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Attorney Charles Cooper, the lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California’s ban on gay marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. Cooper says his view of same-sex marriage is evolving after having argued in court that gay unions could undermine marriages between a man and a woman.

Lawyer who argued in favor of Prop 8 now planning gay daughter’s wedding

Thursday, April 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court in favor of upholding California's ban on same-sex marriage learned while he was handling the case that one of his children is gay and now is helping her plan her wedding with another woman. [ Read more → ]
Bryan Singer

‘X-Men’ director Bryan Singer accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

Thursday, April 17, 2014
HONOLULU -- A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. [ Read more → ]
Richard Land

Richard Land ‘exposes’ the ‘Dirty Little Secret’ of the gay community

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
While filling in for Washington Watch host Tony Perkins on Tuesday, Southern Baptist Convention official Richard Land and guest Donna Rice Hughes of the anti-pornography group Enough Is Enough agreed that sexual abuse causes homosexuality. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera, arrested in Canada on April 14, 2014.

Anti-gay hate group leader back to U.S. after spending night in jail in Canada

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
NAPIER, Illinois -- Anti-gay activist Peter LaBarbera is back home in Illinois after spending 24 hours in custody in Canada for demonstrating against homosexuality and abortion at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera

U.S. anti-gay hate group leader Peter LaBarbera arrested in Canada

Monday, April 14, 2014
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- Peter LaBarbera, the leader of the anti-gay hate group Americans for Truth about Homosexuality (AFTAH), was arrested Monday at the University of Regina for violating a no trespass instruction given by campus security officials. [ Read more → ]
safe-schools

The five worst religious right claims about safe schools initiatives

Friday, April 11, 2014
In honor of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence today – an annual event meant to draw attention to the “silencing effects” of anti-gay harassment and name-calling in schools – Right Wing Watch is re-releasing a collection of some of the most troubling recent claims from the Religious Right about safe schools initiatives. [ Read more → ]
Peter LaBarbera

Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera detained at Canadian airport

Friday, April 11, 2014
REGINA, Saskatchewan -- The leader of a U.S.-based anti-gay group was detained by Canadian Border Services officials on Thursday at the Regina, Saskatchewan airport. [ Read more → ]
Boies-Olson

Boies, Olson: ‘We’re trying to bring marriage equality to every state in the Union’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- David Boies and Ted Olson, the legal team who helped take down California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage, were on hand for the the kick-off Tuesday of the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. [ Read more → ]
Bill Russell

NBA Hall of Famer says gay athletes face same question black athletes once faced

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas -- NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell says the fight for equality for gay athletes reminds him of the civil rights movement of African-Americans in the 1960s. [ Read more → ]
Scott  Lively

Lively: Gays are ‘using parts of the body in ways they’re not supposed to be used’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Anti-gay crusader and Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Scott Lively was a guest on the "The Alan Colmes Show" Tuesday, where he attempted to explain why “homosexuality is a behavioral disorder on par with alcoholism or eating disorders.” [ Read more → ]
Mike-Huckabee

Mike Huckabee: ‘I’m not homophobic … this is the right side of the Bible’

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Former Arkansas governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Tuesday told an Iowa audience that he is not a hater, not homophobic, and is merely standing on the "right side of the Bible." [ Read more → ]
Johnsons

LBJ daughters talk gay marriage: Bigotry is ‘just one more expression of hate’

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
In a new interview to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the daughters of former U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson discuss marriage equality for same-sex couples, and reflect on what their father might think of same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Craig James

Gay marriage foe, former Fox Sports broadcaster Craig James joins FRC

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Former college football broadcaster Craig James has joined the conservative Family Research Council, where he said he would fight against the kind of "religious bigotry" he blames for his firing by Fox Sports after expressing opposition to gay marriage. [ Read more → ]
Alan-Simpson

Simpson: Time to ‘live and let live’ and allow gay couples the freedom to marry

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, a Republican, says it’s time to “live and let live” and allow same-sex couples the freedom to marry. [ Read more → ]
Glenn-Beck

