Category Archives: Featured

Federal judge rules that Dallas’ homeless feeding ordinance violates ministries’ religious freedoms

Will Va. abortionists escape safety, sanitation rules? | Alliance Defending Freedom

Video: Planned Parenthood Official Argues for Right to Post-Birth Abortion

Hobby Lobby Granted Full Rehearing of Obamacare Abortion Pill Mandate Challenge

“Sen. Flake: ‘Inevitable’ a GOP presidential candidate will back same-sex marriage”

Why Did the Solicitor General Demur on Federalism? | Matthew J. Franck at NRO

“Federalism Scholar” Against DOMA Says Federalism Ruling Would Nationalize Federal Marriage Benefits for Same-Sex Marriages! | Ed Whelan at NRO

    Ed Whelan at NRO: So at least one of the six signatories to the amicus brief arguing that DOMA violates principles of federalism believes that if DOMA is invalidated on federalism grounds, the federal government (absent additional legislation) wouldn’t be deferring to the definition of marriage of the state in which a couple resides. Rather, under Somin’s view, if a same-sex couple lawfully marries in one state (whether or not it’s their state of residence) and lives or moves to a state that doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage, the federal government would provide federal marriage benefits to the same-sex couple in that state.

  • Posted: 04/01/2013
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Letter: Ala. school district should resurrect Easter | Alliance Defending Freedom

Abortion enters Arizona debate on Medicaid expansion

Tennessee Gov. Rejects Obama’s Medicaid Expansion

The Faux Federalism Argument Against DOMA | John Eastman at Christian Post

“Moderate Path on Gay Marriage Could Be Disaster” | Noah Feldman at Bloomberg

Over the cliff? Science alone should not guide the Justices | Gerard Bradley at SCOTUS Blog

Neither In the Jungle Nor Out of It: Marriage and Civilization | Anthony Esolen at Public Discourse

Ky. lawmakers override religious freedom veto

Suit challenges Utah marriage law

DOMA Oral Argument | Ed Whelan at NRO

Argument recap: DOMA is in trouble | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

The Red Herring of “Marriage Equality” | Steven Smith at Public Discourse

Montana wrongly discriminating against disabled children of faith | Alliance Defending Freedom

North Dakota Governor Signs Bill Banning Most Abortions

The Marriage Debate: Let Democracy Work . . . | Austin R. Nimocks at Wall Street Journal

How historic Supreme Court marriage case will unfold: Q&A

“Republicans see cash opportunity in gay marriage shift” | Politico

The United States, a Coy Friend of the Court | Matthew Frank at NRO

“Ted Olson: Polygamy Ban Is ‘Prohibiting Conduct,’ Banning Gay Marriage Denies Rights”

“Anti-gay marriage lawyer confident: ‘We are going to win this case’” | LA Times

Marriage Cases: Supreme Court Filings, Summary, and Argument Schedule

“Should the Supreme Court impose a nationwide mandate on same-sex marriage?” | Face the Nation (includes video)

Marriage defenders to Supreme Court: Let debate continue | Alliance Defending Freedom

Hundreds of thousands protest marriage redefinition in France

“Is support for gay marriage over-sold?” | Washington Post

NJ: Are they really bullies?

The money man behind atheism’s activism

North Dakota passes first-ever personhood amendment

NM clerks should follow marriage license laws: State law reserves licenses for one man, one woman

Pediatrics PR stunt aimed at influencing SCOTUS marriage litigation | Ryan Anderson at CNN

Michael McConnell’s Response—and My Reply | Ed Whelan at NRO

Michael McConnell’s Inane WSJ Op-Ed on the Marriage Cases | Ed Whelan at NRO

The Constitution and Same-Sex Marriage | Mike McConnell at WSJ

Take Action: Thousands to March for God’s Design for Marriage

NM AG reviews question of marriage licenses for same sex couples

ACLU sues to redefine marriage in NM

Civil Unions Signed Into Law In Colorado

George Will Gets Snookered Against DOMA—Part 1 | Ed Whelan at NRO

“If Your Child Is Gay? Senator Portman’s ‘change of heart’ raises many questions.” | Dennis Prager at NRO

“Partial-Birth Abortion” litigation: An example of the problem of an uncertain role definition for federal trial judges

    Hercules and the Umpire: Turning to the meat of this post, I was the trial judge in both of the Carhart cases that ended up in the Supreme Court. Compare Carhart v. Stenberg, 11 F. Supp. 2d 1099 (D. Neb. 1998) (Nebraska’s partial-birth abortion statute was unconstitutional), aff’d, 192 F.3d 1142 (8th Cir. 1999), aff’d, Stenberg v. Carhart, 530 U.S. 914 (2000) with Carhart v. Ashcroft, 331 F. Supp. 2d 805 (D. Neb. 2004) (the federal partial-birth abortion statute was unconstitutional), aff’d, Carhart v. Gonzales, 413 F.3d 791 (8th Cir.2005), rev’d, Gonzales v. Carhart, 550 U.S. 124 (2007). Even though there was very little difference in the cases from my perspective, the Court affirmed the first decision but reversed the second. To say that I was perplexed is an understatement. It is that perplexity that prompts this post.

  • Posted: 03/21/2013
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American Academy of Pediatrics declares support for marriage redefinition

Pro-life display too ‘controversial’ for EMU | Alliance Defending Freedom

5th Circuit Rules For La. Monks In Casket Fight

“What a Pro-Gay Marriage Ruling Means for Culture” | CBN (includes video)

“The Annulment of Same-Sex Marriage”

    Dean Kalahar at American Thinker: The homosexual agenda once took a covert route to incrementally gain approval with small victories that flew under the radar of common sense. Today, the movement has bought into its own myth and now brazenly injects itself into every corner of the culture to create the appearance of normalcy. Even so, 31 states do not grant any form of legal recognition to same sex couples, and 44 out of the 50 states do not allow for same-sex marriage. The Federal government has never had a law sanctioning same sex marriage.

  • Posted: 03/20/2013
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The Revolt of Intelligence Against “Marriage Equality”

    The Pearcey Report: Admittedly, the phrase “marriage equality” functions as highly effective PR. After all, who wants to stand against marriage? And who could possibly protest against equality? Therefore “marriage equality” seems like a win-win. Yet, a critical distance allows one to see beyond the PR and to realize that the kind of “equality” promoted in “marriage equality” is alien in theory, and inferior in results, to the genuinely liberating concept of “created equal” we find planted in the Declaration of Independence.

  • Posted: 03/20/2013
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Public Ok With Creating Babies From 3 People UK Gov’t Says

UK: “The real reason for gay marriage move”

Santa Fe’s city attorney: Same-sex marriage is legal in New Mexico

Philippine Top Court Halts Contraceptives Law

Attacks on Prop. 8 rebutted: Reply brief filed with U.S. Supreme Court | Alliance Defending Freedom

Senator Portman’s Homosexual Descent

Virginia: Dems blast comparison of slavery, abortion

Ill., Wis. school districts OK to use church-run camp | Alliance Defending Freedom

Judge Overturns Mo. Law On Birth Control Coverage

Divided argument in Prop 8; In Windsor, Court allows Meese and Ashcroft to weigh in