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03/11/2015

WND columnist can't keep marriages or facts straight

WND columnist Jerry Newcombe writes the following about marriage equality and how it has advanced in this nation: Why are the voters of this country so marginalized? In a recent interview I did with Tony Perkins of the Family Research...

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Video: 'Big Bang' star Johnny Galecki mocks 'absurd' judge Roy Moore

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Video: CBN gifts filmmakers with B-roll for their future documentaries on 21st century discrimination

Roy Moore insists gay people have a "sexual preference" and that marriage equality will destroy marriage itself. Oh, and his office proudly brandishes a framed biblical quote about justice and its basis. So of course the Christian Bible Network would...

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03/10/2015

FRC Senior Fellow: Marriage equality rulings are new Dred Scott, new Jim Crow

Folks, we have another prominent conservative who seems to think that it's politically and morally wise to compare marriage equality's fair, reasoned, loving, court-tested, publicly supported expansion to some of the worst blights on civil rights history. Today it's the...

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Photo: Activists at SC anti-marriage equality rally hold 'No Sodomy' & 'No Alternative Lifestyle' signs

Want even more proof that the anti–marriage equality movement is really a movement against homosexuality itself? Well check out the following photo. These are the pre-printed signs from a recent anti–marriage equality rally in Columbia, South Carolina: [MassResistance] No "sodomy"?...

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Senator Cruz vows to keep misprioritizing discrimination at expense of his party

At a church/state–marrying event in Iowa called "Pastors and Pews," US Senator Ted Cruz (Very Far R–TX) touted his exceedingly and egregiously anti-gay bona fides as a big selling point for his potential 2016 presidential candidacy. The Des Moines Register...

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03/09/2015

What winning looks like: WSJ/NBC News poll puts marriage equality support at whopping 59%

A new poll, conducted by both a Democrat and Republican, is adding just a bit more ruin to the pro-discrimination movement's already crappy year: Support for gay marriage has risen to an all-time high in the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC...

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Cartoonishly insistent NOM puts its insistence into cartoon

Period. They said period, folks: [NOM] Math teachers in thirty-seven states just gave NOM an F. Teachers in all fifty states will have the same freedom by next school year.

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Matt Barber's overcompensating bravado again helps our side more than his own

I typically ignore Matt Barber these days because he's so very much losing a fight that he very much hoped to win, and at this point in the fight, I've vowed to ignore the fringe, politically disconnected voices who hold...

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Video: Disgusting Australian ad paints gay-headed families as harmful to kids

Following the National Organization For Marriage's United States playbook (and even a variation of NOM's red-and-blue-rings logo), Australia's pro-discrimination organization is going on the air with ads about civil marriage equality supposedly harming kids: As a gay parent, ads like...

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How far does the anti-gay right want to extend its vendor 'protections'?

This weekend was my nephew's Bar Mitzvah. The firstborn son of my husband's only brother and his wife, it was obvious that Andrew, Savannah, and I would have a lot of involvement in the weekend's events. And we did. We...

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03/08/2015

NOM cofounder: GOP should treat potential marriage equality ruling like Dred Scott decision

Add Princeton professor Robert George, the dogged anti-equality activist who is also the cofounder of the National Organization For Marriage and one of the authors of the failed Bush era Federal Marriage Amendment, to the list of conservatives pre-gaming the...

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Can you all please stop offending Senator Paul with your vows of committed love?!

In an interview with Fox News, unannounced-but-obvious Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul claimed that marriage equality offends him: “I’m for traditional marriage. I think marriage is between a man and a woman. Ultimately, we could have fixed this a long...

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03/05/2015

379 companies that want their logos paired with uplifting music in inevitable marriage (in)equality documentaries

Major players from the world of sports, communications, banking, fashion, travel, pharmaceutical, food, entertainment, and more. The following three hundred seventy-nine companies have joined an amicus brief calling on the United States Supreme Court to grant the freedom to marry...

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I'm pretty sure Maggie Gallagher just called the National Org. For Marriage ineffective

Maggie Gallagher, cofounder of the National Organization For Marriage and person most fully associated with the 21st century's fight against marriage equality, on her movement and its flaws: Only Dr. Carson knows why he chose to apologize [ed. note: apology...

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NOM affiliate group to give Roy Moore a 'Letter from Birmingham Jail Award'

"Letter From Birmingham Jail" is of course a reference to Martin Luther King and his nonviolent resistance to the brute racism in America of the mid twentieth century. But how, and to whom, does the Coalition of African-American Pastors, an...

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Save the Date: SCOTUS to hear history-making marriage cases on April 28

We knew it was going to be April, but today we learn that Tuesday, the 28th will be the day the US Supreme Court hears the the four consolidated cases that could very well bring marriage equality to all fifty...

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03/04/2015

Wall Street's biggest put stock in equal bonds

A wise investment: New York (CNN)Wall Street's leading banks have signed a "friend of the court" brief pressing the Supreme Court to back same-sex marriage. Major financial firms including AIG, Bank of America, BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs...

