DeJohn Case Cited Once Again As Important Speech Code Precedent | David Hacker at Speak Up Movement Blog

After The Election | Alan Sears at the Alliance Defending Freedom

“Lesbian Mothers’ Children: Is it time to retire the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study?” | Mark Regnerus at National Review

    Mark Regnerus at National Review: This month yielded yet another published study — which received positive media attention — based on the National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study. The NLLFS is about to enter its third decade of following the same 78 respondents, who were “planned” and born to lesbian mothers employing artificial reproductive technology; in nearly all the families studied, the children were being raised by their biological mother and her partner. While any sociologist worth his or her degree can appreciate the laborious task of keeping track of and reinterviewing the same group of people over many years, this particular data-collection effort probably ought to be retired. And yet it continues to appear in peer-reviewed journal articles in the health and social sciences. What exactly is the NLLFS and why do I say it should be retired?

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Allen West: ‘unconscionable’ Vote Shenanigans

Ohio May Vote Wednesday to Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

Pro-Abortion Eugenics is Alive and Well in 2012

Christian Church Vandalized in Jerusalem

Poll: 60% of voters back traditional marriage

Calif. School District Allows Equal Access to Religious Views

“Grand Rapids lawyers head national committee aimed at establishing gay marriage rights” Roane and Thacker, both of whom are gay, are co-chairs of the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender/Alternative Family Committee of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The group’s primary target is the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which they say throws a wrench into one state’s ability to honor gay marriage vows that were made in another state or country.

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Group hopes to get sexual orientation discrimination on Missouri ballots

Nigeria: Prohibition of same sex bill passes second reading in House of Reps

ACLU sues Davis School District over removal of book about family with same-sex parents

Freedom from Religion to expand | WI State Journal

Pre-K, abortion among proposed Texas bills (includes video): A bill submitted by State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) would create new crackdowns on abortion-inducing drugs, including requiring patients and doctors to sign a detailed contract. A bill similar to Patrick’s SB 97 failed to pass the legislature last session. State Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) filed HB 58, which would alter current law to remove language banning “entities that perform or promote elective abortions or affiliate with entities that perform or promote elective abortions” from participating in state programs which provide women’s health care, a change that would ostensibly allow Planned Parenthood to resume legal participation in the Women’s Health Program.

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Justices deny appeal over SC religious classes

Pro-life Maltese Catholic faces strong opposition after being appointed EU Commissioner

‘End this pregnancy and tie her tubes,’ says doctor in forced abortion trial: transcript

Mathematically possible? In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions, Mitt Romney got zero votes

Obama Secession: Citizens From 18 States Ask President to Secede From the Union

Thousands sign petition for Arizona to secede from the Union

NJ Supreme Court: Infertile men, women not treated same

Kline disciplinary case goes before Kansas Supreme Court

Dems, Gop Fight Brewing Over Curbing Filibusters

“What did Supreme Court hear about same-sex marriage on Election Day?”

Mojave Desert: Cross stands again

“The Lincolnian View of Same-Sex Marriage” | Cass Sunstein at Bloomberg

Speaker faces conservative backlash over call for immigration reform

War opens inside GOP over immigration

“Push Expands for Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage” | NYT

Some thoughts on the five stages of religious persecution | Charles Pope at the Archdiocese of Washington

    Charles Pope at the Archdiocese of Washington: It is rare that a respected segment of American life would become vilified and hated overnight. The usual transformation from respect to vilification goes in stages which grow in intensity. And hereby the Church, once a respected aspect of American life, along with the Protestant denominations has become increasingly marginalized and hated by many. It may help us to review these stages of persecution since it would seem that things are going to get more difficult for the Church in the years ahead. Generally there are distinguished five basic stages of persecution.

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Texas Petition to Secede Reaches Threshold for Obama Comment – 25,000+ signatures

Democrats look for more control over Senate committees

Challenging unions’ First Amendment violations: Knox case sets precedent for state bar association

    Washington Times: Last month, Scott Lautenbaugh, an Omaha attorney and Nebraska state senator, filed a lawsuit against the Nebraska State Bar Association in federal district court in Omaha. Days later, Mr. Lautenbaugh sought a preliminary injunction and to certify his case as a class action. Mr. Lautenbaugh is an outspoken opponent of the bar’s use of member dues for political and ideological purposes. In fact, he filed a petition with the Nebraska Supreme Court asking that it “de-integrate the bar,” that is, make membership in the bar voluntary.

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KS: “Gay-rights measures fail in Hutch, Salina”

Christian Right Failed to Sway Voters on Issues | NY Times

AZ: “Kyrsten Sinema Becomes Nation’s First Openly Bi Congresswoman” |

SD: Evangelist files free speech lawsuit against Mines

WV: Court Continues Order For State To Home School Senior Who Objects To Immunizations

Egyptian Lawyers File Complaint With Prosecutor Against El Baradei Over His Criticism of Islamists

PA: Suit On Discrimination Against Charter School Moves Ahead In Part

Tunisia Battles Over Pulpits, and Revolt’s Legacy

HI: Evidence of Religious Beliefs May Negate Intent To Distribute Marijuana

Bishops Will Push HHS Mandate Conscience Protections in Congress

“Gay-rights groups push Obama for executive order on discrimination”

If Holder goes, contentious fight looms over Obama’s next attorney general

Irish Referendum On More State Control Over Children Appears To Pass

What’s Next For Marriage After Tuesday’s Vote? | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Abortion Practitioner Faces Probe, Botched 35-Week Abortion

Dismissed Obamacare Lawsuit May Return To Lower Court | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Bishop: Catholic Church Will Defy Obama Abortion-HHS Mandate

7 BigLaw Firms to Work for if You Want the Big Bucks

Ireland voters approve children’s rights amendment

Eugenics Still Alive and Well in 2012| Mike Norton at the American Thinker

Attorney: Gov’t Wants To Confine Religious Freedom

UPS Ends Grants To Boy Scouts Over Discrimination

Standing on Holy Ground: How Rethinking Justiciability Might Bring Peace to the Establishment Clause | John M. Bickers at SSRN