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You say you want a revolution?

Sunday, November 18, 2012
The religious right is infused with pervasive, unrelenting hatred in its most ugly, unsubtle form. We are engaged in a tug of war between humanity and inhumanity as we witness the true colors of inhuman prejudices such as displayed by the right wing/GOP ... They are digging their heels in and we are again witnessing the death cries of an antiquated, stubborn, and cowardly worldview. [ Read more → ]
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An Open Letter to Maggie Gallagher

Thursday, July 12, 2012
I’ve been really understanding of Maggie Gallagher since meeting her. I may vehemently disagree with her on every point, but I did think the rhetoric could become more civil. Less name calling, more substance. But honestly, her latest just ticks me off to no end. “A society that is serious about marriage would gently stand up to gay people and say ‘not this, not now.’ Changes in law are hard to undo, once they are institutionalized. I did not decide to debate gay marriage, gay-marriage advocates did. I responded to the challenge.” [ Read more → ]

National Organization for Marriage continues to spread lies about gays

Friday, May 25, 2012
About the worst thing said about gay men, an allegation that is regularly dragged out by certain religious-right organizations, is that they molest children at rates vastly higher than their heterosexual counterparts. It is as devastating a charge as one can make in a country where jailed pedophiles, known in prison parlance as “short eyes,” are frequently murdered by self-righteous fellow inmates... [ Read more → ]

Blogger uncovers ‘secret’ Facebook group aimed at disseminating anti-gay information

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
LGBT activist and blogger Alvin McEwen this week uncovered a "secret" Facebook group -- whose memberships reads like a "who's who" of anti-gay activists -- aimed at promoting and disseminating anti-gay information through websites, including Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. [ Read more → ]
Maggie Gallagher and Fred Karger

Fred Karger wants proof of NOM’s Maggie Gallagher’s elusive husband

Friday, April 13, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Fred Karger on Thursday issued a press release speculating that Maggie Gallagher -- the co-founder and former chair of the National Organization for Marriage -- has either divorced her husband of 18 years or was never married to him at all. [ Read more → ]

GLAAD campaign demands media accountability for anti-gay pundits

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Today, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) will launch the Commentator Accountability Project, which seeks to educate the media on the wool pulled over its eyes by anti-gay pundits... [ Read more → ]

Maggie Gallagher’s interview on MSNBC: ‘Your embarrassment is well deserved’

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Maggie Gallagher, co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), an anti-marriage-equality group, was interviewed on the Feb. 11 edition MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes, and it didn't go well for her.

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The 2011 five most embarrassing moments of the anti-gay right caught on video

Friday, December 30, 2011
As 2011 comes to a close, it is time yet again count down those special moments in which the religious right and other assorted members of the anti-gay industry made complete asses of themselves on video... [ Read more → ]

Maggie Gallagher: serving up hate, bigotry at the Thanksgiving table

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Maggie Gallagher, the former chair of the notoriously anti-gay National Organization for Marriage, is offering some advice for serving up a heaping helping of hate and bigotry at your Thanksgiving table this year. [ Read more → ]

Have the leaders of the National Organization for Marriage gone into hiding?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Is it just me or have the spokespersons and leaders of the National Organization for Marriage decided to go into hiding? NOM’s president Brian Brown has gone AWOL when it comes to public speaking. Not that he was a good one in the first place... [ Read more → ]

Thank you Maggie Gallagher for revealing your lies

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Former chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage, Maggie Gallagher, recently let the cat out of the bag so to speak when she chose to praise the Family Research Council during the "Values Voter" Summit: [ Read more → ]
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Good riddance to Maggie Gallagher

Friday, September 23, 2011
As you have likely heard, Maggie Gallagher has stepped down as chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage. Let's face facts -- Gallagher was probably more likely a figurehead, a puppet picked by shadowy individuals out to stomp out the progress of marriage equality. And if that was the case, she wasn't a good one. [ Read more → ]
John Eastman (left) and Maggie Gallagher

