Maryland voters approve marriage redefinition

Massachusetts Voters Appear to Defeat Assisted Suicide Measure Question 2

Foreign election officials amazed by trust-based U.S. voting system

    Foreign Policy: For the head of Libya’s national election commission, the method by which Americans vote is startling in that it depends so much on trust and the good faith of election officials and voters alike. “It’s an incredible system,” said Nuri K. Elabbar, who traveled to the United States along with election officials from more than 60 countries to observe today’s presidential elections as part of a program run by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

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Iowa bishop takes out newspaper ad to urge pro-life vote

Pakistani Christian Pastor Jailed for ‘Blaspheming’ Against Islamic Feast

Ky. Voices: Hate-crime trial revealed deep dysfunction

WH Undermining Successful Voucher Program

Marriage is any consensual caring relationship, says a feminist philosopher

Stolen Mojave Desert cross turns up in N Calif

UK: Court denies Dad who wanted his children raised as Muslims

Britain’s youngest sex swap patient to revert to birth sex

UK: Survey to make pre-school classes ‘gay friendly’

Politics is the place where competing moral visions meet: A Statement on the 2012 Elections by the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference

Mayors hit out at French Govt plans to redefine marriage

The Next Great Awakening: Calling Catholics to fuller participation in civic life

The stakes for Life | Gary Bauer at Human Events

Church’s pro-life display very visible to Boulder voters

Turkish Women on Trial for Protesting Plan to Restrict Abortion

Abortion Coverage at the New York Times | Jon A. Shields at the First Things

    Jon A. Shields at the First Things: Nearly twenty years ago, the judicious James Davison Hunter noted that journalistic reporting on abortion is “remarkable for its superficiality” since it rarely explores the “deeper issues and implications of the abortion controversy.” Maybe it is simply the partisan heat generated by a close presidential contest, but abortion coverage appears to be getting worse, not better. Just consider the mendacious, slash-and-burn New York Times Magazine story by Emily Bazelon on Charmaine Yoest, the director of Americans United for Life.

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France same-sex marriage law losing traction

“Iowa votes on justice from ’09 gay marriage ruling”

Marriage redefinition in Spain affirmed by top court

“Gay-Marriage Votes Test if Views Have Shifted”

“Openly lesbian” Kathleen Wynne launches Ontario Liberal leadership bid

India Law Bans the Golden Rule | Benjamin Bull at Christian Post

FFRF questions ‘vote biblical’ campaign, urges IRS to investigate Billy Graham

Dear Planned Parenthood: Mammogram Referrals Are Not Same as Mammograms | Casey Mattox at Townhall

Complaint to IRS Against Catholic Bishops is Bogus ‘Scare Tactic,’ Religious Rights Attorneys Say | CNSNews

Scalia on Restoring Constitution: ‘I Don’t Know That I’m Optimistic’ (includes video)

McGuinty weighs in on Catholic school trip controversy: ‘As a Catholic, I’m pro-choice’

Australia university blocks pro-life group: worried group would ‘target women’

Soros-funded group accuses Catholic bishops of ‘electioneering’ for Romney | LifeSiteNews

Pro-Life Groups Expect Massive Turnout of Evangelical Voters

N.Y. Court Denies Parents’ Request to Change Last Name of Children

Charmaine Yoest’s Cheerful War on Abortion

    Emily Bazelon at the NY Times: Yoest put her arm around her daughter and finessed the slogan a bit. “We’re fighting Planned Parenthood to protect women,” she said. “When those babies aren’t born, that is a loss for their mothers, and that’s part of why they need a chance to live.” It’s the kind of deft reframing of the abortion debate that has put Yoest (pronounced “yoast”) at the center of anti-abortion politics and enabled her to help push through the greatest number of abortion restrictions since the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

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TX: “Surrogate Fights Gay Couple for Child Custody” | Wesley Smith at National Review

Ballot Votes to Watch

Virginia County Allows Wiccan Priestess To Officiate At Weddings

More Catholic Businessmen Sue Challenging ACA Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

Sweden and Germany: Parents shed tears over homeschool-crackdown horrors

The Coming Age of Austerity | Pat Buchanan at Townhall

College allows transgender student in women’s locker room | ABC30 (includes video)

Top Spanish Court To Rule On Law That Redefined Marriage

EU Court Nixes Hungary’s Retirement Age For Judges

“How Can I Oppose Same-Sex Marriage When Someone I Love Is Gay?” | Regina Griggs and Peter Sprigg

On Cuss Words, Character and Confucius | Piero Tozzi at the Bell Towers

    Piero Tozzi at the Bell Towers: Restoring dignity to the Office of President is not something to be taken lightly – character matters, and the President should be a role model. Integrity radiates from the top: as Confucius noted, the virtuous ruler is like the pole star, setting the standard for those around him. When those in high office act virtuously, people are inspired to virtue. And when that happens, young lads stop cussin’ around the house… Actually Confucius did not say that last bit, but of this much I am confident: there will be no more upending the ottoman in an effort to reach the remote in order to hit the mute button and prevent an assault on tender ears when a President Romney or his minions speak.

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Merkel’s ‘Christian Persecution’ Comments Draw Ire

“ADF: Transgender Issue Putting Youngsters At Risk” | One News Now

“Who You Are Is in the Mind, Not the Genitals” | Matt Driscoll at Seattle Weekly

“The End of ‘Marriage’” | Laurie Shrage at NY Times

“Tammy Baldwin Wins Wisconsin, Becoming the First Openly Gay U.S. Senator” | ABC