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Sorry, NOM, But Same-Sex Marriage Has Actual Benefits

Jim David | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Jim David

I'll be damned if I'm going to sit here and have a million-dollar organization tell me that my marriage has no value and is harmful to society, so here, using my own marriage as evidence, I list the ways that same-sex marriage can benefit society as a whole.

Maryland Gay Marriage Opponents Expect To Be Outspent

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 10.14.2012 | DC

BOWIE, Md. -- Irene Huskens has the wedding venue picked out: a charming bed-and-breakfast in southern Maryland. But the wedding is no sure thing. Th...

Homophobic Ad FAIL

Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy

Sure, we're all mildly suspicious about targeted advertising. But if your browsing habits indicate that you're a raging homophobe who really thinks Ob...

The Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Appeal From NOM

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 12.01.2012 | Gay Voices

PORTLAND, Maine — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a national anti-gay marriage group that tried to thwart Maine...

Marriage Equality: A New Heaven And A New Earth

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

We have an alternative apocalyptic view of the world. The world really is ending -- but it's not ending in a wave of brimstone and fiery flows of lava; it's the end of ignorance, prejudice, hate and intolerance. And there will be a new heaven and a new earth.

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...

NOM's Campaign Finance Crusade Does A 180, Argues That Super PACs Are Illegal

Darrin Hurwitz | Posted 11.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Darrin Hurwitz

Marriage-equality opponents' constitutional legal principles are endlessly shifting to best serve their latest political opportunities. As a result, NOM's First Amendment right on one day is their opponents' so-called illegal act on another.

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.

Brian Brown Slams Dan Savage After Controversial After-Dinner Debate

Posted 08.24.2012 | Gay Voices

Dan Savage's after-dinner debate with Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage this week was perhaps most striking for its overall civili...

Anti-gay Organizations Exploit and Fundraise in Wake of Attack

Herndon Graddick | Posted 10.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Herndon Graddick

The shooting that took place at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Family Research Council last week was a tragedy. The security guard who apprehended the shooter is a hero. The actions of anti-gay groups in the aftermath have been nothing short of reprehensible.

The Great Debate: Dan Savage Talks Gay Marriage, LGBT Rights With NOM's Brian Brown

Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices

Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) finally took Dan Savage up on his invitation for an after-dinner debate on same-sex marria...

Is It Christian To Be Anti-Gay?

Jamie McGonnigal | Posted 10.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jamie McGonnigal

While these groups may do some excellent work with Christian charities, their primary focus is on fighting to have the rights of LGBT people denied. But over the years they've been able to frame what it is they do with those "pro-family" and "Christian" modifiers.

Is Gay Marriage a Threat to David Cameron's Government?

James Peron | Posted 10.20.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Religious right groups and traditionalist conservatives are ringing warning bells, telling David Cameron that if England passes marriage equality, Christians will flee the Tories in large numbers.

Is Notorious Anti-Gay Group Behind Effort To Sabotage Obama's African-American Support?

Alvin McEwen | Posted 10.09.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Last week, a group of African-American pastors held a press conference announcing that they are starting a campaign to get black voters to withhold their votes from President Obama until he no longer supports marriage equality.

You Can Give, But You Can't Hide -- The Amway Boycott

Fred Karger | Posted 10.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Fred Karger

After much consideration and discussion, Rights Equal Rights has decided to declare a global boycott of Amway and its parent Alticor.

WATCH: Man's Fiery Anti-Gay Protest Goes Hilariously Awry

Posted 08.06.2012 | Gay Voices

Video footage of a gay rights opponent's protest gone awry is going viral in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) blogosphere. Origin...

Lila Shapiro

NOM Praises Chick-Fil-A CEO's Anti-Gay Marriage Stance

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.20.2012 | Gay Voices

In recent weeks, as a wave of business executives and corporations have signaled support for legalizing same-sex marriage, groups that oppose gay marr...

Know Thine Enemy: 10 Of The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week

Posted 09.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our Something To Celebrate series -- or, as you'll see b...

Know Thine Enemy: 10 Of The Worst Anti-LGBT Moments Of The Week

Posted 09.14.2012 | Gay Voices

Every weekend we bring you a round up of either the best LGBT moments from the week before -- our Something To Celebrate series -- or, as you'll see b...

Kirk Cameron Has More To Say On Upholding 'Traditional' Marriage

Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices

If you thought the outpouring of negative comments Kirk Cameron received when he appeared on Piers Morgan's show in March and stated that homosexualit...

How the Right, Not Social 'Elites,' Made Marriage Equality a National Issue

James Peron | Posted 09.01.2012 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Writer Brendan O'Neill wrote an odd attack on marriage equality. What is revealing, he says, is that gay marriage is "a tool of the elite" which indicates "one's superiority over the hordes, particularly those of a religious or redneck persuasion."

Lila Shapiro

Gay Marriage Foes Ask Powerful Force To Just Stay 'Neutral'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Reflecting how far the corporate world has shifted on gay rights in recent years, three of the leading groups opposed to same-sex marriage have recent...

National Organization for Marriage Hiding Ties to 'Objective' Anti-Gay Parenting Study

Alvin McEwen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

One would think that for the sake of disclosure, NOM could have mentioned that its founder and chairman emeritus had a huge hand in not only the study's funding, but possibly also its publicity.

SJP's Obama Ad Shows President Advocates Polygamous And Incestuous Marriages: NOM

Posted 06.07.2012 | Gay Voices

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has condemned Sarah Jessica Parker's Obama for America campaign ad, citing the clip as implying that the ...

Dan Savage Makes Unusual Offer To NOM President For Bible Debate

Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

It looks like Dan Savage is taking the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) President Brian Brown up on his offer for a Bible debate -- and the ou...