Category Archives: Marriage & Family

“Young GOP Leaders See Need For Substantive Changes” | AP

“’75 law blocks benefits for gay vets’ spouses”

“Gay-marriage campaign heads to state courts”

AZ: 200 charter schools plan to sue state over funding

55% See Marriage As Very Important To U.S. Society

Federal-Court Ruling Against Ohio’s Marriage Laws | Ed Whelan at NRO

Montgomery Co., PA halts issuance of same-sex “marriage” license

What Must Be Done for the Future of Marriage | Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage Foundation

North Carolina Legislature Passes Educational Choice Program

Race, sex, religion argued by Orleans Parish School Board

Just Christians: On Homosexuality & Christian Identity | S.M. Hutchens at Illinois Family Institute

    S.M. Hutchens at Illinois Family Institute: In homosexuality’s assault on the beliefs of churches that once unanimously identified it as sexual perversion—sodomy being “the abominable and detestable crime against nature”—its most potent weapon has been the counter-accusation that identification of homosexuality as sinful is a detestable offense against charity. By these presents, all who hold to the ancient interdict as God’s word may be numbered among the crowing yahoos of Westboro Baptist Church with its “God Hates Fags” placards.

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“Group blasts San Diego County clerk Ernie Dronenburg for questioning same-sex marriage”

“New York giving surviving gay spouses estate tax refunds”

Ore. proponents of marriage redefinition to collect signatures

“Mo. court seeks more input on gay death benefits”

New Mexico Attorney General Urges State Supreme Court to redefine marriage

CalPERS will start coverage of same sex “spouses”

Norfolk lawsuit seeks to redefine marriage in Virginia

PROMO, ACLU Partner to Push for Marriage Redefinition in Missouri

“Pa. Gay Couples Seek Marriage As County Defies Ban”

“San Diego Clerk Sues Over Gay Marriage” | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

What Helps Poor Kids Move Upwards? Religion and Marriage | Maggie Gallagher at NRO

After Perry & Windsor: A Conversation With Evan Wolfson, William Eskridge, Linda Greenhouse and Brad Snyder

“Republican party chair: Gay marriage, abortion still priorities for GOP”

PA: Montgomery County to start issuing same sex ‘marriage’ licenses

A new same-sex marriage ruling in Ohio, Cal. update | SCOTUS Blog

For some Minnesota Methodists, a same-sex marriage conundrum on Aug. 1

“Reince Priebus vs. Ken Mehlman on gay marriage” | NBC

“9 States Where the ACLU is Championing Gay Marriage”

Educational Choice Becomes Reality In North Carolina

House votes 221-207 to limit federal control over education

“Immigration Review Panel Announces Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Rule”

House Votes to Shift ‘No Child Left Behind’ Oversight to States

“NY official pushes Feds to recognize gay marriages” in all states

“California’s County Clerks Meet Over Same-Sex Marriages”

Quinnipiac Poll: “50% of Virginians surveyed back same sex marriage”

Richmond, Virginia: “3 councilmen propose gay-marriage ordinance”

“The IRS’s Gay-Marriage Tax Problem”

“Constitutional Ban On Gay Marriage Gathers Dust In House Committee” | Huffington Post

“Wyoming Senate primary pits pro-gay ‘marriage’ Republican Cheney against pro-marriage incumbent Enzi”

More Women Are Keeping Their Own Names After Marriage, Says Facebook

    PolicyMic: Keep her own name. Take his. Take his and make hers a middle name. Take his legally but use hers professionally. Hyphenate. These are just five of the plethora of options from which women can choose regarding what to do with their last names after marriage.

  • Posted: 07/18/2013
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PA: Consider ouster of attorney general

Pastors want Kane to defend Pa. DOMA

Capitol Police arrest pastor praying for Pennsylvania attorney general A Montgomery County pastor, in an effort to see Kane, was arrested Friday while attempting to ride an elevator to a secure floor where her office is located. Pastor Wiliam Devlin said he came to pray for Kane, so she would “have a change of heart.” Capitol police cited him for disorderly conduct and carried him out of Strawberry Square, said police spokeswoman Holly Lubart. He’ll face a fine for the misdemeanor offense, she said.

  • Posted: 07/18/2013
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Marriage Rate Lowest in a Century | Science Daily

“Brain drain in states barring gay marriage” | Hank Plante at USA Today

“Some Gay-Rights Activists Regret Focus on Marriage” | ABC (AP)

Porn is everywhere. But that’s not what’s killing marriage. | Washington Post

Public schools can be fixed by ending compulsory attendance law

“Devout Catholics Have Better Sex, Study Says”

Evangelical Fuller Seminary Says “Yes” to Homosexual Campus Club | The New American

Are Women Wired Sexually Like Men? | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach at Huffington Post

Covenant v. traditional marriage in Arkansas

“Mormon Church abandons its crusade against gay marriage”

Chart of the Week: Marriage Guards Children Against Poverty | Heritage Foundation

Marriage May Calm a Criminal Impulse in Men

Defining ‘Traditional Marriage,’ Not Redefining It | Sarah Prager at the Huffington Post

Liz Cheney Would Be Fourth Republican Senator To Back Marriage Redefinition

Marriage Survey From Reveals Men’s Attitudes On Marriage | Huffington Post

Texas: Man withdraws suit challenging marriage

The Slippery Slope to Polygamy and Incest | Kent Greenfield at the American Prospect

Is Family Decline Behind Religious Decline?

    Christianity Today: According to Mary Eberstadt, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, it has a lot to do with the fact that fewer young people are getting married and having kids. And if they do finally settle down to start a family, it’s much later than it used to be. For Eberstadt, there’s an intrinsic link between faith and family, and the decline of the family in Western society has a lot to do with the shrinking size of our churches. In fact, that’s How the West Really Lost God, as the title of her new book puts it.

  • Posted: 07/16/2013
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AR Attorney General Rejects Ballot Title Proposal to Repeal Marriage Amendment

Couples file suit challenging Arkansas marriage laws

A Brief History of Sex Ed: How We Reached Today’s Madness | Miriam Grossman at Public Discourse

“Young Republicans Convention Balks At Gay Marriage, Despite Poll Numbers” | Huffington Post

Court due to make second trip down the aisle | Rick Hasen at Reuters

Straw Man Arguments Against Marriage Redefinition Seem Legit | Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute

    Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute: The question has been asked “how does same-sex ‘marriage’ hurt anyone?” It’s one of those deceptive arguments designed to emphasize personal narrative over smart public policy and facts in the marriage debate. After all, if it doesn’t “hurt” anyone else, or keep anyone from living their heterosexual life, surely it can’t be wrong.

  • Posted: 07/16/2013
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ACLU amends complaint in Montana domestic partner challange

SPLC demands Mississippi board end discrimination against business owner | Southern Poverty Law Center

    Southern Poverty Law Center: In the 1990s, she operated O’Hara’s, a bar that mainly served LGBT customers. In the community of Shannon, Miss., it was a place they could gather and socialize without fear of discrimination. After Newton decided to reopen the business recently, she went before the Shannon Board of Aldermen to get a business license – a hearing she believed would be routine.

  • Posted: 07/15/2013
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N.J. Gov. Christie walks a fine line on marriage | USA Today

“No ‘witchhunt’: New Scout alternative will allow gay scouts, too, but emphasize chastity”

“The Future of Same-Sex Marriage” | NY Times Editorial

Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too