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Amanda Terkel

Rough Day For The Anti-Gay National Organization For Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday was not a good day for the National Organization for Marriage, a group dedicated to fighting same-sex marriage. Gay rights ac...

Dr. Ben Carson Was My Hero

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.12.2014 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

Dr. Ben Carson, I'm a bisexual Seventh-day Adventist, and I currently attend the Seventh-day Adventist Church flagship institution, Andrews University. I want you to know that LGBT people are human. We are not a theoretical subject you can wish away.

National Organization for Marriage Now Struggling to Stay Relevant (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-04-28-afer2014428vidsmall.pngThere was a time that NOM was a leading national force in opposition to marriage equality, but those days are long gone, never to return. The latest case in point: Oregon, where NOM's last-minute attempt to stop equality floundered in front of a judge.

Amanda Terkel

GOP Candidates Slow To Embrace Marriage Equality, Despite Growing Support From Base

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican voters, like the American public as a whole, are growing more and more supportive of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual ...

A Very Open Letter to NOM President Brian Brown

Fred Karger | Posted 05.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

The main reason for writing you today was to let you know just how poorly served you were at last week's deposition of me by your star attorney, NOM Chairman, John Eastman.

How the National Organization for Marriage Was Banished to the Basement at CPAC 2014

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

This year at CPAC there was no panel focused on the evils of gay marriage. NOM did have a small table in the basement of the hotel with the other exhibitors, though nothing as grand as the massive, expensive booths and tents of the gun-rights groups or the anti-tax activists.

Exporting Hate: When Anti-Gay Activists' Efforts Fall on Deaf Ears at Home

Padraig McCoid | Posted 04.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Padraig McCoid

Gay people in the U.S. can find comfort in knowing we are fast approaching equal rights in our country. The danger that international gay people face, however, is that our anti-gay activist losers are providing the rhetorical fuel to ignite more animus toward the LGBT community.

10 Transgender Wins of 2013 You Should Know About

Mara Keisling | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

In 2013, five states and the District of Columbia began telling insurance companies for the first time that excluding healthcare for transgender people from their plans constitutes unlawful discrimination.

Will Mormon Church Keep Funding NOM?

Fred Karger | Posted 02.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

I wonder if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church) will keep funneling millions and millions of dollars to Brain Brown and his National Organization for Marriage after their huge loss in Utah yesterday?

Marriage Equality Is Coming to Illinois, but When? (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-11-26-afervidillinois112513.pngThere's good news and bad news for wedding planners in Illinois. The good news: LGBT couples will be getting married in 2014. The bad news: We don't exactly know when.

What the National Organization for Marriage's Shift to Trans-Bashing Means

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Today, with Hawaii on the verge of becoming the 16th state to pass marriage equality, and with gays much more visible, conservative ideologues are having a harder time raising money around the marriage issue. Enter transgender rights, the newest potential cash cow for the extremist right.

I Stand With the Transgender Children of California... Do You?

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

We need the full resources of every LGBT organization in the country. We need all our self-proclaimed allies to start speaking up, calling out those who deal in falsehoods and half-truths. We need to educate the public. I'm going to.

Starbucks Enters Same-Sex Marriage Boycott Wars

Sam Fiorella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sam Fiorella

The key here is that more often than not, controversy sells. Precedent seems to have been set. Expect more of these public 'us vs. them' stances being made by corporate CEOs and an equally decisive reaction from activists.

Consultants Big Winners in Clergy Coalition Same Sex Marriage Fight

David Ormsby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Spreading the word of God apparently requires lots of dough for PR consultants. Bishop Larry Trotter's PAC - African American Clergy Coalition - the ...

LOOK: Gay Marriage Equated With Incest In Disgusting Meme

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay group the National Organization For Marriage (NOM) is back in action with a gross new meme on their Facebook that equates marriage benefits f...

Halloween Horrors: The Ghost of Prop 8 Returns...

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I was able to spot two small, simple signs: "Stop Co-Ed Showers in Schools" and "No Opposite Sex in School Bathrooms." I realized that the hordes of tourists were waiting for their chance to add signatures to the growing petition to topple California's new law protecting transgender students.

Values Voter Summit: Has GOP Homophobia Been Shoved Into the Closet?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Since its inception in 2006, the Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, has never failed to deliver when it comes to anti-LGBT bile hurled during prime-time events by Republican presidential contenders. But this year's conference seemed a bit different.

These Officials Are At The Center Of The Gay Marriage Debate

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis Sept 21 (Reuters) - For weeks, the lesbian couple courted the Guilford County register of deeds in North Carolina...

Prop. 8 Players Now Turn Attention To Repealing California's Transgender Law

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- An effort to overturn a new law allowing transgender students to choose which school restrooms they use and whether to play boys or g...

Pope Francis Comes Out of the Closet: 'I Have Never Been a Right-Winger'

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In saying "I have never been a right-winger" in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too "obsessed" with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice.

'Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?!' NOM Continues to Peddle Hysteria

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

Organizations such as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continue to claim that children with gay parents suffer severe emotional and mental abuse, even going so far as to argue that they are more likely to become child molesters than children raised by heterosexual parents.

What Went Wrong for the 'Ex-Gays' in New Jersey?

Wayne Besen | Posted 10.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Although the religious right is a determined group, at some point they must show actual human beings who succeeded through "self-determination" at becoming heterosexual. Until then, they might as well be defending the right of a goat to become a unicorn.

More Bad News for the National Organization for Marriage (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 10.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

In Iowa, NOM conducted a (partially failed) campaign to replace all the justices on the state Supreme Court. Despite raising money for the effort, they haven't disclosed their donors. And now the Iowa Ethics & Campaign Disclosure Board has voted unanimously to investigate.

Defining 'Traditional Marriage,' Not Redefining It

Sarah Prager | Posted 09.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Sarah Prager

How terms like "traditional marriage" and "redefining marriage" are so consistently misused is outrageous and an outrage, so it's time for a history lesson. What I'm going to say has been said before by others, but not nearly enough.

Uneasy Alliances

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

As the fight for marriage equality continues in the states, the forces of social reaction redouble their efforts to brazen their way past the fact th...