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Anti-gay groups decry Supreme Court rulings while claiming victory

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins

The United States Supreme Court today issued two historic opinions in cases involving same-sex marriage rights. And while both cases could be considered victories for LGBTQ rights supporters, the impact of both cases will have little impact on gay and lesbian couples in states that have banned such marriages – like Georgia.

Anti-gay groups universally condemned the court's rulings yet still claimed victory because the impact of both cases was not as broad as some anti-gay groups had feared.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, said today he and his organization were “disappointed” by today's rulings but said he was relieved that the court did not “redefine marriage for the entire country.”

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Anti-gay group claims it was target of IRS leak, announces lawsuit

https://cdn.thegavoice.com/images/stories/4-15-11/nomlogo-insert-4-25-11.gifThe Internal Revenue Service came under fire late last week after allegations that it unfairly targeted conservative political groups. Prominent Republicans promised congressional hearings and even President Obama weighed in Monday, calling the actions “outrageous.”

Conservative groups are pissed. They have every reason to be pissed.

When it rains, it pours, apparently, for the IRS and its troubles.

The National Organization for Marriage this week announced plans to sue the IRS over claims that the tax agency stole and released its 2008 tax records, which were then leaked to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay political group.