Ed Whelan

-- President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

-- Former law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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-- Said the Iowa Supreme Court decision that banning marriage equality violated the state constitution was “gobbledygook

-- Used a famous quote about prostitution to describe Elena Kagan's opposition to the former Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy

-- Promotes the idea that adoption by gay couples (or straight couples) is not "ideal" and that children raised by gay parents are comparable to children affected by death and divorce.

-- Accused Justice Vaughn Walker of "harbor(ing) a deep-seated animus against traditional marriage" and says that "he has been unwilling or unable to contain his animus."

-- Supports the idea that, in relation to protecting LGBT people from discrimination, “'discrimination' is 'just another word for decision-making.'"

-- Called it “absurd” to suggest the U.S. constitution supports marriage equality

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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

John Eastman

-- National Organization For Marriage's Chairman

 

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Bob Emrich

- Co-head of the campaign to overturn Maine’s marriage equality law in 2009

- Northeast Field Ambassador at the Family Research Council

- Chair of Protect Marriage Maine

 

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- Says marriage equality is a "direct challenge to the righteousness and wisdom of God" (comments shared with a Sept. 2011 national pastor webinar)

Karen England

-- Head of the Capitol Resource Institute

-- Co-chair of the coalition attempting to repeal a California law that protects transgender students

 

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Joe Fuiten

- Pastor of Bothell's Cedar Park Assembly Church who is widely known for his political involvement 

- Serves on the board of directors for the Family Policy Institute of Washington

 

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