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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...

Some Kansas Clerks Refuse to Issue Marriage Licenses to Gay and Lesbian Couples (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 11.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-11-24-afervid2011424small.jpgWe've added two or maybe three states -- Montana, South Carolina, and sort of Kansas -- to the marriage-equality map this week. Some Kansas counties have started issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but others haven't.

Bizarro Election 2014: When Homophobes Backed Gay-Equality Supporters and Vice Versa

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

In the bizarro election of 2014, where the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage backed pro-gay Democratic candidates to show the GOP that they will help defeat any Republican candidate who veers from the evangelical right's agenda, pro-gay hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer helped the anti-gay GOP take control of the U.S. Senate.

Jennifer Bendery

Group Vows To Defeat Rob Portman In 2016 Over His Support For Same-Sex Marriage

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's only been a week since the 2014 elections, but the National Organization for Marriage is already vowing to defeat Sen. Rob Portman ...

Anti-Gay Group Throws Away $117,000 on Election They Can't Win (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 11.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-11-03-ScreenShot20141103at11.32.38AMsmall.pngThe National Organization for Marriage has committed $117,000 to support the election of Thom Tillis, a key architect of North Carolina's gay marriage ban, to the U.S. Senate. But even if he wins, the organization loses: It's too late for anyone to stop marriage equality in North Carolina.

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.

Conservatives Don't Want You To Vote For Pro-Marriage Equality GOP Candidates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

Three leading conservative organizations said Thursday that they will "mount a concerted effort" urging voters to refuse to cast ballots for three Rep...

Gay Marriage Will Be 'In Every State Of The Union' By 2015, Former NOM Official Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.21.2014 | Gay Voices

A former National Organization for Marriage (NOM) official has predicted that same-sex marriage legislation will be in place in all 50 U.S. states by ...

Guess Who Is Boycotting Target Over Its Support Of Gay Marriage...

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.08.2014 | Gay Voices

Well, we all saw this one coming. Less than 48 hours after mass market retailer Target publicly solidified their support for marriage equality in a...

Marriage Equality and the Factually Challenged

James Peron | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

How does preventing gay parents -- who are raising a family -- from marrying, "support families?" Do the means -- banning marriage -- lead to the goal of protecting families?

The Stupidity of the New York Giants Hiring Anti-Gay David Tyree

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

How exactly is a homophobe supposed to carry out the job of director of player development? How is a gay player on the Giants supposed to react to this if he is thinking about coming out or is experiencing anti-gay harassment on the team?

Why An Anti-Gay Organization Is Calling For A Boycott Of This Global Bank

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is targeting JP Morgan Chase in its latest boycott, following reports of a survey distributed to internat...

Lila Shapiro

'Do You Know What Fisting Is?' And Other Questions Raised At Premier Anti-Gay Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.20.2014 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- On a sweltering day in the nation's capital, around 1,500 people gathered on the National Mall with homemade signs and American flags to...

SF Archbishop Defends Plan To Speak At Anti-Gay Event Because 'Love Is The Answer'

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.17.2014 | Religion

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has come under fire from a wide swath of groups for his decision to speak at the March for Marriage on T...

Lydia O'Connor

San Francisco Archbishop Prompts Outrage With Plans To Join Anti-Gay Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 06.12.2014 | Religion

The archbishop of America’s most liberal city is scheduled to speak at a massive anti-gay rally later this month, prompting more than 80 political a...

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.

Judges Have More Bad News for National Organization for Marriage (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 08.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-06-09-ScreenShot20140609at19.12small.jpgIn what's become a fairly regular phenomenon, multiple judges last week delivered setbacks to NOM.

Rick Santorum's Latest Anti-Gay Move Revealed

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Rick Santorum is back, and predictably, he's set to throw his support behind another anti-gay event. The National Organization for Marriage's Pres...

Lila Shapiro

Leading Anti-Gay Organization Dealt Huge Blow

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.30.2014 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage, a leader in the campaign to ban same-sex marriage in the U.S., sustained a blow to its five-year effort to kee...

Bizarre New Anti-Gay Strategy: Trying to Win Cases They Can't Actually Win (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-05-27-ScreenShot20140527at12.10.41PMsmall.pngIn both Oregon and Pennsylvania, NOM is showing signs of continuing attempts to overturn marriage equality. This is a clearly unwinnable strategy. In fact, it's mystifying why NOM is even expending resources on it.

Anti-Gay Groups Achieve Colossal Failure in Oregon (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2014-05-20-ScreenShot20140519at8.16.47PMsmall.pngIt's a vivid sign of the dwindling clout of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM): four major losses in the span of just a few days in Oregon.

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 ...