Illinois: Curtain falls on Stages “adult club” following zoning battle

Europeans meet (secretly) to choose first-ever EU President

    Soeren Kern writing at Pajamas Media: “In the absence of a consensus candidate, the contest has degenerated into a race to the bottom. In secretive backroom horse-trading, the center-right, which controls the European Parliament, has staked its claim to the presidency; the center-left will get the foreign policy job. There are now half a dozen or more contenders for both jobs. And the one thing all the candidates have in common is that they are virtually unknown outside of Europe.”


  • Posted: 11/18/2009
  • |
  • Category: Global
  • |
  • Source: pajamasmedia.com

  • Tags: , ,

9th Circuit judge orders compensation for denial of same-sex “spousal” benefits

“Austria to allow civil partnerships for homosexual couples”

Poll: Majority favor abortion funding ban

Abortion bill approved by Utah legislative committee

Canada: McGill pro-life student club suspended

“DC same-sex opponents file in federal court after failed ballot effort”

The Failure of the “Equality” Justifications for Same Sex “Marriage”

    The American Principles Project has posted the first segment of “a detailed version shorter presentation delivered at Boston College’s March 2009 Symposium on the Jurisprudence of Marriage” by Rev. Robert John Araujo, SJ. An excerpt:

    “In previous essays I have explored the question of ‘what is equality?’ within the contexts of the thoughts and objectives of the Framers of the American Republic as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the self-evident truth that ‘all men are created equal.’ The first essay was a general inquiry and presented an argument about the meaning of equality within the context of the American republic’s foundation. The second article concentrated on the equality argument made in support of abortion access and practice. I would now like to explore the question about the meaning of equality in the framework of another challenging American political and legal debate that generates passion among participants, i.e., same-sex marriage.”


  • Posted: 11/18/2009
  • |
  • Category: Marriage & Family
  • |
  • Source: www.americanprinciplesproject.org

  • Tags: , ,

Walter M. Weber: Why Marci Hamilton isn’t even close to being right about the constitutionality of the Stupak Amendment

“Same-sex ‘marriage’ opponents file federal lawsuit”

Faith Organizations to Display Live Nativity Scene at the United States Supreme Court

Albert Mohler: Boys Wearing Skirts to School? What’s Going On?

Europe’s Bumbling Search for an International Voice

    Spiegel: “With the Lisbon Treaty soon to become reality, the European Union is struggling to find a president and a foreign minister. The dream of an EU diplomatic service is within grasp, but will it make a difference? Members of the European Parliament are already warning of a ‘bureaucratic monster.’”


  • Posted: 11/18/2009
  • |
  • Category: Global
  • |
  • Source: www.spiegel.de

  • Tags: ,

“ACLU And Americans United Demand Connecticut School District Stop Holding Graduation At Christian Church”

CNN Poll: 61% Oppose Tax-Funded Abortions, 63% Oppose All or Most Abortions

Woman’s Lawsuit: She Yelled Stop, Practitioner Continued With Forced Abortion

Hillsdale plans for charter school

Change Watch: Chai Feldblum, Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

How Many Votes To Overrule The Slaughterhouse Cases?

Google Case Law and Law Review Article Search

RU safe and simple?

Daniel Allott and Matt Bowman: The Right of Conscience in the Age of Obama

“UN: Fight climate change with free condoms”

Former Editor Sues Washington Times For Religious Discrimination

Argentina’s Congress considers bills to redefine marriage

Cloture Voted On Hamilton’s Nomination For 7th Circuit, Final Vote Expected Today

Abortion rights group to Stupak: ‘Yup, we’re playing with fire’

$98 Billion waste Federal spending, largest percentage in Medicare

    UPI: “Peter Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said the federal government made improper payments of more than $98 billion in fiscal 2009, with improper payments for Medicare accounting for nearly a third of the total, CNN reported.”


  • Posted: 11/18/2009
  • |
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • |
  • Source: www.upi.com

Obama, Chinese premier tout deepening ties

Somali woman stoned to death for adultery

Walker vetoes domestic partner measure

Group: File 14th murder charge in Fort Hood massacre

Pastors to Holder: Bible still condemns homosexuality

Bridgeton student sues school district for forbidding her to take part in abortion protest

NJ teen barred from abortion protest sues school

Bridgeton student sues school district over abortion protest

Lawsuits take tolls on cities, counties

Ohio: Shelby Council defeats prayer legislation

David French: Intriguing developments at the Supreme Court

Same-Sex “Marriage” and Taxes

    Stave Black, Same-Sex Marriage and Taxes (2008). Brigham Young University Journal of Public Law, Vol. 22, pp. 327-357, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1507846

    “Frequently the proponents of same-sex marriage cite the difference in tax treatment as one of the reasons that same-sex couples receive discriminatory treatment. The tax code contains provisions that benefit only married individuals and families. These benefits provide hundreds to thousands of dollars in tax relief to individuals, but only if those individuals fall into prescribed categories. This article explores those categories, and the extent to which the preference for married couples with children furthers one of the goals of society, which is to perpetuate itself.”


  • Posted: 11/18/2009
  • |
  • Category: Marriage & Family
  • |
  • Source: ssrn.com

  • Tags: , , ,