NJ: Lambda Legal to file same-sex “marriage” petition with Supreme Court Thursday

Canada: Abortion advocates at University of BC censor pro-life display

Same-sex “marriage” advocates forcing pro-family views out of California Therapist Association

Weakened ultrasound law passes WV Senate unanimously

TN: Some say Planned Parenthood relocation to East Knox racially motivated

Virginia AG reaffirms stance on college sexual orientation policies

    Richmond Times-Dispatch: “The General Assembly has considered and defined the protected classes for purposes of nondiscrimination statutes. It has specifically defined unlawful discrimination at educational institutions. The Virginia Human Rights Act states that it is the policy of the commonwealth to ‘safeguard all individuals within the Commonwealth from unlawful discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, or disability, in places of public accommodation, including educational institutions.’ In addition to this affirmative statement, the General Assembly has on numerous occasions, including this session, considered and rejected creating a protected class defined by sexual orientation. No state agency can reach beyond such clearly established boundaries.”

  • Posted: 03/15/2010
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www2.timesdispatch.com

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US avoids abortion debate at UN meeting

NC: Wake County Commissioners to discuss elective abortion coverage

FL: Atheist Group Challenges Lakeland Commission Over Prayer

U.S. State Dept. Speaks Out Against Rise of Religious Persecution in Iran

“Gilbert remains committed to religious freedom”

Cal. bill would incrementally undermine marriage

Judge plans to rule later this month in Illinois’ abortion parental notification case

KY: Pro-life amendments may doom 2 more bills

Alaska verifies signatures for parental consent abortion initiative

“First GLBTQ high school opens online in Minnesota”

“Keep Students Home on ‘Day of Silence’”

FL: ACLU Says Move is Just to Erode Women’s Rights

Social Security to start cashing Uncle Sam’s IOUs

    AP: “This year, for the first time since the 1980s, when Congress last overhauled Social Security, the retirement program is projected to pay out more in benefits than it collects in taxes – nearly $29 billion more.”

  • Posted: 03/15/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Md. bill seeks to broaden federal FMLA provisions

“Spurned by NV, transgender woman to wed in CA”

ObamaCare and Eugenics: How abortion subsidies threaten reproductive liberty.

Arizona: Gilbert ordinance bans home Bible studies

RC bishops slam Irish Civil Partnership Bill

UK: David Cameron pledges support for faith schools

PA: Public hearing tonight about West Carson Street strip club

“Gay couples find surrogate mothers in India”

Mixed-gender dorm rooms are gaining acceptance

Internet pornography has social costs

    NJ.com: “[An] exemplary new report to be issued tomorrow by the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton called “The Social Costs of Pornography: A Statement of Findings and Recommendations.” Very ably authored by Mary Eberstadt and Mary Anne Layden, this report is a careful reflection on the consequences of the deluge of internet pornography. (The document has been endorsed by a wide and diverse group of impressive scholars.)”

  • Posted: 03/15/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.nj.com

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Portugal same-sex “marriage” bill forwarded to Constitutional Court

University of Wisconsin spends $59K to train students to learn doing abortions

VA: Specialty plates touting right to abortion advance to governor

USCCB Reiterates Opposition to Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

University of Wisconsin paying to train future abortionists at Planned Parenthood

EEOC Concludes Company Should Have Reasonably Accommodated Employee’s Felt Religious Obligation to Wear a Headscarf

How Many Rounds of Edits Are Best, and What Kinds, for Law Review Publications?

    Orin Kerr writes at the Volokh Conspiracy: “The process of publishing a law review article usually involves rounds of edits . . . Journal editors and authors alike sometimes wonder, what’s the best number and type of rounds of edits? This is a particularly tricky question for student editors because normally they are only on their journal for two years. Editors learn all about the process and then graduate, leaving them less able to reform practices based on their experience. Here’s my take . . . ”

  • Posted: 03/15/2010
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  • Category: Bench & Bar
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  • Source: volokh.com

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IN: Butler rejects U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts as commencement speaker

Bill would ban embryo sales, human-animal ‘hybrids’

D.C. bill would outlaw sex between teachers, students

LA: Court Says Non-Custodial Parent May Share Religion With Child

NY: Boiler Plate AG Endorsement of Church Property Sale Found Insufficient

After Stevens

Ariz. town bans church from in-home meetings

Town’s ban on religious gatherings in homes appealed

Terminate all religious meetings, but not your MNF parties

Group: AZ town can’t ban home religious assemblies

Ariz. church fights ban against meeting in homes

Lawyers: Gilbert town code unconstitutional

Arizona town bans church from in-home meetings and Bible studies

Question of the First Amendment and traffic patterns

Banished! City forbids Bible studies in homes

Catholic Health Association Endorses Pro-Abortion Senate Health Care Bill

Labor Unions Attack Democrats Who Don’t Support Pro-Abortion Health Care Bill

House Democrats release bill for Budget markup Monday

Michael W. McConnell: The House Health-Care Vote and the Constitution

Culture clash: European art provokes Muslims

Liberalism takes hit in textbook debate

Barna Group: “Most Americans Consider Easter a Religious Holiday, But Fewer Correctly Identify its Meaning”

    Barna Group: “In all, 42% of Americans said that the meaning of Easter was the resurrection of Jesus or that it signifies Christ death and return to life. One out of every 50 adults (2%) said that they would describe Easter as the most important holiday of their faith . . . In terms of age, members of the Boomer generation (73%, ages 45 to 63) were among the most likely to describe Easter as a religious holiday for them, compared with two-thirds of Elders (66% of those ages 64-plus) and Busters (66%, ages 26 to 44). The youngest adult generation, the Mosaics (ages 18 to 25), were the least likely age segment to say Easter is a religious holiday (58%), reflecting the increasingly secular mindset of young adults.”

  • Posted: 03/15/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: www.barna.org

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ACORN branches rename, rebrand after video scandal

    AP: “Affiliates of the once mighty liberal activist group ACORN are remaking themselves in a desperate bid to ditch the tarnished name of their parent organization and restore federal grants and other revenue streams that ran dry in the wake of a video scandal.”

  • Posted: 03/15/2010
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  • Category: Miscellaneous
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  • Source: hosted.ap.org

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Egypt Supreme Court backs women judges

France: “Analysis: Socialists try to keep dominance”

Kevin Theriot: Increasingly Anti-religious America Ignores Wave of Church Arsons

    ADF attorney Kevin Theriot writes at Townhall: Something fundamental…something vital…something irreplaceable is changing in our nation today. In his farewell address as president of the United States, George Washington said, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.” He said that “reason and experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

  • Posted: 03/15/2010
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: townhall.com

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