French legislature approves marriage redefinition

Rape victims traveling country speaking against rape exception for abortion

UK: “Tax break for married couples to avert revolt on gays”

UK: “Over 40,000 teachers ‘face sack’ over gay marriage”

UK: Panicked Response to ‘Conservative Grassroots’ Show Efforts to Redefine Marriage Tearing Party Apart

RI Bar Association endorses marriage redefinition

“Gay marriage battle, round 2, coming to Minnesota Capitol”

“Obama’s Shifts May Affect U.S. Legal Plan on Gay Marriage”

Bridging the ‘Marriage-Gap’

To rebuild middle class, restore marriage | David Frum at CNN

    David Frum at CNN: The long debate on same-sex marriage is coming to an end. A plurality of Americans now support same-sex marriage; the figure is 63% among voters under 30. The rest is just a matter of time. The end of the same-sex marriage debate does not, however, settle the problem of marriage in America. Not remotely. Among the 95% to 97% of Americans who are not gay, the institution of marriage continues to weaken — with ominous consequences for the next generation.


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North Carolina Cracks Down on Dirty, Unsafe Abortion Clinic

Children Conceived Through Rape Open New Front In Abortion Culture Wars | Huffington Post

Ark. Gov. Mike Beebe suggests abortion bill unconstitutional

New Archbishop Of Canterbury Formally Takes Office

Colo. Catholic Hospital reverses stance won’t argue against fetal personhood

Washington and Lee Law School’s “Experiential Curriculum” a Hit?

Recess appointment issue at Court | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

DOJ Reaches Settlement With California City Over Permit For Islamic Center

NY Schools handing out “morning-after” pills

British Court For First Time Refers Marital Dispute For Arbitration By Jewish Religious Court

Mennonite Pastor Ordered Back To Jail For Refusing To Testify To Grand Jury

HHS Mandate Cases: A Scorecard | Greg Baylor at Alliance Defending Freedom

Obama Admin Has Lost 10 of 14 HHS Abortion Mandate Decisions

Oregon AG Investigating Bakery’s Refusal To Provide Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

National Right to Life Statement on Obama Administration Proposal for Revisions in Preventive Services Mandate: “Changes in packaging in an attempt to conceal continuity in substance”

Cardinal Dolan, bishops will ‘study’ Obama compromise proposal on contraception | Staten Island Advance

White House Tries Again To Find Compromise On Contraception | KOSU

Tolerance For Thee, But Not For Me | David Cortman at Townhall

USCCB on new HHS regs: We’re studying them | Catholic World Report

Federal Court Halts Contraception Mandate on Behalf of Indiana Business | New American

Pro-Life, Religious Liberty Groups Harshly Criticize HHS Mandate ‘Gesture’ | Christian Post

Group representing Geneva still opposed to health insurance plan

Chaplain Alliance submits brief in support of DOMA to the Supreme Court

Top Donors to Republicans Seek More Say in Senate Races, Thwarting of Tea Party

Sexual and Relationship Dysfunction Is the True Cost of Porn

    Robert Weiss at the Huffington Post: Internet-driven, pervasive porn use among boys and young men is an issue of concern on several levels (unrelated to traditional morality or religion). Among these issues is the effect that consistent porn use can have on a young person’s evolving ability to develop and maintain sexual and emotional focus on any single individual, as this is not the stuff of most online porn


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“Study: Watching porn boosts support for same-sex marriage”

“Exploring the gay marriage pornography link” Politics follow culture

    John Hayward at Human Events: This is an interesting study even if the hot-button issue of gay marriage is set aside. If the research holds up, it’s a very clear illustration of the way culture influences political attitudes. Here you have a rather decidedly un-political, agenda-free form of (ahem) entertainment, made by people who probably aren’t taking the trouble to fill their script with ideological sucker punches or subtle themes. However, it seems to profoundly impact the attitude of its consumer on the very politicized issue of same-sex marriage.


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Time For Sensitivity Training | Michael Brown at Townhall

49ers’ Chris Culliver to have sensitivity training, work with LGBT group

Obama Loses Two HHS Mandate Cases In One Week | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

USA Today Ad Encourages Scouts to Stay True

Obama retreats on birth control mandate for faith groups | AP

Arizona Legislature Introduces Increased Accountability Measures For Education Savings Account Program

Wash. State Considers Gender-neutral Language Bill

79% say gov’t spending has reduced American lifestyle

    NCPA Policy Digest: A new Reason-Rupe poll reveals Americans’ attitudes about federal spending and the gun debate, among other issues.
    The poll finds that 79 percent of Americans believe that government spending has reduced their quality of life (QoL) or made no impact on their quality of life since 1992. Forty percent say QoL has been reduced, 39 percent say government spending has had no impact and just 17 percent feel that federal spending has improved their lives.


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Simple Justice: Kids Deserve School Choice | Richard W. Garnett at Public Discourse

Obama: No hesitation over sending women into combat roles

Senate GOP probes Treasury pick Lew’s failure to comply with Medicare law

Dictionary: A way to define an argument | Robert Barnes at Washington Post

Souter discusses the changing times and the Constitution | Concord Monitor

    The Concord Monitor interviews former Justice David Souter: Warner: But you do not think as some believe – Justice (Antonin) Scalia being one – that you can stick to what he calls the fair reading of the text, which he says is basically what a reasonable reader would understand the text meant at the time of its adoption? Souter: No, you cannot stick to that. I gave a speech a couple years ago in which I gave an example of why simply reading doesn’t do it. That is, if you look at the text of the First Amendment, “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech and so on,” no law sounds pretty tough. But in fact everybody recognizes – conservatives, liberals – there are some laws that Congress can make that in a practical sense do limit the freedom of speech.


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“As Supreme Court takes up gay marriage question, foes rally” | USA Today

The human genes case: Made simple | SCOTUS Blog

Only A Sliver Of Religious Organizations Covered By Proposed Exemption To HHS Abortion Pill Mandate | Hugh Jones at Alliance Defending Freedom

President Obama: Boy Scouts should redefine time honored values on “gays”

The Boy Scouts flirtation with dishonor and destruction: Highly paid executivers buckle to corporate bullying | Robert Knight

    Robert Knight at Washington Times: In other words, sponsoring organizations could now coerce Scout troops to accept openly homosexual men and boys. Scout councils in liberal jurisdictions would lose the national shield. Those who resist would be kicked out of schools and other locales. This “local option” would signal surrender and destroy the Boy Scouts. Without parental trust, the Boy Scouts, founded in 1910 and which have been instrumental in helping millions of boys transition to manhood, would implode like a popped balloon. Does anyone other than left-wing ideologues and America’s enemies think this would be good for America?


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Ave Maria leader: Revised Obamacare contraception policy doesn’t settle dispute | Naple News

New HHS rule on abortion mandate ‘inadequate’ | Baptist Press

White House Tries Again To Find Compromise On Contraception | NPR

Appeals Court Suspends Contraception Mandate Against Minn. Business | Christian Post