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National Organization For Marriage Becomes The McDonald’s Of International Anti-Gay Hate

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NOM, the National Organization For Marriage, just became the McDonald’s of international anti-gay hate. NOM is now going international, and building operations around the world — in Paris, London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Washington, D.C., and of course, Rome!

Jeremy Hooper, editor of Good As You, writes today at the Human Rights Campaign’s “NOM Exposed” website, and posts the email, above, and below, from NOM in France.

Hooper notes “this one looks near-identical to NOM’s standard email template.”

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Hooper continues:

Same logo (though in gold), same smiling pic of the org. president, same placement of social media links—same everything. That’s because both are coming from the one, central, Catholic-driven hub that unites these two fights: Opus Fidelis. If you need further proof of this connection to NOM’s social media hub, then click the following Opus Fidelis link, which will take you to the above email: http://email.opusfidelis.com/t/j-3FA139188C9F7205.

But even more interesting than NOM’s obvious connection to this one fight is the line at the bottom of this e-blast which notes that this French version of NOM is actually “a charter member of the International Organization for Marriage.” This is news! This seems to be an announcement of a larger umbrella organization that NOM has not yet unveiled—one that will try to export NOM’s American divisiveness to whatever nation might have them. France seems to be a step in a sweeping plan.

This of course should come as no surprise, for several reasons. First, NOM president Brian Brown and NOM are in it for the cash. Everything they do, the 100+ fundraising emails they blast out annually, the programs they push, like “Dump Starbucks” — which is just a fundraising and email-harvesting PR stunt — and Brown’s estimated $500,000 annual compensation, prove the National Organization For Marriage is anti-gay for pay.

Second, we know from the secret, previously-sealed court documents that HRC published one year ago, NOM has a Board of Directors-approved mandate to make marriage “a national (and ultimately international) effort.” And as we wrote yesterday in, “Has NOM’s Work Been Fomenting Anti-Gay Violence In France Over Marriage?,” NOM president Brian Brown has been spending time in France.

For months Brown and his cohorts have been working in front of and behind the cameras to help create an environment hostile to same-sex marriage in France.

“In the United States, we’ve demonstrated a key fact: with adequate resources, we can win the battle for hearts and minds on the marriage issue. We can use what we’ve learned about winning this battle to protect marriage internationally as well,” NOM’s secret court documents revealed just one year ago.

This is the result.

NOM knows they are facing a losing battle, especially in the U.S., where there funds and supporters are drying up.

So, why not go overseas, where they’ve yet to be exposed?

Head over to NOM Exposed for more of Hooper’s findings on this.

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‘I Will Not Stand by Silently’: Sotomayor Blasts SCOTUS Conservatives Over Their Latest Attack on Abortion Rights

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“The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”

Justice Sonia Sotomayor expressed outrage at her conservative Supreme Court colleagues Thursday afternoon, after the six right wing jurists went one step further in attacking the constitutional guarantee of abortion.

Voting 6-3 against a women’s health care provider the Court denied a request by Texas Women’s Health, which provides abortion services, to change jurisdictions, which according to Justice Sotomayor the Court should have done.

“The lawsuit is now stalled with the Texas Supreme Court,” Rewire News reports.

Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, a Supreme Court expert calls Sotomayor’s dissent “stunning.”

“This case is a disaster for the rule of law and a grave disservice to women in Texas, who have a right to control their own bodies,” Sotomayor writes. “I will not stand by silently as a State continues to nullify this constitutional guarantee. I dissent.”

She begins her dissent by explaining the case:

“It has been over four months since Texas Senate Bill 8 (S. B. 8) took effect. The law immediately devastated access to abortion care in Texas through a complicated private-bounty-hunter scheme that violates nearly 50 years of this Court’s precedents.”

“Today, for the fourth time, this Court declines to protect pregnant Texans from egregious violations of their constitutional rights. One month after directing that the petitioners’ suit could proceed in part, the Court countenances yet another violation of its own commands. Instead of stopping a Fifth Circuit panel from indulging Texas’ newest delay tactics, the Court allows the State yet again to extend the deprivation of the federal constitutional rights of its citizens through procedural manipulation. The Court may look the other way, but I cannot.”

In response the Guttmacher Institute, an organization focused on sexual and reproductive health and rights, accused the Supreme Court of “once again putting ideology over the rule of law.”

 

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Ivanka Trump Responds to Committee’s Invite by Saying She Called for End to Violence – Leaves Out ‘Patriots’ Part

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Ivanka Trump is responding to her invitation from the January 6 Committee by issuing a statement that is being seen suggesting she has no intention of accepting. Earlier Thursday the Committee sent the former First Daughter and White House senior advisor a lengthy 11-page letter asking for her voluntary cooperation.

A statement from her spokesperson given to CNN White House Correspondent Kate Bennett references a tweet posted by Ivanka Trump the day of the attack on the Capitol – a tweet she was forced to delete after massive outrage.

“As the Committee already knows, Ivanka did not speak at the January 6 rally,” the statement reads. “As she publicly stated at 3:15pm, ‘any security breach or disrespect to our law enforcement is unacceptable. The violence must stop immediately.”

But in the actual Ivanka Trump called the insurrectionists “American Patriots,” as CNN reported that day:

 

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Georgia Prosecutor Asks to Convene Special Grand Jury to Investigate Donald Trump’s Alleged Election Interference

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A Georgia county district attorney has requested to convene a special grand jury to assist in her investigation of Donald Trump‘s alleged election interference.

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis in a letter to the county’s Superior Court chief judge writes that her office “has received information indicating a reasonable probability that the State of Georgia’s administration of elections in 2020, including the State’s election of the President of the United States, was subject to possible criminal disruptions,” according to the Associated Press.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (photo) was forced to release audio of then-President Trump appearing to intimidate him into fixing the election in his favor.

Trump, in the audio, can be heard berating and threatening the Republican Secretary of State, demanding he “recalculate” the losing election results and “find 11,780 votes” for him, which would have enabled Trump to falsely be declared the winner. Raffensberger refused.

“So look. All I want to do is this,” Trump told Raffensberger. “I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have. Because we won the state.”

“There’s no way I lost Georgia,” he added, falsely. “There’s no way. We won by hundreds of thousands of votes.”

Willis told the AP the scope of her investigation “includes — but is not limited to — a Jan. 2, 2021, phone call between Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a November 2020 phone call between U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Raffensperger, the abrupt resignation of the U.S. attorney in Atlanta on Jan. 4, 2021, and comments made during December 2020 Georgia legislative committee hearings on the election.”

 

 

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