Category Archives: Marriage & Family

State of Alaska may consider same-sex partners of employees as ‘immediate family’

“Largest NM County Gives Same-sex Marriage Licenses”

Jail Becomes Home for Husband Stuck With Lifetime Alimony

    Bloomberg: Schochet, who said he worked as a portfolio manager at Citadel Investment Group Inc. and Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) and once earned $1 million a year, has been jailed for missing court-ordered payments at least eight times in the past two years as he coped with the end of his 17-year marriage.

  • Posted: 08/27/2013
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“The Elite Project of Gay Marriage” | R.R. Reno at First Things

Hawaii bishop, in impassioned letter, urges prayer, action to prevent same-sex marriage

GOP Lawmakers Prepare Lawsuit To Block Same-Sex “Marriage” Licenses In New Mexico

“Gay couples to sue Neb. to become foster parents”

ND grandparents sue to visit their grandchildren

Birdville Parents Sue, Allege Kids Saw Porn On Bus

ACLU of Florida: Allow transgender nursing student to ‘use the same restrooms as all other students’

Texas Supreme Court takes same-sex divorce cases

U.S. government sues to block vouchers in some Louisiana school systems

“Commonwealth Court Sets Limits On Arguments In Montgomery County Same Sex Marriage Case”

Law Professor: ‘The Supreme Court Will Grant Same-Sex Marriage In All 50 States’

“Gov. Scott Walker’s take on gay marriage, ahead of Alabama speech”

Rutherford schools asked to replace LGBT posters | 14News (AP)

CO: Sex-offender residency restrictions challenged by ACLU ruled unconstitutional

“More Couples Getting NM Same-sex Marriage Licenses”

Army won’t pay for Bradley Manning’s sex change therapy

MN Supreme Court dismisses charges for criminal tranmission of a sexual disease

White House to hold closed-door session on bisexual issues next month

ACLU-PA Sues On Behalf Teacher Denied Same-sex Partner Benefits

Via Surrogacy, Some Men Opt To Become Single Dads

Is marriage becoming a status symbol in America?

NM: 42 marriage licenses for same-sex couples

Feud over marriage erupts in AL-01 congressional race”

71.4% of Full-Time College Students Get Federal Aid, Averaging $10,500 a School Year

UPS to drop 15,000 spouses from insurance, cites Obamacare

Common Core: A Threat to Catholic Education | Phyllis Schlafly at Crisis Magazine

New Ind. group pushing to defeat marriage amendment

‘Right Side of History,’ or Primed to Say Yes? | Mark Regnerus at NRO

    Mark Regnerus at NRO: Here is what the Rice study’s authors say they discovered: First, they found less support for same-sex marriage than polls like Gallup and CNN tend to find. In fact, in 2012, 53 percent of those surveyed agreed that the only legal marriage should be between a man and a woman, while 13 percent sat on the fence, and 33 percent disagreed with the statement. Second, they detected no statistically significant change in overall sentiment on same-sex marriage over those six years.

  • Posted: 08/21/2013
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“Wording Matters: Poll Wording Impacts Support for Gay Marriage”

California lawmaker pulls son from class over transgender law

Redefining Marriage: Where Are We Going? | Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute

“S.C.’s gay-marriage ban heading for court?” | The State

    The State: But the Palmetto Family Council has its own legal team ready to counter any effort to overturn the amendment. Director Oran Smith says he relies on a statewide network of attorneys trained by the Alliance Defending Freedom, a national legal group that, according to its website, is devoted to “religious liberty, the sanctity of life and marriage and family.” Smith said he does not think his group would intervene in specific cases of same-sex couples seeking federal benefits. But it would intervene if “we saw a pattern of the courts not respecting the marriage amendment in South Carolina.”

  • Posted: 08/20/2013
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Hawaii next for push to redefine marriage

Hawaii Congressional Delegation calls for marriage redefinition

Hemant Mehta on rising atheism among millenials: ‘It’s not that Christianity is unpopular, it’s that it’s untrue.’

