Category Archives: Marriage & Family

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’

Hundreds Exchange Vows As Colorado’s Civil Union Law Takes Effect

Prom dress code has New Jersey moms up in (bare) arms

WV: Principal reverses dress code decision

We hate to say we told you so: same sex marriage & polygamy

La. Teachers’ Union President: School Choice ‘Taking Our Children From Us’

Some Republicans help defeat Florida school choice legislation in Senate

Smith Women’s College Targeted After Saying No to Sexually Confused Student

    Edge Boston: trans woman won’t get to fulfill her dream of attending Smith College, a private women’s university in Massachusetts, because on government federal financial aid documents she is registered as a male . . . “We have a petition of over 3,700 signatures,” Schwartz said of the Change.org petition, noting plans to present the petition with the signatures to the school’s administration sometime this week. “We have a list of demands created as an organization


  • Posted: 04/30/2013
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“Pushing the G.O.P. to Support Gay Rights” | NY Times

“LGBT Leaders Look Past Gay-Friendly Wall Street” | Bloomberg

Missouri House Advances Amendment on Parental Rights

“Obama phones Jason Collins, offers support after athlete admits he’s gay”

Relationship Contracts: Experts: Putting Sex In Writing Could Make Your Union Even Stronger

Boy? Girl? California Bill Allows Students to Choose Bathrooms

Rhode Island: Final vote on Thursday on bill to redefine marriage

Something Rotten in the Boy Scouts

Scarred By Polygamy, Victims Confront ‘sister Wives’

Marriage Rests on the Thin Reed of Its Prestige

ACLU: Red Lion transgender student allowed to attend prom with girlfriend

Weatlhy GOP Pac pushes for marriage redefinition

NFL reminds teams of sexual orientation anti-discrimination policy

The Decline Of Men In One Word – Porn – And How Colleges Aid And Abet It

TN: Charter schools win $91 million for facilities

DE: Glasgow Church marriage sign stirs up social media

ACLU Warns High School Principal Who Removed Transgender Pennsylvania Student From Prom King Ballot

New Changes to Military Enlistment for Homeschool Graduates | HSLDA

Could Pregnancy be a Reason NOT to Get Married? | David Lapp at Family Scholars

    David Lapp at Family Scholars: In “Promises I Can Keep,” Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas find that among the poor single mothers they interviewed, “Nearly everyone has a morality tale to tell of two fools who rushed into marriage only to divorce.” And, “The harshest condemnation is reserved for those who marry because of pregnancy. Such marriages, they believe, are almost certain to end in divorce, and thus benefit neither the couple nor the child.”


  • Posted: 04/26/2013
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Pennsylvania district may become first in the nation to switch to all charter schools

“Gay couples can’t make joint political donations from individual account, FEC rules”

“Coordinated strategy propelled gay marriage in RI”

School forces girls to ask for lesbian kiss

“Transgender Red Lion High student denied chance at prom king”

Former Pawlenty aide backs marriage redefinition

Santa Fe City Council says ‘yes’ to marriage redefinition

With ‘You Can Play,’ hockey aims to curb homophobia

“A Risk Including Gay Partners In Immigration Bill?” | AP

Idaho Amends Policy for Changing Gender Marker on Driver’s Licenses | ACLU

Washington State’s Laws Get a Sex Change

Gov’t Spending $152,500 for Voice Therapy for Transgenders

N.C. bill would block school boards from suing county commissioners for more money

A Boy’s Life with Unisex Scouts | Anthony Esolen at Public Discourse

Flushing Shame: Philly bill would require “gender-neutral” bathrooms

Florida: “Lake School Board stalls on new rules affecting gay-straight club”

“No merit badges for the Boy Scouts’ proposal on gays” | Washington Post

Nevada Senate to vote on redefining marriage today

Activists rally as Minn. lawmakers consider redefining marriage

R.I. business leaders voice support for marriage redefinition

“Boy Scouts’ proposal says it’s OK to be gay–until you’re 18″ | MSNBC

    Emma Margolin at MSNBC: In a controversial resolution released on Friday, the group proposed lifting its ban on gay scouts–a significant shift in policy for one of the nation’s largest and most prominent youth development institutions–while still maintaining its current position excluding gay adults as potential leaders. If approved, the policy would take effect on Jan. 1, 2014.


