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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.”

Bigotry Watch

Bombshell: NOM, In Secret Partnership With Catholic Archbishop, Other Elites, Forms New Group

by David Badash ● 12:50 PM June 18, 2014
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The original founders of the National Organization For Marriage, along with NOM’s current leadership have formed a new anti-gay group in partnership with high-level members of the Roman Catholic Church and other anti-gay leaders.

Civil Rights

Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals Will Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases From Four States August 6

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:30 AM June 18, 2014
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The 6th Circuit Appeals Court has scheduled arguments in marriage cases from Michigan, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio, August 6 in front of a three-judge panel.

J. Rudy Flesher

Brian Sims Says ‘One Person And His Faith’ Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Block Non-Discrmination Bill

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 10:46 AM June 18, 2014
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Anyone following politics in Pennsylvania would need only one guess to know which legislator is holding up a vote on an LGBT non-discrimination bill.

Discrimination

Jon Stewart Slams Rick Perry: ‘Being Gay Is Not A Choice, But Being A Texas Republican Is’

by David Badash ● 9:36 AM June 18, 2014
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“You know what’s sad? Being gay is not a choice, but being a Texas Republican is,” Jon Stewart says, slamming Rick Perry and the Texas GOP for their anti-gay attacks.

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Watch: In Stirring Speech At LGBT Gala Obama Warns ‘Progress Must Be Defended’

by David Badash ● 8:23 AM June 18, 2014
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President Barack Obama spoke before a packed audience of 550 people and in a nearly 18 minute speech touted his lengthy list of accomplishments for the LGBT community but warned against complacency, cautioning that “progress must be defended.”

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Watch: Hillary Clinton Asked To Describe Herself In Three Words — Here’s How She Answered

by David Badash ● 7:24 PM June 17, 2014
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At a CNN town hall today, Hillary Clinton was asked by an audience member to describe herself in three words. Watch what she had to say.

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Watch Live Now: Queer Undocumented Activists Protest Obama NYC Fundraiser Over Deportations

by David Badash ● 6:21 PM June 17, 2014
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LGBT Activists from GetEQUAL and United We Dream are in New York City right now protesting Barack Obama over his deportations policies. The President is attending a DNC fundraiser.