Fla: Lambda Legal sues DeSoto Co. schools for prohibiting participation in Day of Silence

Harvard Law Debate Stresses Meaning and Purpose of Marriage

Va. OKs bill protecting campus religious groups

Drs. claim NY gov’s abortion bill would hurt women

DOJ brief shows path to DOMA’s constitutionality | Alliance Defending Freedom

Circuit Nominee Enjoys Extra Friendly Reception at Senate Committee Hearing

“Marriage Equality Closer to Law in Illinois” | Religion Dispatches

Same-sex couples win more than visitation rights in custody battles

NC: First abortion bill of the legislative session filed in Senate

UK: Leading SNP figure risks losing seat over marriage redefinition

AK: Democratic Party blasts witnesses on abortion bill

Indiana Senate backs requiring ultrasound for “abortion pill” use

Arkansas House Overrides Governor’s Veto of 20-Week Abortion Ban Bill

SD Senate panel approves longer abortion wait

Ireland: Transgender sues for new birth cert

Australian Muslim Activists Lose Free Speech Case

Why Marriage Matters for America and Conservatism | Ryan T. Anderson at the Heritage Foundation

“U.S. gay couples report poorer health than straight married counterparts”

“Colorado parents of transgender 1st-grader file complaint over restroom ban”

Natural Law And Secular Enlightenment Morality

    Pascal Emmanuel Gobry at The American Scene: But of course, as any freshman philosophy student can tell, the problem comes when you try to ground those universal human rights. Where do they come from? Who confers them? Why should they be respected? There’s basically only two ways to do so, one theistic and one non-theistic. Universal human rights are perfectly grounded if they come from God, as the Declaration of Independence asserts and as I believe in my heart of hearts. But not everybody likes that, and it sort of defeats the purpose of creating this secular moral system to begin with. The only other way that I’m aware of to ground the idea of universal human rights is in, wait for it, the natural law.


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ACLU Loses Plaintiff, and Ten Commandments Case | Robert Knight at Townhall

Indian Court Says Child Marriage Ban Overrides Muslim Personal Law

MI: Group Wins Settlement In Suit Alleging Discrimination Against Nonbelievers

Milwaukee Mexican Festival Agrees To End Ticket Discount For Mass Attendees

Same-sex marriage cases: Apple, Google and big business ask Supreme Court to strike down DOMA

4th Circuit Upholds Regulation of Fortune Tellers Over 1st Amendment Objections

New Zealand: ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ To Be Removed From Family Laws

Americans United Sues to Stop “Sectarian Prayer” At Maryland Town Council’s Meetings

ACLU demands PA school remove sex site Internet filters

Belarus Rejects Registration Of Homosexual Rights Center

PA: Susquehanna Valley United Way ‘pauses’ Boy Scout contribution until homosexual policy settled

New Zealand: Churches & Celebrants Not Protected By Marriage Bill

Bahamas Bishop: ‘Bad’ families are creating a ‘homosexual avalanche’

ACLU Opposes Bill To Regulate Violent Video Games

Catholic expert details ‘Huge homosexual underground in the Church’

“Gay ‘marriage’ in Illinois is in state House’s hands” | World Magazine

House panel OKs gay-marriage bill | Chicago Sun Times

“Illinois House committee advances gay marriage bill” | Chicago Tribune

Illinois marriage bill clears House committee | Windy City Media Group

Hungary Constitutional Court strikes down church law

Phoenix expands anti-bias measure to include LGBT community | KPHO (includes video)

Don’t alter the definition of marriage | Robert Gilligan at Chicago Tribune

Illinois House panel OKs bill to redefine marriage

Lawyers, journalists have no standing to challenge foreign surveillance law, SCOTUS rules

Democrats complain about presence of debt clock on Capitol Hill [VIDEO]

Controversial Pastor Punches Back After Tebow Cancellation; Rips ‘Wimping Out’

Chicago Proposes Sex Ed For Kindergartners

Sixth Circuit weighs in with instructions on restitution sentencing in child porn cases