Brian Brown, The Superman Of Marriage!

Slower than a speeding lawsuit! Less powerful than voters in four states! Able to bleat all sadz in a single frown! Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s….SuperBrown!  (Seriously, the above is the graphic on NOM’s latest money beg.)

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Email Of The Day – Eugene Delgaudio

“Dear Joe, Will you please send a one-time emergency contribution of $35 or $25? I know that’s asking a lot, but the stakes are higher than ever before. That’s because I must raise $125,242 in the next two weeks to organize a massive lobbying campaign and mobilize over 500,000 more pro-Family activists like you to fight these evil bills. If traditional marriage states lose their legal battles, wedding gown-clad men smooching before some left-wing clergyman or state official is just the beginning. Radical homosexuals will terrorize daycares, hospitals and churches. Traditional moral values will be shattered by federal decree. I know this all sounds like something out of a nightmare. If I didn’t spend so much time in the nation’s capitol fighting for the family, I wouldn’t believe it could happen here in America. Honestly, my job feels like the loneliest in the world.” – Eugene Delgaudio, whose money begs are coming two and three times a week now.

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PA Legislators Form Coalition To Pass Bill Banning “Ex-Gay” Torture Of LGBT Youth

“Almost four decades of science and medicine that says if you are LGBTQ, just like me, that there is nothing wrong with you, that you are not broken, you don’t need to be fixed and you don’t need to have a diagnosis, and that being LGBT, like so many other characteristics in your life, some days will be a blessing and some days will be a burden, but is not something that needs to be fixed or can be fixed and that you are just fine the way you are.” – Openly gay Pennsylvania state Rep. Brian Sims, speaking at a press conference to announce a bipartisan coalition to ban the “ex-gay” torture of minors.  Similar bills have passed in New Jersey and California, but are the subject of lawsuits by the Liberty Counsel.

via Joe. My. God. http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/09/pa-legislators-form-coalition-to-pass.html

Thousands Counterprotest Westboro Baptist Church in Montana, Serve Ice Cream for Equality: VIDEO

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Thousands of people showed up at different locations in Bozeman, Montana late last week to counterprotest the Westboro Baptist Church at Bozeman High School and Montana State University, where they were offering free ice cream for equality in an effort to show support for LGBT people.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP

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Gay U.S. Figure Skater Johnny Weir Won’t Skate in Sochi Games

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U.S. figure skater Johnny Weir declined to register for the national championships and thus won’t qualify for the Sochi Winter Games in Russia, the AP reports:

Though Weir had raised the possibility of competing in Sochi in recent interviews, his decision to sit out the season and likely bring an end to his amateur career is not a surprise. He turned 29 in July, old by elite skating standards, and the sport has only gotten more demanding since the last Olympics…

…Weir also is married and has a budding design career, and would be a natural fit for broadcasting. He’s always been delightfully refreshing, on and off the ice, and is one of the few skaters who spoke his mind — even when he knew it would get him in trouble with judges and federation officials. He could also be counted on for thoughtful answers on a variety of topics, and has been an outspoken and very public critic of Russia’s new “anti-gay” law.

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No Sochi Olympics For Johnny Weir

Last week Johnny Weir sounded very much like he hoped to compete at the Sochi Olympics. But today skating officials confirmed that the deadline to sign up to compete for the American team was two weeks ago. And Weir did not register.

It appears Johnny Weir‘s Olympic figure skating career is over. The two-time Olympian did not register for a qualifying event for the U.S. Championships by a Sept. 1 deadline, U.S. Figure Skating confirmed. The Associated Press first reported the news. The Olympic team will be selected from the U.S. Championships in Boston beginning Jan. 9. Two U.S. men will make the team for the Olympics in February. Weir, 29, a three-time U.S. champion, can’t receive a bye into nationals, either. Only figure skaters who placed in the top five at the 2013 nationals or medaled at the 2010 Olympics or 2013 World Championships are eligible for byes, according to the AP.

Weir had been considered a long shot to make the team.

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