Military divorce rate hits lowest levels in 10 years

Magistrates to opt out of same-sex marriage ceremonies in NC

Judge strikes down voter-approved marriage law

South Korea’s Constitutional Court invalidates criminal adultery law

The evolution of anti-Christian activism

The law and children

    America Magazine: The one subject guaranteed to start fireworks today is children. Hence the pyrotechnics whenever Pope Francis talks of rabbits, sterility or contraception. Judging from my 16 years teaching family law, the law struggles with children too, for reasons similar to why individuals do. A church trying to figure out how to speak about marriage and family needs to understand this struggle, given that lawmakers are now considering redefining marriage—the last and most basic “place” where family law safeguards children.


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Three senior faculty attack Notre Dame’s granting of benefits to same-sex couples

Teacher forced out for Facebook posting on religious objections to school billboard can sue

Baptist briefs: Fired Atlanta fire chief sues city

Judge gives go-ahead for ‘marriage-lite’ legal case

61% of Americans don’t want Supreme Court to force same-sex marriage on the states: poll

Truth-telling and the right of self-government: Why Obama’s marriage lie matters

Family income more apt to impact kids’ well-being than marital status of parents

1-parent families hurt kids, but what can we do?

Ex-NFL player who claims he was fired from broadcasting job over his views on homosexuality delivers passionate religious freedom speech

Knot Now: The benefits of marrying in your mid-to-late 20s

Marriage as a springboard to the middle class

    Ed Excellence: As I explain in Education Next, a more holistic approach would also take seriously what Isabel Sawhill and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution call the “success sequence”: get at least a high school diploma, work full time, and wait till you are at least twenty-one and married before having children. They estimate that 98 percent of individuals who follow those three norms will not be poor, and almost three-quarters will be solidly middle class. On the flip side, three-quarters of young people who fail to follow any of those norms will be poor, and almost none will be middle class.


  • Posted: 02/27/2015
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ADF joins battle in Missouri to define marriage as ‘one man and one woman’

How schools can strengthen families

‘Love Not Limited?’: Three Thailand men ‘marry’ each other, photos go viral

Officer in parade controversy speaks out on religious liberty

Officer in same-sex pride parade incident speaks out

Dr. Ryan Anderson: Marriage equality and marriage reality at the Supreme Court (video)

Top university could remove tribute to Lord Carey after protest

My women’s studies seminar

Single mothers don’t always stay poor

Arkansas bars expanding local protections beyond what the state already prohibits

Effort fails to add protections for same-sex couples to religious freedom bill

Memo to Atlanta’s Mayor: Reinstate Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran

Even in unsafe neighborhoods, kids are safer in married families

Natural rights, the Imago Dei, and the moral economy of sex

Justices struggle with a different sort of marriage right

Same-sex parenting: Unpacking the social science

Catholic church sacks woman for being too ‘polyamorous’

Australian court says polyamory is not “sexual orientation” under Sex Discrimination Act

Will a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage apply to tribal governments?

Freedom Indiana opposing ‘religious freedom’ bill

Poll: Blacks, whites, men, church-goers oppose same-sex marriage

Researchers say same-sex couples may soon be able to produce biological children together

ADF to 8th Circuit: Allow Mo. to affirm marriage as one man, one woman

Fired fire chief fires back at Atlanta: Washington Post produces fine indepth piece

Lawyer: Atlanta chief’s firing recalls the Red Scare

Wesleyan fraternity sues University after being forced to accept women

San Francisco archbishop rejects lawmakers’ criticism on morality clauses

The implications of extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples

Question for the New York Times: ‘If gays are offended, do Christians have rights?’

Congratulating Wesleyan

Russell Moore responds to amicus brief in 8th Circuit Court of Appeals case on same-sex marriage

Atlanta councilmember attempts to explain comments on fired fire chief

Irish voters to decide on same-sex marriage in May referendum

Rob Bell to Oprah: Church is ‘moments away’ from embracing same-sex marriage

Texas county issues its first marriage license to same-sex couple; Texas Supreme Court issues stay halting other marriages

Law firms say they will perform free same-sex marriage ceremonies if court clerks won’t

Abraham Lincoln and same-sex marriage

Texas attorney general says same-sex couple’s marriage is void

Ousted Christian fire chief files lawsuit against city of Atlanta

Reed responds to U.S. Reps. over Cochran firing

Georgia fire chief Kelvin Cochran sues Atlanta after firing over Christian faith

Former Atlanta fire chief sues over his firing

Kasim Reed responds to concerns over fire chief’s firing

Texas Supreme Court blocks same-sex marriage licenses

Oregon to swear in nation’s first openly bisexual governor

The many ways mothers’ education matters

The two shall become one flesh: Reclaiming marriage

Former Atlanta fire chief files federal lawsuit

Fire chief sacked for Christian faith firing back