Category Archives: Marriage & Family

“United Methodists Try Pa. Pastor Over Gay Marriage”

Pew Study: 27% of Jewish Children Live in Orthodox Homes

Love and Unity: Sexual Ethics in the Modern World | Christopher Kaczor at Public Discourse

Penalty for Marriage in Obamacare

About that pedophile-sexual ‘orientation’ description: Whoops, just a typo

    One News Now: The APA created an uproar when it decided to classify pedophilia as a “sexual orientation” rather than a mental disorder in its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM. Now, the APA is saying in effect it was just a mistake – equivalent to a typographical error or omission.


  • Posted: 11/15/2013
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“What the Gay Community Lost While It Was Winning Gay Marriage” |

Transgender Texas Student’s Tuxedo Photo Banned

Promoting Gender Confusion in the Young | Rachel Lu at Crisis Magazine

10,000 rallied against marriage redefinition in Hawaii

God Called Them to Adopt. And Adopt. And Adopt.

    NY Times: Misty, who asked me to use only first names for her family to protect the children’s privacy, latched onto the idea of adopting from foster care after hearing an ad on K-LOVE, a Christian radio station, about a new organization, Project 1.27, that was helping Christians adopt foster kids.


  • Posted: 11/15/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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RI: House speaker Gordon Fox “marries” long time partner

Suit challenges marriage redefinition in Hawaii

Parents make good school choices, study says

ACLU: New Department of Taxation policy discriminates against LGBT Virginians

Hawaii Governor signs legislation redefining marriage

Attractions vs. actions: homosexuality and God’s story

    John Jonestreet at LifeSiteNews: Gay activists make much of allegedly “cured” individuals who relapse into homosexual lifestyles, and use these stories to strengthen their narrative: “We didn’t choose to be gay,” so many insist. “We’re born this way, and no amount of ‘reparative therapy’ can change that.” But it’s the argument within that argument that’s the most problematic: that unchanged dispositions automatically justify acting on those dispositions.


  • Posted: 11/13/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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U.S. Bishops: DOMA ruling ‘renewed our determination’ to defend true marriage

U.S. Bishops plan letter to address ‘epidemic’ of pornography

llinois mom attacks permissive library porn policy after stumbling on patron viewing smut

How People Lie About Gay Sex and Homophobia | Cass R. Sunstein at Bloomberg

Baylor retains ban on homosexual behavior

High school: Girls should avoid restroom if they’re bothered by transgender boy in the stalls

‘Amorphous Federalism’ and the Supreme Court’s Marriage Cases | David Cruz at Loyola L. Rev.

Colorado College lists five genders, including ‘queer,’ on applications

New suit challenges Idaho marriage laws

Decoding the Obamacare ‘marriage penalty’

Does ObamaCare Discourage Marriage?

Marriage: A Luxury Good Accessible to All

Sorry, Marriage is a Luxury Good

    The Atlantic: Marriage is for everyone; failed marriages are for the poor. Bleak stuff. But it’s getting bleaker . . . Here’s why this trend—not just the move towards divorce like Derek talked about, but the move from nuptials entirely—is so gloomy. Getting married, and staying married, is one of the surest ways of securing a middle class life. By choosing not to wed in the first place, the poor are abandoning that chance at stability.


  • Posted: 11/08/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.theatlantic.com

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Male CNN employee files EEOC complaint about parental leave policy

NM Insurance Superintendent orders coverage of same sex “married” couples

The Hidden Marriage Penalty in Obamacare

Conservative parents, left wing children | Dennis Prager at Human Events

Illinois Legislature Gives Final Approval To Same-Sex Marriages

Liberty Counsel Files Suit on Behalf of Family Against New Jersey Change Therapy Ban

Illinois gay marriage bill being debated in Illinois House

Hawaii: 500 people yet to testify on bill to redefine marriage

Okla. may fight Hagel’s National Guard order on same-sex spouses

Bradley Manning threatens to sue military if it won’t pay for sex change

“Gay Rights Gains Piling Up; Battles Still Ahead” | AP

“Watch: Kids React to Same-Sex Marriage Proposals” | The Advocate

2 Ind. colleges say they’ll oppose marriage amendment

“Republicans need to pay attention to this poll on gay marriage in South Carolina”

“NJ Couple Sues Christie Over Gay ‘therapy’ Ban”

African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage Equality

“Emboldened, gay marriage activists eye 50 states” | USA Today

West Point Hosts First Male Same-Sex Wedding

Same-sex couple seeks right to divorce in Ky.

