Good Riddance to Maggie Gallagher

By: Saturday September 24, 2011 5:00 pm

As many of you have probably heard, Maggie Gallagher has stepped down as chair of the National Organization for Marriage.

Details are extremely sketchy, but NOM has put on a brave face on the announcement by giving accolades to Gallagher and introducing, with much fanfare, her replacement – law professor and tea party favorite, John Eastman.

 

Will the Catholic Church Declare War on Obama over Gay Equality?

By: Thursday September 22, 2011 9:35 am

In something which should be remembered – because I have a feeling that it may be the opening salvo to something huge and sinister – NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan has sent a letter to President Obama claiming that he is alarmed about recent actions by the President’s administration that supposedly “escalate the threat to marriage and imperil the religious freedom of those who promote and defend marriage.”

NOM’s Brian Brown Still Smarting over Disastrous Fox News Debate

By: Monday September 5, 2011 4:00 pm

On the National Organization for Marriage’s blog, NOM president Brian Brown is raising a fuss about a disastrous debate he had on the Fox Network show Stossel two weeks ago.

Brown’s biggest adversary wasn’t the person he was debating, David Haryansi, but host John Stossel and the audience. And this week, Stossel continued to criticize Brown’s argument and performance in a column.

Bigoted GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum Gets Mad at Piers Morgan for Asking Him about Bigotry

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 1:45 pm

GOP 2012 Clown Car occupant Rick Santorum called for the Homobigot Waaaambulance last night when Piers Morgan had the nerve to challenge him on his public opinion of civil marriage equality.

Like the National Organization of Marriage’s Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and Matt Bam Bam Barber of Liberty Counsel before him, the latest attempt to legitimize their views on marriage is to try to turn the tables and say those fighting for equality — or even asking them about their views, for that matter — is considered bigotry. Talk about FAIL.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Abby Dees, Queer Questions Straight Talk: 108 Frank and Provocative Questions it’s Okay to Ask Your Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual Loved One

By: Saturday July 16, 2011 1:59 pm

Abby Dees isn’t afraid to talk about sex. Or frame questions for you about sex. She, unlike some of our political activists who ask that we downplay our sex, is willing to acknowledge — even celebrate — the role sex plays in sexual orientation. As she writes, “Duh.”

Americans Overestimate Gay Population – How Will This Affect Fight for Marriage Equality?

By: Saturday May 28, 2011 1:00 pm

It is possible that the belief a huge segment of the population (instead of a relatively smaller percentage) is being denied their right to marry is making straight supporters (and those who oppose) more likely to take action on the issue, such as by donating money, volunteering, going to vote on a ballot measure, making it a factor in candidate selection, etc.

FDL Movie Night: “for my wife…”

By: Monday May 2, 2011 5:00 pm

This documentary film is about tragedy, insult, and empowerment. The tragedy comes at the beginning — the horrific drowning of Kate Fleming, witnessed by her wife Charlene Strong, in a flash flood in their home. The insult comes right on tragedy’s heels as Charlene is kept from her wife’s last moments in the hospital and is ignored by the funeral planner. Charlene’s relationship with Kate is denied over and over– first by her exclusion from the ambulance rushing Kate to the ER, then by a hospital’s cold and impersonal bureaucratic process, and a finally during a funeral director’s bigotry-based ignorance of the family bond between this woman and her dead wife.

Why Are Democrats Bullying Gay Voters?

By: Sunday October 10, 2010 12:30 pm

The DNC and the HRC are attacking gay Democrats for their lack of enthusiasm in this election.

Democratic Party, What Are You Doing?

By: Friday September 10, 2010 12:30 pm

Will Democrats let Republicans co-opt their progress on gay rights?

I Would Like to See This Speech

By: Tuesday September 7, 2010 5:05 pm

A fictional gay rights speech I’d like to see the President give.

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