June 26. We won. Equality nationwide. Whether or not some want to acknowledge it or not, throw unkind words our way, try to deny marriage licenses, hurl passive-aggressive insults and junk science in the form of a whiny book (ahem, Mr. Anderson), we won. To deny anyone the fundamental right to marry or object to the marriage of two consenting adults, is ridiculous and frankly bad character on their part. And unAmerican. To all the anti-gay people out there, we no longer have to take your bullshit. You had your chance and you failed. We realize your hate speech and death threats have been at an all-time high since June 26. Who the fuck cares anymore?
NOManiacs is no longer relevant because National Organization for Marriage and its supporters are no longer relevant. Brian Brown needs a job. His final days of employment and a paycheck are here whether he wants to realize that or not. Sure, these bigots claim to “keep fighting.” As long as the donations keep coming in. Guess what? Crickets. People like Brian Brown and Ryan Anderson vow to keep “fighting” because they need a job. They somehow think marriage equality is like abortion — a fight that will last for decades. Again, they need SOMETHING to do. They can spend every last breath and cent to write books, get speaking or television appearances. For someone like Ryan, it’s an ego boost. But being on the wrong side is their ultimate demise. They can blame the Supreme Court like cowards that they are and praise the justices who voted in their favor (no surprise as to who and why given their background). Their egos are bruised. Their job security is periled. Yet they knew this even before June 26. Their desperation shows. And it’s not pretty or even a bit civil.
So, go ahead and spew hatred. Some may continue to call you out on it. But we will not. Go scratch. You’ll join the others who tried to block civil rights. You are as relevant as Westboro and will be treated as such. Marriage equality is the law of the land and it is not our job to kindly remind you of that.
To our supporters who’ve been a crucial part of exposing the hate speech and death threats, we want to thank you. Since 2010, we’ve shown the true face of NOM and its supporters. To date, several dozen NOM supporters have contacted our blog pleading with us to take down their screencaps. Some have threatened legal action. Some used threats and others took the initiative to contact us just to explain they really aren’t upset they’ve been exposed — even when they obviously are livid. Employers can google their name and see their hate speech and, sometimes, death threats towards LGBT people, their family and allies. We pulled the rug out from a smarmy young political candidate in Wisconsin, Jacob Dorsey. Our team found racist and homophobic comments made by Jacob on social media. A day later, he ended his campaign and embarrassed the Wisconsin GOP. We couldn’t have done that without your help. That is truly winning.
We can and should celebrate. And give a #ByeFelicia to those who think they still have an opportunity to deny LGBT rights.
All NOManiacs posts will still be viewable (bad news for those profiled and exposed). The only difference is we will not be answering their pleas or demands to take down their screencaps. The Internet is forever.