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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.

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.

10 Transgender Wins of 2013 You Should Know About

Mara Keisling | Posted 03.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

In 2013, five states and the District of Columbia began telling insurance companies for the first time that excluding healthcare for transgender people from their plans constitutes unlawful discrimination.

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?

Marriage Equality Is Coming to Illinois, but When? (VIDEO)

Matt Baume | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

2013-11-26-afervidillinois112513.pngThere's good news and bad news for wedding planners in Illinois. The good news: LGBT couples will be getting married in 2014. The bad news: We don't exactly know when.

What the National Organization for Marriage's Shift to Trans-Bashing Means

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Today, with Hawaii on the verge of becoming the 16th state to pass marriage equality, and with gays much more visible, conservative ideologues are having a harder time raising money around the marriage issue. Enter transgender rights, the newest potential cash cow for the extremist right.

I Stand With the Transgender Children of California... Do You?

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

We need the full resources of every LGBT organization in the country. We need all our self-proclaimed allies to start speaking up, calling out those who deal in falsehoods and half-truths. We need to educate the public. I'm going to.

Starbucks Enters Same-Sex Marriage Boycott Wars

Sam Fiorella | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sam Fiorella

The key here is that more often than not, controversy sells. Precedent seems to have been set. Expect more of these public 'us vs. them' stances being made by corporate CEOs and an equally decisive reaction from activists.

Consultants Big Winners in Clergy Coalition Same Sex Marriage Fight

David Ormsby | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Spreading the word of God apparently requires lots of dough for PR consultants. Bishop Larry Trotter's PAC - African American Clergy Coalition - the ...

LOOK: Gay Marriage Equated With Incest In Disgusting Meme

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices

Anti-gay group the National Organization For Marriage (NOM) is back in action with a gross new meme on their Facebook that equates marriage benefits f...

Halloween Horrors: The Ghost of Prop 8 Returns...

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I was able to spot two small, simple signs: "Stop Co-Ed Showers in Schools" and "No Opposite Sex in School Bathrooms." I realized that the hordes of tourists were waiting for their chance to add signatures to the growing petition to topple California's new law protecting transgender students.

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.

These Officials Are At The Center Of The Gay Marriage Debate

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

By Alex Dobuzinskis Sept 21 (Reuters) - For weeks, the lesbian couple courted the Guilford County register of deeds in North Carolina...

Prop. 8 Players Now Turn Attention To Repealing California's Transgender Law

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices

SAN FRANCISCO -- An effort to overturn a new law allowing transgender students to choose which school restrooms they use and whether to play boys or g...

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.

'Won't Somebody Please Think of the Children?!' NOM Continues to Peddle Hysteria

Sunny Bjerk | Posted 11.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Sunny Bjerk

Organizations such as the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) continue to claim that children with gay parents suffer severe emotional and mental abuse, even going so far as to argue that they are more likely to become child molesters than children raised by heterosexual parents.

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.

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.