Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Okla. may fight Hagel’s National Guard order on same-sex spouses

Bradley Manning threatens to sue military if it won’t pay for sex change

“Gay Rights Gains Piling Up; Battles Still Ahead” | AP

“Watch: Kids React to Same-Sex Marriage Proposals” | The Advocate

2 Ind. colleges say they’ll oppose marriage amendment

“Republicans need to pay attention to this poll on gay marriage in South Carolina”

“NJ Couple Sues Christie Over Gay ‘therapy’ Ban”

African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage Equality

“Emboldened, gay marriage activists eye 50 states” | USA Today

West Point Hosts First Male Same-Sex Wedding

Same-sex couple seeks right to divorce in Ky.

Defense Secretary Chastises State National Guards That Are Refusing To Issue ID To Same-Sex Spouses

“Maine Candidate For Governor Announces He’s Gay”

“How Illinois gay marriage fight pitted Obama against black pastors in Chicago”

    Peter Wallsten at Washington Post: Leading the charge was the Rev. James T. Meeks, the politically savvy pastor of the sprawling Salem Baptist Church in Chicago, who taped robocalls expressing his opposition to gay marriage and connecting thousands of black constituents to their local legislators . . . Irritation was growing in the African American caucus. Some circulated lists showing how campaign contributions from gay donors had historically flowed only to white Democrats, yet now they were supposed to go against powerful constituents in their home districts. Some expressed frustration that they were being asked to take a stand on gay marriage while little was being done to curb gun violence and poverty in their embattled neighborhoods.


  • Posted: 11/01/2013
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Hiring of homosexual employees being considered by Ky. Baptist child care agency

The Teenage Brain on Porn | ABC video

Nebraska Lawmakers Revive Marriage Debate

Hawaii Senate votes to redefine marriage

    Reuters: The 20-4 vote in favor of the bill, with three Democrats joining the state Senate’s lone Republican to oppose the measure, came two days after the start of a special session called by Democratic Governor Neil Abercrombie to take up the legislation . . . If the bill is approved, as expected, by the state House of Representatives – where Democrats outnumber Republicans 44-7 – Hawaii would become the 15th vote to make it legal for gay and lesbian couples to wed.


  • Posted: 11/01/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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American Psychiatric Association Struggles Again with Classifying Pedophilia

Marriage Makes Our Children Richer—Here’s Why | W. Bradford Wilcox

New-born babies to suffer highest rates of family breakdown since records began

New Colorado suit seeks to redefine marriage

You Haven’t Proved Your “Gay” – Immigration Judge Rules, Bd. of Appeals reverses

Same-Sex Parenting: Reading Past the Headlines

    Ruth Institute: Although it can be tempting to jump to conclusions, more studies with large, randomly-selected samples must be conducted before it will be clear whether there are differences between same-sex and opposite-sex parenting . . . Economist Doug Allen’s new study, published earlier this month, found lower high-school graduation rates among children of same-sex couples than those of opposite-sex couples and even single parents. (A brief and informative summary of the study is available here.)


  • Posted: 10/31/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Should This Inmate Get a State-Financed Sex Change Operation? What we owe the murderer

    Nathaniel Penn at New Republic: Prisoners, unlike the rest of us, are constitutionally entitled to free health care. They are wards of the state: The Supreme Court affirmed their right to “adequate medical care” in the 1976 case Estelle v. Gamble. To deny them this would violate the Eighth Amendment’s proscription against “cruel and unusual punishment.” But transgender inmates have found it extraordinarily difficult to prove in court that gender dysphoria treatment meets the Estelle standard. Many judges view them unsympathetically: This is an unusual mental illness whose legitimacy many in the public still doubt; these are plaintiffs serving long sentences for committing horrifying crimes.


