Voters leaving us over same-sex marriage, says Tory MP

Same-sex marriage arrives in conservative Idaho

Pasquotank magistrate refused to perform same-sex marriage

Really, it’s okay to be single

Choosing against the odds

    Family Studies: For all the debate and sensitivity around what makes for a “normal” family today, some things are so intrinsic they remain untouchable. At some basic level families embody a set of commitments for spouse, parent and child, provide stability when functioning well and inculcate a sense of responsibility between members and generations. Through setback and success, these three are ingredient to the building of any contented life, and the family has typically been the school for their tutelage.


  • Posted: 10/15/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: family-studies.org

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Has the Catholic Church changed its teachings on sex and marriage?

The next same-sex marriage fight: religious exemptions

Officials told they can legally object to same-sex marriage

ADF offers guidance to Wis., Ind., Utah officials responsible for issuing marriage licenses

Answering Ted Olson: Changing marriage is not the way to secure dignity and respect for same-sex couples

A pastoral failure

What parents need to know about Snapchat

Same-sex marriage decisions: The constitution protects homosexuals but not blacks and women

No, Democrats haven’t won the culture war

The key to successful parenting: Ignore your children

Ninth Circuit’s neutrality questioned on same-sex marriage

Marriage rates hit new, all-time low

America’s singleness problem

Judge overturns Alaska’s marriage amendment

Proposed policies violate children’s privacy, invite lawsuits in Minn., Wis., RI

AG’s office: Same-sex marriage licenses to be issued despite personal beliefs

Jitney messiahs

Opposition group turns to stealth and sexism to oppose shared parenting in North Dakota

Christian libertarians: You don’t need to defend the sacrament of marriage

Why are so many middle aged men succumbing to sexual sin?

ADF offers guidance to Va., Okla. clerks responsible for issuing marriage licenses

Fewer in Miss. see same-sex marriage as threat

Meet new victims of so-called ‘marriage equality’

Same-sex marriage in Arizona a step closer

Traditional marriage supporters regroup in face of opposition

Ex-’gay’ credits God for lifestyle change

What I learned when my children fell apart in front of me

School district issues handouts urging teachers to stop calling kids ‘boys and girls’

Christian college forms board to review policy prohibiting homosexual behavior

“I refuse to be silent”: Writer says homosexuality “shattered” her marriage, family

Synod14: Mid-way report urges listening to families with gaze fixed on Christ

The new focus on children’s rights

The military and marriage

The ideal and the reality of European family size

Synod releases document with new tone, calling for mercy, listening

Alaska will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Same-sex marriage obstacles fall in conservative states

The culture wars – have we lost?

Missouri House Speaker calls on Attorney General to defend marriage laws

Ross Douthat on challenges for the family, designing pro-family policy, and more

Gordon College says compassion, yes; compromise, no

Roundup: Supreme Court takes one step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage

Judge says same-sex marriage is now legal in North Carolina

Cardinal says Catholic Church will never bless same-sex marriage

Notre Dame gives spousal benefits to same-sex couples

Supreme Court gives green light to Idaho same-sex marriages

Targets of a new Human Rights Campaign report say the organization has gone too far

Supreme indecision on marriage redefinition

New York farm alleges bias

Sexting is the new ‘first base’: More than a quarter of teens send or receive explicit photos

Missouri lawmakers may defend marriage amendment

Appeals court: Nevada same-sex marriages can go ahead

Huckabee: If GOP abandons opposition to same-sex marriage, ‘I’m Gone’

How I became an evangelical voice for marriage quality

    First Things: Evangelicals are changing their minds on gay marriage. So argues the Log Cabin Republicans’ David Lampo in a recent op-ed in the Daily Caller. In defense of his thesis, Lampo trots out the examples of two prominent evolved evangelicals: David Blankenhorn and yours truly. The problem here is that Blankenhorn is not an Evangelical and I have not changed my mind on gay marriage. If David and I are the two best examples of an evangelical evolution, it ain’t happening.


  • Posted: 10/09/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Estonia becomes first former soviet country to recognize same-sex partnerships

Joan or John?

What Maggie Gallagher and other marriage experts think about the Synod’s agenda

The profound injustice of Judge Posner on marriage

An honest pro-SSM family-law scholar

    National Review: Law professor and family-law scholar James G. Dwyer, who “strongly support[s] extending legal marriage to same-sex couples” but who “recognize[s] the distinction between something being the right thing to do and its being a matter of constitutional right,” has just published his near-final draft of a new article titled “Same-Sex Cynicism and the Self-Defeating Pursuit of Social Acceptance Through Litigation.”


  • Posted: 10/09/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.nationalreview.com

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What the church can do

South Carolina Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage licenses

Reuters and religious freedom: When a two-sided news story really only tells one

    GetReligion: Here’s what Greg Scott, the Alliance Defending Freedom’s vice president for media communications, told me in an email: “It is a gross mischaracterization to frame these cases as a business owner desiring to “deny service” or interrupt a generic goods transaction because of a person’s professed or perceived sexual preferences. The question is whether the government will have the power to force citizens to communicate messages or participate in events against their will or face severe punishment for refusing such government mandates…”


  • Posted: 10/09/2014
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.getreligion.org

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GOP hires California expert for N.C. same-sex marriage fight

US conservatives fight for religious freedom

Same-sex marriage opponents set to continue court battle

Wisconsin joins thirty states that now allow same-sex marriage

Want to be happy for the rest of your life? Have a big, cheap wedding

Marriage and society: Getting to the heart of the matter

Stop calling it marriage equality

In defense of Gordon College