Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Boy Scout Leaders To Vote On Lifting Ban on Open Homosexuality

“Ohio Church Gets Heat From Gay Marriage Supporters After Celebrating Marriage With Chick-fil-A Gift Cards”

Fla. lesbian cheerleader charged for underage girlfriend

Illinois advocates of marriage redefinition think they have the votes

“Same-sex marriage could take decades to be legal in every state” | Guardian

“Obama Ok Punting Gay Immigration Idea” | AP

Gallup: “In U.S., Record-High Say Gay, Lesbian Relations Morally OK”

“Bans Of Same-Sex Marriage Can Take A Psychological Toll” | NPR

“Gay marriage marching along ahead of Supreme Court justices’ ruling” | Washington Post

Is college worth it?

    Wall Street Journal: Despite the growing evidence that colleges and universities cost too much, deliver too little and push too many young people into a lifetime of debt, the idea of going to college remains a key part of the American Dream. Now William Bennett, a former secretary of education and the author of “The Book of Virtues” (1996)—along with his co-author, David Wilezol—takes on a question that parents and teens are starting to ask: Is college worth the ever-increasing price tag? The authors’ answer is a hesitant “yes,” but with plenty of provisos and warnings about bigger problems ahead.

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Nevada resolution to redefine marriage heads to Assembly floor

“Democrats look to President Obama on gay rights in immigration”

Hollywood’s ‘Gay Culture’ Reshaping America

Sex Fetish Festival Canceled In Canton

Catholic Statement on Proposed Change to Boy Scouts Membership Policy

Parents sue South Carolina for surgically making child female

Virginia’s changing views on marriage | Washington Post Poll

Stimulus: $152K to Get Lesbians Ready for ‘Adoptive Parenthood’

Redefining Marriage Will Sever the Roots of Children’s Family Trees

Same-Sex “Marriage”: Why We Don’t Fight

    John Zmirak at Aleteia: Marriage is under assault, and in just the last month, we have seen some surprising, depressing concessions: Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi opined to the press that Christians could accept “civil unions” of same-sex couples. Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan told a town hall meeting in Wisconsin that while he still opposed homosexual “marriage,” he supported the “right” of same-sex couples to adopt children. Evangelical Christian pastors, afraid of alienating younger members of their churches, have begun to back away from this issue. Even Catholic and Evangelical leaders whose views are orthodox have become reluctant to “pick this hill to die on.” A gifted writer and Catholic priest confessed to me, “I have held off on commenting on the marriage issue. I’m just too frightened of the backlash.”

  • Posted: 05/14/2013
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Rocky Mountain Poll: Majority in Arizona support marriage redefinition

“California Assembly OKs two bills related to transgender residents”

Gallup: “Same-Sex Marriage Support Solidifies Above 50% in U.S.”

Calif. OKs bill allowing boys in girls’ restrooms

Oregon: Colleges might ask about sexual orientation

Quinn to House: ‘It’s time to vote’ for marriage redefinition

Student debt delays spending, saving – and marriage

Maine: Three abortion bills being worked on in Augusta

Mapping Unwed Motherhood

MN bill to eliminate marriage rejected

“Same-sex marriage erodes marriage”

    Michael Ebnet at Star Tribune: But a growing number of us don’t believe there’s anything unique about gender when it comes to raising a family. Not that long ago, the book “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus ” sold 50 million copies because its explanation of why men were different from women resonated with many. Today, many people see the sexes as interchangeable.

  • Posted: 05/09/2013
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“Indian country torn over gay marriage”

    Miami Herald: With more Native Americans making similar demands, the Suquamish tribe is one of three that have signed off on marriage by same-sex couples, laws that apply only on their land. Legal analysts predict that more tribes will follow, giving new rights to what many Native Americans call “two-spirit” individuals, who carry both a feminine and masculine spirit. Still, the issue is far from settled in Indian country.

  • Posted: 05/09/2013
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NY: Married disabled couple sue for right to live together full time

Maine Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Joins Other Child Welfare Organizations on Brief Sup

California Supreme Court wrestles with spousal rights case

Will same-sex marriage momentum influence the Supreme Court? | Lyle Denniston

Three Spiritual Journeys of Millennials | The Barna Group

Marriage redefinition passes Delaware Senate; Gov. immediately signs into law | Sussex Countian

Congress Tackles the Common Core National Standards and Databases

Louisiana Supreme Court Invalidates State School Voucher Program

Louisiana Voucher Remains Legal, AFC Urges Legislature To Resolve Funding Issue

Push for marriage redefinion is really about increasing state control | First Things

MN: State lawmaker faces recall for supporting marriage redefinition

Marriage Myth Busted: Women Not Looking for Sugar Daddies

Bill to redefine marriage clears Minnesota House panel; floor vote on hold

Brady resigns as Illinois GOP chairman amid marriage controversy

“RI Bishop on Gay Marriage: We’ve Entered ‘Post-Christian Era’”

Same-sex marriage will cost Minnesota $678,000 a year, report finds

“Ex-Iowa Official Guilty in Gay Marriage Fraud Case”

Boy Scouts of America Survey: 61% Support Current Policy of Excluding Homosexuals

“Pennsylvania School District Refuses to Change Policies on Transgender Students” | ACLU

California Supreme Court case: When ‘I do’ may not be enough

Marriage as Purposeful Institution

Laissez Faire Marriage Part II

The big same-sex marriage lie: They do want to change this basic institution

Same-Sex Immigrant Debate Set in the Senate

“Decoding the gay-marriage oral arguments” | Erwin Chemersinsky at ABA J.

ESPN Issues Language Guidelines to Promote the Homosexual Agenda

ESPN stands by Christian analyst who called homosexuality an ‘open rebellion’ against God

Why Is There a Campus Hookup Culture? Feminism, careerism, and secularism are to blame. | Dennis Prager at NRO

    Dennis Prager at NRO: In our dialogue, we agreed that her book’s subtitle was accurate, but we disagreed as to the cause. Freitas, who holds a Ph.D. in religious studies, blamed it on peer pressure, the sex-drenched social media of young people, and the ubiquity of pornography. I blamed three other culprits: feminism, careerism, and secularism.

  • Posted: 05/01/2013
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NYU Prof Is for Same-Sex Marriage but Really Against Marriage | Heritage Foundation

Cohabitation Nation: Sliding v. Deciding for Marriage

Mayor Mike Rawlings calls marriage equality resolution political and a misuse of Dallas council’s time

Law, Self Government, and Marriage | Benjamin L. Smith at First Things

    Benjamin L. Smith at First Things: Unfortunately the sentimentality surrounding this phrase can obscure the plain facts of the matter. New generations must replace old generations. There must be a never-ending supply of farmers, entrepreneurs, soldiers, voters, statesmen, taxpayers, intellectuals, and others for society to provide essential goods and services. Furthermore, there is overwhelming evidence of the sociological and economic benefits of traditional, heterosexual marriage. For all of these reasons the promulgation of heterosexual marriage contracts is justified by grave public necessity; the legal establishment of heterosexual marriage is justified by the common good.

  • Posted: 05/01/2013
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Delaware bill to redefine marriage clears Senate Committee, vote expected Tuesday

Austin mayor: No changes on same-sex benefits

Florida: ACLU sues Lake schools over gay-straight middle school club

MN: Dayton makes appeal for legislators to redefine marriage

“African-Americans, the Last Democratic Holdouts on Gay Marriage?”

AZ AG Horne agrees to Bisbee civil union changes

Carnegie Mellon unsure if naked woman mocking pope violates ‘our community standards’