Tag Archives: GetEQUAL

GetEQUAL Confronts Tony Perkins At Trump Meeting: Stop The Hate Speech! Stop The Lies! [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Protesters disrupted a press conference on Tuesday of religious leaders as they discussed their meeting earlier in the day with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, NPR reported. Footage from the event posted by Newsday shows a woman telling the group, “Your hate is killing us. Your lies are killing us.” Another woman asked Tony Perkins, who appeared …

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LAUNCHED: Campaign Urges Indiana Gov To Veto License To Discriminate Bill

Via press release: “As a seminary graduate, this bill is deeply offensive,” said Heather Cronk, co-director of GetEQUAL. “The fact that religion is being used as a smokescreen for deeply hateful and vile sentiments by right-wing extremists, and then cemented into law, is not just un-Christian – it’s un-American.” As activist Scott Wooledge puts it: “I’ve engaged in the battles …

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GetEQUAL To Protest Houston Hate Rally

Via press release: Tonight, outside a gathering of right-wing radicals seeking to overturn Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, local activists and organizers with GetEQUAL Texas will extend a message of love, welcome, and inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. In response to the hateful and mean-spirited “I Stand Sunday” event taking place Sunday night, local LGBTQ and …

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LGBT Groups React To Arizona Veto

Human Rights Campaign With today’s veto, Governor Brewer spared her state from institutional discrimination and economic catastrophe. Make no mistake, there is no better way to doom jobs in a state than by signing license-to-discriminate bills,” said Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin. “The bipartisan outpouring of opposition to this bill is all the proof you need that this …

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GetEQUAL Takes Issue With Religious Exemptions In ENDA Bill

GetEQUAL is on the warpath about the religious exemptions in the Senate version of ENDA. This religious exemption is so broad that even religiously-affiliated hospitals and schools will still be able to discriminate against LGBT workers. This broad religious exemption will set a harmful precedent for future LGBT gains, and also threatens to set back the work of our allies …

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HomoQuotable – Ellen Sturtz

“I lived and worked in the closet, hiding who I was in order to earn a living.  I had planned to speak tonight with DNC officials but, as the First Lady was talking about our childrens’ future and ensuring that they have everything they need to live happy and productive lives, I simply couldn’t stay silent any longer. I’m looking …

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First Lady Heckled By GetEQUAL

The First Lady’s speech at a Washington fundraiser was interrupted tonight by GetEQUAL member Ellen Sturz, who is pictured above at a 2012 protest outside a Los Angeles fundraiser for President Obama. Obama was delivering a speech at a DNC event at a private home in Washington shortly after 6 p.m. when a protester began shouting for the president to …

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Drunk Driving SF Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Pleads To Lesser Charge

On Monday, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone pleaded guilty to reckless driving rather than face trial for his drunk driving arrest in August. A spokeswoman with the City Attorney’s Office said the reduction is commonly offered in cases in which no bad driving is noted and suspects had fair to moderate performances on field sobriety tests, among other factors. Cordileone …

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SAN FRANCISCO: GetEQUAL To Protest Installation Of New Archbishop

GetEQUAL will be staging a protest outside the installation of new San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone this Thursday. From their Facebook event page: Cordileone played a central role in founding and executing the Protect Marriage campaign, and under his influence, Catholic organizations in California played a leading role in financing the Prop 8 campaign. His partners included the National Organization …

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TOMORROW: Activists To Protest HRC Fundraiser In Los Angeles

Tomorrow’s HRC fundraiser in Los Angeles will be jointly protested by GetEQUAL and Occupy Wall Street. Via press release: [We] will protest the HRC’s Los Angeles fundraising gala in response to their selection of Goldman Sachs CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, as the national corporate spokesperson for marriage equality and for honoring Sachs with the HRC Corporate Equality award. Additionally, the protest …

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GetEQUAL Glitters Crazy Eyes

I’m not seeing it in this clip, but Michelle “Crazy Eyes” Bachmann was reportedly glittered by GetEQUAL moments ago as she left the stage at the anti-gay hate conference. I’ll try to find better video. [Replaced the first video, but it doesn’t appear Bachmann was hit by the glitter.] UPDATE: GetEQUAL has issued a press release. Shortly after a speech …

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Coalition Of Gay Groups Demands Apology From Southern Baptists Convention

A coalition of LGBT groups including GetEQUAL and Truth Wins Out is demanding an apology from the Southern Baptists Convention. Q Notes has the press release: “We call on the Southern Baptist Convention to stop misusing the Bible to promote religion-based bigotry and start recognizing the enormous pain and suffering caused by its mistreatment of LGBT people, particularly vulnerable youth,” …

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Tony Perkins: Gay Activists Are Cowards

“The people who avoid a debate are the ones afraid of losing. That’s why the groups like GetEQUAL and others are forming what is basically a mobile protest unit. Yesterday, its activists rallied outside the offices of King & Spalding–only to learn that its attorneys had bailed on the case. So what did they do? Hopped in the car, drove …

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GetEQUAL Vs. Maggie Gallagher

As I reported earlier today, GetEQUAL ambushed Maggie Gallagher outside of this morning’s DOMA hearing to give her their “Anita Bryant Award” for bigotry. Watch Gallagher tangle with a GetEQUAL member after he denounces her hatred.

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