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Washington DC, USA: National Organization for Marriage Publishes Anti Gay Rally Route

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

NOM Rally RouteThe National Organization for Marriage just published details of their planed anti gay marriage rally Tuesday in DC. Queerty reports:

The National Organization for Marriage has posted the route for its March 26 Marriage March—where up to dozens of people will block traffic and cost local police departments thousands in overtime—all in the name of depriving other Americans of the rights endowed to them by their Creator.

But take heart. It’s only a matter of time until this hateful organization is consigned to the dustbin of history.

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France: New Anti Marriage Equality “French” Website Actually Created By USA’s National Organization for Marriage

Monday, January 14th, 2013

National Organization for MarriageAs protests swelled in Paris this weekend, in response to President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalize same-sex marriage, a new French website Laissez-Nous Voter, which translates to Let Us Vote, showed up urging that France’s citizens be allowed to vote on same sex marriage rights, presumably because they believe they can block it from happening.

Good as You writer Jeremy Hooper, though, uncovered the folks behind the French opposition site: the National Organization for Marriage. The site was created by “none other than Texan Colton Brugger, the OPUSFidelis tech guy who does all of the National Organization For Marriage’s web work.”

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USA: NOM Allies Itself With “Neutral” Coffee Shop

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

NOM LogoAs they continue to flog their humiliating fail of a Starbucks boycott, yesterday NOM announced a national partnership with coffee company Jitters & Bliss, who unlike Starbucks is staying “neutral in the culture wars.” Well, no.

Our Mission: As stewards of God’s many blessings, we strive to be a world-class purveyor of fine coffees by delivering outstanding quality, service, and value to each of our customers through a family business governed by sound Christian principles.

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UK: Catholic Church Urged 11 Year-Olds to Sign Anti Marriage Equality Petition

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

ChildrenStudents at a Catholic state school in south London have been shown a presentation on religious opposition to the government’s proposal to allow gay couples to marry in civil ceremonies which, it is claimed, encouraged them to sign the Coalition for Marriage’s petition against the move.

A student at St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls in Carshalton voiced concerns to PinkNews.co.uk that pupils from 11 to 18 years of age had been “encouraged” to sign the anti-equality pledge by the school’s headmistress.

The Catholic Education Service confirmed to PinkNews.co.uk that it had written to at least 359 Catholic state secondary schools in England and Wales last month asking them to draw attention to a letter by senior archbishops which told Catholics of their “duty” to do “all we can to ensure that the true meaning of marriage is not lost for future generations”.

Full Story from Pink News

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Australia: Marriage Equality Supporters to Crash Australian Family Association Rally

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Australia RallyUp to 100 students plan to gate-crash an Australian Family Association rally against gay marriage in Osborne Park tonight.

The two sides are expected to face off outside Pastor Margaret Court’s Victory Life Centre as AFA rally participants enter the venue.

Organiser of the counter-rally Sam Cavallaro said he expected the face-off to be non-violent and did not expect gay rights activists to be able to enter the centre.

Full Story from The West

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WA, USA: Church Gives Catholic Priest Standing Ovation for Rejecting Anti Marriage Equality Petition

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Seattle Church Gives Catholic Priest Standing Ovation for Rejecting Anti Gay Marriage PetitionAt least six Catholic parishes in Washington state have ignored the Seattle Archbishop’s call to gather signatures for a referendum repealing the state’s recently-enacted marriage equality law, calling the effort “hurtful and seriously divisive in our community.” “Seattle’s Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church gave the Rev. Tim Clark a standing ovation Sunday” when he announced that the parish would not be participating in the anti-equality effort:

“I am happy to report that Our Lady of the Lake parish-oners have been overwhelmingly and, thus far, unanimously supportive of the decision I made NOT to gather signatures in support of this Referendum,” Clark wrote in response to an e-mail.

“The standing ovation experienced during one of the Masses says less about me and much more about the health of this parish. I only wished the archbishop could have experienced the sustained applause — the ‘sensus fidelium’ — of the people. He needs to listen to this ‘voice.’ That is my prayer.”

Full Story from Think Progress

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ME: New Anti Marriage Equality PAC Formed

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Maine Anti Gay Marriage PACTwo longtime opponents of gay rights and same-sex marriage initiatives are forming a political action committee to oppose Maine’s same-sex marriage referendum.

Michael Heath and Paul Madore say they have formed the No Special Rights PAC to oppose November’s ballot measure asking voters if same-sex marriage should be legalized.

Heath, a longtime executive director of the Christian Civic League until his resignation in 2009, was known for sharp rhetoric in his opposition to gay rights and gay marriage in past campaigns.

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ID: Anti Marriage Equality Group Holds Rally in Nampa

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

Idaho Anti Marriage Equality RallyPro-marriage supporters rallied in downtown Nampa, asking for drivers to honk, if they think marriage should only be between a man and woman.

Social Worker Margaret Rolen said the reason she is against gay relationships is for the future generation. “Children do better in a stable family of mom and dad,” she said.

Keith Phillips, the executive director of Boise Pride, a diversity group, says that ideology doesn’t make sense to him. “There are plenty of examples of children in a mother – father situation, who don’t have good parents,” he said.

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WA: Anti Marriage Equality Forces At Odds Behind the Scenes?

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Washington State Anti Marriage Equality GroupsNational Organization for Marriage is going to have their hands full trying to control all the back-biting factions within Washington’s anti-gay industry. Did they know what they were in for when they decided to spend upwards of $6 million to interfere in the affairs of a state 2,500 miles distant from their offices in Washington, D.C.?

Dominic Holden reported in The Stranger that apparently there was competition among the anti-gay locals to be the first to file a referendum challenging Washington’s new marriage equality law.

Pastor Joe Fuiten walked into the Washington Secretary of State’s office this morning to file a referendum attempting to overturn the same sex-marriage law that lawmakers passed last week. One problem: Governor Chris Gregoire hadn’t signed the bill yet. So election workers turned him away with a 3:30 p.m. appointment to return (after the bill was signed), says Secretary of State’s office spokesman David Ammons. Also this morning: Family Policy Institute of Washington director Joseph Backholm waltzed in with his own, separate plans to file a marriage referendum. Same problem, of course.

“I’d heard for a few days that they are not in sync on this,” Ammons says.

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NH: Anti Marriage Equality Rally Planned for Tuesday in Concord

Monday, February 6th, 2012

New Hampshire Anti Gay Marriage RallyNew Hampshire Rep. David Bates, R-Windham, is moving full steam ahead on his effort to repeal gay marriage in the state.

First, the Concord Monitor reported his starting up a mail campaign to garner support of House Bill 437, which would restore traditional marriage between a man and a woman in the state.

Now he has announced that he will hold a press conference and rally on Feb. 7 in Concord.

Full Story from Patch.com

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