Defense Secretary Chastises State National Guards That Are Refusing To Issue ID To Same-Sex Spouses

“Maine Candidate For Governor Announces He’s Gay”

“How Illinois gay marriage fight pitted Obama against black pastors in Chicago”

    Peter Wallsten at Washington Post: Leading the charge was the Rev. James T. Meeks, the politically savvy pastor of the sprawling Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, who taped robocalls expressing his opposition to gay marriage and connecting thousands of black constituents to their local legislators . . . Irritation was growing in the African American caucus. Some circulated lists showing how campaign contributions from gay donors had historically flowed only to white Democrats, yet now they were supposed to go against powerful constituents in their home districts. Some expressed frustration that they were being asked to take a stand on gay marriage while little was being done to curb gun violence and poverty in their embattled neighborhoods.


  • Posted: 11/01/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Hiring of homosexual employees being considered by Ky. Baptist child care agency

The Teenage Brain on Porn | ABC video

Nebraska Lawmakers Revive Marriage Debate

Hawaii Senate votes to redefine marriage

    Reuters: The 20-4 vote in favor of the bill, with three Democrats joining the state Senate’s lone Republican to oppose the measure, came two days after the start of a special session called by Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie to take up the legislation . . . If the bill is approved, as expected, by the state House of Representatives – where Democrats outnumber Republicans 44-7 – Hawaii would become the 15th vote to make it legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.


  • Posted: 11/01/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.reuters.com

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American Psychiatric Association Struggles Again with Classifying Pedophilia

Marriage Makes Our Children Richer—Here’s Why | W. Bradford Wilcox

New-born babies to suffer highest rates of family breakdown since records began

New Colorado suit seeks to redefine marriage

You Haven’t Proved Your “Gay” – Immigration Judge Rules, Bd. of Appeals reverses

Same-Sex Parenting: Reading Past the Headlines

    Ruth Institute: Although it can be tempting to jump to conclusions, more studies with large, randomly-selected samples must be conducted before it will be clear whether there are differences between same-sex and opposite-sex parenting . . . Economist Doug Allen’s new study, published earlier this month, found lower high-school graduation rates among children of same-sex couples than those of opposite-sex couples and even single parents. (A brief and informative summary of the study is available here.)


  • Posted: 10/31/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ruthblog.org

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Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation? What we owe the murderer

    Nathaniel Penn at New Republic: Prisoners, unlike the rest of us, are constitutionally entitled to free health care. They are wards of the state: The Supreme Court affirmed their right to “adequate medical care” in the 1976 case Estelle v. Gamble. To deny them this would violate the Eighth Amendment’s proscription against “cruel and unusual punishment.” But transgender inmates have found it extraordinarily difficult to prove in court that gender dysphoria treatment meets the Estelle standard. Many judges view them unsympathetically: This is an unusual mental illness whose legitimacy many in the public still doubt; these are plaintiffs serving long sentences for committing horrifying crimes.


  • Posted: 10/31/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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The Incredible Shrinking Workforce

1,800 people set to testify on same-sex marriage during Hawaii’s special legislative session

Judge Hears Arguments in Ohio Marriage Lawsuit

Boy Scouts names Robert Gates volunteer president; Gates oversaw end of DADT

Mesa boy’s parents sue state to allow him to be medicated with cannabis oil drops

Hearing on Virginia’s marriage challenge

Party secretary’s support for same-sex marriage continues to divide Broward Republicans

New Texas suit seeks to redefine marriage

Hawaii Senate Judiciary Cmte votes to redefine marriage

Gallup: Higher Marriage Rate Could Boost the Economy

Polyamory: When three isn’t a crowd

Colorado Bathroom Case Hits Close to Home

“Vt. joins other states in same-sex marriage appeal”