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Marriage Equality Opponents Need to Admit Actual Reason for Their Loss

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

It is well beyond time that the lgbt community recognize and call out this ridiculous Kim Davis drama for what it is - merely a sideshow to cover up the fact that the overall case against marriage equality was nothing more than a pitiful delusion.

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

Fred Karger | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics
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.

NOM Funneled Millions To Fight Maine Marriage Equality, But Had Only One Big Donor From The State

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

The National Organization for Marriage's campaign to overturn the marriage equality law in Maine had just one major donor from the state, according t...

Anti-Gay Right Exploiting Clerks, LGBT Community to Reap Chaos After SCOTUS Ruling

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

The controversies involving marriage clerks in the South refusing to help gay couples fulfill their legal right to marry has me thinking. And I've come to a sad conclusion. We are all being played for fools.

Paul Blumenthal

Sean Fieler Is Out And Proud About His Anti-Gay Marriage Donations | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In an era when opponents of gay marriage have less and less political power, Sean Fieler has staked out a position as the leading funder...

Homophobic NOM Reveals 2016 Agenda

Matt Baume | Posted 05.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

The National Organization for Marriage has just published a new blog post in which the anti-gay group reveals its plans for 2016. Strangely enough, none of those plans include the most likely scenario: that the organization will cease to exist.

Lila Shapiro

Meet The People Trying To Seize The 'Last, Best Opportunity' To Stop Gay Marriage | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- When asked why they’d come to the National Mall on a recent overcast Saturday, four days before the Supreme Court would hold its lates...

Alabama Goes Rogue on Marriage

Matt Baume | Posted 05.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Well, it seemed like marriage was safe in Alabama, but the state Supreme Court still had a one weird trick up its sleeve. Even though a federal court ordered marriage to begin, the Alabama Supreme Court has now ordered it to stop.

Chapman University Welcomes a Mormon Apostle From Utah

Fred Karger | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Mormon Church wants laws on the books that would allow a Mormon apartment building owner who doesn't want to rent a unit to a gay couple, the "religious freedom" not to do so. Or a Mormon business owner the right to fire a lesbian worker simply because of whom she is, not because of the quality of her work.

Anti-Gay Lawmakers Seek Revenge With Dangerous New Laws

Matt Baume | Posted 04.04.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

This won't be the last we see of that anti-gay backlash to marriage equality. Cases are continuing to move ahead in multiple states. Just in the last week, lawsuits have advanced in Puerto Rico, Nebraska, Kansas, and Louisiana.

NOM President Evokes The Christmas Story In End-Of-Year Anti-Gay Plea

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 12.23.2014 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage's (NOM) Brian Brown evoked the biblical story of Christmas in his end-of-year plea for donations to support sam...

Some Kansas Clerks Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay and Lesbian Couples (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 01.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-11-24-afervid2011424small.jpgWe've added two or maybe three states -- Montana, South Carolina, and sort of Kansas -- to the marriage-equality map this week. Some Kansas counties have started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but others haven't.

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Jennifer Bendery

Group Vows To Defeat Rob Portman In 2016 Over His Support For Same-Sex Marriage | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's only been a week since the 2014 elections, but the National Organization for Marriage is already vowing to defeat Sen. Rob Portman ...

Anti-Gay Group Throws Away $117,000 on Election They Can't Win (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 01.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-11-03-ScreenShot20141103at11.32.38AMsmall.pngThe National Organization for Marriage has committed $117,000 to support the election of Thom Tillis, a key architect of North Carolina's gay marriage ban, to the U.S. Senate. But even if he wins, the organization loses: It's too late for anyone to stop marriage equality in North Carolina.

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

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.07.2014 | Gay Voices
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.

Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Rep...

Gay Marriage Will Be 'In Every State Of The Union' By 2015, Former NOM Official Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A former National Organization for Marriage (NOM) official has predicted that same-sex marriage legislation will be in place in all 50 U.S. states by ...

Guess Who Is Boycotting Target Over Its Support Of Gay Marriage...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Well, we all saw this one coming. Less than 48 hours after mass market retailer Target publicly solidified their support for marriage equality in a...

Marriage Equality and the Factually Challenged

James Peron | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

How does preventing gay parents -- who are raising a family -- from marrying, "support families?" Do the means -- banning marriage -- lead to the goal of protecting families?

The Stupidity of the New York Giants Hiring Anti-Gay David Tyree

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

How exactly is a homophobe supposed to carry out the job of director of player development? How is a gay player on the Giants supposed to react to this if he is thinking about coming out or is experiencing anti-gay harassment on the team?

Why An Anti-Gay Organization Is Calling For A Boycott Of This Global Bank

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is targeting JP Morgan Chase in its latest boycott, following reports of a survey distributed to internat...

Lila Shapiro

'Do You Know What Fisting Is?' And Other Questions Raised At Premier Anti-Gay Rally | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- On a sweltering day in the nation's capital, around 1,500 people gathered on the National Mall with homemade signs and American flags to...

SF Archbishop Defends Plan To Speak At Anti-Gay Event Because 'Love Is The Answer'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has come under fire from a wide swath of groups for his decision to speak at the March for Marriage on T...

Lydia O'Connor

San Francisco Archbishop Prompts Outrage With Plans To Join Anti-Gay Rally | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.12.2014 | Religion

The archbishop of America’s most liberal city is scheduled to speak at a massive anti-gay rally later this month, prompting more than 80 political a...