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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...

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.

This Is What Money Laundering Looks Like

Fred Karger | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

Recently, the Maine Ethics Commission voted unanimously to fine the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) a record $50,250.

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.

Arizona and Uganda: How the Same Groups Spread the Same Hate Around the Globe

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

While we're hopefully beating back this law in Arizona, with anti-gay forces claiming it's about religious freedom and not about discrimination, keep in mind that their goal is to see homosexuality criminalized and punished around the world.

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.

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?

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.

Did This Conservative Pundit Break The Law By Collaborating With Russian Anti-Gay Lawmakers?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices

National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown made a shocking claim last month that he engaged in a unpublicized trip to Moscow to meet wit...

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.

National Organization for Marriage President: Prop 8 Ruling 'Horrific'

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics

National Organization For Marriage president Brian Brown called Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision striking down a key part of the Defen...

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.

Gay Marriage in Minnesota: Another Milestone Is Reached

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Minnesota's marriage equality win also represents a stinging blow to the anti-gay evangelical right. This is the state that brought us Michele Bachmann, an evangelical Christian who made her political career by pushing boilerplate religious bigotry about gays.

Anti-Gay March For Marriage Compared To Civil Rights Movement

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 03.29.2013 | Gay Voices

The president of an anti-gay organization has compared the group's recent protest against same-sex marriage to the Civil Rights movement in America. ...

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...

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...

Wave That Magic Wand!

Domenick Scudera | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

We have truly entered a new era. Prior to the inauguration, the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council condemned any strides forward by the gay community, but now they have waved a magic wand to make our struggles disappear! It is so nice of them!

WATCH: NOM's President Joins Paris's Anti-Gay Marriage Protests

Posted 01.20.2013 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage's (NOM) Brian Brown recently traveled to Paris, where he enthusiastically reported on the French anti-gay marri...

What Drives NOM Now? Greed!

Fred Karger | Posted 03.11.2013 | Gay Voices
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.

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.

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.

Michelangelo Signorile

NOM President Predicts SCOTUS Will Hear Prop 8 Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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.