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James McDonald

US Ambassador To Dominican Republic Celebrates Pride With His Husband

by James McDonald ● 3:39 PM June 22, 2014
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U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, James “Wally” Brewster, and his husband Bob Satawake are marking LGBT Pride month with a powerful video uploaded to the embassy’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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.

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

Look: One Picture At A Time, #FairnessMeans Calls For Non-Discrimination Laws

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 1:04 PM June 19, 2014
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Making the case for non-discrimination legislation one picture at a time, a diverse group of activists and advocacy groups has launched the #FairnessMeans campaign.

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,”

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.

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.

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.