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National Organization for Marriage

'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.

The Courage to Come Out

Walt Hawkins | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

Before Jason Collins revealed that he is gay, I suppose I'd never really pondered the amount of courage it takes, even in this day and age, to come out of the closet. And it does take more than a fair amount.

After a Life of Being Gay Bashed, I Choose to Live and Not Just Survive

William Dameron | Posted 07.28.2013 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I will hold my husband's hand in public, because to silence me is what they want. I will kiss him goodbye in the morning in the public square, because it is right. I will continue to wrap my arm around his shoulder so that someday LGBT people won't have to ask themselves, "Is this safe?"

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.

Savvy Strategy Helped This State Come Around On Gay Marriage

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Phone banks, an army of volunteers and alliances with organized labor, business leaders and religious clergy propelled gay marriag...

Anti-Gay Spokesperson: Gay Marriage An Unnecessary 'Friendship Registry'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 04.22.2013 | Gay Voices

A leading spokeswoman for conservative, anti-gay lobbying group National Organization for Marriage (NOM) headlined a rally in Minnesota this weekend, ...

In Maine, The National Organization For Marriage Fights For Its Own Survival As Marriage Equality Reigns

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

At stake last week before Maine's highest court was nothing less than NOM's fundamental mission: its multi-year effort to secretly and illegally funnel contributions from a few large unnamed donors to political causes across the country.

As France Prepares for Marriage Equality, Opponents Warn of Civil Strife

John Becker | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

The French people strongly endorse same-sex marriage, and support for the right of married gay and lesbian couples to adopt children sits just shy of 50 percent. But the push for equality in France has an ugly underbelly.

Blowing Up The Coalition

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 06.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

As Edith Windsor's challenge to DOMA was being heard by the Supreme Court, Keli Goff was trying to drive a racial wedge, writing, "Yet again, wealthy white males are driving the agenda, and everyone else is expected to follow, including the media and the president," to what useful end?

Will Anti-Gay NOM Be This Band's Yoko Ono?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

Scythian's Alexander Fedoryka, Danylo Fedoryka and Ben-David Warner apparently have no problem aligning themselves with the hate group, while Andrew Toy and Josef Crosby apparently don't want any part of the bigoted goings-on.

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...

Eastman, NOM Places Status Above Love When It Comes to Families

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

What John Eastman did was to push a concept into the idea of family which has no business being there. Families should never be judged on a tier. They aren't baked goods at the state fair to be given ribbons marking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

National Organization for Marriage: Adoption Is a "Second-Best" Option

John Becker | Posted 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

John Eastman, chairman of the anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, shockingly and patronizingly denigrated adoption in an interview with the Associated Press, calling it the "second-best option" for families.

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...

Anti-Gay Leader: Adoption 'Second-Best Option'

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.14.2013 | Gay Voices

The leader of a prominent anti-gay organization called Supreme Court Chief John Roberts' decision to adopt children the "second-best option," the AP r...

Group Uses Tyler Clementi's Suicide To Tout Anti-Gay Agenda

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices

During a recent college appearance, a spokeswoman for a pro-marriage conservative group used Tyler Clementi's suicide to promote an anti-gay agenda. ...

The Right's New Same-Sex Marriage Messaging: Why They Lost in 2012

David G. Dodge | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay Voices
David G. Dodge

Instead of warning that same-sex marriage would lead to the brainwashing of children, the right chose to emphasize a different message: that the legalization of same-sex marriage would effectively silence its opponents, barring them from acting on sincerely held religious beliefs.

Afternoon Links: Gay Marriage Marches And The Boy Scouts

Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- Forces on both sides are gathering momentum as they prepare for the Supreme Court's hearing on same-sex marriage this March. Same sex marriage sup...

Morning Links: Gay Marriage Foes And Transgender Inmates

Lila Shapiro | Posted 04.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Lila Shapiro

-- Same-sex marriage opponents look to be in dire financial straits, according to a Reuters report. According to the article, ProtectMarriage.com, the...

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.

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.