] Oh please. The only curses are the ones that FRC staffer safe surely muttering under their breath after a week where their inevitable loss has crystalized like never before.

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Jim Garlow, other Prop 8 figures get out the vote for pro-LGBT Democrat; seriously

In another sign of the deep trouble the GOP is having with its quickly collapsing tent, a group of California conservatives, many of whom were prominent in the Prop 8 battle (Jim Garlow, Chris Clark, Charles LiMandri) have issued an...

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A fitting statement on where anti-equality movement is: NOM 'encouraged by' an error

Yesterday afternoon, amid a week where they were deprived on any happiness to put into a press release, the National Organization For Marriage posted this "encouraging" news: [NOM] Only thing? It was a complete and utter error on Kennedy's part....

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GLAAD: NOM political director's latest should offend many

NOM political director's latest should offend many [GLAAD]

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Video: Colbert takes on Boehner, NOM, FRC, and a GOP in demographic shambles

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This weekend: Anti-gay American groups pretend their 'religious persecution' is akin to overseas conflicts, beheadings

The Family Research Council, American Family Association, Liberty Counsel, Concerned Women For America, Focus on the Family's Citizenlink arm, Catholic Vote, and other anti-equality organizations will team up this weekend to launch an effort to get like-minded evangelicals to the...

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10/08/2014

GLAAD: Anti-LGBT activists' empty defiance on marriage

Anti-LGBT activists' empty defiance on marriage [GLAAD]

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Video: Latvia Archbishop says gay relationships 'are destroying our human identity'; is 'not against homosexuals' (heavens no!)

How dare you think Archbishop Zbigņevs Stankevičs of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Riga, Latvia is anti-gay? As he tells LifeSiteNews, the Canadian outlet that regularly earns credence from groups like NOM, he just knows that gay relationships are destroying...

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Chair Eastman teases NOM's (hilarious) plan for a constitutional convention

Last year I show you how the National Organization For Marriage has purchased a cache of domain names that spoke to possible plans to hold a convention related to marriage. Today, Chairman John Eastman puts some chatter to the constitutional...

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States don't have right to enact marriage equality, says man whose state now has marriage equality (hooray!)

Matt Barber's home state of Virginia elected a pro-equality governor and attorney general, and now, thanks to a series of court actions, has marriage equality in place. But it's all fake, insists Matt. Right Wing Watch nabbed the clip: [RWW]...

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10/07/2014

Brendan Eich found DOMA unconstitutional

Brendan Eich, the Mozilla CEO who was removed from his position after his donations to the discriminatory Proposition 8 campaign came to light, is finally breaking his months of silence about the incident that anti-LGBT groups continue to use in...

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Ruth Institute proposes wacky hetero-only civil unions scheme

We are truly at a full circle moment. I say that because it seems that some social conservatives, like Jennifer Johnson (née Thieme) of the Ruth Institute (a former NOM affiliate group), are ready to go back to the early...

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AFA's legal counsel: Same-sex marriage 'traps homosexuals,' will make them 'more belligerent'

As the anti-gay movement slowly pieces together the fact that the marriage fight is all but over and they lost it (and lost it HARD), the rhetoric is coarsening and the last vestiges of pragmatism are falling away. Here's the...

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Read: #9thCircuit drives another nail in marriage discrimination's quickly closing coffin

With this, the latest historic development of the past two days, the path to marriage equality is opened in Idaho, Nevada, Alaska, Arizona, and more (Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands). Judge Reinhardt writes, and passionately, for the unanimous three judge...

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GLAAD: AFA sr. analyst: Marriage equality 'as indefensible as slavery'

AFA sr. analyst: Marriage equality 'as indefensible as slavery' [GLAAD]

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Today in doing harm to your own movement: Hilarious anti-gay activist calls for 'Civil Disobedience on A Massive Scale'

Peter LaBarbera is mad as hell and he's not going to take it anymore! Hide your corsages and cake toppers! Se and his anti-LGBT army are about to take to the streets in protest of all things gay and marriage:...

