Support for same-sex marriage reaches all-time high in Gallup poll

Marriage: Where do we go from here?

Trans man in legal battle for birth sex to ‘be forgotten’

Pennsylvania Gov. won’t appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Judicial juggernaut on same-sex marriage continues

Piling cliché upon cliché

    First Things: Judge McShane opens his opinion with a lengthy discussion of just how normal the plaintiffs are. They love one another. They’re in a committed relationship. They’re financially successful. They pay taxes. Meanwhile, the “state affords the same set of rights and privileges to Tristan and Isolde that it affords to a Hollywood celebrity waking up in Las Vegas with a blurry memory and a ringed finger.” The argument (such as it is) is downright conservative: Judge McShane, à la Andrew Sullivan, sets up same-sex marriage as a bastion of moral and civic virtue against the squalor of the wider culture.


  • Posted: 05/21/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Army won’t pay for Bradley Manning gender surgery

Jennifer Knapp makes case for being ‘gay and Christian’ in book with evangelical publisher

“The Gay Marriage Debate Ends at Wall Street” (Or: redefining marriage is a movement of the elites)

Federal Judge strikes down Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriage

Utah must recognize same-sex marriages performed during 17 days before stay; but this order temporarily stayed also

How not to talk to your kids about sexuality and sexual orientation

Is Evangelical opposition to homosexual behavior and same-sex marriage collapsing?

Same-sex couples begin tying the knot in Oregon

NOM files for emergency stay of federal court proceedings in Oregon same-sex marriage case

The evolution of marriage

Utah Supreme Court halts same-sex adoption cases

Same-sex marriage creates uncertainties decade after Massachusetts implementation

    Greg Scott, a spokesman for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is litigating in several states to support traditional marriage, said the group hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will continue its view that marriage should be defined by the states, as it expressed in its 2013 ruling, U.S. vs. Windsor, which struck down the prohibition against same-sex marriage in federal law.

    “We hope the Supreme Court stays consistent,” Scott said. “Marriage is worth fighting for and there are a lot of people that do believe that. Perhaps a wrong decision at the Supreme Court will inspire millions of Americans to rebuild a culture of strong marriages and understand again what marriage is about.”


  • Posted: 05/19/2014
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: national.deseretnews.com

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A decade later, same-sex marriage tide has almost completely turned

    Al Jazeera America: “I don’t think they [the district courts] are accurately reading Windsor, so it will be interesting to see what the Supreme Court does,” said Kellie Fiedorek, an attorney specializing in marriage and family at the conservative Christian legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing court clerks in two of the cases. “The only thing that is inevitable right now is that this issue will be back before the Supreme Court.”

    ADF argues that Windsor invalidated a federal law only, and Fiedorek maintained that the ruling should not apply to state laws.

    If the court were to hold that bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution, Fiedorek said, “you’d basically have the Roe v. Wade of marriage.”


  • Posted: 05/19/2014
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: america.aljazeera.com

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Judge: 4th Circuit just a “way station” to Supreme Court

Kentucky school to allow ‘transgender’ students access to opposite sex restrooms

    Christian News Network: Meanwhile, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) threatened to pursue legal action if the non-discrimination policy goes into effect. In a letter to the governing board members of Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS), ADF spokespersons argued that Atherton High School should not make restrooms available to both sexes.

    “Not only may JCPS prevent students from accessing opposite-sex restrooms and changing areas, JCPS should do so to avoid violating the rights of JCPS students and parents,” the letter states. “With respect to JCPS students, they have the right to bodily privacy.”

    “Permitting students to use opposite-sex restrooms and changing areas would seriously endanger student safety, undermine parental authority, and severely impair an environment conducive to learning,” the letter continues. “These dangers are so clear-cut that a school district allowing such activity would clearly expose itself—and its teachers—to tort liability.”


  • Posted: 05/19/2014
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: christiannews.net

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Tactics endure after 10 years of same-sex marriage

AZ school district latest to cave on either-sex bathroom policy

Digging for truth in the ‘gay Christian’ debates

Ministers diverge in opinion on lifting of Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban

Same-sex marriage is off again in Idaho and on in Arkansas

Separation should arise in ‘gay marriage’, ‘gay Christian’ debate

    Christian Post: Without a doubt, this issue will become a great dividing line in the Church, and I for one welcome it, since it points to a much deeper divide in our approach to God, His Word, and the people He wants to redeem. Ultimately, it will separate those who put God first and ask, “How can I fulfill His desires?” from those who put themselves first and ask, “How can He fulfill my desires?”


  • Posted: 05/16/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.christianpost.com

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Attorneys ask state Supreme Court to not suspend ruling striking same-sex marriage ban

Dear John Stossel: Marriage is not complicated

They just don’t get it

Conchita Wurst is a man. So why is everyone referring to him as ‘she’?

Council tells churches they must conduct same-sex marriages

Arkansas same-sex marriages end, for now, after ruling

Maryland bill to stop transgender discrimination signed

Lawyers for same-sex couples want broader ruling

Decrying same-sex marriage, black pastors join legal fight

Same-sex marriage driving Tory voters away, new poll finds

Marriage group stymied in Oregon challenge

Transgender controversy re-opens Louisville schools discrimination debate

Boys want to use girls’ bathroom at Kentucky school, principal agrees

Premature talk of surrender on same-sex marriage

Idaho ruling hardly small potatoes

My unasked for role as a ‘homophobic bigot’

Ky. school principal’s bathroom decision ignores student privacy rights

Arkansas high court won’t stay same-sex marriage ruling

Is divorce bad for children?

AZ school district latest to cave on either-sex bathroom policy

Transgender controversy reopens discrimination debate

High school council to discuss transgender debate

Louisville principal allows male freshman to use girls bathroom and changing areas

Virginia’s same-sex marriage case before federal panel

School district apologizes for same-sex marriage video

Judge refuses to stay Idaho same-sex marriages

Pentagon OKs Manning transfer for gender treatment

Eyes on Virginia as same-sex marriage case advances in court

Appeals court judges seem sharply divided over Virginia ban on same-sex marriage

Divided panel hears Virginia case for and against same-sex marriage

Virginia same-sex marriage could come down to states’ rights vs. equal protection

Transgender controversy prompts Atherton to rethink policy

Miami Dolphins fine and suspend safety Don Jones for tweet against same-sex kiss

Marriage and the race to the Supreme Court: what to look for at the Fourth Circuit

Alleged rapes, flawed data, official with Planned Parenthood ties brings scrutiny to Tempe sex-ed decision

Austin R. Nimocks responds to media after his oral arguments in Virginia

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is ‘open’ to lifting ban on transgender students

Huckabee wants judge impeached after overturning a state’s same-sex marriage law

Sexual orientation lessons could change in Montgomery

Overturn judge’s ruling, restore real marriage in Virginia

“Fifty percent of all marriages end in divorce” and other myths

Arkansas Supreme Court wants responses to stay request on same-sex marriage ruling by noon tomorrow

NFL player fined and suspended over tweet in response to same-sex kiss on ESPN

U.S. appeals court in Va. to hear same-sex marriage case