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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Rallies Against Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined some 100 rally-goers in Wichita on Saturday in opposition to gay marriage and in support of the state's voter-approved anti-gay constitutional amendment. 

Back in 2005, a referendum stating marriage "shall be constituted by one man and one woman only" was approved by 70% of state voters.

The Wichita Eagle reports:

“The state of Kansas has voted on this, the people of Kansas have voted on this,” he said. “We need to keep pushing those issues and keep surging … surge forward into the election cycle.”

Brownback also used the rally — billed by the FRC as a “Standing for the American Family and Traditional Marriage” event — to marshal conservative voters for the November election.

“We need to push forward our candidates that stand for this country, that stand for faith, that stand for family, that stand for freedom,” he said. “This faith, family, freedom, that’s the name of the bus,” Brownback said, motioning toward a bus the FRC had decorated as part of its whistle-stop tour. “It’s also the name of the basic American philosophy, guys. The motto of the nation remains, ‘In God we trust.’”

HuelskampIn addition to Brownback, there were brief speeches by a number of other people, including Josh Duggar of TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting” reality TV show and 1st District U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, who described judicial intervention in the same-sex marriage issue as a battle, and “the battle is on,” he said.

Earlier this month, Huelskamp [pictured right] was rated one of the 19 "most anti-equality" members of Congress by the HRC.  

Watch a KSN news report on the rally and the dozen or so counter-protesters who showed up to voice support for LGBT rights, AFTER THE JUMP...

Kansas falls under the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has already ruled Utah's same sex marriage ban unconstitutional. One same-sex marriage licenses has already been issued, but additional marriages have been placed on temporary hold by the state Supreme Court while it considers whether the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. A hearing in the case is set for November 6. 

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The Right Enemies: A Look Back at Right-Wing Attacks on Eric Holder

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BY LAYNE AMERIKANER

Attorney General Eric Holder, who this week announced his plans to resign, has been a leader in addressing systems of racial discrimination and protecting the fundamental rights of every American to be treated equally under the law and participate in our democracy.

Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that the Right loves to hate him.

Tim HuelskampIn February of this year, the American Family Association demanded Holder’s impeachment after he had the audacity to treat married same-sex couples like married opposite-sex couples with regard to a host of legal rights and recognitions. Shortly after, both Faith and Freedom Coalition head Ralph Reed and Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp [pictured right] echoed the call for Holder’s impeachment because of his support for marriage equality. Televangelist Pat Robertson also joined the impeachment parade, alleging that under Holder, “sodomy” was being “elevated above the rights of religious believers.”

Holder’s commitment to redressing racial injustice was no more warmly received by the Right than his work in support of LGBT equality. After Holder spoke out against voter ID laws, which disproportionately harm people of color, Texas Gov. Rick Perry accused him of “purposefully” “incit[ing] racial tension.” Gun Owners of America director Larry Pratt argued that Holder’s open discussion of racial discrimination in the criminal justice system means that he is the real “racist,” asserting last year that Holder wants to “intimidate the rest of the country so that we don’t think about defending ourselves” against “attacks by black mobs on white individuals.” Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association went so far as to say that Holder would never “prosecute someone if the victim is white.” And after Holder visited Ferguson, Missouri last month, David Horowitz outrageously commented that the attorney general was leading a black “lynch mob.”

And those are just a handful of the attacks the Right has leveled against Holder for his work protecting equality under the law.

The fact that the far Right has reacted with so much vitriol to the attorney general’s leadership is a sign not only of how uninterested they are in the civil rights that the Justice Department is meant to protect, but also of how effective Holder’s work has been. The next attorney general should share Holder’s deep commitment to protecting the rights of all Americans – and, by extension, make all the “right” enemies among those hoping to turn back the clock on civil liberties.

This post originally appeared on People For the American Way's blog.

This post originally appeared on the PFAW blog.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) to Speak at NOM’s Anti-gay ‘March for Marriage’ Rally in D.C.

Tim_HuelskampRepresentative Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) has become the first member of Congress to sign up to speak at the National Organization for Marriage’s 'March for Marriage' next month in Washington D.C. - a rally that bills itself as "an essential and indispensable vehicle for voicing the values of pro-marriage Americans in a way that cuts through the biased media narrative"

Huelskamp, you may recall, blasted last summer’s Supreme Court DOMA ruling as an attack on Jesus Christ and harmful to children. He also reintroduced the Federal Marriage Amendment last year, which (if passed) would constitutionally ban same-sex marriage nationwide.

Other speakers at the hate rally include Mike Huckabee, NY state senator Ruben Diaz, Gary Bauer, and Bishop Harry Jackson, Jr. 

[via Good As You]


Family Research Council Heralds' 'Ex-Gay Pride Month' with Launch of Two New Hate Organizations

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Hate group Family Research Council is planning a dinner and reception to announce two new 'ex-gay' rights organizations and a line-up of familiar anti-gay wingnuts has been invited to speak, the HuffPost reports:

The event is scheduled for the end of July, just weeks after the Supreme Court's landmark rulings in favor of gay rights. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has been extended an invitation as an honorable attendee.

The Family Research Council's legislative affiliate, FRC Action, will officially launch two new ex-gay rights organizations, Voice of the Voiceless and Equality and Justice For All, during the dinner in Washington, D.C., on July 31.

"Come celebrate the lives of former homosexuals and hear about their unique stories and achievements!" reads the invitation.

In addition to Bachman, the Heritage Foundation's Jim DeMint, the Liberty Counsel's Matthew Staver and Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) -- who on Friday introduced a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage -- have all been invited to speak.


David Gregory Slaps Down Rep. Tim Huelskamp for Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment Plans: VIDEO

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On Meet the Press Sunday, Rep. Tim Huelskamp defended his plans to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, explaining that it would protect children.

David Gregory challenged Huelskamp on his bogus claims: "Children tend to prosper in homes where there is a loving marriage. There is really not evidence to suggest that if you are a same-sex couple or a heterosexual couple that it makes one difference one way or the other."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) Says DOMA Ruling Is Attack On Jesus Christ, Harmful To Children: VIDEO

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Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas), who has already announced his plan to reintroduce the Federal Marriage Amendment later this week, has been making the media rounds to express his strong disagreement with the Supreme Court's marriage equality rulings. Earlier today, Huelskamp appeared on a Christian radio program to discuss how gays and the left are "turning government against the church." Right Wing Watch reports:

Huelskamp accused the justices of trying to "rewrite the Constitution" and of attacking Jesus Christ himself. "The idea that Jesus Christ himself was degrading and demeaning is what they've come down to," he said.

The congressman also added that the left is bent on "ramming their views down the throats of Americans."

Earlier this week, Huelskamp appeared at a Heritage Foundation summit to discuss the real reason behind his crusade: the children

"Decades of social science research and centuries of American history has shown that every child deserves a mom and a dad. With this ruling they have further redefined marriage and I think children will be hurt."

Watch (and listen), AFTER THE JUMP...

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