North Carolina governor to veto opt-out bill for officials opposing gay marriage

McCrory vetoes same-sex marriage opt out for magistrates

Is your nonprofit ready?

Scouting the wrong side of history

Confidential meeting seeks to sway synod to accept same-sex unions

Dr. Robert George’s defense of marriage

“The End of Men” is bad for women and vice versa

    ERLC: Any ideology that exalts one gender to the exclusion of the other is not honoring to God’s created design—namely that we bear his image (Gen. 1:26-27). Our humanity matters, and our maleness and femaleness matters. If men go the way of the Dodo Bird then we lose something precious about the image of God. And I don’t want to live in a world where that happens for men or women.

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A requiem for the Boy Scouts

Transition to sex predicts changes in religiosity

How same-sex marriage won out in Ireland

Tales of two social scientists

    First Things: Of course I have been talking, in the first story, about the beleaguered but unbowed Mark Regnerus, the sociologist whose New Family Structures Study was published in Social Science Research in 2012. (Full disclosure: Regnerus’s NFSS was funded in principal part, but uninfluenced by, the Witherspoon Institute where I work.) And the second story, which broke this week, is about UCLA political science doctoral student Michael LaCour, whose co-author, Donald Green of Columbia, has asked for the journal Science to retract their much-ballyhooed December 2014 article.

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Case to Watch: Funeral home to cite Hobby Lobby ruling in transgender bias case

Feds blackmail Virginia’s largest school district into transgender policy

Professor retracts same-sex marriage study over fake data

Ireland’s historic decision may be ironic, but it is hardly surprising

The gay rights revolution in Ireland

Doubts about study of gay canvassers rattles the field

I had a transgender parent. Unlike Obama, I don’t think transgender parents should be able to adopt.

“There must be a reason”: A father’s final gift to his same-sex attracted son

“It wasn’t the gays who trashed marriage in Ireland”

Was a gay-marriage paper fabricated?

Canadian Catholic church sued for not letting boy use girl’s bathroom

Standing athwart the march of history, yelling, “Stop! Wait for me!”

Same-sex marriage for Church of Scotland ministers? – not just yet

Conscience and cake

HB 707 was about freedom and tolerance

Scouts president: Gay leader ban unsustainable

Ireland votes in referendum on same-sex marriage

Boy Scouts presidents calls for lifting the ban on gay troop leaders

Ireland’s gay marriage referendum a sign of Roman Catholic decline

Heads LGBTs win, tails Christians lose

Mental health’s LGBT blind spot

Ashers ‘deeply disappointed’ after losing court case

Ashers owners speak out for first time about ruling

Media warns of damage to free speech after Ashers loss

‘Gay marriage would be fatal for our freedoms’

Texas House passes pastor protection bill

What the ‘mounting evidence’ on working moms really shows

Jindal on religious liberty order: ‘Don’t waste your time trying to bully me in Louisiana’

Boy Scouts’ president calls for end to ban on gay leaders

National Review: For gay marriage and against Christian teaching

    Denny Burk: The National Review is a leading journal of conservative opinion. It should not be lost on us that many conservatives are eager to shed the albatross of traditional marriage. They view it as a political loser. Younger conservatives can hardly comprehend any reason to oppose gay marriage. At this point, the Republican party is divided on the issue with traditional social conservatives being the only ones holding the line. Those social conservatives have always been viewed as a key part of the Republican coalition. For the time being, they still are. But how long will that last? That a leading journal of conservative opinion would publish an article like this tells us something about the future of political conservatism in America.

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SPLC campaign would ‘ban help for gay people’

In defense of the natural family

A majority of Americans now think gays are born that way

Irish voters to decide whether to ‘expand’ marriage to include same-sex couples

Ireland, look to America’s cautionary tale on gay marriage

Louisiana Governor issues executive order protecting traditional marriage advocates

Data faked by same-sex marriage researchers

Christian-run bakery ‘unlawfully discriminated’ against gay man for refusing to make ‘gay cake’

(Not) supporting gay marriage at the cake counter: Lee v Ashers Bakery

Hearts, minds and cakes

US Christians ‘bankrolling’ no campaign in Ireland’s gay marriage referendum

Chastened Church leaders take back seat in Irish gay marriage vote

Update – schools, scriptures, banning of books and sexual orthodoxy

Gay-conversion therapy ban to be introduced in House

Bobby Jindal stands against big business to protect religious liberty

Divorced dads: For worse, for better

La. Marriage and Conscience Act protects freedom of Louisianans

‘New Irish’ Christians mobilise to vote no to gay marriage

Ireland could be first nation to legalize same-sex marriage by popular vote

Luxembourg premier is first E.U. leader to marry same-sex partner

Ashers Bakery: Judgment handed down in ‘gay cake’ row

Jeb Bush to Brody File: There is no Constitutional right to gay marriage

Irish PM says country must seize opportunity to approve gay marriage

Wawa sued by lesbian employee who helped start Gay-Straight Alliance

Third Circuit upholds federal porn regulations

Jeb Bush takes tougher stance against same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage and the ‘Loving’ precedent

Why parents should stop hoping their kids will get married

Why moms and dads both matter in marriage