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Gross: Tony Perkins makes some sort of 'ugly baby' joke at Hillary Clinton's expense

After an interview with his Executive Vice President, Jerry Boykin, that was exclusively dedicated to Hillary Clinton and the email thing that's in the press, viciously anti-gay (among other things) social conservative politico Tony Perkins responded to Boykin's use of...

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Really, suddenly contrite Ben Carson? Because you were pretty cocksure before!

I don't know about you, but if I go on national television and claim that millions of people's sexual orientations are "absolutely a choice" and further suggest that prison coitus proves this to be so, I think it's fair to...

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ADF links A-Rod's drug suspension with florist's anti-gay discrimination; huh?!

I'm really trying to be nice here. But there's just no other way to say it. This clumsy attempt, from Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Joseph Infranco, might be the most ridiculous piece of commentary writing I've ever seen an...

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NOM: Marriage means putting choking hazards on your baby's toes

First and foremost, kids are not a marital requirement, and it is the height of anti-intellectualism to suggest you can shape public policy on this matter around something that is always—every time, in every instance, in every civil marriage—an option....

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Video: Ben Carson is apparently one felony conviction away from fellating a man

Forced, dominating, otherwise option-less prison sex proves that gay people "absolutely" choose their sexual orientations, claims GOP presidential frontrunner: It's always adorable for me, someone who very much tried opposite sex physicality just to make sure my instincts were in...

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03/03/2015

NOM to gay families: Your relationships are 'simply about adult sexual desires'

I have a husband, a child, and in-laws. I have bills and wills and taxes. I have decisions about schools and meals and whether that sweater will be warm enough for that day. I have a teething toddler and an...

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Maggie Gallagher's new gig

Maggie, the personality probably most (and forever) associated with marriage inequality in this country, is now editing a political site with its eye on 2016 [Pulse2016] This "Pulse 2016" site is a project of the American Principles Project, which is...

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How do you even talk with a movement that insists we 'cannot coexist'?

The Alliance Defending Freedom, the pro-discrimination legal group at the forefront of most cases wherein an anti-gay–minded person cites his or her "religious freedom" as valid reason to ignore fairly enacted nondiscrimination polices that apply to LGBT people, has written...

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03/02/2015

Sen. Manchin picks odd way to (D-istinguish) himself

What's it like to play solitaire while sitting on the wrong side of an arc? Ask Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): The lone Democrat in the U.S. Senate to oppose same-sex marriage is sticking to his views despite efforts among members...

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Photo: Before city council votes on nondiscrimination, Charlotte anti-LGBT activists frame us as 'Homo-Nazis'

Check out the sign that was prominently displayed behind the official speakers at tonight's ridiculous "Don't Do It Charlotte" rally: But yeah, go ahead and tell us again how this is all about "religious freedom" and how you're the victims,...

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AG Holder: 'Marriage equality is an idea whose time has come.'

Before he leaves his office, Attorney General Eric Holder is once again doing right by equality. He spells out the plan in a new USA Today Op-Ed; go read in full: Over the next several months, the Supreme Court will...

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Viciously anti-gay activist Scott Lively to help us show SCOTUS what animus looks like; thanks, doll!

Scott Lively's activism/rhetoric in both the states and (especially) abroad is so vehement that he is literally standing trial for crimes against humanity. Yet for some reason (i.e. hubris. It's hubris) Lively thinks he and his mindset will be a...

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Audio: NOM prez equates his anti-gay fight with defeating slavery, conquering 'evils that were occurring in the Roman empire'

Brian Brown, president of National Organization For Marriage, wants his fellow Christians to fight against civil marriage equality. You know, just like past Christians fought against things like slavery: At other parts of this same interview, Brian proves his fight...

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SCOTUS deals another blow to NOM; more to surely come!

The National Organization For Marriage and its allies have lost yet another attempt to conceal donors, this one in the highest court in the land: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from same-sex marriage opponents...

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Federal judge strikes Nebraska's discriminatory marriage ban

Looks like we are a week away from our thirty-eighth state moving over to history's right and inevitable side: Today, March 2, federal Judge Joseph F. Bataillon in Nebraska ruled in favor of the freedom to marry, striking down the...

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03/01/2015

CA Republicans of 2015 do thing that will make CA Republicans of 2025 say, 'Yeah. Okay. so?'

The California Republican Party is choosing to officially recognize the gay GOPers at Log Cabin Republicans: The Log Cabin Republicans, a 38-year-old organization that had unsuccessfully sought a charter from the state party several times in the past, received the...

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NC activists choose name that sounds like Lifetime movie, plot that's discriminatory

Against her better judgement, a college freshman named Charlotte Roberson finds herself in a pair of torrid affairs with both her English professor and that professor's T.A. "Don't do it, Charlotte!" command the friends to whom she confesses. And when...

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