Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Scotus Considers Same-sex Marriage, Part I: Hollingsworth V. Perry | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Washington Post Editorial: Supreme Court must strike down Proposition 8 and DOMA

NY Times Editorial: A 50-State Ruling

Jeremiah G. Dys: The court shouldn’t settle the marriage debate

“. . . Gays Deserve Equal Rights” | Theodore Olson and David Boies at WSJ

“Gay Marriage by Fiat? The Supreme Court could be about to deem all opposition to same-sex marriage illegitimate.” | Rich Lowry at NRO

Poll: Ohio reverses on “gay marriage” | Politico

Sen. McCaskill announces support for marriage redefinition

Sen. Mark Warner announces support for marriage redefinition

“California Dept. of Education adds dozens of gay, transgender titles to recommended reading list”

“Karl Rove: ‘I could’ imagine GOP presidential candidate supporting gay marriage”

“Starbucks CEO Tells Shareholder to Sell Shares Over Gay Marriage Stand”

Meningitis Spreading Via Anonymous “Gay” Sex in NYC

Volokh Conspiracy Series: Marriage and Federalism

“Boy Scout leaders face controversy over gay leaders: Leaders meet to discuss the issue”

Windsor Argument Preview: Marriage and the Court’s “friends” — Part II

Hollingsworth Argument Preview: Marriage and the Court’s “friends” — Part I

The Supreme Court & gay marriage (part 2 of 2) | Richard Land at Baptist Press

USCCB calls for fasting/prayer in March for Marriage – March 22

Dueling rallies expected to draw crowds to Washington as DOMA, Prop. 8 cases begin

Chicago GOP Proposes Vouchers, Parent Takeover Of Closing Public Schools

Congressman Webster: Marriage Is Worth Protecting

“Fighting Same-Sex Marriage With Zeal and Strategy” | NYT

“Conservatives revolt as gay marriage lobbyist appointed head of Ohio Republican Party”

The Supreme Court will consider two same-sex marriage cases that pit original intent against individual liberty. | Richard Epstein at Hoover Institution J.

Kasich recants his support of civil unions

“Supreme Court’s gay marriage cases: What they’re about, what they could mean” | Michael Doyle at McClatchy

GA charter school parent trigger legislation pulled

Psychiatry’s New Normal: ‘Transgendered’ Persons

Coalition Aims to ‘Keep Scouting Free of Sex and Politics’

What is Parenthood? | Nancy E. Dowd at Family Scholars

    Nancy E. Dowd at Family Scholars: In What is Parenthood? Linda McClain and Daniel Cere bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars in a dialogue about parenthood, marriage, and the role of law, loosely organized around two radically different models. The integrative model generally views optimal parenthood as marital; optimal marriage as heterosexual (based on a perspective of sex differences); and optimal parent-child connections as biological. The alternative diversity model defines parent-child relationships not only by biology or adoption but also functionally, without attachment to a particular number or gender of parents, or to marriage as a preferred parental status.


  • Posted: 03/21/2013
  • |
  • Category: Marriage & Family
  • |
  • Source: familyscholars.org

  • Tags: , ,

Town Poised To Be 1st In Ariz. To Ok Civil Unions

Marriage, students loans and more on teen pregnancy

Boys Hardest Hit: But the decline of marriage is no bargain for women either.

A Matter Of Jurisprudence: Marriage Reserved to the States | George Will at Human Events

Indiana leading states’ opposition to marriage redefinition

“Huckabee: Evangelicals Will Walk if GOP Backs Gay Marriage” | Newsmax

New Report: 48 Percent of First Children Born to Unwed Mothers

Are Voters Getting Cold Feet on Same-Sex ‘Marriage’? Media Polling

Is the GOP Caving on Defense of Marriage? The Media Narrative

Charter Schools: What a Recent Labor-Relations Decision Teaches Us About the Meaning of “Public” and “Private”

    Alexander Volokh at Reason Foundation: Contracting with a private corporation to deliver an activity may alter the labor-management relations regime and the ADA regime but not the RLUIPA regime. The constitutional state-action regime may be unchanged with respect to the population served, but may be radically different with respect to hiring and firing decisions. What other regimes are altered may also depend on what conditions the contractor committed to fulfill in its contract. How, then, do we define “public” vs. “private,” “government” vs. “private sector,” “instrumentality of government” vs. “mere contractor”, “state actor” vs. “private actor”? We don’t. Each of these terms is a shorthand designating a broad set of attributes, and contracting out is all about exploring the limits of these concepts. For any given statute or constitutional provision, different rules might be appropriate in different contexts.


  • Posted: 03/21/2013
  • |
  • Category: Marriage & Family
  • |
  • Source: reason.org

  • Tags: , , , , ,

Same-Sex Marriage: We’re Playing Chess, Not Checkers | Doug Mainwaring at Public Discourse

“Conservatives Don’t Just Oppose Gay ‘Marriage,’ They Strongly Oppose It” | Tony Perkins at CNSNews

DOMA plea: Delay ruling, but not for long

“Young Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage Undaunted” | NY Times

In defense of traditional marriage | Ryan T. Anderson at Washington Post

“Gay marriage, then group marriage?” | Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson at CNN

    Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson at CNN: But marriage is far more than your emotional bond with “your Number One person,” to quote same-sex marriage proponent John Corvino. Just as the act that makes marital love also makes new life, so marriage itself is a multilevel — bodily as well as emotional — union that would be fulfilled by procreation and family life. That is what justifies its distinctive norms — monogamy, exclusivity, permanence — and the concept of marital consummation by conjugal intercourse.


  • Posted: 03/20/2013
  • |
  • Category: Marriage & Family
  • |
  • Source: www.cnn.com

  • Tags: , , , ,

“Majority supports benefits for same-sex couples: Reuters/Ipsos poll”

“Boehner: Gay marriage is not marriage”

Abandoning marriage would create a real ‘autopsy’ report, GOP pro-family leaders say

AZ legislature takes up “transgender” bathroom debate

New plea on “standing” on Proposition 8

“Gay marriage fraught with danger for 2016 Republican presidential field”

New Marquette Poll: Majority Supports Major School Choice Expansion

The Romeikes’ Fight for Individual Liberty | Jillian Kay Melchior at NRO

The New Unmarried Moms | Kay Hymowitz, W. Bradford Wilcox And Kelleen Kaye at Wall Street Journal

Hesperia, CA: “Local School Accused of Anti-Gay Discrimination”

RI Senate Judiciary to consider bill to redefine marriage on Thursday

The Decline of Marriage and the Rise of Unwed Mothers: An Economic Mystery

Parents Rally To Defend Louisiana Scholarship Program Before Supreme Court Hearing

Poll: “Why support for gay marriage has grown so quickly” | Washington Post

San Francisco’s role in marriage litigation | NY Times

$2.7M Federal Study: Why Do Lesbians Have Higher ‘Risk for Hazardous Drinking’?

“Folk Legend Incites Mass Walkout With Anti-Gay Speech… In San Francisco”

Arizona Leads Nation in School Choice

The shaky science behind same-sex marriage | George F. Will at Washington Post