27 May 2013

Bursting the Blue State Fantasy that Gay Enclaves Are ‘Safe’ to Be Out

In the past week NYC has been rocked by a few incidents of hideous violent attacks against gays and transgender residents. There have been shootings assaults outside gay bars and a brutal killing of Mark Carson in another shooting in the Village. Michelangelo Signorile, who also points out the unending

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26 May 2013

New book denigrates same-sex families

We hear so much from the opposition that they are being attacking for supposedly simply believing that marriage should be confined to one man and one woman and that the raising of children should be confined to that sole dynamic. It’s difficult for us to demonstrate how many times those

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26 May 2013

Family Policy Institute of Washington Misrepresents Facts in a Child Rape Case

Family Policy Institute of Washington is so eager to get a parental notification law passed in Washington state that its executive director, Joseph Backholm, is apparently willing to misrepresent court-documented facts. Parental notification laws require that minors notify and/or get consent from one or both parents before getting an abortion. 

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24 May 2013

Brian Brown’s [slightly edited] statement on the vote allowing gays into Boy Scouts of America

By now you’ve heard that Boy Scouts of America voted yesterday to allow openly gay boys to participate in Scouts (until their 18th birthday).  Not surprisingly, Brian Brown of National Organization for Marriage released a statement in response. Since NOM isn’t anti-gay, just pro-straight, it’s lucky for Mr. Brown that

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23 May 2013

Measure to repeal same-sex marriage ban passes first major hurdle in Nevada

Today the Nevada Assembly passed Senate Joint Resolution 13, a measure that would repeal the 2002 constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.  The vote was 27 to 14. The Senate passed the measure in April on a 12 to 9 vote. If the measure gets legislative approval again during 2015 session

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23 May 2013

The Family Research Council’s sad attempt to attach gay equality to the DOJ leak story

This is just pathetic. Apparently the Family Research Council is attempting to attach gay equality to the Department of Justice leak story: When the Justice Department is done violating journalists’ First Amendment rights, it looks like they’ll move on to employees’. In a chilling memo to DOJ staff, the Obama

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22 May 2013

A Bathroom Story That Doesn’t Involve The “Bathroom Bill” Meme

There’s an interesting, but sad story found on the Army Times website entitled West Point sergeant charged with filming naked female cadets. From the article: A sergeant first class on the staff of the United States Military Academy at West Point faces charges for allegedly filming numerous female cadets without

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22 May 2013

For umpteenth time, Eugene Delgaudio feels let down by supporters “for the first time ever”

Poor Eugene Delgaudio.  It’s hard out there for an anti-gay campaigner with a million-dollar annual budget.  This fundraising e-mail, which literally goes on for pages beyond what I’ve reproduced here, is the sixth I’ve received since early 2011 in which Mr. Delgaudio pitifully claims: For the first time ever, I feel

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22 May 2013

Family Research Council Won’t Publicly Repudiate Anti-gay Violence

In the wake of the hate-motivated murder last week of Mark Carson in New York City’s Greenwich Village — just one in a string of anti-transgender and anti-gay hate crimes plaguing the city, LGBT rights activist Scott Wooledge challenged LGBT rights opponents to repudiate the violence: LGBT rights orgs have

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22 May 2013

Senate Democrats drop-kick binational gay couples

From Immigration Equality: Following months of threats and pressure by some Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced today he is withholding amendments to the immigration bill that would end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) immigrant families. In recent weeks, GOP Senators

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