Category Archives: Marriage & Family

Arizona moves to restrict transgender bathroom use | CBS

The SCOTUS ruling the GOP really wants

“RNC official not backing down from posting on ‘filthy’ gay lifestyle”

RI: Raptakis Remains Key Vote On Marriage Bills

Rising GOP star Ben Carson apologizes for remarks linking homosexuality and bestiality

Bucking the trend: The House Democrats Who Oppose Marriage Redefinition

“NY Cardinal: Church Can Be More Welcoming To Gays”

What might happen? | Erwin Chemerinsky at SCOTUS Blog

“Gay Marriage Recap: Will Justices Rule On Constitutionality?” | Nina Totenberg at NPR

Do Evangelical Churches Talk About Homosexuality? | Nathan Cherry at Engage Family Minute

Marriage Is Illegal . . . Without a License | Cong. Steve King at NRO

Reading tea leaves: Why the Court will uphold Proposition 8 | John Bursch at SCOTUS Blog

Scotus Considers Same-sex Marriage, Part II: U.S. v. Windsor

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski ‘Evolving’ on Marriage Issue | ABC

Can the Federal Government Define “Property” For Purposes of Federal Law?

“Eagle Scouts: We’re Being Bullied by Gay Rights Activists”

    Todd Starnes at Townhall: “It would be an enormous mistake if they allowed homosexuality in scouting,” he said. “They have no idea what these folks really want to do.” Stemberger said there are already gays in scouting — “they are discreet, they are appropriate, they are private and they don’t act out in front of kids.”
    “What they want is full-blown gay activism in scouting,” he said, “and that’s what they can’t have under the current policy.”

  • Posted: 03/28/2013
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Arizona House Panel Oks Softened Transgender Bill

The defense of marriage: Why not short term marriage leases if we redefine marriage? | WSJ Video

Prop 8 Case: Roberts As Swing Vote Again? | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

Groups Of Adults Turn To Cooperative Households To Save Money

Marriage Redefinition is Just the Beginning | Nathan Cherry of Engage Family Minute at Illinois Family Inst.

World Congress of Families Says D.C. March Showed Overwhelming Support for Marriage

A Tangle on Jurisdiction, a No-Brainer on the Merits | Matthew J. Franck at NRO

“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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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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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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Volokh Conspiracy Series: Marriage and Federalism

“Boy Scout leaders face controversy over gay leaders: Leaders meet to discuss the issue” The Boy Scouts are one of the great jewels of American culture,” said John Stemberger, Eagle Scout and founder of “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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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”