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NOM Head Brian Brown Lied in His Maine Testimony, Depositions and Affidavit. Will There Be Consequences?

Fred Karger | Posted 09.01.2016 | Home
Fred Karger

I thought I smelled a rat. Turns out six years later I was correct. NOM repeatedly broke Maine's election law, and its president Brian Brown lied about it all the way up to the United States Supreme Court.

The Right's New Strategy After Gay Marriage Loss: Finding the Gay 'Partial Birth Abortion'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Michelangelo Signorile

Frank Schubert said that if by chance marriage equality opponents lost at the high court, as pretty much happened yesterday, they would have to go the route they did with abortion after Roe v. Wade. They'd have to seek "incremental" wins, he said, as they did then, chipping away slowly at abortion rights.

Openly Gay Candidate With Ties To Proposition 8 Slammed For Not Speaking Up

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 05.19.2014 | Home

Groups that support marriage equality are campaigning against an openly gay Sacramento County district attorney candidate because of her connection to...

Standing for Older Traditions

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 05.05.2013 | Home
Ayano Hodouchi

Last weekend, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, arguably the most prestigious ensemble in the world, performed three concerts at New York's Carnegie Hall. I attended two of them, on March 2 and March 3, and was surprised by how many Japanese people there were in the most expensive seats.

What Drives NOM Now? Greed!

Fred Karger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Fred Karger

Every public opinion poll now shows marriage equality enjoying well over 50 percent and gaining every day. Seems like the limb that Maggie Gallagher has been standing on is about to break.

Anti-Gay Marriage Mastermind Calls Newt Gingrich's New Marriage Equality Stance 'Stupid'

Posted 02.02.2016 | Home

Frank Schubert, the National Political Director for the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), is the mastermind who ran the campaign that persuade...

Murray Perahia Performs at Avery Fisher Hall

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 01.13.2013 | Home
Ayano Hodouchi

Perahia's remarkable lack of excess is actually a luxury to hear -- so many pianists run to excess of one kind or another; it was a delight to hear music that wasn't pushed to its limits, trying hard to wow the crowd.

On LGBT Equality, It's Very Clear Where The Trend Lines Are Going

Joe Sudbay | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Joe Sudbay

The arc of the moral universe bent a bit more toward justice on Tuesday. The president helped move the issue of LGBT equality forward -- and his reelection campaign was helped by moving it along, too. There's a new conventional wisdom: LGBT equality is a winning issue.

LISTEN: Frank Schubert, Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Mastermind, Crumbles Under Questioning

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Michelangelo Signorile

Forget Tony Perkins. Forget Maggie Gallagher. Forget even Bryan Fischer. The most potent force pushing anti-gay bigotry in America is Frank Schubert, a man whose name is relatively unknown but who has empowered each of those individuals and many more in their anti-gay crusades.

Here Come the Lies

Thalia Zepatos | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Thalia Zepatos

What do you do when you're frantically swimming against the tide of history? When you know that a solid majority of Americans don't share your views? You turn to the politics of fear.

Thoughts on Cole Porter, Franz Schubert and Yom Kippur

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.25.2012 | Home
Alan Elsner

At a recent recital of works by Franz Schubert by pianist Joseph Kalichstein, some lines from the Cole Porter song "Every time we say goodbye" came into my head...

A Visit With Filmmaker Jerry Ross Barrish

DeWitt Cheng | Posted 09.25.2012 | San Francisco
DeWitt Cheng

If "San Francisco liberal" is a term of scorn that red-meat conservatives enjoy tossing around during election years in order to rally red-state votes, there are times when one is especially proud to claim the blue-state badge of honor.

Why I Didn't Attend the NLGJA Convention -- They Failed Us on Prop 8

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Ocamb

I thought part of the mission of NLGJA was to talk to colleagues about how news is covered so it doesn't wind up being antigay. What's the point of having an NLGJA Style Guide when there's no substance behind the style?

Losing the Argument Over Marriage, Anti-Gay Forces Pound the Table

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evan Wolfson

The anti-gay diversion strategy should not obscure the truth of the matter: The reason smart lawyers like Charles Cooper don't give a better answer to why marriage discrimination should continue is that there isn't one.

Rattling a Fair Elections Foe

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Block

Thanks to my work last year on the Huffington Post's citizen journalism unit, I stumped an opponent of Proposition 15, the California Fair Elections Act (CFEA).

Countering NOM's Missive on Prop 8 Judge Walker With the Facts

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Karen Ocamb

If Walker's sexual orientation is an issue in him deciding an LGBT-related case, well then, what about a straight judge who's been divorced judging a case involving marital relations?

Proposition 8 Campaign Tactics: Ripe for a Trial?

Ted Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ted Johnson

U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker will hold a hearing on Wednesday to determine the direction of a federal suit challenging Proposition 8

When Should Gay Marriage Advocates Try to Reverse California's Prop 8?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Bradley

This week, a few organizations championing same-sex marriage will announce their opinions as to whether to try to reverse Prop 8 in 2010 or 2012.

California "Yes On 8" Campaign Manager Goes To Maine

AMERICA blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Big news from Maine. On the plus side, the campaign to save Maine's marriage law has been launched -- and they've got a kick-ass campaign manager lead...

The Avoidable Tragedy of California's Prop 8

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Bradley

The California Supreme Court's decision to uphold Proposition 8 is all the more tragic in that the initiative never should have passed in the first place.

What if Political Consultants Said No More Gay-Bashing?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Ocamb

One might even argue that Schubert's selective use of religion as a weapon against a minority may itself be considered a violation of the AAPC Code of Ethic regarding religious intolerance.