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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.

'Mrs. America': The Truth About John, Phyllis Schlafly's Gay Son

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

Donald Trump: Antifeminist Phyllis Schlafly Was 'Champion for Women'

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.


Phyllis Schlafly, One of History's Worst Homophobes, Dies at 92

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


The Sad Last Days of Homo-Hate Queen Phyllis Schlafly

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.

Op-ed: Liberal is the New F Word

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

Not So Fast: Chick-fil-A's Questionable Giving Isn't Over

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.

Todd Akin Makes Final Antigay Pitch to Congress

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.

Bachmann Highlights Antigay Positions

In the final days leading up to the Iowa presidential caucus, Michelle Bachmann is touting herself as more anti-marriage equality and anti-abortion rights than her opponents.

Marriage Equality Unsafe at Any Speed

Vicky Hartzler, a first-term Republican from southwestern Missouri, also said government licensing of same-sex marriages could lead to 'group marriage' or allowing 'an uncle to marry his niece.'

Baldwin Ratify ERA

Rep. Tammy Baldwin marked International Women's Day by introducing legislation to speed up the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

No Gay Angle to Sharrons Agenda

Sharron Angle of Nevada would be detrimental to gay people across the country if she wins the state's November U.S. Senate election against Majority Leader Harry Reid, gay and lesbian political leaders said.

PFLAG Decries Honorary Doctorate for Schlafly

Gay rights advocates are asking Washington University administrators to reconsider honoring antigay activist Phyllis Schlafly with an honorary doctorate at the school's commencement ceremony. Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, along with many students and faculty, is urging the school not to honor Schlafly at the May 16 ceremony in St. Louis.