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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...

The Very Public, Very Desperate Crumbling of the Anti-gay Right

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Maybe despite their screams to the press that they would win, they knew what was coming, what was inevitable. What followed that amazing day when my husband and I woke up without equality and went to bed with 1,100 more rights, was truly dumbfounding.

Fear of 'Bigot' Label a Cynical Dodge by Marriage Equality Opponents

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

They have expressed in supposedly sad tones that they merely believe that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that it is unfair that their "simple and innocent" belief would have them labeled "bigots." It's a game many of them play to distract us from a real issue.

Lila Shapiro

Why Anti-Gay Marriage Proponents Are 'Ecstatic' About SCOTUS' Prop 8 Ruling

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

After the Supreme Court handed the gay-rights movement a landmark victory, Thomas Peters didn't have time to eat for 36 hours. Like many involved i...

'Traditional' Marriage Group: IRS Leaked Donor List

The Baltimore Sun | John Fritze | Posted 08.05.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A leading opponent of the effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland used a high-profile congressional hearing Tuesday to allege t...

Let's Stop This Charade

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

I wholeheartedly agree that no group or individual should be persecuted by the IRS for their beliefs. But there is a much larger issue here and we should take a step back to see why this might have occurred.

The Courage to Come Out

Walt Hawkins | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Before Jason Collins revealed that he is gay, I suppose I'd never really pondered the amount of courage it takes, even in this day and age, to come out of the closet. And it does take more than a fair amount.

After a Life of Being Gay Bashed, I Choose to Live and Not Just Survive

William Dameron | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I will hold my husband's hand in public, because to silence me is what they want. I will kiss him goodbye in the morning in the public square, because it is right. I will continue to wrap my arm around his shoulder so that someday LGBT people won't have to ask themselves, "Is this safe?"

National Organization for Marriage Takes On the IRS: Whom Are They Trying to Protect?

Fred Karger | Posted 07.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

In 2007 and 2008, its first two years of existence, NOM never bothered to file any tax returns with the IRS. Each subsequent year, NOM has either been late or filed at least two extensions on its tax returns. This is illegal if you are a 501(c)(3) or a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization like NOM.

Savvy Strategy Helped This State Come Around On Gay Marriage

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Phone banks, an army of volunteers and alliances with organized labor, business leaders and religious clergy propelled gay marriag...

Anti-Gay Spokesperson: Gay Marriage An Unnecessary 'Friendship Registry'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A leading spokeswoman for conservative, anti-gay lobbying group National Organization for Marriage (NOM) headlined a rally in Minnesota this weekend, ...

In Maine, The National Organization For Marriage Fights For Its Own Survival As Marriage Equality Reigns

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

At stake last week before Maine's highest court was nothing less than NOM's fundamental mission: its multi-year effort to secretly and illegally funnel contributions from a few large unnamed donors to political causes across the country.

As France Prepares for Marriage Equality, Opponents Warn of Civil Strife

John Becker | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The French people strongly endorse same-sex marriage, and support for the right of married gay and lesbian couples to adopt children sits just shy of 50 percent. But the push for equality in France has an ugly underbelly.

Blowing Up The Coalition

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

As Edith Windsor's challenge to DOMA was being heard by the Supreme Court, Keli Goff was trying to drive a racial wedge, writing, "Yet again, wealthy white males are driving the agenda, and everyone else is expected to follow, including the media and the president," to what useful end?

Will Anti-Gay NOM Be This Band's Yoko Ono?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Scythian's Alexander Fedoryka, Danylo Fedoryka and Ben-David Warner apparently have no problem aligning themselves with the hate group, while Andrew Toy and Josef Crosby apparently don't want any part of the bigoted goings-on.

At CPAC, The Marriage Fight Is Over

BuzzFeed | Chris Geidner | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics

Opponents of gay rights spoke to a nearly empty room, while supporters had a standing room-only crowd. “We cannot be at war with America on issues o...

Eastman, NOM Places Status Above Love When It Comes to Families

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

What John Eastman did was to push a concept into the idea of family which has no business being there. Families should never be judged on a tier. They aren't baked goods at the state fair to be given ribbons marking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

National Organization for Marriage: Adoption Is a "Second-Best" Option

John Becker | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

John Eastman, chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, shockingly and patronizingly denigrated adoption in an interview with the Associated Press, calling it the "second-best option" for families.

Michelangelo Signorile

NOM Leader: Challenging Prop 8 Is 'Biggest Strategic Mistake' Of Gay Rights Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 03.15.2013 | Gay Voices

A day before GOP Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio reversed his position and came out for marriage equality, Brian Brown, president of the National Organizatio...

Anti-Gay Leader: Adoption 'Second-Best Option'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The leader of a prominent anti-gay organization called Supreme Court Chief John Roberts' decision to adopt children the "second-best option," the AP r...

Group Uses Tyler Clementi's Suicide To Tout Anti-Gay Agenda

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices

During a recent college appearance, a spokeswoman for a pro-marriage conservative group used Tyler Clementi's suicide to promote an anti-gay agenda. ...

The Right's New Same-Sex Marriage Messaging: Why They Lost in 2012

David G. Dodge | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
David G. Dodge

Instead of warning that same-sex marriage would lead to the brainwashing of children, the right chose to emphasize a different message: that the legalization of same-sex marriage would effectively silence its opponents, barring them from acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.

Afternoon Links: Gay Marriage Marches And The Boy Scouts

Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- Forces on both sides are gathering momentum as they prepare for the Supreme Court's hearing on same-sex marriage this March. Same sex marriage sup...