Clergyman in legal fight against C of E over same-sex marriage

Life, marriage, and family must be affirmed at UN General Assembly session

    Zenit: The General Assembly, fondly referred to as “the GA” by U.N. aficionados, is most known for bringing the leaders of the world together under one roof. But beyond this, the GA is responsible for the creation of several hundred documents outlining the position of Member States on a myriad of issues ranging from women’s rights to sustainable farming, and everything in between. Every year, a handful of these documents touch on controversial life and family issues. While the spotlight shines on the heads of state, the real excitement of the GA extends behind closed doors as country delegates battle over references to reproductive and sexual “rights.”


  • Posted: 09/11/2014
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  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
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  • Source: www.zenit.org

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Is same-sex parenting better for kids?

Gender gap journalism

Same-sex marriage cases set for early look

An evangelical defense of traditional marriage

Why the ‘concordance reflex’ fails in sexuality debates

Women’s colleges, religious universities change policies for transgender students

Hooking up, shacking up, and saying ‘I Do’

Could homosexuality split the Catholic Church?

‘Christians won’t be bullied into accepting same-sex marriage’

Will SCOTUS say ‘I Do’ to marriage case?

State defends refusal to recognize California same-sex marriage

9th Circuit hears oral arguments in 3 same-sex marriage cases

Sexual assault and college practices

Regarded as ‘intolerant haters’: What’s new?

Children as consumer items: same-sex marriage won’t help us build a culture of life

    National Review: The fortunes of the main branches of American social conservatism are rapidly diverging. On the one hand, we are riding a wave of pro-life legislation sweeping across the nation. Dozens of pro-life laws have been passed in the states in just the past few years, and pro-life sentiment, especially among young people, is hovering around an all-time high. On the other hand, in the wake of United States v. Windsor, it seems that every week another state’s definition of marriage is being overturned by state or federal courts. Our cultural consensus in favor of the traditional definition of marriage has collapsed — most precipitously among young people.


  • Posted: 09/08/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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Reflections on same-sex marriage and religious liberty

9th Circuit to take up same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii

Single, Christian, and a child of divorce

Naked consent: Why personal speech codes won’t curb a social problem like sexual assault

Ruling in Louisiana could guide new legal strategy for defending marriage

Petition supporting traditional marriage delivered to Gov. Herbert

Indonesia marriage laws: Students challenge law preventing people of different faiths from marrying

Religion and same-sex marriage debates take center stage in Brazil elections

32 states ask Supreme Court to settle marriage

Definition of marriage must ultimately go to high court

Federal judge upholds right of Louisiana citizens to preserve one man-one woman marriage

Louisiana ruling upholds state’s marriage amendment

Court rules against marriage laws in Indiana, Wisconsin

Louisiana marriage amendment survives challenge

    SCOTUS Blog: Ruling that the Supreme Court’s one-year-old decision striking down a provision of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act “does little more than give both sides in this case something to hope for,” a federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday upheld Louisiana’s ban on same-sex marriages and its refusal to recognize any such union performed in another state. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Martin C. Feldman thus became the first by a federal court to reject a constitutional challenge since the Justices’ decision in United States v. Windsor.


  • Posted: 09/04/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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Federal judge becomes first to uphold state marriage amendment

Biblical theology and the sexuality crisis

The importance of dad

    Acculturated: The fact that any of this might need scientific backing is disheartening. And the notable recommendations found in this article—prison reform, a stronger job market for men, changes to child support laws, etc.—fail to address the deeper, moral quandary of a society that has largely given up on the idea that marriage is the foundational institution for human flourishing (and ought to be treated with the seriousness it deserves). Releasing prisoners won’t create better fathers. A stronger economy doesn’t sway the soul from sexually reckless behavior.


  • Posted: 09/04/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: acculturated.com

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Why it’s wrong to equate a man’s worth with his career

Why so many Christians won’t back down on same-sex marriage

New York farmers stop hosting weddings after $13,000 fine for declining lesbian ceremony

Louisiana ruling ends pro-gay marriage ruling streak

Louisiana’s marriage law upheld by federal judge

We cannot afford to view children as commodities

Louisiana’s marriage law upheld by federal judge

Firing of same-sex couple at Catholic school draws outcry

ADF: Federal court right to uphold Louisianans’ freedom to preserve marriage

    “The people of Louisiana – and the people of every state – should continue to have the authority to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws. The district court in this case was right to conclude, as the U.S. Supreme Court did in its Windsor decision last year, that marriage law is the business of the states. We concur with the district court’s observation that ‘Louisiana is acting squarely within the scope of its traditional authority, as underscored by Justice Kennedy’ in the Windsor decision.” -Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Byron Babione


  • Posted: 09/03/2014
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  • Category: Featured

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Federal judge upholds Louisiana’s marriage law

Poll: Church leaders predict repression over objections so same-sex couplings

Registrar sacked for refusing to conduct same-sex marriage wins appeal

SCOTUS may take up Virginia marriage challenge

Christian farm owners will no longer host wedding ceremonies after same-sex couple’s lawsuit

Wedding industry illustrates unresolved legal relationship between religious freedom and same-sex marriage

Prince William clerk asks Supreme Court to hear Virginia same-sex marriage case

Farm owners fined for their faith

Which marriage case will the Supreme Court choose?

Va. clerk asks US Supreme Court to uphold people’s freedom to affirm marriage

After being fined and forced to host same-sex weddings, Christian farm owners make drastic decision that ‘will likely hurt their business’

Young people, sex, and relationships: The new norms

Overcoming the porn plague

Europe stands strong for traditional definition of marriage

A big cash fine is intolerance in action

Same-sex marriage advocates ask top U.S. court to strike down state marriage laws

Across the U.S., key victories for marriage, life, and religious freedom

Fla. Supreme Court asked to rule on same-sex marriage

Anti-marriage judges destroying public trust, says Staver

Seven reasons why the current marriage debate is nothing like the debate on interracial marriage

Federal appeals judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin marriage laws

A married mom and dad really do matter: New evidence from Canada

Is transgenderism a mental disorder or a right?

Will states’ rights rule supreme in marriage cases?

U.S. Supreme Court issues stay on marriage case in Virginia

With same-sex marriage on hold, same-sex couples remain hopeful

Same-sex marriage case: Opposing sides weigh in