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David Badash

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Watch: Outside NOM’s Gala, GetEQUAL Wishes Brian Brown A Happy ‘Retirement’

by David Badash ● 5:18 PM June 20, 2014
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GetEQUAL’s grassroots activists stood outside NOM’s gala last night and asked attendees to sign a “Happy Retirement” card for NOM president Brian Brown.

Marriage

Washington Times, Sponsor Of NOM’s March, And AP, Further Lower Attendance Numbers

by David Badash ● 3:06 PM June 20, 2014
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Even NOM’s media partner and supporter of their March for Marriage — an anti-gay hate rally — reports that few people attended the event in DC yesterday.

Bigotry Watch

Here’s What ‘10,000 People’  At NOM’s Anti-Gay Hate March Really Looks Like

by David Badash ● 12:15 PM June 20, 2014
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The National Organization For Marriage is claiming that 10,000 people attended their anti-gay hate march in Washington, D.C. yesterday. And they’re the only ones who said so.

Bigotry Watch

Mike Huckabee: Martin Luther King Would Have Opposed Gay Marriage Like He Opposed Hitler

by David Badash ● 10:08 AM June 20, 2014
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Mike Huckabee told attendees at NOM’s March for Marriage that Martin Luther King, Jr. would have opposed same-sex marriage and equal rights for LGBT people just as he opposed Hitler’s Germany and the Holocaust.

Civil Rights

Obama Extends More Federal Benefits To Same-Sex Couples — But The Rest Are Up To Congress

by David Badash ● 8:47 AM June 20, 2014
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President Obama today will extend more federal benefits to same-sex couples. But the administration is cautioning that this is the end of the road, and Congress must act.

Bigotry Watch

How Many People Showed Up For NOM’s ‘March For Marriage’ Hate Rally? Guess Who Didn’t.

by David Badash ● 7:33 PM June 19, 2014
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Despite months of emails, despite promises of huge attendance, and despite free busses to protectors of the faith from New York City, NOM’s anti-gay hate march today was largely ignored.

Bigotry Watch

Rick Santorum: Hating Gay Marriage Comes From Love (Video)

by David Badash ● 6:41 PM June 19, 2014
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“This is a movement,” Rick Santorum says, “that is based in love. This is a movement based in love for what is best for children and families in America.”

Discrimination

Watch: Tea Party Congressman Says ‘Become A Real Man,’ Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

by David Badash ● 12:18 PM June 19, 2014
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Tim Huelskamp today addressed attendees at NOM’s “March for Marriage” this morning and implored “every man in America” to “become a real man,” presumably by opposing same-sex marriage.

Bigotry Watch

Watch Live Now: NOM’s Anti-Gay Hate March Against Same-Sex Marriage In DC

by David Badash ● 10:35 AM June 19, 2014
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NOM is holding its annual “March for Marriage,” a wholly anti-gay event that claims the “fight to defend marriage in the legal, political, and cultural spheres is just beginning,”

Bigotry Watch

NOM’s Hate March Media Sponsor Founded By Man Who Married Complete Strangers In Mass Weddings

by David Badash ● 10:03 AM June 19, 2014
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NOM chose as their media partner and unofficial news outlet a publication founded by the founder of the Unification Church, Sun Myung Moon, a man who joined thousands of men and women — who were complete strangers — in holy matrimony.

Civil Rights

Anti-Gay Hate Leaders: ‘Traditional American Values Being Criminalized’ By ‘New McCarthyism’

by David Badash ● 8:41 AM June 19, 2014
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Top leaders of the anti-gay hate movement are given a free platform to lament what they see as their victimhood, now that the vast majority of Americans have repudiated their fear-filled hate-mongering.

Bigotry Watch

Listen: Even After DNA Testing, Texas Judge Denying Gay Dads On Birth Certificates Of Their Kids

by David Badash ● 7:25 PM June 18, 2014
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What would you do if a judge denied you the right to have your name listed as a parent on your biological children’s birth certificates?

Marriage

Americans Opposed To Same-Sex Marriage Don’t Really Care Much About It Anyway

by David Badash ● 4:04 PM June 18, 2014
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A new poll commissioned by HRC and performed by a Republican polling firm finds the majority of Americans continue to support same-sex marriage — and those who are opposed to marriage equality don’t care that much about it at all.

Civil Rights

When Will Obama Sign The Executive Order? It’s Kind Of Up To The Supreme Court.

by David Badash ● 2:46 PM June 18, 2014
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Democratic political strategist Richard Socarides says President Obama will sign the executive order banning anti-LGBT discrimination among federal contractors sign the executive order “as soon as the Supreme Court rules in the Hobby Lobby case.”

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