    Raw Story (carries CNN video): “Not all the millenials who are leaving church are necessarily flocking to atheism. But if you ask young people, if you ask millenials what comes to mind when they think of Christianity, when they think of the church, they will tell you it’s anti-gay, anti-doubt, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-sex education,” Mehta said. “We all know what the church is against, and we really don’t care what the church is for when you have that much baggage.”

  • Posted: 08/20/2013
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Ohio school agrees to allow girl on football team after ACLU threat

“State Dept. Panel Advises Gay Foreigners in Civil Unions to Get Married”

Cardin: IRS needs to quickly address tax rules for same-sex couples

S. Poverty Law Center challenges Ala. school choice law

ACLU Sides With Girl Denied Spot On Football Team

Harvard Study: Military Should Embrace Openly Transgendered Troops

To Oklahoma’s American Indian tribes, Veronica is a battle cry for cultures

Supreme Court asked to revive Virginia’s anti-sodomy law

New Twist on Same-Sex Marriage Front

Now That We’re All Haters… | Brian Brown at Public Discourse

NJ court: Marriage ruling unlikely before September

“MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts: RNC chair, spox congratulated me on gay marriage”

Newspapers say their stories about same-sex marriage disappear from Facebook

Why Is It So Difficult to Discuss Marriage?

    Jean Bethke Elshtain at Public Discourse: Americans have lost ways of talking about their commitments and what gives their lives meaning, except in and through a subjective kind of rights-talk. Other “languages” central to the American political tradition—civic republicanism or a rich scripturally-inspired language (here all one need do is read Abraham Lincoln’s great speeches)—have faded as rights-talk has triumphed.

  • Posted: 08/16/2013
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Girl challenges ban from Ohio school football team

Divorce Study Shows That Couples With Longer Commutes Are More Likely To Divorce

FRC’s Leo Johnson: Showing The Love

“Gay Marriage Shows States Luring Discriminated Couples” | Bloomberg

Has marriage gotten too expensive?

Strong Demand For Educational Choice Across The Country

NJ judge pressed to redefine marriage

When men cross-dress bad things happen | Nathan Cherry of WV FPC via Christian Civic League

    Nathan A. Cherry, Regional Development Coordinator, The Family Policy Council of West Virginia at Christian Civic League: Adding sexual orientation or gender identity to non-discrimination laws eventually leads to allowing transgender and cross-dressing persons into bathrooms, locker rooms, and other facilities for the gender they are biologically the opposite of. So, in the end, cross-dressing men get to go into women’s locker rooms, and transgender females are allowed into men’s bathrooms. Our opponents try to laugh it off, as if that sort of thing has never happened and will never happen. Enter Rodney Kenneth Peterson.

  • Posted: 08/15/2013
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Average cost to raise a kid: $241,080

“Proposition 8″ case ends | SCOTUS Blog

    SCOTUS Blog: California’s Supreme Court, without explanation, refused Wednesday afternoon to revive “Proposition 8″ — the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.  It rejected a plea to order county clerks across the state to obey that ballot measure.  The state court acted in a brief order, with no noted dissents.  This case may have been the last legal barrier to a wave of gay and lesbian marriages in the nation’s largest state.

  • Posted: 08/15/2013
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SC group launching same-sex marriage effort

Utah: State has ‘sovereign’ right to bar same-sex marriages

“Air Force Says Drag Acts Symbolize Gay Pride”

“Pentagon To Permit Benefits For Same-sex Spouses”

Puerto Rico To Debate Marriage, School Sexual Orientation Bills

California Gov. Brown signs transgender-student bill

85% Think Christian Photographer Has Right to Turn Down Same-Sex Wedding Job | Rasmussen

Decline in marriage – it’s the economy

Judge seeks more information on Sebastopol same-sex marriage case

Social Security Administration now processing same-sex marriage benefit claims

The more siblings, the longer your marriage will last

Defending Marriage by Defining Marriage: An Interview with Ryan Anderson

    Knights of Columbus Columbia Magazine: Today, when the issue of same-sex marriage is discussed in the courts, academy, media and public square, the debate is usually framed in terms of “marriage equality.” But as many have pointed out, including Justice Samuel Alito in his United States v. Windsor dissent, such rhetoric belies a deeper, underlying debate: the question of what marriage actually is.

  • Posted: 08/13/2013
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