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Head of Virginia's top anti-gay org: One mean email proves 'the left' is sexist, intolerant  »  Good As You
Victoria Cobb is the victim, y'all. After the 4th Circuit decided in favor of marriage equality in her state, the head of the Family Foundation of Virginia, the Old Dominion State's main organization for promoting discrimination against LGBT people, apparently received one nasty email that she found both intolerant and sexist. So clearly this means "the left" is hypocritical: I receive many hateful voicemails and emails, usually expletive filled, when standing up for our shared values. Normally, we at The Family Foundation try to laugh about or ignore them. On occasion we have to share ...
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Posted:  7/30 5:11pm
Iowa's governor sponsoring anti-gay Family Leader summit?  »  Good As You
The National Organization For Marriage, Family Research Council Action, Alliance Defending Freedom, and Focus on the Family's Citizenlink are all sponsors of the upcoming Family Leadership Summit, which is the project of Iowa's leading anti-LGBT organization, the Family Leader. The speaker roster is a who's who of anti-LGBT commentators, from FRC's Tony Perkins to Rick "man on dog" Santorum to the Benham brothers. You don't get much more anti-LGBT than this crew. This is an event with a clear (and alienating) agenda, put on by a man, Bob Vander Plaats, who has ...
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Posted:  7/30 5:37pm
Head of Virginia's anti-equality org: 'open season to discriminate against anyone who believes that children deserve a mom and a dad'  »  Good As You
People who oppose marriage equality are not burdened one bit by same-sex couples' marriages. But that doesn't stop Victoria Cobb, longtime head of Virginia's main anti-equality organization, to claim that yesterday's 4th Circuit ruling in favor of marriage equality constitutes "open season" against people like her: "Today’s ruling and reactions to it clearly prove that it is now open season to discriminate against anyone who believes that children deserve a mom and a dad, whether motivated by their faith, be it Christian, or Jewish or Islamic, or by their concern for the future of our children. Despite our disappointment with ...
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Posted:  7/29 5:35pm
Force behind Virginia's marriage ban ably demonstrates animus behind it  »  Good As You
These man who co-wrote Virginia's discriminatory marriage amendment, Del. Bob Marshall (R), responded to yesterday's 4th Circuit ruling in favor of marriage equality by further proving why bans like the one he championed will all be invalidated in short order. Here are some of his animus-laden quotes: "advocates and defenders of so-called same sex marriage are their own best undertakers for their hubris in attempting to deny and defy the 'Laws of Nature and Nature’s God'.” "a civil right based on immoral behavior including acts that disqualify individuals from giving blood." "Judges Gregory and Floyd, who opine that two men ...
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Posted:  7/29 4:50pm
Bryan Fischer: Marriage equality supporters are like baseball's legendarily winning team  »  Good As You
The '27 Yankees are famed for being really, really, really good. In fact, according to the sporting experts at Wikipedia, the team is remembered as one of the best in history. This team's mighty lineup is where the phrase "Murderers' Row" comes from. Which is why I'm thrilled that one of the most antigay men in America, the American Family Association's Bryan Fischer, seems to think those of us who are on the right side of the marriage issue are the modern equivalents of this winning team. In reference to North Carolina's Attorney General saying ...
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Posted:  7/29 2:52am
NOM to show rest of world its impressive ability to exacerbate loss  »  Good As You
Back in the spring of 2013, I first told you about the National Organization For Marriage's burgeoning plans to start a global version of their failed American enterprise, which they are planning to called the International Organization For Marriage. Earlier this year, I also first revealed NOM's associations with CitizenGo, a sort of anti-gay version of MoveOn.org. But while I haven't heard much about either effort since those initial reports, Buzzfeed's J. Lester Feder reveals that NOM's global plans are still very well underway: CitizenGo was conceived of as a kind of MoveOn.org for conservatives. It was ...
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Posted:  7/29 5:35am
On NC's Attorney General and the bipartisan hunt for a 'culture war' off ramp  »  Good As You
North Carolina's Democratic Attorney General has announced that he will no longer defend his state's discriminatory marriage ban, as he believes it would be "futile" in light of today's 4th Circuit ruling in favor of equality: AG Roy Cooper says federal decision in VA clears way for gay marriage in NC [News & Observer] And he's right. Marriage equality is inevitable, and people who are inclined to care about justice and their legacies want to be recorded on the right side. But the politics of it are even more interesting. Increasingly we are seeing political figures from both sides ...
