The Raw Story – Amway faces boycott over donation to anti-gay group

LGBT rights activist Fred Karger announced Thursday a global boycott targeting the direct-sales giant Amway over its founder’s contribution to an anti-gay group. Tax records obtained by Karger show that Amway president and owner Doug DeVos donated $500,000 to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) Education Fund through his Douglas & Maria DeVos Foundation. “I…

The Gay Hot Spot – So Many Boycotts, So Little Time

Rights Equals Rights Founder, Fred Karger, will officially kickoff a global Boycott of Amway and its parent company Alticor later this afternoon at a press conference in Las Vegas.  Karger is in Vegas for the “Unity 2012 Convention” being held through Saturday.  He will do this in conjunction with a re-launch of his site www.rightsequalrights.com and an unveiling of their new site,www.boycottamway.com. We…

GRIID – LGBT organization calling for Boycott of Amway

Today, the California-based LGBT group Rights Equal Rights announced that it was calling for a boycott of Amway/Alticor, because of “its President and company owner?Doug DeVos’ $500,000 contribution to the National Organization (NOM) for Marriage.” The Rights Equal Rights website also states, “A global boycott of Amway will let others know that there are consequences for giving massive?amounts…

The Truth About Amway – Boycott Amway?

Most Americans will have been aware in recent days of protests against and support for the restaurant chain Chick-Fil-A after it’s COO came out against gay marriage. Well, today the controversy has spread to Amway, after gay rights activist Fred Karger of Rights Equal Rights discovered that Amway President Doug DeVos has donated $500,000 to the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), an organisation…

Explosive NOM Documents Now Available to View

 Karger Responsible for Maine Investigation Which Produced Treasure Trove of NOM Documents On October 1, 2009 Fred Karger and Danielle Avele took on Brian Brown and his army of NOM attorneys from Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom before the Maine Ethics Commission in Augusta.  They took on NOM, charging them with money laundering in that state’s Amendment 1 election…

MSNBC: Thomas Roberts' Show

Host Thomas Roberts of MSNBC had Maggie and Fred on his March 30, 2011 morning show talking about the NOM confidential documents unsealed last week. Click on image below to watch and to read the corresponding Advocate article that covered this latest story.

News Coverage: Wither the Reasonable Republican?

From The Dartmouth: Wither the Reasonable Republican? By Jonathan Pedde, Contributing ColumnistPublished on Monday, October 25, 2010 Reading the op-ed pages of America’s left-of-center newspapers, it would seem that the Republican Party is being overrun by angry, homophobic, anti-immigrant crackpots. For centrists like me who believe in the importance of having two sane national parties,…

News Coverage: Gay Republican weighs run for president in 2012

From the Washington Blade: Gay Republican weighs run for president in 2012 By Lou Chibbaro A longtime GOP political operative who is credited with helping to develop the political attack ads that sunk the 1988 presidential campaign of Democrat Michael Dukakis says he’s seriously considering running for president in 2012 as an openly gay Republican….

News Coverage: NOM Files Yet Another Lawsuit Challenging Disclosure Laws

From HRC Backstory: NOM Files Yet Another Lawsuit Challenging Disclosure Laws By Michael Cole As part of its radical nationwide efforts to dismantle state laws that provide transparency about who is funding political campaigns, the National Organization for Marriage this week filed suit in Rhode Island seeking to have their disclosure laws ruled unconstitutional. The…