Category Archives: Marriage & Family

The New Federal Wedding Tax: How Obamacare Would Dramatically Penalize Marriage

    Heritage Foundation: One bizarre feature of the Senate-passed health care bill is its pervasive bias against marriage. Under the bill, couples would face massive financial penalties if they marry or remain married. Conversely, couples who cohabit without marriage are given highly preferential financial treatment. If the Senate bill becomes law, saying “I do” would cost some couples over $10,000 per year.


  • Posted: 10/07/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.heritage.org

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Court Won’t Hear Va. Appeal Over Sodomy Law

“Why same-sex marriage would be bad for Illinois”

Traditional Marriage Well Represented at Chicago Tribune’s “Marriage Equality” Panel Event | Thomas More Society

PA: Lehigh County same-sex benefits in limbo

NJ Assemblyman who originally opposed marriage redefinition will vote to override veto

Columbia Sportswear plans to endorse initiative to redefine marriage

Bill to redefine marriage to be introduced in Pennsylvania

Conservative Coalition Presses For Marriage Referendum in N.J.

Public Schools “Celebrating” LGBT History Month

    Liberty Counsel: What are your kids studying in school today? Public schools from California to Florida are celebrating LGBT History Month, where they highlight a homosexual or lesbian each day. Today, America’s school children are learning about Edward-turned-Gwen Araujo, who was intimate with men who allegedly beat him when they discovered that he was not a woman.


  • Posted: 10/03/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.lc.org

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In our opinion: Faulty gay marriage reasoning

“The Most Ingenious Attack on Gay Marriage Bans”

Catholics in US less likely to divorce, study shows

“Pollster Says Most Pennsylvanians Not Riled Up Over Gay Marriage Issue”

NJ Asks For Stay Of Judge’s Ruling Redefining Marriage

George and Barbara Witness a Wedding—When a Private Act Sends a Public Message

Study: Opposition to same-sex marriage may be understated in public opinion polls

Can You Defend Traditional Marriage? These Arguments Will Stump You Unless You’re Prepared

Pennsylvania to re-think rule allowing students to play on opposite-gender sports teams

Lambda Legal suit challenges marriage in West Virginia

    Lambda Legal: In the lawsuit, Lambda Legal, joined by pro bono co-counsel from Tinney Law Firm and Jenner & Block, argues that West Virginia’s marriage ban unfairly discriminates against same-sex couples and their children and sends a purposeful message that lesbians, gay men, and their children are second-class citizens who are undeserving of the legal sanction, respect, protections, and support that different-sex couples and their families are able to enjoy through marriage.
    Read the complaint—http://www.lambdalegal.org/in-court/legal-docs/mcgee_wv_20131001_complaint-for-declaratory-and-injunctive-relief


  • Posted: 10/01/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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Marriage Advocates Confident Illinois’ Current Definition Will Be Upheld

Exxon To Offer Benefits To Same-Sex Couples In U.S.

Court Dismisses Three Of Five Claims In Chicago Marriage Lawsuits

DOMA and Dignity | Dale Carpenter at the Volokh Conspiracy

    Dale Carpenter at the Volokh Conspiracy: Why is the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional? Here are two propositions that United States v. Windsor might be thought to stand for:
    (1) The federal government’s decision not to recognize state-sanctioned marriages of same-sex couples was an unconstitutional intrusion on federalism (a structural claim); or
    (2) The federal government’s decision not to recognize state-sanctioned marriages of same-sex couples was an unconstitutional infringement on a substantive right, e.g., the right to marry (a liberty claim). These are among the many plausible interpretations of Windsor, but some explanations are more plausible than others.


  • Posted: 09/27/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.volokh.com

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State universities dole out medically inaccurate, biased advice on homosexuality: Investigation

“Minnesota’s gay marriage allies are at odds”

“Alabama’s First Gay Lawmaker Marries In Massachusetts, Will Sue For Recognition”

Boston Politics Halt Charter School Growth

Should Washington Pay Parents to Raise Future Taxpayers?

George H.W. Bush is witness at same-sex marriage in Maine

WI: Outagamie approves same-sex benefits

KY Court Says Spousal Privilege Does Not Apply Vt. Civil Union

Louisiana lawmaker plans Common Core repeal bill for 2014 legislative session

SBC Seminary Leader: Immorality, when celebrated, is ominous

IN: Same sex marriage ban opponents tout new poll showing Indiana voters split on issue

Pa. Pastor Says He Was Fired For Same-Sex Wedding

“Poll: Should N.J. legalize gay marriage? And how?”

