Wednesday, March 19, 2014

'Family Research Council launches self-defeating campaign against marriage equality' and other Wednesday midday news briefs

FRC launches 'National Campaign in Defense of Marriage;' claims gay parents 'provide distorted values to innocent adopted kids' - The Family Research Council is attempting to raise money against marriage equality and the irony of it all? The organization advances arguments which have led to several losses for its side in the courts such as:

Guys, you may be able to raise money to pay your bills with that argument, but you won't be able to convince a judge to rule against marriage equality.  

Nearly 200 Congressional Democrats Call On Obama To Issue LGBT Workers’ Order - If President Obama did issue this order, I would only partially agree with it. On one hand, it would be a tremendously good thing for the lgbt community. But on the other hand, it would enable us from dealing with the facts about our fight for ENDA. Whether the lgbt community wants to admit it or not, ENDA is going to be a HUGE fight and the anti-gay right will pull all of their tactics  from "bathroom bill" memes to "religious liberty" talking points. And we should be ready for it. In fact we should not only be ready for it, we should play aggressively and begin refuting their points. In my eyes, the largest hurdle against ENDA are anti-gay groups, not President Obama. And how much energy are we devoting to pushing Obama instead of confronting the propaganda which we KNOW will be launched against any push for ENDA?  

Illinois Republicans Nominate Candidate Who Blames Gay Rights For Autism And Tornadoes - Oh good grief. But it's not all bad news. Republicans targeted because of their vote FOR marriage equality won their primaries.

 Obama Administration Pressed To Review U.S. Aid To Countries With Anti-LGBT Laws - And it's the Congressional Black Caucus doing the pushing. Remember that.  

John Kerry To Send Homosexuality 'Experts' To Tackle Uganda Anti-Gay Law - Based on the next news brief, Uganda is going to NEED these experts.

 Ugandan First Lady Doesn’t Know Any Gay Cows, So Homosexuality Must Not Exist - Nothing I can say will add any more snarkiness to this article.

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