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Witherspoon Institute's 'Public Discourse' encourages gay people to 'resist' attractions

Writing for Public Discourse, the website that was just forced to run a retraction/correction about yours truly after editors allowed an author to defame me with lies, Matthew Franck, a top staffer at the Witherspoon Institute (which publishes PD), applauds...

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Video: Another social conservative admitting marriage fight is pretty much over

Most of this CBN report is just kind of whatever. I did get a kick out of the anchor's pink-on-pink ensemble, a fitting homage. But for the most part, there's little new info. Until you get to the 1:46 mark....

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Westboro Baptist shows America what unchecked anti-LGBT nastiness looks like

Westboro Baptist Church has decided to decorate Kansas roadsides: Why did God destroy Sodom? Well, hopefully not for reductive eyesores constructed on local roadsides. If so, WBC is screwed. Although I do thank WBC for helping Americans connect the dots...

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Video: NBC News speaks to an increasingly option-less, reliably defiant NOM president

Brian Brown is the victim, y'all. He's lost gay friends, LGBT groups document his work (including his bizarre overseas trips to places like Russia), and courts increasingly refuse to accept his opinions as reality. But it's okay, everyone, because he's...

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FRC Senior VP suggests court-enacted marriage equality could lead to civil war

This from Family Research Council Senior Vice President Rob Schwarzwalder: Two observations: First, [Dr. Al Mohler of Southern Baptist Seminary] is right with respect to the inevitability of division within the believing church over this issue. Christians will choose to...

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10/06/2014

AFA's Issues Analyst: Today's SCOTUS marriage action = 'Dred Scott of marriage'

The infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford decision, as I trust you know, is a gruesome Supreme Court decision that said African American could not be American citizens. And according to the man who the American Family Association employs as its...

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'Time is not on their side!' demands anti-gay leader who started his job when there were zero equality states

Stop your celebration over today's Supreme Court (in)action, you dirty liberals. Tony Perkins and his FRC co-writers are here to tell you that even though it seems like you now have a majority of the country with marriage equality, many...

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Sen Cruz didn't get his way, will waste congressional time on go-nowhere legislation

Determined to make former senator Santorum the second most anti-gay U.S. Senator of the 21st century, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued a lengthy statement that that can really be summed up with the line, "But, but, but, but, but—I wanted...

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NOM calls for federal marriage amendment; stops short of seeking purple unicorn

Adorable: "We are surprised and extremely disappointed that the US Supreme Court has refused to grant review of the same-sex marriage cases pending before them. This is wrong on so many levels. First, the entire idea that marriage can be...

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Marriage equality official in CO, OK, UT...

The developments are coming wholesale today. Here's more of the dust as it settles:

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Southern Baptist Convention's ERLC prez all but concedes on marriage equality

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, absolutely wants evangelicals to keep fighting a battle of ideas on marriage and why they think it should remain properly penised and vagina-ed. But he...

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'Public Discourse' corrects, apologizes for 'Rivka Edelman' hit piece

Remember that hit piece that the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse recently ran? The one where the pseudonymous "Rivka Edelman" (who we now know to be a very harshly-tongued anti-trans activist named B.A. Newmark) accused me, without any proof (because there...

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AG: Virginia marriages begin *TODAY* #ForLovers

Today's historic SCOTUS decision (or lack thereof) is going into effect. Expect a lot of action this week: (h/t Joe Jervis)

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Massively huge news: SCOTUS opens door to marriage equality in five more states (IN, OK, UT, VA, WI)

Details are just trickling in. More sure to come: WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday denied review in all five pending same-sex marriage cases, clearing the way for such marriages to proceed in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin....

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AFA's Director of Research: Calling same-sex marriage love = 'evil'

Satan twists language so that the "evil" of same-sex marriage is instead portrayed as love. This part of the latest musing from the American Family Association: The devil? Talking about things good, true and beautiful? Why not? Language is twisted...

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10/03/2014

"Rivka Edelman" is B.A. Newmark, prolific (and shocking) anti-trans activist

I really want to move on from the hit piece that the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse site chose to run in which a pseudonymous writer calling herself "Rivka Edeleman" attacked my work and heart and character will all kinds of...

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