NOM announces leadership change, Gallagher out as board chairman

Thursday, September 22, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) on Thursday announced that that John Eastman, a Constitutional law scholar, will be replacing Maggie Gallagher as its Chairman of the Board. [ Read more → ]
NOM Chairman Maggie Gallagher

NOM’s 2009 victory in Maine comes back to haunt the anti-gay organization

Thursday, September 8, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage loses another round in court against Maine's disclosure laws. Meanwhile, a soon-to-be released documentary threatens to expose the questionable tactics of those the organization employed to defeat Maine's marriage equality law. [ Read more → ]

NOM’s marriage pledge includes a ‘witch-hunt’ against the gay community

Saturday, August 20, 2011
While there is a lot of noise being made over the NOM's pledge to "protect marriage," a passage in that pledge is escaping some much deserved scrutiny. Presidential candidates who signed the pledge have promised to "Appoint a presidential commission to investigate harassment of traditional marriage supporters." [ Read more → ]
David Barton

David Barton on pro-gay marriage NY senators: ‘Hang their bloody scalps over the gallery rail’

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
David Barton, founder of WallBuilders, the Texas-based group “dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built,” is calling for the “scalps” of traitorous New York state senators who voted in favor of marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
Tom M

Petition launched to get Congress to call out false anti-gay testimony

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
While there is a need for levity and a desire for all sides of issues involving the gay community to be heard, the constant calling upon of these “morality groups” for Congressional testimony in spite of their irregularities mentioned does present a problem in terms resolving the issues of the gay community in a fair manner. [ Read more → ]

NOM’s Proposition 8 hypocrisy will not be forgotten

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
It’s ironic that the National Organization for Marriage spent over 1.8 million in the effort to pass California's Proposition 8, but was nowhere to be seen when it came to defending it in court... [ Read more → ]
Al Franken

NOM whining that Al Franken ‘ambushed’ Tom Minnery during DOMA hearing

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Over two weeks after an incident in which a Focus on the Family spokesperson was busted during a Congressional hearing for distorting a study, the National Organization for Marriage is trying to sneak in a defense of that spokesperson. [ Read more → ]
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NOM’s Maggie Gallagher’s hypocritical whine about corruption

Friday, July 22, 2011
Sunday will be the day that gay couples in New York will be able to legally marry. And naturally the National Organization for Marriage isn't happy about it. The organization has planned protests across the state. [ Read more → ]

The National Organization for Marriage had a good run, but ‘the jig is up’

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) had a good run. The group, led by anti-gay activists Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown, has been able to demagogue and exploit existing anti-LGBT prejudice and foment new fears by lying about the allegedly negative impact marriage equality would have on civilization. [ Read more → ]

Number of married households drop; where is the National Organization for Marriage?

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
It seems that America could use a genuine pro-family movement instead of hate groups using “family values” as a cover for their anti-gay activities. [ Read more → ]

Activists give Maggie Gallagher bigotry award; promises a pie, à la Anita Bryant

Friday, April 15, 2011
At a Congressional hearing on “Defending Marriage” on Friday, LGBT activist group GetEQUAL caught up with Maggie Gallagher, the anti-gay marriage board chairman of the National Organization for Marriage, and presented her with the “First Annual Anita Bryant Award for Unbridled and Unparalleled Bigotry.” [ Read more → ]
Rep. Trent Franks (left), and NOM Chair Maggie Gallagher

Democrats come out swinging during House hearing on ‘defending marriage’

Friday, April 15, 2011
Democrats came out swinging on Friday during a House subcommittee hearing on the Department of Justice announcement that it would curtail its defense of the federal ban on recognition of same-sex marriages. [ Read more → ]
James Brochin

NOM testimony against Maryland marriage equality has unintended effect

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Maryland's Senate Judicial Proceedings committee heard 7 hours of testimony on Tuesday on whether or not to legalize same-sex marriage, and testimony from at least one marriage equality opponent has had an unintended consequence. [ Read more → ]
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