Court denies one same-sex marriage case (UPDATED)

Issue same-sex marriage license, lose your salary, Texas bill would tell state employees

Law society council upholds Trinity Western accreditation

Religious bias issues debated after Atlanta Mayor’s dismissal of fire chief

Church takes aim at Atlanta fire chief’s dismissal

Civil Rights Commish compares Christian cake artist to Nazis, slave owners

NI council calls for quango to drop Christian bakery case

City of Atlanta: No orthodox Christians need apply

War on Poverty: WMass sees link between teen pregnancy, poverty

Study finds more reasons to get and stay married

Belgian bishop says Catholic Church should bless same-sex couples

Supreme Court delays action on same-sex marriage

ADF hoping for high court’s affirmation re: marriage

Same-sex marriage primed for review as U.S. high court gathers

America awaits justices’ action on same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples await US Supreme court ruling

Atlanta fire chief who criticized homosexuality may fight ouster

Atlanta fire chief sacked in book controversy may sue city

Houston, we still have a problem: Mayor at it again

Atlanta fire chief fired for expressing Christian beliefs

Atlanta Mayor fires fire chief who wrote Christian book calling homosexuality ‘perversion’

Same-sex marriage showdown in the Fifth Circuit on Friday

Sen. Marco Rubio laments court rulings on same-sex marriage

Glendale will not have new non-discrimination ordinance by Super Bowl

America awaits justices’ action on same-sex marriage

Hitching Post, Cd’A seek to avoid trial

To restore marriage, restore labor unions?

Same-sex spouses of Florida state employees granted health insurance, retirement benefits

Supreme Court to meet again to decide on hearing same-sex marriage

It’s a matter of when, not if, the Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

Miami archbishop warns employees against supporting same-sex marriage, even in a tweet

United Methodists settle complaint against bishop over same-sex wedding

Jeb Bush: We need to ‘show respect’ for both supporters, opponents of same-sex marriage

Women, the pill, and the sexual revolution

Florida bishops respond to state’s change in definition of marriage

Women of mockery

Group planning legal action against DC for banning conversion therapy for same-sex attracted youth

Should pastors stop signing civil marriage certificates?

Glendale, Ariz. postpones passing harmful ordinance

Florida AG won’t say if she’ll keep pushing marriage law

Florida counties end courthouse ceremonies to avoid performing same-sex weddings

Idaho governor takes fight to defend marriage amendment to U.S. Supreme Court

Canadian Mennonites officiate first same-sex wedding

Family and ‘The Vanishing Neighbor’

    Family Studies: Shifting family structures and the transformation of American community life are typically engaged separately, the assumption being that the thesis of Bowling Alone doesn’t have a lot to do with today’s changing family patterns. And there are many ways in which what goes on between neighbors, within volunteer associations, and through other social networks don’t touch the more enduring bonds within families, which have roots and dynamics internal to themselves. But reading Marc Dunkelman’s updated take on precisely how American community has changed in his 2014 book, The Vanishing Neighbor, I was prompted to ask how the social shifts he observes might be putting the family in a more fluid and uncertain place in the hierarchy of relationships Americans, and particularly young adults, engage today.

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The legacy of the libertarian sexual ethic

    Family Studies: My own research with working-class young adults leads me to believe that they have basically made peace with sexual permissiveness—at least outside of marriage—even as they retain some ambivalence about it. They tend to move in quickly with new romantic partners, even as they worry that people rush too quickly into relationships. From survey data, we know that people without a college education have more lifetime sexual partners than those with a college education, and that most of them see no problem with premarital sex.

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When an imprisoned parent isn’t home for the holidays

Improving the case for marriage

Vietnam set to amend marriage law

#YesWomenAndChildren are safer within intact marriages

School district approves policy requiring restroom use to correlate with biological gender

Same-sex marriage dynamic in U.S. shifted dramatically in 2014

Va. school district adopts new children’s privacy, safety policy

Parents failing to protect their children online, survey reveals

Miliband: ‘Christianity should be respected’

NI Christian printer backs calls for conscience clause

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in 2015, how will evangelicals respond?

Florida set to become 36th same-sex marriage state as judicial hold expires

These Florida clerks will stop performing all courthouse weddings as same-sex marriage battle intensifies

Va. school district policy respects all children’s privacy, safety needs

ADF to Italy: Rogue mayors have no authority to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Florida marriage law heads for midnight end

Same-sex marriage prompts call for clergy to shun civil ceremonies

ADF to Italy: Rogue mayors have no authority to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Lazy fact-checking at ThinkProgress

Fighting the sexual and reproductive rights revolution

Is this the year for same-sex marriage?

Thirty-seven companies file brief supporting same-sex marriage in Florida

Children in single-parent families are more likely to witness domestic violence

On the liberal marriage hypothesis

    The New York Times: The theory that the falling divorce rate (among other indicators) among college-educated Americans is evidence that marriage has been successfully reinvented in the wake of the sexual revolution; that progressive ideas — the acceptance of premarital sex and cohabitation, an egalitarian vision of gender roles in parenting and breadwinning, a stronger emphasis on romantic compatibility and personal fulfillment — have basically been responsible for that reinvention; and that the main cultural force (setting aside economics) preventing working class Americans from embracing this successful reinvention is the unfortunate persistence of traditionalist norms and attitudes about sex and gender roles.

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Government stalls on humanist marriages in England and Wales

Named Person: Judge hears new aspect of legal case