Category Archives: Marriage & Family

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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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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“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 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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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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California’s Move To Eliminate Private Schools

82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood

Response filed on bid to stay Va. sodomy ruling

DOMA decision triggers federal retirement policy changes

Confessions of an Application Reader: Lifting the Veil on the Holistic Process at the University of California, Berkeley

    Ruth A. Starkman at NY Times: My job as an application reader — evaluating the potential success of so many hopeful students — had been one of the most serious endeavors of my academic career. But the opaque and secretive nature of the process had made me queasy. Wouldn’t better disclosure of how decisions are made help families better position their children? Does Proposition 209 serve merely to push race underground? Can the playing field of admissions ever be level? For me, the process presented simply too many moral dilemmas. In the end, I chose not to participate again.

  • Posted: 08/05/2013
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Judges Extend High Court Same-Sex Ruling

US Sen. Warren: Allow gay men to donate blood

NJ filing says not so fast on effort to redefine marriage

KY: Lesbian defendant claims spousal privilege due to Vermont civil union

“Poll: Michigan voters against abortion restrictions, gay marriage”

    Detroit News: A poll commissioned by the bipartisan public relations firm Lambert, Edwards & Associates found 50 percent of 600 likely voters oppose a proposed ban on abortion coverage for basic health insurance plans, while 42 percent support the initiative, which is designed to block taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance plans from covering abortions. But the gap is within the poll’s margin of error of plus-minus 4 percentage points. The same poll found 51 percent of likely voters oppose having same-sex marriage brought up for a vote, while 42 percent support the move.

  • Posted: 08/02/2013
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N.C. regulators close 3 abortion clinics in 3 months

“Pa. County Defends Granting Gay Marriage Licenses” | CBS

Gallup: Most in U.S. Want Marriage, but Its Importance Has Dropped

US Eases Process For Same-sex Couples To Get Visas

Steve Sanders on The Obligation to Recognize Out-of-State Marriages

Pew Study: More Millenials Are Living With Parents

RI same-sex couples use new “marriage” law to get divorced

“NJ To File Defense Of Civil Unions Vs Gay Marriage”

More U.S. companies buckle under LGBT pressure | World Magazine

American women who attend religious services have the largest families, study finds

Why are millennials leaving church? Try atheism

These Stats Paint the Right Picture | Nathan Cherry at the Engage Family Blog

ACLU lawsuit challenges marriage in Virginia

Who Am I to Judge? The Pope, the Press, and the Predicament | Albert Mohler, Jr.

Santa Fe considers resolution calling for marriage redefinition

KY: “A same-sex marriage loophole the size of Canada”

MI: “Preparing for the possibility of judge striking down gay marriage ban”

Ballot measure to redefine marriage launched in Oregon

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey urges PA to redefine marriage

4 Reasons Being Happily Married Could Make You A Better CEO | Forbes

    Steve Cooper at Forbes: One thing that has been consistent over the years, however, is how beneficial a happy marriage is to a person’s health—including mental, physical, financial and other ways. If you really want to excel in the boardroom, take care of your needs and responsibilities in your own living room first. Here are four reasons that being happily married could make you a better CEO.

  • Posted: 07/31/2013
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U.S. Marriage Rates Keep Declining | Scientific American

“Ind. chamber staying neutral in gay marriage fight”

Marriage Amendment gaining co-backers in U.S. House

$1.35 Million Grant Will Examine Transgender Military Service

Lawmakers to revive marriage debate in Neb.

“First Gay Divorce Finalized In Colorado”

Rasmussen: Men Are Still Chief Breadwinners in Most Relationships

School Choice Is Important in the Black Community

    NCPA Policy Digest: In March 2013, the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO) commissioned a survey of Black voters in four Southern states to gauge attitudes and opinions within the Black community on education reform, charter schools and the need for parental choice in their community. The findings indicate strong support among this significant segment of the population for greater freedom in K-12 education, widespread recognition of the need for better quality schools, and openness to charter schools and publicly funded scholarships as reform vehicles.

  • Posted: 07/30/2013
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“Same-sex Couple Marries Outside Philly Despite Ban”