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Lila Shapiro

EXCLUSIVE: Why Maggie Gallagher, Gay Marriage Foe, Quit Her Syndicated Column After 17 Years | Lila Shapiro | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices

This week, Maggie Gallagher, one of the the leading voices advocating against marriage equality in the United States, announced the end of her syndica...

How to Help the GOP Survive: Saw Off the Far Right Hate Groups

Fred Karger | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Fred Karger

The Republican Party used to be the party of civil rights. This is the GOP that we long for, a party that welcomes everyone, grows the economy, balances the budget, leads on civil rights and provides for those who are not able to care for themselves.

What The Money Gap In The 2012 Marriage Ballot Measures Means For The Future Of LGBT Equality

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

By publicly raising the issue of the money gap, NOM's Brian Brown may have inadvertently touched on a new and significant development in the fight for LGBT equality: a steadily decreasing appetite among the right wing, especially among small donors, to support anti-LGBT initiatives.

A Gay RA? Oh My!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse has uncovered a huge problem facing our nation. In her Thanksgiving video message she revealed that -- are you sitting down? -- there are gay resident advisors in our nation's school system who are heavily influencing our college students in negative ways!

A Bizarre Anti-Gay 'Thanksgiving Message' For Students

Posted 11.26.2012 | Gay Voices

An anti-gay pundit's bizarre "Thanksgiving message" is making the blogosphere rounds. Recalling the story of a Catholic resident assistant (RA) at...

Michelangelo Signorile

Anti-Gay Pastor Makes Shocking Claim About Washington's Marriage Equality Win | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.21.2012 | Gay Voices

"I said to [the National Organization for Marriage], 'You think I’m controversial because I don’t look white,'” Ken Hutcherson, senior pastor of...

Bigotry Without Borders

Peter Montgomery | Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter Montgomery

NOM's claims that it will globalize its war against marriage equality may be more bluster than reality. But even if it's just rhetoric, it says something brutally revealing about the character of Brian Brown and his colleagues at NOM.

The Catholic Church Spent How MUCH On Fight Against Marriage Equality?!

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.15.2012 | Gay Voices

While the results of this election represented a monumental victory in the fight for marriage equality, it turned out to be quite a costly one for the...

Where Have All the Mormons Gone In the Fight for Marriage Equality?

Fred Karger | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

Imagine my surprise when for the first time in 14 years the Mormon Church appears to have sat out the five anti-gay marriage elections this year.

Election Night Gay Marriage Victories Condemned By NOM's Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher

Posted 11.08.2012 | Gay Voices

Election Night victories for same-sex marriage in four U.S. states have garnered praise from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advo...

Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week October 27 -- November 3

Posted 11.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our "Something To Celebrate" series -- or, as you'll see...

Where's the Outrage? National Organization for Marriage Out to Destroy Lives

Fred Karger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Fred Karger

The LGBT community and everyone who cares about fairness and equality face four crucial votes next Tuesday in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington State. All four elections are the doing of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM).

Progressive Catholics Fighting For Marriage Equality

Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis | Posted 10.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Daniel C. Kostakis

Not only do statistics show more than half of American Roman Catholics support marriage equality -- against their hierarch's narrow views -- but we have thriving Catholic denominations that officially support equality from the laity all the way to the episcopacy.

Sorry, NOM, But Same-Sex Marriage Has Actual Benefits

Jim David | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Jim David

I'll be damned if I'm going to sit here and have a million-dollar organization tell me that my marriage has no value and is harmful to society, so here, using my own marriage as evidence, I list the ways that same-sex marriage can benefit society as a whole.

Maryland Gay Marriage Opponents Expect To Be Outspent

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 10.14.2012 | DC

BOWIE, Md. -- Irene Huskens has the wedding venue picked out: a charming bed-and-breakfast in southern Maryland. But the wedding is no sure thing. Th...

Homophobic Ad FAIL

Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy

Sure, we're all mildly suspicious about targeted advertising. But if your browsing habits indicate that you're a raging homophobe who really thinks Ob...

The Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Appeal From NOM

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine...

Marriage Equality: A New Heaven And A New Earth

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

We have an alternative apocalyptic view of the world. The world really is ending -- but it's not ending in a wave of brimstone and fiery flows of lava; it's the end of ignorance, prejudice, hate and intolerance. And there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

Michelangelo Signorile

NOM President Predicts SCOTUS Will Hear Prop 8 Challenge | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage predicted that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the ruling that struck down Propo...

NOM's Campaign Finance Crusade Does A 180, Argues That Super PACs Are Illegal

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

Marriage-equality opponents' constitutional legal principles are endlessly shifting to best serve their latest political opportunities. As a result, NOM's First Amendment right on one day is their opponents' so-called illegal act on another.

On The Dan Savage Vs. Brian Brown Debate: Can We Please Just Admit That We're Different?

Amy York Rubin | Posted 11.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy York Rubin

This is the wrong debate and the wrong fight, because it's based on the false premise that we have to prove our sameness in order to be granted equal rights. That's a real problem for us.

Brian Brown Slams Dan Savage After Controversial After-Dinner Debate

Posted 08.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Dan Savage's after-dinner debate with Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage this week was perhaps most striking for its overall civili...

Anti-gay Organizations Exploit and Fundraise in Wake of Attack

Herndon Graddick | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Herndon Graddick

The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero. The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.

The Great Debate: Dan Savage Talks Gay Marriage, LGBT Rights With NOM's Brian Brown

Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) finally took Dan Savage up on his invitation for an after-dinner debate on same-sex marria...

Is It Christian To Be Anti-Gay?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

While these groups may do some excellent work with Christian charities, their primary focus is on fighting to have the rights of LGBT people denied. But over the years they've been able to frame what it is they do with those "pro-family" and "Christian" modifiers.