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U.S. McDonald's exec bemused by gay spot

McDonald's operations chief Don Thompson recently spoke at length to the Chicago Tribune about the state of the company. At one point, the issue of the gay McDonald's ad…

June 16, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT

If marriage is hell, why spare homosexuals?

If you really want homosexuals to suffer, allow them to wed so they're forced to endure the torture of marriage just like straight people. That's the odd reverse logic…

June 8, 2010, 11:05 AM EDT

In new ad, Anna Paquin says she's bisexual

You may have heard that Anna Paquin surprised the producers of a PSA advocating gay, bisexual and transgendered rights when she revealed during the shoot that she herself is…

April 2, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

Cindy McCain does ad backing gay marriage

Cindy McCain, silenced by duct tape? Until now, it's been the stuff of Rush Limbaugh's darkest fantasies. Today, we can all enjoy the provocative pose in this gay-marriage…

January 21, 2010, 2:54 PM EST

Ireland shows a gay-marriage ad done right

Commercials in support of gay marriage are everywhere these days. Lots of them are less than impressive. Here's one of the better ones, from Ireland, showing a straight man who's…

October 19, 2009, 10:06 AM EDT

Ben & Jerry's celebrates gay marriage in VT

To celebrate the passage of legislation legalizing gay marriage in its home state of Vermont, Ben & Jerry's is renaming its Chubby Hubby ice cream "Hubby Hubby" for the…

September 1, 2009, 9:16 AM EDT

NOM airing first anti-gay-marriage ad in NY

This new ad from the National Organization for Marriage—its first TV spot opposing attempts to legalize same-sex marriage in New York—is a fairly typical cut-and-paste negative ad. Inveighing against same-sex…

May 29, 2009, 2:04 PM EDT

Miss California anti-gay-marriage ad debuts

Ya know, there was a time when you could depend on religious zealots to deliver hateful, blustery dogmatism. But this new breed just doesn't have the same fire. Case in…

May 1, 2009, 9:58 AM EDT

Gay storm clouds become darker and gayer

The National Organization for Marriage's "Gathering Storm" PSA, which we wrote about earlier this month, was morally reprehensible and about as genuine as a set of false teeth. But at…

April 24, 2009, 8:39 AM EDT

Anti-gay testimonials were faked. Shocking!

The National Organization for Marriage is apparently spending $1.5 million to air this anti-gay-marriage ad, but some of that money was probably used to hire actors. Yes, a testimonial from…

April 10, 2009, 8:54 AM EDT