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Leading Gay Marriage Opponent On Losing The Battle: 'I Have A Lot More Freedom Now'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices

Now and again, I like to check in with Maggie Gallagher, a woman who co-founded the National Organization for Marriage, the leading advocacy group opp...

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.

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?

Lila Shapiro

Maggie Gallagher, Leading Gay Marriage Opponent: 'I Would Love Nothing More Than To Be Wrong'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 09.21.2013 | Gay Voices

When Pope Francis urged Catholics to "find a new balance," saying that the Catholic Church had grown "obsessed" with abortion, gay marriage and contra...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lila Shapiro

EXCLUSIVE: Why Maggie Gallagher, Gay Marriage Foe, Quit Her Syndicated Column After 17 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Are Gay Marriage Opponents Thinking? A Discussion With Maggie Gallagher

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

With federal court after federal court ruling the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional in recent days, and with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this week reaffirming its ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional, do gay marriage foes see the walls closing in on them?

Lila Shapiro

Leading Opponent Of Same-Sex Marriage 'Relieved' Obama Stopped 'Lying'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

On Wednesday, President Obama told ABC's Robin Roberts that he believed same-sex couples "should be able to get married." His statement came just days...

Michelangelo Signorile

Secret Anti-Gay Facebook Group Included NOM Co-Founder, Fox News Pundit And More

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 04.24.2012 | Gay Voices

A blogger and activist who reported that on a "secret religious right Facebook group" which he says was planning to promote and disseminate antigay in...

Ministers Betray the Black Community by Defending Race-Baiting Group

Alvin McEwen | Posted 06.24.2012 | Black Voices
Alvin McEwen

The National Organization for Marriage has been steadily attempting to blunt the charges that it is trying to drive a wedge between the black and gay communities on the subject of marriage equality.

NOM's Malodorous Methods Fan The Flames Of Hate

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

Instead of working to bring Americans together, the goal of NOM is to sow the seeds of mistrust and tear different groups apart. Instead of harmony, they promote acrimony. Forget the great American melting pot; NOM simply stirs the pot of bitterness and division.

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project Demands Honesty from the Religious Right

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Alvin McEwen

GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project is not about silencing anyone but having an honest debate. And you can't have an honest debate when one party is being deceptive in terms of their goals and their true feelings about the community they oppose.

Et Tu, Touré? A Critic of White Privilege Is Oblivious to Marital Privilege

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Bella DePaulo

So those are my two choices? Either I'm providing for my family or I'm out to boost my ego, my status, and my self-image? Touré, there are around 100 million adults who are not married, and that's just counting the ones in the U.S.

Maggie Gallagher's Disastrous Interview On 'Up with Chris Hayes'

Alvin McEwen | Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), an anti-marriage-equality group, was interviewed on the Feb. 11 edition MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes, and it didn't go well for her.

Maggie Gallagher and Her Son

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 04.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

How does a woman who clearly had to face so much hardship and so many challenges in raising a son on her own justify her work in ripping other families apart? Maybe one day, she will see and understand the utter disconnect.

Prop 8's Supporters Were Too Scared to Testify, But They Still Whine After the Fact

Alvin McEwen | Posted 04.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Prop 8 was built upon deliberate lies that Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins, Peter Sprigg, and the rest of those pushing it were too fearful to defend in court. None of these people had the guts to take an oath and attest to the veracity of the claims they made.

What's Love Got to Do with It? Marriage, Tradition and Gays

James Peron | Posted 12.31.2011 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Anyone who uses the term "traditional marriage" exhibits, by the use of the term, gross ignorance of the past. There is no traditional marriage, and what we know as marriage is very different from what marriage was in the past.

How Many Have to Die Before NOM Is Stopped?

Scott Rose | Posted 12.11.2011 | Gay Voices
Scott Rose

The so-called National Organization for Marriage might as well be punching, kicking and spitting in the faces of every student in the country bullied on the basis of the fact that they are, or are perceived to be, gay.

Anti-Gay Marriage Group Makes Big Appointment

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

By DAVID CRARY, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) NEW YORK -- A law school professor from Southern California was named Thursday as the new chairman of the Nat...

National Organization for Marriage Astroturfed 'Legal Scholars' in New York

Alvin McEwen | Posted 08.29.2011 | New York
Alvin McEwen

Days before the NY Senate voted for marriage equality, NOM head Maggie Gallagher brought up the negative impacts of marriage equality by citing the work of "leading legal scholars." The scholars she spoke of are not objective.

National Organization for Marriage Recycling Old Lies Against Gay Marriage in New York

Alvin McEwen | Posted 07.12.2011 | New York
Alvin McEwen

NOM is fighting against the possibility of same-sex marriage in the state of New York by running a commercial that claims of "dire consequences" if same-sex marriage is approved in New York.