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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…

Anti-gay rights Christian groups fear harassment after California disclosure ruling

By | 10.25.11 | 4:07 pm | More from The Colorado 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…

Campaign to repeal Calif. LGBT-history law fails, battle not over

By | 10.12.11 | 5:58 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinStop SB 48, one of the leading committees trying to repeal a new California law that, starting next year, will require schools to teach historical contributions made by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered individuals and people with disabilities, has failed to repeal the law through a ballot referendum.

Group fighting California’s gay-inclusive education law short on signatures, accused of violations

By | 10.07.11 | 12:27 pm

An ongoing attempt to repeal a new California law, Senate Bill 48, which mandates school instruction of history to include the contributions of gay and transgender Americans, people with disabilities and other cultural groups, suffered two major bruises this week, suggesting the new law might not suffer the same fate as More…

Former NOM chair Maggie Gallagher heading up new ‘Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance’

By | 09.23.11 | 12:37 pm

The new leadership change at the National Organization for Marriage announced Thursday has provoked curiosity and speculation as to why Maggie Gallagher was swapped out for constitutional lawyer John Eastman to serve as NOM’s board chairman. 

Anti-marriage-equality resource guide asks citizens to feed Maryland lawmakers misinformation

By | 08.26.11 | 5:03 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinFor years, opponents of marriage equality have employed the same arguments to justify against legalizing same-sex marriage for gay and lesbian couples. The bulk of these arguments were collected for a recently-erected website, Marriage for Maryland -– folks4md.com -– billed as a resource for those trying to sway More…

With NOM money, Maine PAC that fought marriage equality in ’09 prepares for possible ’12 referendum

By | 08.15.11 | 11:32 am

Though a 2012 referendum to reverse Maine’s 2009 same-sex-marriage repeal is not yet official, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has already contributed approximately $32,000 to the Stand for Marriage Maine Political Action Committee (PAC), according to a campaign disclosure report filed last month.

NOM still fighting ’09 campaign-finance violation charges in Maine, ’12 referendum possible

By | 08.09.11 | 11:32 am

Anti-marriage-equality advocates have a spotless record when it comes to helping prevent voter approval of state laws allowing same-sex marriage: 31 out of 31. Two years ago, Maine had the opportunity to become the first state to break this trend, but voters repealed the Legislature’s May 2009 law in a More…

Case challenging California anti-same-sex measure continues next month in state Supreme Court

By | 08.05.11 | 1:21 pm

The California Supreme Court announced Thursday that the next stage in the ongoing legal challenge of Proposition 8, which made same-sex marriage illegal through a statewide referendum vote in 2008, is set for Sept. 6.

CitizenLink reports:

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — where the Prop 8 case

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How NOM frames its donation solicitation while justifying a promise of secrecy

By | 07.20.11 | 12:34 pm

For the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the battle to restrict marriage to straight couples has often been waged at the same pace as the battle to remain an opaque organization whose funders shall remain anonymous.

NOM’s most recent defeat on this front was in Minnesota, a state where the organization More…