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Bachmann, King ask U.S. Senate to support banning the use of military facilities for same-sex marriage

By | 11.03.11 | 12:30 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

U.S. Reps. Steve King, an Iowa Republican, and Michele Bachmann, a 2012 presidential candidate and Minnesota Republican, were among the signers of a letter to the U.S. Senate urging that body to pass an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit gay members of America’s More…

N.H. rep. cancels pursuit of amendment to ban marriage equality

By | 11.02.11 | 9:32 am

The New Hampshire state representative sponsoring a bill that would repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law has decided not to pursue a constitutional amendment that would forever ban gay and lesbian couples from marrying, reports the Associated Press.

Senior GOPers and Dems in Iowa agree judges must be independent

By | 11.01.11 | 9:32 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Communication and education will likely be key to defending Iowa’s merit selection judicial nominating process and avoiding judges being voted out of office for political reasons in the future, several people familiar with the issue say.

Social conservative groups including Iowa Family Policy Center (now known as The Family Leader), More…

Maddow accuses NOM of ‘uncredited, anti-gay Photoshopping’

By | 10.26.11 | 2:44 pm

UPDATED Oct. 27, 2:40 p.m. EST: Amended with a correction* and update

UPDATE: The National Organization for Marriage has since removed from its website the image that is the subject of this article.

A photo doctored by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) in a new campaign to overturn More…

Social cons fear harassment in wake of west coast disclosure ruling

By | 10.26.11 | 1:26 pm | More from The Iowa Independent

Focus on the Family news outlet CitizenLink on Monday posted a dire summary of a recent court ruling that rejected an attempt to protect the identities of donors to the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 campaign. The CitizenLink story echoes the fears of intimidation and harassment from “gay activists” and “the More…

N.H. House committee votes to overturn marriage equality

By | 10.26.11 | 11:24 am

The New Hampshire House Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday in favor of repealing the Granite State’s 15-month marriage-equality law, according to the Associated Press.

NOM trying to appeal to anger over Wall Street to raise money for its N.Y. PAC

By | 10.24.11 | 1:34 pm

In its ongoing fundraising campaign targeting four Republican New York state senators who jumped party lines to vote in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage this past summer, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is shopping the narrative that the senators were bought by New York City Mayor Michael More…

GOP candidates fight for social conservative support in Iowa

By | 10.24.11 | 10:44 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum went on the attack at an Iowa social conservative event Saturday evening, each trying to convince the crowd they have the strongest stance against abortion and same-sex marriage.

The three – along with More…

Maryland delegate, church leaders plan fundraising against marriage-equality bill

By | 10.21.11 | 2:26 pm

Photo: FreeFoto.comUPDATED Nov. 3, 2011 with a correction*

Plans to draw money and support from Maryland’s African-American churchgoers to fight next year’s marriage-equality legislation have moved forward, but fundraising particulars have not yet been sorted out, the top leaders of a group organizing the mobilization recently told The American Independent.

Oregon group considers using ballot to legalize same-sex marriage

By | 10.17.11 | 12:06 pm

As more states consider amending their constitutions next year to prohibit gay men and lesbians from marrying, one state, Oregon, is considering the opposite tactic — overturning a constitutional gay-marriage ban.