  • Posted: 10/31/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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The Incredible Shrinking Workforce

1,800 people set to testify on same-sex marriage during Hawaii’s special legislative session

Judge Hears Arguments in Ohio Marriage Lawsuit

Boy Scouts names Robert Gates volunteer president; Gates oversaw end of DADT

Mesa boy’s parents sue state to allow him to be medicated with cannabis oil drops

Hearing on Virginia’s marriage challenge

Party secretary’s support for same-sex marriage continues to divide Broward Republicans

New Texas suit seeks to redefine marriage

Hawaii Senate Judiciary Cmte votes to redefine marriage

Gallup: Higher Marriage Rate Could Boost the Economy

Polyamory: When three isn’t a crowd

Colorado Bathroom Case Hits Close to Home

“Vt. joins other states in same-sex marriage appeal”

Opposing California’s Co-Ed Bathroom Law

Polyamory and Same-Sex Marriage | Mona Charen at NRO

“Are Catholic bishops really the final authority on the faith?” | Jason Steidl at Washington Post

    Jason Steidl at Washington Post: Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois recently leveled charges of blasphemy against a group of Catholic advocates for gay rights who were planning to pray in the cathedral before a 5:15 pm Mass. These members of the Rainbow Sash Movement intended to wear the colorful sashes and pray a rosary in protest against the Roman Catholic Church’s opposition to gay marriage. The bishop, however, with the backing of law enforcement, prohibited anyone with sashes from entering the cathedral . . . For Catholic supporters of gay marriage, history proves that their dissent, along with the corresponding criticisms and condemnations from bishops, is part of a long tradition of dialogue within the body of faith. Often the condemned minority becomes the accepted majority, and church teaching evolves.


  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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At Log Cabin dinner, Tom Ridge calls for party to return to ‘big tent’

    Washington Blade: Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor and secretary of Homeland Security under the Bush administration, issued the call for inclusion during his keynote address at the 2013 Spirit of Lincoln dinner, an annual event held in D.C. by the Log Cabin Republicans. “If we want to win, we need to be a party worthy of the 21st century,” Ridge said. “A nonjudgmental party where all who support us are welcome. A party where diversity of view, race, ethnicity, gender and religion are relished and promoted and nourished.”


  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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Victory Fund announces 2013 “10 Races to Watch”

    Gay Politicshttp://www.gaypolitics.com/2013/10/22/victory-fund-announces-2013-10-races-to-watch/ The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund today announced its annual “Races to Watch” list featuring openly LGBT candidates, naming 10 candidates involved in groundbreaking runs for political office this year. Victory has endorsed a total of 85 out candidates for 2013, an all-time high for an odd numbered year.


  • Posted: 10/25/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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A House Divided Cannot Stand: On Social and Economic Conservatism | Ryan T. Anderson at First Things

Rasmussen: “44% Favor Gay Marriage, 44% Oppose”

“Questions, Answers On Gay Marriage In NJ”

Cos. Offer Health Benefits To Transgender Workers

Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats

Rally for marriage in Springfield, IL

Same-sex ‘marriage’ controversy hits ecumenical Thanksgiving celebration in Charlotte

Pornography on mobile devices fueling addiction, brokenness

CA: Revolt Over Gender-bending Bathrooms

Oklahoma same-sex couple uses tribal law to get marriage license

Parents group urges Va.: Don’t fund gay-transvestite student centers with taxpayer dollars

New Jersey “gay marriage” begins with Christian protester, Booker says no ‘substantive and worthy objections”

“Family and medical leave now available for feds with same-sex spouses”

What’s next in the nationwide struggle over same-sex marriage? | PBS

Utah: State attorneys say traditional marriage is best for children, families

Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce opposes marriage amendment

Influential Homosexuals Push To Change GOP Positions On Marriage

Study Shows Alternate Lifestyles Put Kids at Disadvantage

Illinois Marriage Debate Takes Center Stage

NJ Family Policy Council: Christie Administration Drops Same-Sex Marriage Appeal

“Christie’s Gay Marriage Punt and 2016″

“Gay advocates urge Corbett to follow Christie”

Efforts to redefine marriage in Ore., key states

Social-Conservative Leaders Frustrated with Christie

“Gay Marriage to Go Ahead in New Jersey; State’s Delay Request Turned Down” | Christian Post

NJ Senator Doherty on marriage: Christie acquiesced to judicial activism, no vote by the people or legislature

Study: 15 Percent Of Us Youth Out Of School, Work

    AP: Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday. That’s almost 15 percent of those aged 16 to 24 who have neither desk nor job, according to The Opportunity Nation coalition, which wrote the report.


  • Posted: 10/21/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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African-American clergy hold key to marriage in Illinois

“Cory Booker to conduct same-sex marriages in New Jersey”

Lambda Legal Appeals Nevada Marriage Lawsuit To Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals

TN: Knoxville To Offer Domestic Partner Benefits

Two New Essays on Post-Windsor Choice-of-Law Questions