Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Scotland: Politicians speak at Glasgow rally against marriage redefinition

Teen Sexting Criminalized by States

“Liz Cheney says gay marriage should be decided by the states”

New Mexico clerks want marriage ruling

ACLU files suit against Ind. school district over football discrimination

IRS Will Recongize Same-Sex Marriages Regardless of Where Couples Reside

OH: Guardian For Medical Decisions of Amish Child Can Be Appointed Even If Parents Are Not Unfit

USCCB staff criticizes ‘flawed anthropology of sexual orientation’

Cardinal George says same-sex marriage is irrational | Mark Brown at Chicago Sun Times

    Mark Brown at Chicago Sun Times: You might expect the leader of the Catholic Church in Chicago to explain his opposition to same-sex marriage on the basis of his religious tenets, but Cardinal Francis George says that’s secondary. “This is first of all a rational issue before it’s a faith issue,” the cardinal told me in an interview this week. “That is, it’s nature that tells us what marriage is, that in marriage, men and women aren’t interchangeable.”

  • Posted: 08/29/2013
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“Bottum’s Up on Same Sex Marriage” | Jennifer Roback Morse at Christian Post

Marriage: Photo of wife carrying double amputee Marine goes viral

“Pa. Attorneys: Gays, Like Children, Can’t Marry” | AP

GOP lawmaker calls gay marriage ruling in NM ‘reckless’

Texas: AISD expands benefits to include same-sex partners

NAACP accused of selling-out to same-sex movement

College debts delaying marriage for graduates

NM: No same-sex marriage licenses in Lincoln County

    Ruidoso News: “It’s unfortunately that county clerks have been put in the position of ruling on an issue that should be decided by a court, by the Legislature or by the vote of the people,” she said Tuesday. “But unless and until we have a (state) Supreme Court ruling or a specific case is decided in Lincoln County, we will continue under the current position of not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.”

  • Posted: 08/28/2013
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“Cardinal George hopes gay marriage is blocked, says pope’s remarks were misinterpreted” | Chicago Sun-Times

Debate Heats Up Over Special Legislative Session to Redefine Marriage

NM: San Juan County not issuing same-sex marriage licenses

NM: Taos becomes sixth county to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Court Sides With Ohio Hospital On Amish Girl Care

Va Still Evaluating Benefits For Same-sex Couples

NM: Sandoval County Clerk not ready to issue same-sex marriage licenses

“Hawaii churches gather to oppose a gay marriage special session”

“Ousted Illinois Republican chairman hired to lobby on gay marriage bill”

“Over half of all employers offer benefits to same-sex spouses, domestic partners, survey shows”

Walmart to Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Partners, Leaked Memo Reveals

“ACLU ‘stunned’ as N.M. judge rules gay marriage legal, despite law”

“Kenya: Gay Rights Activists Threaten to Sue AG and NGO Board”

Chattanooga City Councilman Chris Anderson to introduce plan for same-sex marriage health benefits

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”

    AP: Gay and lesbian couples flocked to southern New Mexico for a second day Thursday to take advantage of a surprise decision to issue same-sex marriage licenses. And most were tying the knot on the spot, making sure they got their long-awaited marriage certificates before any courts or state officials could interfere.

  • Posted: 08/23/2013
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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