Category Archives: Marriage & Family

“Bill would allow same-sex couples to file joint OH return”

TX: “Harris County GOP chairman sues city over same-sex marriage”

“Texas judge blocks gay partner benefits”

On Ruling on Utah Bigamy Law | Ed Whelan at NRO

It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be | Camille Paglia at Time

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star: A Vagina Is ‘More Desirable Than A Man’s Anus’

Judge in Pa. marriage suit nixes state appeal

“Pastors take lead on legal challenge to Mayor Annise Parker’s recognition of same sex marriages”

Atty. Hopes Ohio Amish Family Can Return Home Soon

Federal Judge To Hear Ohio Marriage Fight

The Strange Politics of Polygamy

IRS Issues Guidance On Employee Benefit Plans For Same-Sex Couples

National Guard ends holdout on same-sex marriage benefits

“Being Against Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Homophobe”

Federal Court Says Old Sodomy Conviction Cannot Be Basis for Current Sex Offender Registration Requirement

Talking on What Is Marriage? | NRO interviews Robert George

Pa. accused of stalling in same-sex marriage case

“N.J. Senate pulls gay marriage bill”

The Marriage Gap: Think again, men

Pa. Methodist minister refuses to surrender credentials over same-sex wedding

“Lambda Legal And ACLU Of Illinois Expedite Marriage For Same-sex Couples Facing Urgent Medical Circumstances”

Sons of Divorce: School shooters all from homes with an absent dad | W. Bradford Wilcox at NRO

Legal battle over marriage moves to the South

Less rationale for Bestiality prohibitions in wake of Utah polygamy ruling?

Utah Gov. Expresses Concern Over Polygamy Ruling

“Education Dept. to recognize same-sex marriages for federal financial aid purposes”

“Lesbian EEOC commissioner confirmed for 2nd term”

N.J. Senate panel to take up bill to redefine marriage

Indiana Catholic bishops issue statement on marriage, decline to take position on amendment

    Catholic Culture: As Indiana legislators debate a proposed state constitutional amendment designed to preclude the possibility of same-sex marriage and civil unions, Indiana’s bishops have issued a statement upholding marriage as “a permanent partnership between one man and one woman ordered to the good of the couple and the procreation and education of children.”


  • Posted: 12/13/2013
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Ex-gay group files sexual orientation discrimination complaint with Department of Justice

Social conservatives defect after GOP candidate for Mass. Lt. Gov. flip-flops on gay ‘marriage’

Federal judge sets hearing for Texas marriage case

The Marriage Divide: We should address the cultural causes of income inequality. | Mona Charen

Growing up without a father transforms children’s brains: Study

Small govt libertarians want same-sex marriage. But only Big Govt can enforce it.

“GOP will keep supporting gay candidates despite congressman’s complaints”

In a class by themselves: Home-schooled girls easily dispatch both chauvinism and feminism | Robert Knight

Fla: Judge’s decision on ‘socialization’ concerns homeschoolers

ABC Wonders if ‘Polyamory’ Trumps Traditional Marriage

Lawsuit planned to challenge NC vouchers

US show ‘spreading the gospel of polyamory’

CNN: Rick Warren’s views on homosexuality

“Op-ed: Utah Invokes pre-Civil War notions to fight gay marriage”

From Romer v. Evans to United States v. Windsor: Law as a Vehicle for Moral Disapproval in Amendment 2 and the Defense of Marriage Act

Guardian For Amish Girl’s Medical Decisions Seeking To Withdraw

Rasmussen: Military Women in Combat? What Do Voters Think?

“Gay youths 148% more likely to be physically abused in relationships: DOJ-funded report”

Cohabitation’s Mixed Effects on Long-Term Unions

Petitions block Chattanooga’s new domestic partner benefits law

NE: Douglas County to extend benefits to employees’ same-sex spouses

    Omaha.com: Douglas County will extend benefits to the same-sex spouses of employees who were married legally in other states. The County Board voted Tuesday to change the definition of an eligible spouse from “legally married spouse” to “the person to whom the employee is legally married, regardless of whether that person is of the same gender or opposite gender of the employee.”


  • Posted: 12/06/2013
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  • Source: www.omaha.com

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Peonage for the Twenty-First Century

More Signs That Us Births May Have Stopped Falling

Federal judge to hear arguments in challenge to Utah marriage

“The straight line from marriage equality to divorce equality”

“Gay Weddings 17 Percent Of Washington Marriages” | AP

“Transgender Cop In Conn. Files Complaint” | AP

CT: “High Court Hears Claim for Retroactive Gay Marriage Rights”

Challenge to Utah’s marriage laws back in court

Dallas council committee splits over definition of marriage

“Cardinal Dolan on Gay Marriage Movement: ‘We’ve Been Outmarketed’”

CDC: 62 Percent Of HIV-Positive Men Have Unprotected Sex

“Q. & A.: Evan Wolfson On Winning The Gay-marriage Fight” | The New Yorker

    Richard Socarides at The New Yorker: When do you think the Supreme Court might rule that there is a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage? Nobody can answer that precisely. There are now some forty-four cases in nineteen or twenty states moving forward. And one of them may be the case, or it may be some other case down the road. We can encourage the Court to take the right case at the right time and do the right thing—within a matter of years, not decades.
    A lot of people now say this is inevitable; it’s a done deal. What do you say to those people? You know, ten minutes ago many of those same people were saying it was impossible. Now they are saying it’s inevitable. The truth of the matter is: it was never either.


  • Posted: 12/03/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.newyorker.com

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The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are ‘better at map reading’

    The Independent: A pioneering study has shown for the first time that the brains of men and women are wired up differently which could explain some of the stereotypical differences in male and female behaviour, scientists have said . . . “These maps show us a stark difference – and complementarity – in the architecture of the human brain that helps to provide a potential neural basis as to why men excel at certain tasks, and women at others,” said Ragini Verma, professor of radiology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.


  • Posted: 12/03/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.independent.co.uk

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What Makes a Marriage? Love, Sex, or Comprehensive Union | Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George

    Sherif Girgis, Ryan T. Anderson and Robert P. George at Public Discourse: Prof. Charles Reid thinks love makes a marriage. He claims we think sex makes a marriage. In truth, comprehensive union makes a marriage. And getting marriage right matters for everyone . . . Redefining marriage collapses the distinction between marriage and companionship in principle and in practice. It therefore undermines all the marital norms . . .


  • Posted: 12/02/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Grandparent visitation case appealed to ND Supreme Court

Louisiana Voucher Assault, Round 2: Justice’s lawsuit takes a bizarre turn to keep kids in rotten schools.

“Gay men push to end 30 year blood donation ban”

“In some states, gays fight for right to divorce”

9th Circuit: Wild Order of Federal Marital Benefits for Unmarried Same-Sex Domestic Partners | Ed Whelan at NRO

Federal personnel to process Texas National Guard same sex couple benefits

Will Californians Get To Vote On Protections For Trans Students? | BuzzFeed

Illinois Judge Allows Same-Sex Couple To Wed Before Law Takes Effect