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A Gay Tempest in the Tea Party Cup

Michael Keegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The GOP's coalition relies on the support of those who prioritize suspicion, fear, and the politics of exclusion. The fight over CPAC's guest list shows just how unstable that sort of coalition can be.

Family Research Council, American Family Association Named as Anti-Gay Hate Groups

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Yesterday, the Southern Poverty Law Center added five more organizations to its list of anti-gay hate groups, including some names that are long overd...

Political Ads Targeted Women And Senior Citizens

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

Within the file cabinets of hundreds of television stations around the country are public files concerning political campaigns which often go completely unreported.

Iowa Voters AXE Judges Over Gay Marriage Ruling

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

In an unprecedented move, and after a nearly three month long campaign by conservative activists, Iowa voters chose not to retain three state Supreme Court justices based on a unanimous ruling in April 2009 to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Battle Over Judge Retention In Iowa

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Conservative activist Bob Vander Plaats is hoping Iowans will vote today to sack three Iowa Supreme Court judges who took part in ...

NOM-Led Iowa Campaign Threatens Judicial Independence Everywhere

Joe Solmonese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joe Solmonese

Anti-gay groups like NOM are getting a notch in their belt by attacking judges who are too principled to fight back.

LGBT Community Impacted Personally By Politics Against Gay Rights

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

In response to a rash of recent news reports about young gay people committing suicide because of harassment, the Family Research Council will begin a...

Maggie Gallagher: Face It, Discrimination Has Consequences

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage recently wrote a column for the New York Post in which she tried...

30,000 Leave Church in Finland over Gay Rights -- A lesson in homophobia.

Mikko Alanne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mikko Alanne

It's been an interesting week for gay rights in Europe, and not such a good one for the religious right. On Tuesday of last week, the Finnish Broadcas...

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Strikes Back At Critics

TylerKingkade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
TylerKingkade

AMES, IOWA -- Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus fired back Tuesday against critics seeking to oust her and two other justices who were a ...

National Organization for Marriage, What Are You Hiding?

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

National Organization for Marriage's relentless efforts to shroud itself and its funders in a veil of secrecy is telling: If they had a good case against the freedom to marry, why would they be so eager to hide what they're doing?

Maggie Gallagher, Stop the Bullying!

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

The National Organization for Marriage's purpose is to make LGBTQ people feel inferior and inflame homophobia under the guise of stopping gay marriage. We must not let them succeed; too many lives are at stake.

NOM, Anti-Gay Marriage Group, Sues To Keep Donors Secret

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Associated Press A group that opposes same-sex marriage sued the Rhode Island Board of Elections, saying it wants to run ads in the...

Maggie Gallagher: Top 10 Baffling Quotes From Anti-Gay Rights Group President

BuzzFeed.com | Matt Stopera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top ten most ridiculous quotes from National Organization for Marriage President Maggie Ghallagher. ...

What About Love?: Why Judge Walker's Proposition 8 Ruling Is Theologically Correct

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Despite the angry protests of many anti-gay Christian groups, I believe that Judge Walker's ruling is actually rooted in a profound theological truth articulated by St. Paul in Romans 13: "the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."

NOM Speaker In Iowa: Outlawing Gay Marriage Will Improve The Economy

Iowa Independent | Laura Millsaps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are taxpayer costs associated with the breakdown of the family, so overturning legalized same-sex marriage would go a long way to improve the na...

Sock Puppets and Sugar Daddies: NOM and GOProud Go Hand in Hand

Rick Jacobs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Jacobs

The story of NOM and GOProud stands as a sad commentary on desperate people who realize that they stand at the fringes of America and history itself. Until progress prevails, we'll hold them all accountable.

NOM's Growing Desperation

Michael Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Crawford

National Organization for Marriage is now throwing every possible smear at gay equality supporters while attempting to paint themselves in a coat of victimhood.

New Gay Street Beat Podcast Talks About DADT, Music, Target, and More

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

I was back on the new LGBT podcast "Gay Street Beat" this week for their latest edition and wanted to share it with all of you!

Avoiding NOM's Trap

Michael Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Crawford

Rather than discussing marriage, NOM's leaders are engaging in a familiar tactic in their anti-gay bus tour by drumming up a false narrative about the "discrimination" facing opponents of marriage equality.

Freedom to Marry to NOM: This is What a Summer For Marriage Really Looks Like

Evan Wolfson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Evan Wolfson

NOM has no real arguments, and their numbers are dwindling. So let NOM bus around, trying to market drummed-up "testimonials" and concoct media stunts to drape themselves in manipulative victimhood.

National Organization for Marriage: Gays Were Never Hunted Down and Murdered Like 'Jews, Christians, and Blacks'

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

The latest from NOM is beyond the pale and it further proves what many LGBTs know about that group. NOM is not interested in defending marriage. It's only interested in bashing LGBTs, but not by physical attacks.

We're Changin Our Name

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fred Karger

It's been just two years since a small group of friends and I started Californians Against Hate to draw attention to the mega-donors to California's Proposition 8 campaign. It's been a busy 24 months.

The "Intimidation" Argument: Conservative Hypocrisy on Parade

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Waymon Hudson

There's a new cry of outrage coming from the far right and conservative circles. They've started playing the victim card as the new go-to meme: intimidation from the mean, militant gays.

Message to Maggie Gallagher: Associating With Bigots Does Make You a Bigot

Alvin McEwen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alvin McEwen

Gallagher has no room to claim that the she is unfairly being called a bigot when she and her organization choose to associate with those who freely and unapologetically stigmatize the lgbt community.