The Father of Proposition 8: Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone

East Bay Express
August 12, 2009
After Proposition 8 passed in California, the LGBT community kept asking itself, "Who did this to us?" Now, eight months after the election that broke so many hearts, the truth has come out. It was the new Catholic bishop of Oakland. [Link]

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National Organization for Marriage President: We’ll Win in Maine

The Washington Independent
September 21, 2009
NOM's Maggie Gallagher cockily comments on Maine: “I’m pretty confident that, as in California, we’re going to win." Gallagher also criticizes the TV ad by NO on 1/Protect Maine Equality as "not very effective." [Link]

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Stand For Marriage Maine: The Ties They Wish to Hide Keep Getting More Binding!

GoodAsYou
September 15, 2009
GoodAsYou has uncovered more connections between Maine's official anti-gay "Stand for Marriage Maine" campaign and anti-gay extremist Mike Heath. [Link]

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Opponents of the freedom to marry plan rally in Augusta, Maine

Kenneback Journal (Maine)
September 10, 2009
Marriage equality opponents are expected to rally in Augusta, Maine for an evening event Sunday featuring anti-gay religious and conservative leaders from Maine and across the country, including a video from James Dobson of Focus on the Family. [Link]

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Worship Service Cancelled Due to Barring of Marriage Equality Supporter

WKBW - Buffalo, NY
September 6, 2009
An annual community worship service in the Village of Oakfield. N.Y., was canceled after committee members barred a member who had expressed support for marriage equality from participating - and then feared a pro-marriage equality demonstration in response. [Link]

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Republican candidates announce support for marriage equality

GayPolitics.com
September 4, 2009
Maine GOP gubernatorial candidate Peter Mills, who is currently a state senator, has come out in support of full marriage equality for same-sex couples and believes 30 years from now the issue will not even be up for debate. Dede Scozzafava, a GOP congressional candidate in New York, also supports marriage equality. A growing consensus in favor of the freedom to marry in conservative circles has cheered LGBT Republicans. [Link]

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Anti-Marriage Equality US Rep. Steve King Decides Not to Run for Iowa Governor

DesMoinesRegister
August 28, 2009
U.S. Rep. Steve King said Thursday he would not seek the 2010 Republican nomination for Iowa governor. The four-term House member from Kiron has in recent months become a leading critic of the Obama administration and slipped from the conversation about the race for governor. [Link]

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EDGE Talks to NOM: Anti-Marriage Group Details Rhode Island Plans

edgeboston
August 31, 2009
EDGE managed to get the Executive Director of NOM’s Rhode Island chapter, Christopher Plante, to sit down for a face-to-face interview to provide his perspective on NOM’s anti-gay mission. [Link]

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OP-ED: What the Washington Post NOM Profile Left Out

Mediamatters
August 30, 2009
Jamison Foser points out that the Washington Post devoted more than 2,000 words last week to a profile of National Organization for Marriage executive director Brian Brown -- without ever once quoting a criticism of Brown or NOM. "The article was an extended mash note to Brown and his right-wing group... so how did a 2,000-word hagiography of NOM make it into the Washington Post?" [Link]

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Washington Post Profile Attempts to Distance NOM Leader from Extreme Right Leaders

The Advocate
August 28, 2009
Monica Hesse, of the Washington Post, profiled National Organization for Marriage leader, Brian Brown, on Friday by attempting to distance him from right extremists while quoting him as saying, "comparing bans on marriage equality to anti-miscegenation laws is irrational." No leaders of LGBT organizations were quoted, while staunch opponent Bishop Harry Jackson, stated the leaders of NOM are “not gay bashers.” [Link]

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