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“Is Donald Trump a Friend to “The Gays”?” | New Video by Matt Baume

Get’m Matt! “Ask the gays,” Donald said, “who’s your friend?” Well, the gays are ready with their answer, and it’s probably not what he wanted. Here are some of Donald’s quotes about marriage equality, civil unions, and job protections for LGBTs … and also some “friends” that Donald Trump might not want the gays to […]

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Why Do We Still Have Pride? The History of Pride from Matt Baume | Video

Matt Baume lays out the history of Gay Pride and why we still need it. “Given what just happened in Florida, it’s an important time to ask: why do we have Pride? Well, just as there was 40 years ago when Pride began, there’s violence today that pushes people into the closet to protect themselves; there […]

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Debunking Transphobic Bathroom Panic by Matt Baume

“Who’s at risk if trans people have equal access to restroom facilities? In Houston and across the country, Mike Huckabee and friends love to claim that nondiscrimination bills mean that “men could use the women’s bathroom,” which simply isn’t true. Here’s how to push back against the transphobic lie that men are sneaking into women’s […]

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The Horrible History of “Ex-Gay Cures” by Matt Baume | Video

    “Did you know people have tried to cure homosexuality with forced cuddling, horse stroking, and monkey testicles? Let’s take a disturbing tour of the last hundred years of insane ex-gay cures, some of which are still being practiced by quacks to this day.” Video from Matt Baume

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Do All Kids Need a Mother and Father? by Matt Baume | Video

“You hear the claim all the time from anti-gay groups: children deserve a mom and a dad. But is it true? What does the science ACTUALLY say about same-sex parents? How do they compare to straight parents? And are they as statistically likely to have embarrassing taste in music?” Video by the awesome Matt Baume  

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First GOP Debate Was Frothy and Poopy | New Matt Baume Video

“You can see the fear in the GOP candidates’ faces when LGBT issues come up in a debate. Only a few years ago, bashing LGBTs was red meat for fundraising. Now, their sound bites are fumbling, contradictory, and just outright gibberish. Here’s what three candidates had to say about LGBTs, and how all three got […]

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The Truth Behind the Stonewall trailer (And What Was Left Out) by Matt Baume | Video

Check out Matt Baume’s new video titled, The Real Queens and Kings of Stonewall. Everyone was excited to catch wind that the first trailer came out for the film Stonewall. Then they watched trailer and now outrage has broken out because it appears it has erased major players in the historic event. “That trailer for the […]

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“A Salute to Sissies” by Matt Baume | Video

“Who are your favorite sissies from TV and film? Here are a few of mine, and why, as far as I’m concerned, they’re all heroes. Sissies are strong, they’re brave, they’re upbeat and utterly shameless. For nearly a century they’ve been fearlessly flouncing through movies and shows, teaching us that it’s ok to be honest […]

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Debunking Crazy Claims About Equality Act with Matt Baume | Video

  “There’s a Big Gay Loophole in the Civil Rights Act that doesn’t cover LGBTs. The proposed Equality Act would patch it up, but of course, opponents of equality are making up all kinds of crazy claims about why the Big Gay Loophole should stay open forever. Fortunately, their reasons are completely absurd, so it […]

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New Book: Personal Stories of Marriage Equality by Matt Baume

  “A ground-breaking new book reveals the personal stories of people who fought for the freedom to marry over the last 45 years.” “Defining Marriage: Voices from a Forty Year Labor of Love traces the decades-long evolution of marriage through the previously-untold struggles of those who lived through it. Writer Matt Baume provides an intimate […]

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Best Lines from the Marriage Equality Ruling | Video by Matt Baume

“It’s been less than 50 years since Stonewall, and now we have marriage equality from coast to coast. Here’s a look inside Justice Kennedy’s ruling: the key quotes, how he came to his decision, and the best arguments in favor of equality.” Matt Baume Follow Matt Baume on Twitter & Facebook

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Supreme Court Victory: What You Need to Know | Video

Here’s why the Supreme Court had to uphold the freedom to marry, and what comes next. “The marriage equality ruling is as big a victory as we could possibly have hoped for. Now’s a good time for everyone to celebrate — the ruling is a win-win for everyone. It’s not like some couples won and […]

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What’s the Definition of “Traditional Marriage”? | Matt Baume Keeping it Real!