Glenn Beck: Gay activist groups ‘are becoming nothing but a terrorist organization’

Friday, April 4, 2014
Glenn Beck reacted to the news that Brendan Eich had resigned from his new position as CEO of Mozilla following an outcry and boycotts stemming from his support for California’s Proposition 8 exactly as you would expect Glenn Beck to react: with a lot of shouting punctuated by a diatribe about whether he is supposed to use the words “gay,” “homosexual,” or “queer.” [ Read more → ]
Firefox

Mozilla CEO resigns amid controversy surrounding anti-gay marriage donation

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich is stepping down as CEO after protests of his support of a same-sex marriage ban in California. The Mountain View, Calif.-based nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser had promoted him last week. [ Read more → ]
Jacquelline Fuller

World Vision board member resigns in protest of gay hiring policy reversal

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
SEATTLE -- A World Vision board member has resigned in protest after the Christian aid group quickly reversed a two-day-old policy change that would have allowed it to hire Christians in same-sex marriages in the U.S. [ Read more → ]
Brendan Eich

Three Mozilla board members resign over CEO who opposes same-sex marriage

Monday, March 31, 2014
Three Mozilla board members have resigned over the selection of Brendan Eich, a Mozilla co-founder, as the company's new chief executive. The resignations are the latest fallout since the announcement last week that Eich -- who in 2008 donated to fight against marriage equality in California -- would lead Mozilla, the developer of the Firefox web browser. [ Read more → ]
Newsweek owners Johnathan Davis (left) and Etienne Uzac.

‘Newsweek’ owner endorses ‘ex-gay therapy,’ thinks gays can be ‘cured’

Monday, March 31, 2014
A profile in The Guardian takes a look at the new owners of the iconic newsmagazine, Newsweek, and how IBT Media co-founder Johnathan Davis believes that gay people can be cured through “gay-to-straight” reparative (on conversion) theraly. [ Read more → ]
Richard Land

Southern Baptist Convention leader: Gays are pawns of Satan

Friday, March 28, 2014
On “Washington Watch” on Thursday, Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council sat down with Southern Baptist Convention leader Richard Land to discuss of Military Religious Freedom Foundation founder Mikey Weinstein, who is loathed by the Religious Right for his work against religious coercion in the military. [ Read more → ]
Franklin-Graham

Franklin Graham says gays are out to ‘recruit’ kids through marriage, adoption

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Franklin Graham, son of iconic American evangelist Billy Graham, spoke with The Charlotte Observer this week, addressing for the first time a written editorial in which the younger Graham praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for that nation’s new anti-LGBT legislation. [ Read more → ]
Pat-Robertson

Robertson blames Satan for gay rights, recalls when gays were stoned to death

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
On Wednesday's broadcast of the "700 Club," Pat Robertson said that Satan is behind homosexuality and that Jesus wouldn’t have served gay couples since they would have been stoned to death. [ Read more → ]
Honey Maid

‘One Million Moms’ outraged over ‘sexual perversion’ of Honey Maid campaign

Thursday, March 20, 2014
The 64,000 members of “One Million Moms” are targeting Nabisco over its “This is Wholesome” campaign that prominent features a same-sex couple and their children. [ Read more → ]
Bill Donohue

Catholic League president wants to lead ‘Straight is great’ contingent at NYC pride

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League announced Wednesday that the controversy over the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade’s ban on LGBT groups has inspired him to apply to march at the New York pride parade with a “Straight Is Great” banner. [ Read more → ]
Chelsea Manning

Pvt. Manning seeks formal name change to Chelsea

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
The Army private who was tried and convicted as Bradley Edward Manning for leaking U.S. secrets to WikiLeaks is petitioning a Kansas court for a name change, to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. Leavenworth County District Court has scheduled an April 23 hearing on the request, according... [ Read more → ]
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