  • Posted: 04/22/2013
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Female Education Has Completely Changed Marriage In America

Is Gay Marriage a Moral Issue or a Civil Liberties Issue? – Pt. 3 | Os Hillman at Christian Post

    Os Hillman at Christian Post: The battle for the family is heating up with one of the most important issues that could cause a huge tipping point in culture-the redefining of marriage by the Supreme Court. This is part 3 of a 4 part series on the topic of gay marriage. In this segment we look at how the failure of Christian marriages and how it has contributed to the issue of the rising gay community and the agenda of the gay community.
    Read more at http://www.christianpost.com/news/is-gay-marriage-a-moral-issue-or-a-civil-liberties-issue-pt-3-94431/#sfwrzD6dg26Almep.99


  • Posted: 04/22/2013
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“Boy Scout Leaders Propose Incoherent Policy On Gay Scouts” | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

    Ken Klukowski at Breitbart: A faction in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) just proposed a resolution to change BSA’s longstanding policy regarding openly homosexual behavior, one that will subject them to crippling lawsuits and cannot possibly survive over time. Regardless of where a person stands on the question of whether there should be open and avowed homosexuals in the Boy Scouts, this policy doesn’t make sense either way.


  • Posted: 04/22/2013
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Topekan honors twins with tattoo: Current ‘sperm donor’ case drudges up memories for Daryl Hendrix

“Poll: Sen. Portman’s support dips after he changes mind on gay marriage” | The Hill

Teachers Unions Challenge Virtual Education | NCPA Policy Digest

    NCPA Policy Digest: In states where online education has been implemented, local and state teachers unions have challenged virtual education in court by seeking to limit enrollment in the charter schools that utilize the technology, by pushing for virtual schools to be closed and by seeking to limit enrollment to students who live “in district,” despite that defeating the benefits of the Internet.


  • Posted: 04/22/2013
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Mormon Parenting: The conjugal and revisionist views of marriage

The end is (not) near in gay “marriage” debate | Peter Sprigg at LifeSiteNews

    Peter Sprigg at LifeSiteNews: In a country where 41 out of 50 states still define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and voters in a majority, 30 have placed that definition in their state constitutions; it can only be wishful thinking for the advocates of marriage redefinition to claim that it is imminent or inevitable. I suspect that some in the mainstream media are hoping that their prophecy will be a self-fulfilling one.


  • Posted: 04/19/2013
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Virginia Gubernatorial Race Will Be Battleground on Marriage

An economy that’s tearing our society apart

    Robert J. Samuelson at Washington Post: It’s hard to overstate the breakdown of marriage and the rise of single-parent families. Consider out-of-wedlock births. In 1980, about 18 percent of births were to unmarried women; by 2009, the proportion was 41 percent. Among whites, the increase was from 11 percent to 36 percent; among African Americans, from 56 percent to 72 percent; among Hispanics, from 37 percent (1990) to 53 percent. Or look at the share of children living with two parents. Since 1970, that’s dropped from 82 percent to 63 percent. Among whites, the decline is from 87 percent to 73 percent; among African Americans, from 57 percent to 31 percent; among Hispanics, from 78 percent to 57 percent. Just what caused these changes remains controversial.


  • Posted: 04/19/2013
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AT&T chief ‘playing both sides’ in Scout controversy

    WorldNetDaily: Ties to a corporate world that has largely accommodated the gay-rights agenda have brought the Scouts to the point of voting on whether they should abandon their century-old policy of forbidding members who openly declare they are homosexual, argues Randy Sharp, director of special projects for the American Family Association. Sharp’s group is mobilizing supporters to urge Boy Scouts executive board member Randall Stephenson, the CEO of AT&T, to resign.


  • Posted: 04/19/2013
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OH: Support for marriage redefinition costs Sen. Portman in the polls

IN: “Shut Up for Gay Rights, Says Dean of Students”

Texas Senate committee votes to repeal sodomy law

Bill to redefine marriage in Delaware clears committee, headed to House floor

Slate: ‘Marriage Equality’ Includes Polygamy | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Same-Sex Marriage is Wildly, Amazingly, Incredibly Popular . . . Except Where It’s Not

Arizona school funding debate back in court

AZ Senate votes to expand school tax credits

Arizona’s public schools getting creative to compete for students