Opposition to same-sex ‘marriage’ rooted in charity

Alabama church threatened on day it’s hosting global Bible study & prayer event

Marriage, self-government, and civility

Man-woman marriage laws do not infringe gays’ and lesbians’ liberty

ERLC calls for us to #PrayForMarriage

Why states should get to decide on whether to redefine marriage

Marriage supporters flood high court ahead of case

Does the Constitution require states to recognize same-sex marriage?

Judicially mandating same-sex marriage would put the US at odds with the Western world

Preview on same-sex marriage — Part IV, Supporting the states

Preview on same-sex marriage — Part III, Supporting the couples

Preview on same-sex marriage — Part II, The states’ views

Preview on same-sex marriage — Part I, The couples’ views

State: Striking marriage would ‘undermine’ liberty

Numerous briefs defend marriage against judicial activism

Broad support for marriage laws reflected in numerous briefs at Supreme Court

Chaplain Alliance defends conscience at Supreme Court

Alabama AG Luther Strange urges Supreme Court to uphold marriage law

Alabama among 22 states fighting for traditional marriage

ADF, Alabama to US Supreme Court: Affirm the people’s liberty, uphold marriage laws

Yes, tyranny is a fitting word

Judicial tyranny unMoored

Alabama federal judge declines to lift same-sex marriage order

Alabama judge urges quick action if same-sex marriage wins

Ala. abortion law lets judges appoint lawyers for fetuses

Alabama federal judge declines to lift same-sex marriage order

Federal court precedent: A defense of Judge Roy Moore and the Alabama Supreme Court

Alabama Supreme Court forbids judge at center of same-sex marriage lawsuit from issuing licenses

Alabama Supreme Court: School-choice tax credits for parents legal

Alabama’s high court votes to stop same-sex marriage

Alabama Supreme Court affirms natural marriage, orders probate judges to cease issuing illegal licenses

Criticizing Justices, state court bars same-sex marriages

Alabama court orders a halt to same-sex marriage licenses

Alabama Supreme Court again halts same-sex marriage

NOM commends Alabama Supreme Court for 7 – 1 ruling upholding traditional marriage

Stop the Insanity: BBQ pitmasters told to take down American flags

God, America, and Rights: How Chris Cuomo gets rights wrong

Website under deconstruction: “Reproductive Health Services of Montgomery”

Staver: Alabama judges bound by law, not by judge’s order

In sort-of-defense of Roy Moore

    The New York Times:
    But Moore’s frustration with the process by which gay marriage has arrived in his state, as opposed to the ultimate outcome, is understandable. The process has been peculiar. This is what has been at issue in Alabama since Jan. 23, when District Court Judge Callie V. Granade struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. District-court rulings, even if they’re about important matters of policy, usually affect only the people involved in the case in question. They don’t typically make law for an entire state; that responsibility falls to a state’s highest court, or a federal appeals court — in this case the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit — or eventually the Supreme Court, which makes law for the country.


  • Posted: 02/16/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Groups seek Alabama Supreme Court mandamus to stop same-sex marriage licenses

    Religion Clause: While Probate Judges in 50 of Alabama’s 67 counties have begun to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, opposition to a federal district court’s invalidation of the state’s same-sex marriage ban has not ended. The Alabama Policy Institute and the Alabama Citizens Action Program filed a petition (full text) with the Alabama Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking a writ of mandamus ordering county probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples or recognize licenses issued to them. The petition argues that fededral court injunctions aimed at the state’s attorney general do not bind probate judges. The Supreme Court yesterday issued an order, with two justices filing dissenting opinions, (full text) ordering respondents to file answers by Feb. 18. Justice Shaw dissenting said: “I would urge restraint and would urge this Court not to interject more confusion into what is already a very confusing situation.” Also yesterday Equality Alabama filed and amicus brief (full text) urging dismissal of the petition. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Ku Klux Klan faction called for support of efforts to defy federal court same-sex marriage rulings.


  • Posted: 02/16/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: religionclause.blogspot.com

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Feds’ interference on same-sex marriage has Alabama Catholics speaking out

Judge tangled up over tying the knot

Liberty Counsel: We will defend – or deal with – Alabama judges

CNN anchor to Ten Commandments judge: “Our laws do not come from God”

The death of the rule of law in Alabama

CNN Anchor: ‘Our Rights Do Not Come From God’

Many Ala. counties refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses

Is Alabama’s Roy Moore the new George Wallace?

Kellerism comes to Alabama same-sex marriage wars, care of a political blast by New York Times

You new around here? Some thoughts on Alabama and same-sex marriage

    Doug Wilson: Look. Racial bigotry is a sin. Sexual perversion is a sin. The fact that the respective players in these two battles were and are Alabama and the Federal Government is completely beside the point. Those who glibly point to that as though it settles everything are like those who think that a son who once participated in an intervention over his mother’s alcoholism has thereby earned the right, twenty years later, to pressure her into committing tax fraud. No, no. Let’s go over this carefully. Drunkenness is a sin. Fraud is a sin. They are both sins. Whoever is championing the sin is the sinner.


  • Posted: 02/10/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: dougwils.com

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Clash over Alabama same-sex marriage licenses heads to court

Irresponsible Supreme Court denial of stay in Alabama SSM order

Clarence Thomas faults Supreme Court for refusing to stay same-sex marriage in Alabama

Alabama: The thirty-seventh same-sex marriage state

Dissenters suggest High Court may rule for same-sex marriage

Alabama seeks same-sex marriage delay

President Obama, words, deeds, and religion in America

Alabama AG asks U.S. Supreme Court to stay same-sex marriage ruling

Court hears Nun’s Network’s religious freedom case

Alabama same-sex marriages could begin next week after court lifts stay

The moral courage of Chief Justice Roy Moore

Alabama same-sex marriage developments: A second decision and defiance

Alabama Supreme Court chief justice encourages defiance on same-sex marriage ruling

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he will continue to recognize Alabama Constitution’s Sanctity of Marriage Amendment

Court to hear EWTN challenge to contraception mandate