Marriage Is Not the Same Around the Globe, Says Advocate for Same-Sex Couples

Iowa: Marriage takes center stage on legislature’s second day

“Marriage isn’t just for procreation, expert testifies”

Judge Walker’s gambit to bamboozle the Supreme Court—Part 3

The weakened state of religious liberty

Pro-Abortion Obama Pick Dawn Johnsen Gets 60th Vote From Arlen Specter

Another killing in Mosul: violence against Iraqi Christians continues

“Gay marriage on trial: The relevance of slavery”

WV Legislature Fails to Provide Legitimate Reason NOT to Let West Virginians Vote

“Will LDS Church documents surface at California Gay Marriage trial?”

“Children no requirement for marriage, trial told”

Mexican cardinal says Church cannot be silent in face of attacks on marriage

Final Exit Network Activist Pleads Guilty to Killing Woman in Assisted Suicide

UK police search powers illegal: human rights court

Video: key US trial on marriage starts

UK: Christian prayers at Helston Town Council are “non-PC”

UK Parliament: The government’s secret prayers

Iowa lawmaker wants religious element in oath

“Marriage nears the finish line”

Jordan Lorence to provide daily Prop 8 update for Hugh Hewitt Show

Politicizing the law at the Justice Department

“Impassioned pleas dominate opening of California’s same-sex marriage trial”

Court TV and judicial powers

Obama Focuses on Three Judge Nominees for Chicago

“Gay Marriage: The case from the left”

    Newsweek: “The defense argues that Prop 8 is plainly constitutional on majoritarian grounds. ‘In America, we respect the results of fair elections,’ read a press release by the conservative Alliance Defense Fund, which submitted a brief in support of the defense. ‘The will of the people expressed in Proposition 8, which restored the definition of marriage to the California Constitution, should be respected. The Constitution itself makes it clear that the people have this authority’ . . . Boies responds, ‘the very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.’”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.newsweek.com

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Tuesday: Federal marriage trial resumes in SF

Florida: Christian group to sue district over school prayer

Cert. Denied In Establishment Clause Challenge To Sheriff’s Christian Speaker

U.S. Chamber warns of ‘double-dip’ recession because of Dem policies

UK moves to ban controversial Islamist group

Malaysian Christians stand firm on use of ‘Allah’

Neb. bill would let stores scan driver’s licenses

    AP: “On Monday, state lawmakers gave first-round approval to a bill (LB261) that would allow retailers to electronically scan the bar codes on the backs of state-issued drivers’ licenses to determine buyers’ ages.”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous

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Spanish teen undergoes sex change

Texas school board keeps ban on boy’s long hair

NJ bill relaxes some casino contractor regulations

Jennifer Roback Morse: The dangerous Olsen and Boies precedent

UK: “Labour’s secular tyranny torments faith schools”

    Telegraph Editorial: “At a time when too many of Britain’s schools suffer from abysmal standards of management, teaching and discipline, it seems incredible that the Government should devote resources to harassing some of the most successful state schools in the country. The establishments in questions are faith schools, and while Tony Blair was prime minister they were largely left alone (hardly surprisingly, since Mr Blair educated his own children at one of them). But since 2007 the Government has resorted to the sort of political bullying of ‘elitist’ schools associated with the Wilson and Callaghan administrations.”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Wash. lawmaker wants to banish negative language

    AP: “Democratic State Sen. Rosa Franklin says negative labels are hurting kids’ chances for success and she’s not a bit concerned that people will be confused by her proposed rewrite of the 54 places in state law where words like ‘at risk’ and ‘disadvantaged’ are used.”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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“Gay couples testify as marriage case starts”

Constitutionality of California marriage amendment to be decided

Colo. officials unveil Internet safety program

“Day 1 of high profile marriage equality trial”

    Speak Equal: “Raum started by playing a video from the Proposition 8 campaign featuring a Massachusetts heterosexual couple decrying how their second-grader was exposed to teachings about homosexuality at school. Raum is asking Katami about whether he believes it is acceptable for sexuality and homosexuality to be taught to first- and second-graders; Katami is taking a measured approach, pointing out that without children, it is hard to fully evaluate what is appropriate to teach young children about such issues at certain ages. ‘For me, Proposition 8 had nothing to do with children,’ Katami replied under cross-examination. ‘It was a diversion . . . a tactic which does not sit at the core of the issue.’”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • Source: speakequal.com

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“Federal trial on same-sex marriage ban begins in California”

Couples tell of toll from state “gay marriage” ban as Prop. 8 trial begins

    Sacramento Bee: “Paul Katami, who testified along with his partner, faced cross-examination from defenders of the measure, who wondered why parents shouldn’t have the right to weigh in on the content of sex education for their children. ‘You believe parents can disagree about same-sex marriage,’ but that ‘they can’t do anything about it?’ asked Proposition 8 attorney Brian Raum of the Phoenix-based Alliance Defense Fund. ‘That’s not what I said,’ Katami replied. He said parents ‘absolutely’ have rights to impart their beliefs, but that they didn’t have a right to infringe on the constitutional rights of others.”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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Televising of Prop. 8 trial paused

“California gay marriage ban goes on trial”

Sex sells… or does it?

“Historic Prop 8 trial opens with emotional testimony from gay couples”

German State Checks IDs of All Attending Mosques

“Weber Shandwick and Gill Foundation Release ‘Business of Change’ – A Resource Guide for Effective Corporate-Nonprofit Collaboration on LGBT Equality”

    Weber Shandwick: “Weber Shandwick and the Gill Foundation have released ‘Business of Change,’ a resource guide focused on corporate-nonprofit collaboration to promote equality for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The 104-page guide, available free to download, is a first-of-its-kind collection of best practices with actionable and practical ideas to help nonprofits and corporations advance LGBT equality . . . ”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.webershandwick.com

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Texas: TCC, ACLU head to court today over free-speech policy

Obama Going on Six Months Without a Press Conference

    Fox News: “President Obama is preparing for his State of the Union address, expected sometime in the next month, but some in the White House press corps are getting antsy for him to hold a news conference with reporters, something he hasn’t done since July 22, almost six months ago.”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.foxnews.com

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Missouri Lawmaker Takes Stand for Life

Phyllis Schlafly: The Marriage Penalty in Health Care

    Phyllis Schlafly writes at Townhall: “The House staffer told the Wall Street Journal reporter that the Democratics can’t make the subsidies neutral toward marriage because that would give a traditional one-breadwinner married couple a more generous subsidy than a single parent at the same income level. Horrors! The Democrats certainly are not going to allow traditional marriage to be preferred over couples who just shack up.”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Prop. 8 trial begins today: “Roe v. Wade” of marriage battle

Prop. 8 trial Day 1: Live coverage from the courtroom

Prop 8: Trial starts that could be “gay marriage” Roe v. Wade

Protestant church burned in Algeria

In reversal, Harold Ford Jr. advocates for same-sex “marriage”

South Dakota: Fresh push for stem cells

Greece: Debate on religious symbols intensifies

Australia: Family groups support adoption ban

It’s not the Kennedy Seat, it’s the people’s seat.

Amish families exempt from insurance mandate