Raise your hand if you love Matt Baume as much as we do (All hands should be in the air!). Check out the newest video from Matt where he keeps things real and factual. “Traditional marriage isn’t the “one man, one woman” story you’ve always heard. It’s changed countless times over the last 4,000 years, […]

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The Craziest Parts of NOM’s Marriage Pledge | Marriage News Watch

“We’re down to the last few days before the Supreme Court rules on marriage. In the mean time, the National Organization for Marriage is asking all of the GOP presidential candidates to sign an anti-equality pledge. Let’s take a look at just how crazy this pledge gets.” American Foundation for Equal Rights

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North Carolina Next State to Pass “Turn Away the Gays” | Marriage News Watch

 The more you know. “A bill to allow North Carolina officials to refuse to serve any couple they don’t like is several steps closer to passing, even after the governor vetoed it. Texas is coming up with new excuses for refusing to issue marriage licenses. And with a federal ruling on marriage due any day […]

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Does Gay Marriage Lead to Polygamy? | Video by Matt Baume

   Food for thought… If we let gay couples get married, won’t we have to let polygamous couples get married too? It’s the question that just keeps coming up, even from the Supreme Court. So let’s answer it once and for all: why is gay marriage different from polygamous marriage? Matt Baume

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Texas Planning to Defy Supreme Court Marriage Ruling: May 11 Marriage News Watch

“Texas lawmakers vote this week on whether the state should officially defy the Supreme Court’s ruling on marriage. Alabama and Minnesota are debating bills to undermine marriage equality. At least one presidential candidate seems to think that if elected he could veto the Supreme Court. But a new survey shows that Americans are getting tired […]

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Tearing Anti-Gay Infomercial a New Asshole by Matt Baume

  “The anti-gay Family Research Council has a new video out about how the gays are going to ruin everything with all their pesky marrying and doing business and existing. The video’s full of crazy claims, half-truths, and homophobia, and worst of all builds to a sneaky sales pitch at the end. Let’s go point […]

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The Next President & the Future of LGBTs by Matt Baume’s Crystal Ball | Video

“Come, let us gaze into the future to the 2016 presidential election! Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and a bunch of other folks are running for president, which could mean big gains for LGBTs or total disaster. Let’s take a look at what’s at stake, and what we could stand to lose […]

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The Four Worst Supreme Court Arguments on Marriage | Apr 6 | Marriage News Watch

    The more you know… “Michigan says that they don’t want to let gay people get married because that would be demeaning to gay people. Kentucky says that their marriage ban isn’t discriminatory, since LGBTs are free to get straight-married. Ohio wants to maintain its marriage ban out of concern for the people who […]

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What Happy Pigs and Bigoted Weasels Have in Common by Matt Baume

  Food for thought. Nice sweater Matt. Last week, Senator James Lankford (Oklahoma) and Representative Randy Forbes (Virginia) jumped on the fact that Chipotle suspended a pork supplier for failing to provide proper animal care. Then they twisted that news through a tangle of logic until it was sly justification for businesses to refuse service […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Parades March Toward Equality with Matt Baume

  Why does it matter whether or not gays are allowed to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade? Don’t they have enough parades of their own? Let’s talk about why gays and parades are such a big deal — and why this year’s parade is such an important change of pace from the 110 […]

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Laws to Stop Marriage Equality Grow Increasingly Weird

  “Texas is pushing a proposed law that would let the state overrule the Supreme Court. There’s just one problem: they can’t actually do that. Alabama judges have decided that they don’t have to obey federal courts either, except that in reality, they do. And Oklahoma politician wants to switch from marriage licenses to marriage […]

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Anti-Gay Politicians Stop Bragging About Having a Gay Friend | Matt Baume’s Nod to the Golden Girls

No politician who says “but I have gay friends!” actually has any. So why do they keep saying it? Join four friends as they gather around the cheesecake to gab and gossip about the nature of friendship, sneaky lawmakers, and a certain notorious retirement community. Find more Matt Baume Instagram | Youtube | Twitter  

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Field Guide for Spotting Sneaky Homophobic Laws by Matt Baume

Matt Baume, who we have been watching his Marriage Watch News videos for some time now, is showing his playful side in batch of new videos, without losing any of it informative and witty punch. Matt Baume is my favorite kind of triple threat, brains, humor, and easy on the eyes. “A Field Guide for spotting and […]

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Texas Gets Things Wrong | Marriage News Watch with Matt Baume

  “Texas lawmakers are gunning for the judge who let two lesbians to get married. Meanwhile, homophobic lawmakers celebrate the 10th anniversary of the state’s marriage ban. There’s just one problem: the law will probably be overturned before it actually turns ten. Plus various native American tribes are in the process of legalizing marriage.” American […]

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The Phantom Roadmap to LGBT Discrimination by Matt Baume

I love Matt Baume’s mind! And is it wrong to wonder if he is a good kisser? “Scheming villains thirst to rollback the progress our nation has attained toward full LGBT equality. But, could they actually do it? Insidious laws like Arkansas’ innocent-sounding “Intrastate Commerce Improvement Act” (sb202) may provide the roadmap.” Say hi to […]