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Jerry Brown signs California bill allowing more than two parents

Supreme Court lets victory for free speech at OSU stand | Alliance Defending Freedom

Nebraska High Court: 16 Year Old Too Immature To Consent To Abortion, Despite Fear of Religious Foster Parents’ Reaction

WA: Judge Admonished For Publicly Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

11 Supreme Court Cases That Could Change The U.S. In The Coming Year

Small town, big impact: Supreme Court case could define religion’s role in public | Washington Times

Scalia talks faith, urges Christians to remain courageous

Court throws out NAACP challenge to Ariz. law against sex, race-based abortions | Alliance Defending Freedom

10th Circuit upholds order against abortion pill mandate | Alliance Defending Freedom

Feds Ask for “Shutdown” Delay in Pa. College’s Birth Control Lawsuit | NBC 10 Phila.

Federal Judge Rejects DOJ’s Request to Delay Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare “Contraception Mandate” due to Government Shutdown

Surrogate mother can argue for parental rights, Nevada Supreme Court rules

“Justice Scalia says has not expressed view on gay marriage”

Supreme Court to Hear Case Pitting Mandatory Union Fees Against First Amendment

“Some Businesses Balk at Gay Weddings: Photographers, Bakers Face Legal Challenges After Rejecting Jobs on Religious Grounds” | WSJ

10th Circuit Rules For Abercrombie In Okla. Suit Over Hijab

Arizona Appeals Court Upholds School Voucher Program

Ariz. appeals abortion law to US Supreme Court | Alliance Defending Freedom

Event today: What does ethics have to do with sexuality, marriage? | Alliance Defending Freedom

Gov. appeals marriage ruling to NJ Supreme Court

New Jersey lawmakers call on state Supreme court to uphold lower court’s ruling redefining marriage

Obama administration: Lawmakers, staff can get abortion coverage on public dime

Cruz: If House GOP Stands Its Ground, Reid Cannot Fund Obamacare

Obamacare Provides $7,200 ‘Divorce Incentive,’ $11,000 for Older Couples

    CNSNews: On the Obamacare health insurance exchanges, being married can cost you a lot. Get divorced (or avoid getting married, if you live together), and you save $7,230 per year if you are a fairly typical 40-year-old couple with kids (example: the husband working full-time, and the wife working part time, with the husband making $70,000, and the wife making $23,000).

  • Posted: 09/27/2013
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“Meet The Married Gay Couple Representing America in Australia” | Buzzfeed

Abortion Activists Sue to Stop Texas Law Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

21 same-sex couples sue to redefine Pa. marriage

    Daily Times (AP): Twenty-one same-sex couples filed suit Wednesday seeking to overturn the state’s gay-marriage ban on the grounds that it’s unconstitutional . . . All of the plaintiff couples in the state action were married with licenses from a Montgomery County court clerk who began issuing them after Democratic state Attorney General Kathleen Kane concluded the law was unconstitutional and refused to defend it in federal court.

  • Posted: 09/26/2013
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AZ Supreme Court: Legislature lacks authority to restrict voter approved inflation adjustments for schools

Obamacare State Exchanges May Fund 111,500 Abortions a Year With Your Money

Suit Challenges Pa.’s Non-recognition Of Mass. Same Sex “Marriage”

Fourth Circuit: Virginia’s college newspaper alcohol advertising ban violates First Amendment

Suit seeks to compel Ohio coroners to recognize same sex “marriage”

Symposium: Desperate measures in Town of Greece | Eric Rassbach at SCOTUS Blog

Annual ‘See You at the Pole’ event champions students’ freedom to pray | Alliance Defending Freedom

NY forum: Religious freedom under attack | Alliance Defending Freedom

House GOP may attach Obamacare delay to CR

“New Jersey Democrats Plan To Take Up Same-Sex Marriage After Election”

“Senate unanimously confirms first openly gay federal circuit judge”

Reid refuses to allow budget vote without ObamaCare funding

Legislators to NM Supreme Court: Marriage is societal bedrock, presumed valid | Alliance Defending Freedom

Cruz: House ‘Should Begin Passing Smaller Continuing Resolutions’

About 2,000 petitions await Supreme Court’s return

Scores Are Killed by Suicide Bomb Attack at Historic Church in Pakistan

Arkansas AG certifies proposal to repeal marriage amendment

House votes 230-189 to fund government, defund ObamaCare

Vulnerable Senate Democrats Stuck With Obamacare

“Putin takes on critics of Kremlin homophobia”

Religion Runs in the Family

    Christianity Today: For Vern Bengtson, a longtime scholar at the University of Southern California, this question has driven a career’s worth of research. Thirty-five years ago, Bengtson began examining the religious beliefs and practices of more than 3,500 grandparents, parents, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. These efforts have culminated with his forthcoming study, Families and Faith: How Religion is Passed Down across Generations (Oxford University Press). The book, co-authored with research assistants Norella Putney and Susan Harris, looks at how parents seek to reproduce religious faith in their children amid an increasingly individualistic society.

  • Posted: 09/20/2013
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Supreme Court To Consider New Obamacare Case | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Pa. woodworkers ask Supreme Court to shelve abortion pill mandate | Alliance Defending Freedom

United States Appeals Hobby Lobby Decision to Supreme Court | Becket Fund

“GOP plans ‘one man, one woman’ law in wake of same-sex marriage ruling”

Can evangelical chaplains serve God and country?—The crisis arrives |

Seminar at UN to push for pro-life, pro-family development efforts

    Patheos: “At this crucial time in history when the sanctity of life and the human family are assaulted at every turn, there is an urgent need to address delegates of the United Nation and make them aware of the importance of protecting the dignity and freedom of every human being,” Alan Sears, the president, CEO and general counsel of Alliance Defending Freedom, said Sept. 18. “Every innocent life deserves to be protected,” he added . . . The Alliance Defending Freedom has a special website on the Millennium Development Goals and the Thursday seminar at

  • Posted: 09/19/2013
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Tasmanian Archbishop says no to women altar servers, gov’t minister says unlawful discrimination

    ABC.Net.AU: But Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner is suggesting the Archbishop’s position on women as alter servers may not comply with the Act . . . “There’s a defence that says a religious institution can discriminate on the basis of gender if it’s required by the doctrines of the religion,” Ms Banks said. “It gets down to the question of is it consistent with the doctrines of the religion to exclude people on the basis of gender. If it’s not then the exception wouldn’t apply.”

  • Posted: 09/19/2013
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Labor Department: Same sex “spouses” must be recognized even in states that have not redefined marriage

4th Circuit: Clicking ‘like’ On Facebook Is Free Speech

The GOP’s NEW plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

    Daily Caller: The 200-page budget-neutral bill would provide $20,000 in tax deductions to families and a $7,500 deduction to individuals, so they can buy insurance from vendors in any state. It would also would allow Americans to keep the money they save by picking lower-cost providers . . . Additionally, it would let people carry their insurance with them from job to job, and cut wasteful legal costs by reforming medical insurance.

  • Posted: 09/18/2013
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House to Vote on Defunding Obamacare

6th Circuit upholds contraception mandate

Abortion pill mandate stopped again | Alliance Defending Freedom

Albuquerque to put first-ever municipal abortion ban on ballot

Supreme Court Asked to Clarify Double Standard for Free Speech at Abortion Clinics

Virginia’s next governor will determine whether most abortion clinics close

Mcauliffe Vows To Keep Sub-standard Abortion Clinics Open If Elected

More than 1,000 attend prayer rally in Salisbury, NC

Virginia: “Democrats plotting to kill same-sex marriage ban?”

Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice: Once more unto the breach