Category Archives: Marriage & Family

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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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 Politics 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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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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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

Come Out and Celebrate? At Notre Dame | Michael Bradley at Public Discourse

Advocates in contest to argue marriage redefinition at SCOTUS | BuzzFeed

State judges, legislators weigh marriage

‘Transgender’ boy accused of harassing girls in the restroom at Colorado school: school denies

Should We Be Allowed to Choose the Sexual Orientation of Our Children?

    Pacific Standard: In a New York magazine piece, “The Science of Gaydar,” writer David France looks at the growing scientific evidence for innate differences between gay and straight people. France ends by gazing toward the future, and asks the question, “What if prenatal tests were able to show a predisposition to gayness?” Well, France reports, “[Northwestern University psychological professor] Michael Bailey, for one, isn’t troubled by the moral implications any more than he would oppose fetal screens for potential birth defects, though he quickly adds his personal belief that homosexuality is ‘a good’ on par with heterosexuality.”

  • Posted: 10/17/2013
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“AF clarifies same sex marriage policy”

ACLU brief supports redefinition of marriage in Utah

“Sexual Identity vs. Sexual Behavior” | Huffington Post Video Discussion

Mich. judge expected to rule today on marriage amendment

Louisiana Education Voucher Program Brings Greater Integration

“Michigan’s 2004 Gay Marriage Ban Faces Challenge” | AP

“Gay Marriage Does Not Promote ‘Responsible Procreation,’ Says Utah”

“Gay marriage in Michigan: See which county clerks ready to issue licenses if federal judge lifts ban”

“Transgender woman” denied mammogram at taxpayer expense sues

Hawaii’s largest faiths oppose legislation that redefines marriage

NC official to accept same sex “marriage” applications

“Anchorage Chamber wants business to support the city’s gay and lesbian community”

Opponents of marriage redefinition want lawmakers to “let the people decide”

“Gov. Christie should step aside on gay marriage” | NJ Ledger Star Editorial

Utah cites procreation in marriage lawsuit

MI marriage ruling expected Wednesday

Marriage becomes issue in Illinois Treasurer’s race

Lambda Legal Urges Alaska Supreme Court To Allow Same-sex Couples Access To Survivor Benefits

Judge Orders New Jersey to Redefine Marriage — in 2 Weeks

NJ Supreme Court to hear marriage case

Pence reacts to new poll on Defense of Marriage Amendment “I think the Hoosier electorate has a good strong sense of where marriage should be in public policy,” says Curt Smith of the Indiana Family Institute, “and it’s a high, elevated place, our state constitution.” . . . “The fact that we have competing public opinion polls,” said Mike Pence, “really underscores the reason why we should just let Hoosiers decide.”

  • Posted: 10/11/2013
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Why school choice is a civil right | WSJ video

NJ: 1 judge can’t force the state to redefine marriage

“Postal Service to honor Harvey Milk with stamp”

Parents Rise Up for New York’s Charter Schools