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Posted:  7/29 2:31am
Read: 4th Circuit strikes down Virginia marriage ban  »  Good As You
Since Windsor, we are twenty-nine for twenty-nine in the courts. Here's the right side of history's latest decision (vindication?): "We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws. Civil marriage is one of the cornerstones of our way of life. It allows individuals to celebrate and publicly declare their intentions to form lifelong partnerships, which provide unparalleled intimacy, companionship, emotional support, and security. The choice of whether and whom to marry is an intensely personal decision that alters the course ...
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Posted:  7/28 9:56pm
Man who stands in way of Texas equality works to stunt economic windfall as well  »  Good As You
Responding to the obvious-stated report that Texas' economy would benefit if it opened the booming wedding economy to same-sex couples, the state's head of the self-appointed morality police, Jonathan Saenz, wonders the following: [SOURCE] Of course the answer is no because responsible researchers prefer to cull their data from sensible study and projections based off the many states that have had marriage equality for some time now rather than the fear mongering of people who collect a paycheck off of this form of discrimination. But that's the thing with anti-gay activists circa 2014: they act like it's ...
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Posted:  7/28 5:53pm
Video: CBS News hosts '50 Years Later, Civil Rights;' includes marriage equality, obviously  »  Good As You
Marriage equality rockstar Evan Wolfson starts talking around 42:00; the whole thing, however, is worth your time: ...
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Posted:  7/26 12:58am
Audio: White House? Nah. But in race for most anti-gay House member, Bachmann a strong contender  »  Good As You
Rep. Michele Bachmann, who once told an audience that homosexuality is "part of Satan, I think," is getting back into the viciously anti-gay game off which the Minnesota Republican largely built her national profile. In clips that Right Wing Watch posted today, Bachmann accuses gay activists of bringing about a "rise of tyranny" that will ultimately legalize polygamy, she predicted that God is going to punish same-sex marriage with "profound consequences that we haven’t yet realized,” and referred to this growing acceptance of equal marriage as part of the "evil we see unleashed upon the world today." Oh, ...
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Posted:  7/26 12:45am
Video: With marriage equality, Texas could put in a pool at the Alamo  »  Good As You
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Posted:  7/26 2:16am
CWA ably demonstrates ludicrousness of American Christian right's persecution complex  »  Good As You
As part of its summer fundraising pitch, Concerned Women For America is highlighting five cases of supposed Christian persecution. Here they are: [CWA] The fourth bullet point is, in fact, an act of persecution. It's a human rights abuse. It's disgusting and has earned international condemnation. The fifth bullet point is, in fact, an act of persecution. President Obama and his state department have called for the pastor's punishment and called for his release. The first three bullet points? Not. Persecution. AT ALL. All three involve state nondiscrimination policies and a public business owner's desire to openly flout them. In all three, ...
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Posted:  7/26 1:55am
Miami-Dade Circuit judge rules state marriage ban unconstitutional; stays ruling  »  Good As You
The voter-enacted ban "offend(s) basic human dignity." Here's a pertinent snip followed by Judge Sarah Zabel's full ruling (the second pro-equality Florida ruling in as many weeks): 14-1661 Decision by Equality Case Files ...
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Posted:  7/26 3:03am
Brian Brown is the victim, y'all. How many times does he have to tell you?  »  Good As You
Remember that kid on the playground who would get so red-faced angry when he was losing a game that he'd dramatically grab his ball, yell, "It's mine and I'm taking it!" and then storm off in a huff to tell his mommy how the better players on the field refused to let him win? Yeah, well: "It has long been clear that same-sex marriage activists don't want a fair and even-sided debate. They don't want honest public discourse that hears both sides. They want instead the enforcement of double standards that work to bolster their own side while silencing any opposition. ...
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Posted:  7/25 10:03pm
What constitutes 'absolute pure evil' in the eyes of Liberty University dean?  »  Good As You
College campuses are discouraging so-called "ex-gay" therapy. This is not shocking. Any college that values responsible treatment and adherence to credible science will reject the viciously anti-gay idea of "reparative therapy" because it is dangerous junk science that is a true blight on the body academic. But according to Liberty Counsel head and Liberty University of Law dean Mat Staver, this kind of rejection is... "This is taking sexual immorality and forcing people to say that it's good and that you ought to pursue it, and prohibiting people from encouraging in any kind of counsel to stop or eliminate it," ...
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Posted:  7/25 4:37pm
NOM is totally popular (*in Ethiopia)  »  Good As You
I've always found it weird that the National Organization For Marriage has so many more Facebook "fans" than it does Twitter followers. Perhaps this gives us some clue: [NOM Facebook insights] A little suspect that an organization focused exclusively on United States marriage policy finds its most active engagement in Addis Ababa, no? ...
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Posted:  7/25 4:48pm