Say Goodnight, National Organization for Marriage

The National Organization for Marriage has fallen on hard times. Once powerful and effective in preventing equality for LGBT people, it’s now facing serious financial problems and on a huge losing streak in both legislatures and courts. Mark Joseph Stern thinks he hears a funeral dirge starting to play:
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Same Stupid Arguments, Different State

Just like the coalition of Christian ministers in Michigan that has been spouting nonsensical arguments against same-sex marriage, Pennsylvania has its own group saying the same stupid things. They held a press conference at the PA state capitol to condemn Judge Jones and his ruling striking down their ban on same-sex marriage.
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Higgins: Gay Marriage Wrong Just Like Banning Interracial Marriage

Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute is one of the lesser-known members of the bigotsphere, but she’s making a case for a bigger role with her ability to make transparently silly arguments and bold declarations of vigilance. In her latest jeremiad, she goes all William Wallace:
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LaBarbera: The Gay Will Destroy America!

Peter LaBarbera and the American Family Association’s “news” outlet, OneNewsNow, are quite upset about a National Park Service plan to make national landmarks out of a few sites that played a big historical role in the fight for LGBT equality. In fact, they think it’s going to destroy America. Of course.
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Focusing on Children a Bad Move For Anti-Equality Lawyers

Jeffrey Toobin has a short profile of Austin Nimocks, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom who has been representing some states defending their bans on same-sex marriage and filing briefs in other cases. Toobin points out that he’s making a rather glaring strategic mistake:
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Amusing New Brief Filed in Michigan Marriage Case

A new amicus brief has been filed in DeBoer v Snyder, the case that overturned Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage, now being heard by the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. It’s on behalf of several organizations, including Eugene DelGaudio’s one-man scam shop and the openly theocratic Institute on the Constitution. Some of the arguments are highly amusing.
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