Justice Department vs. Louisiana Voucher Kids | Clint Bolick at WSJ

“Illinois Needs Money, Legalize Gay Marriage”

Bi advocates seek visibility through White House roundtable

    Washington Blade: Bisexual advocates are hailing an upcoming roundtable at the White House as an opportunity for greater discussion about their issues — despite the closed-door nature of the panel. For the first-time ever, the White House Office of Public Engagement is set on Monday to hold a meeting on bisexual issues at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. The roundtable, which is closed to the press, will take place on Celebrate Bisexuality Day on which bisexual visibility is observed.


  • Posted: 09/24/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.washingtonblade.com

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Missouri National Guard Providing Military Benefits to Same-Sex Couples

Louisiana School Voucher Dispute May Be Ending

Pa. Board Nixes Transgender Homecoming King Entry

Doña Ana County commission votes to back marriage redefinition

“N.J. legislators inching toward override of Christie’s gay marriage veto”

CDC: 2% of Population Are Men Who Have Sex With Men

Obamacare Will Increase Health Spending By $7,450 For A Typical Family of Four

County clerks on front lines of U.S. marriage battle

Prop. 8 Players Join Bid To Repeal Transgender Law

NM “AG Gary King: Same-sex marriage is a ‘civil rights’ issue”

“MN: Political action committees continue same-sex marriage fight, groups on both sides working to re-elect or unseat legislators”

    Twin Cities Daily Planet: Newly formed political action committees and campaigns are gearing up to help re-elect — or unseat — state representatives who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in May. Minnesotans United for All Families and Minnesota for Marriage, the key players in the state’s same-sex marriage debate, are both kicking off fundraising efforts this fall to either support or oust up to 75 state representatives who voted “yes” on the same-sex marriage legislation last session.


  • Posted: 09/20/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.tcdailyplanet.net

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“Federal Retirement Plan Revises Rules to Include Same-Sex Marriages”

“Dictatorship! Regime Recognizes All Same-Sex Marriages Via Pension Law” | Rush Limbaugh

    RushLimbaugh.com: This next story has a one-word reaction, one word analysis, and that is: dictatorship. “The Labor Department announced Wednesday that federal laws governing private employee pension and related benefit plans will be interpreted to recognize all legal marriages of same-sex couples, regardless of where the couple is living currently.” This means that the Obama administration is now going to recognize all same-sex married couples, regardless of state law.


  • Posted: 09/20/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.rushlimbaugh.com

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“Alaska personnel board makes same-sex partners ‘family’”

“Driver’s license names are latest jam in Tennessee gay marriage debate”

Poll: Louisiana Voters Strongly Oppose Dept. Of Justice’s Attempt To Block Quality Education

“Univ. of St. Thomas-Minnesota President Welcomes Employees in Same-Sex Marriages”

“Oklahoma Becomes the 4th State to Block Some Military Gay Marriage Benefits”

“Michigan Says Its Same-Sex Marriage Ban Helps Boost Population Growth” | National Journal

ACLU accuses Pinellas school district of discriminating against transgender student

Does Windsor Require States to Recognize Out-of-State Same-Sex Marriages?

Households on Food Stamps Now Outnumber All Households in Northeast U.S.

Millennials and Marriage | Rachel Lu at Public Discourse

    Rachel Lu at Public Discourse: Marriage has given structure and purpose to the lives of an incredibly diverse array of people, across millennia of human history. It can work for young Americans today. And the consolations of family life could help to compensate for the other disappointments and challenges that these over-optimistic youth are likely to encounter once they move beyond the classroom. Millennials want to hear this, and they need to know. If their elders want to atone for the mistakes of yesteryear, now is the time to start talking about marriage.


  • Posted: 09/18/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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Woman says she was fired by Rutgers because she is lesbian

Advocates target NC marriage law

AZ: “Gay marriage backers rally to change public attitudes”

As the middle class dwindles, so do marriage rates

Montgomery County register of wills to appeal marriage ruling

Okla. gov. tells Guard to deny same-sex benefits

ACLU Petition Seeking DOD Action In National Guard Benefit Refusals

South Carolina Couple Files Lawsuit For Gender Reassignment Surgery Performed On Their Adopted Son

SD: Small Grocery store ordered to pay $50K for transgender discrimination

“Gay marriage not accepted on Louisiana form”

The Nearlyweds: Couples cohabiting without marriage a growing trend — for blacks, too?

    The Grio (MSNBC): Enter the “nearlywed” couples, which a recent feature in Glamour magazine describes as “couples with all the trappings of marriage—the home, the in-laws, the shared Labradoodle, maybe even the kids—but no actual marriage certificate.” Declaring “nearlyweds” as the latest leaders in relationship trends, Glamour interviewed several (white) couples who extolled the virtues of this commitment-like, but not-all-the-way committed, phenomenon.


  • Posted: 09/16/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: thegrio.com

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