Category Archives: Marriage & Family

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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thestate.com

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.thepublicdiscourse.com

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family

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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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.kofc.org

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The Supreme Court and the Future of Marriage | Ryan T. Anderson at Christian Post

NM: ACLU steps up for Metzger couple

German homeschooling family closer to deportation: Would illegal status have been better option?

A high divorce rate means it’s time to try ‘wedleases’

“US military plan to extend same-sex marriage benefits met with concern”

“Pa. County Grants 100th Same-sex Marriage License”

California School District Settles with DOJ: Transgender Student Can Use Boys’ Bathroom | CNS

Will the Millennial generation have the lowest marriage rate in history?

    Helen Smith at PJ Media: Add this all together and marriage is not in the cards for many men today, or is so stressful, it is only for the more educated and affluent who can delegate some of these tasks to others. With fewer career prospects and higher expectations of marriage, the average guy this age may just opt out and decide that marriage is not an option. And divorce is more expensive than ever and filled with more uncertainty for men.


  • Posted: 08/08/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: pjmedia.com

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“Gay marriage and U.S. evangelicals: conciliatory tone, traditional doctrine”

PA: “Gay marriage issue entangles Gov. Tom Corbett” | Politico

Will polyamory follow same-sex marriage?

    Michael Cook at Mercator.net: When the Supreme Court struck down section 3 in the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in US v Windsor in June, same-sex marriage was not the only beneficiary. The decision seems to have given fresh impetus to polyamory as well. This is not news that “marriage equality” fans welcome. They look upon legalised polyamory as a dangerous foe because it confuses the message of their own campaign. “Marriage should be extended to people who can’t get married, not those unable to marry six people,” says Jonathan Rauch, author of Gay Marriage: Why It is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America.


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

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Redefine Marriage, Debase Language? | Ryan T. Anderson at NRO

School choice expands in the states

Black Conservatives, Pastors and Concerned Citizens to Gather in Chicago Suburb to Discuss Plight of the Black Family

Unconventional marriages may be legal next | Chicago Tribune

“Nashville Gay Couple Denied a Marriage License”

Judge hears challenge to Illinois marriage laws

Is the Texas Supreme Court about to legalize same-sex marriage?

MN Now Has One Of Its First Same-Sex Divorces

Judge to Make Decision Next Month in Case Challenging Illinois’ Marriage Law

Pediatricians should decorate office with pictures of gay couples: Medical group

US Supreme Court receives response to Va. AG’s petition to stay anti-sodomy law ruling

Marriage is Alive And Well – For Some

Ex Gays Show Pride, Seek Equal Protection under Law

PA: Ruling in same-sex marriage case could take two weeks or more

Oregon Initiative to redefine marriage collects 37K signatures

Culture Challenge of the Week: Anonymous Fatherhood | Rebecca Hagelin at Townhall

“Chris Christie’s Legal Position on Gay Marriage Is Pure Nonsense” | Nathaniel Frank at Slate

    Nathaniel Frank at Slate: Christie’s brief defends civil unions in three ways. First, it argues that the state can rationally restrict the label “marriage” to heterosexual unions because it is “preserving” the definition of the word. Second, it contends that it’s actually the feds who are now blocking gay equality by withholding benefits to civil union partners. And third, it claims that the state courts should move very cautiously when contemplating a major change in social institutions—all fine and well except that, as the state itself admits, calling a gay union a marriage isn’t much of a change anymore.


  • Posted: 08/06/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.slate.com

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