Category Archives: Marriage & Family

“Why Are All These Democrats Suddenly Supporting Gay Marriage?” Money

Justice Alito on DOMA: Replace Marriage in Federal Statute with ‘Certified Domestic Unit’

The relationship between DOMA and Proposition 8 | Tom Goldstein at SCOTUS Blog

Thousands gather in D.C., nationwide during March for Marriage

War on Marriage is a War on Reality | Robert Knight at Townhall

Pediatricians Group Accused of Ignoring Data in Endorsing ‘Gay Marriage’

US Sen. Hagan Of NC Backs Marriage Redefinition

The “Pretext” Argument Against Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act

    Nick Rosenkranz at the Volokh Conspiracy: He begins by conceding: “In most every conceivable case, there is no objection to any particular definition adopted by Congress for purposes of federal law. Most definitions can easily be shown to be both necessary and proper to an enumerated power.” This is absolutely correct. But if that’s so, I asked: “what is it that makes DOMA different? The fact that it applies to 1100 statutes…?” And Randy answers: “Yes exactly. It was indiscriminately adopted to apply to all statutes regardless of whether the definition was a necessary or proper means of executing any one of them….”


  • Posted: 03/27/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.volokh.com

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Obama campaign working to redefine marriage in Illinois

Justices Discuss Older Men and Fertility | WSJ subscription

Marriage in the Court | Hadley Arkes at NRO

Gary Bauer: If GOP abandons marriage ‘I will take as many people’ out of the party as possible

When Our Principles Don’t Survive Contact with Pain | David French at NRO

    David French at NRO: For the Christian, marriage should be a covenant relationship, between a man and woman, that is designed to last for life — with the only scriptural grounds for divorce being adultery or abandonment by an unbelieving spouse. Yet our pews are full of divorced Christians, and many of these are not people who’ve divorced, repented of the sin of divorce, then sought forgiveness and redemption (though some are). Instead, they are people who’ve divorced wrongly, sought acceptance of their choice, salve for their emotional pain, and now seek to remain in fellowship — on their terms.


  • Posted: 03/26/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Starbucks CEO Doesn’t Want Your Money If You Oppose Marriage Redefinition

Traditional marriage is foundation of our future | Cathi Herrod at AZ Republic

“When Did Same-Sex Marriage Become Unconstitutional?”

NFL player’s union endorses marriage redefinition

Divided Supreme Court offers mixed signals in marriage debate | The Hill

Revealing What States Are Hiding About the Real Costs of Public Education

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

    ABC: New York City health officials are urging some men to get vaccinated against meningitis amid an outbreak that has sickened 22 New Yorkers and killed seven. The dangerous strain of bacterial meningitis appears to be spreading through sexual encounters between men who meet through websites or smartphone apps, or at bars or parties, according to the City’s health department.


  • Posted: 03/25/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Volokh Conspiracy Series: Marriage and Federalism

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

    WESH.com: The Boy Scouts are one of the great jewels of American culture,” said John Stemberger, Eagle Scout and founder of OnMyHonor.net. “We support the current policy of scouting, which is backed by over 100 years of tradition and allows anyone to participate irrespective of sexual orientation, only disallowing the open and aggressive promotion of homosexuality and political agendas. When it comes to young boys, parents have the final say on the issues of sex and politics.”


  • Posted: 03/25/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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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
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: familyscholars.org

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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

“Gay marriage? These voices say ‘No’ and explain why” | USA Today

“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
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: reason.org

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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
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.cnn.com

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