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Phyllis Schlafly

Phyllis Schlafly is a constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author, and the antigay founder of the Eagle Forum, a traditional family conservative interest group. Learn about her history from her opposition to modern feminism and campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment in the 70s, when she organized the "STOP ERA" campaign. Phyllis Schlafly still opposes same-sex marriage, civil unions, and is still very outspokenly against DOMA, believing that the "gay lobby" is attacking traditional marriage in America. Read more about this right-wing activist that continues on despite her son John F. Schlafly revealing that he was gay in 1992. Follow the career of this unique and often criticized woman, who's still waiting on her Mother of the Year award.

The FX series introduced viewers to the real-life son of the conservative activist. The Advocate separated truth from fiction.

April 30 2020 5:17 PM

Even though she opposed equal pay and abortion rights, thought men had the right to rape their wives, and believed "virtuous women" were immune from sexual harassment.

September 06 2016 5:18 PM Updated

The founder of the Eagle Forum spent a lifetime fighting equality for LGBT people.

September 05 2016 10:54 PM Updated

Endorsing Donald Trump, battling over control of the organization she created, alienating her family members — this is how staunch homophobe Phyllis Schlafly is spending her golden years.

August 09 2016 3:43 PM

If someone hates liberals, they probably hate gays and transgender people, too. Just ask Sarah Palin.

November 21 2013 7:00 AM

The fast food chain is highlighting the fact it stopped giving to a host of antigay groups. But some organizations remain that were considered questionable in the past.

January 28 2013 6:18 PM

In one of his final acts in Congress, Missouri representative Todd Akin will make one last effort to add an antigay piece of legislation to this year's defense authorization bill.

December 19 2012 1:45 PM