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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  • Source: www.nytimes.com

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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

Alabama same-sex marriage ruling put on hold: No same-sex wedding licenses for two weeks

Alabama officials pass resolution declaring Winfield a ‘City under God’

Alabama pro-lifers: Protect schoolchildren from abortionists and sex predators

Remembering Alice Lee: Alabama Supreme Court justice, former Circuit Court judge share thoughts on a ‘dynamo’

Public schools in US state removing religious holidays from calendar

Why ‘anti-Sharia’ legislation can restrict religious liberty for Christians

“Amendment banning ‘foreign law’ in Alabama courts passes”?

Alabama abortion facility reopens next to middle school

In Alabama, the religiously ‘unaffiliated’ now surpasses this major religious group

Secularist to lead Alabama city council meeting in its first atheist ‘prayer’

Pro-life students could be punished under vague new ‘solicitation’ policy, suit says

Lawsuit seeks free speech for pro-life students at University of South Alabama

Libertarian students are leading the fight for free speech on campus

Pro-lifers seek freedom from restriction to 1% of campus

University of South Alabama discriminates against pro-life students

Univ. of South Alabama restricts ‘controversial speech’

Federal judge says Alabama abortion law is unconstitutional; claims it would close 3 out of 5 clinics

Three states file brief on behalf of Catholic TV station seeking exemption from HHS’ contraception mandate

Judge: Ala. abortion clinic law unconstitutional

Judges rewrite Roe v. Wade to protect unsafe abortion clinics

Judge delays decision on Alabama abortion law

Huntsville abortion business puts move on hold, shuts down today

North Ala. clinic that provides abortions to close

District court upholds ACA non-profit contraceptive mandate rules

Alabama abortion center could close or move next to middle school

Trial over Alabama abortion law begins

Alabama women sue to get their same-sex marriage recognized

Birmingham Police Chief exercises religious freedom, participates in prayer walk

    The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a complaint and records request with Roper about his involvement with Prayer Force United. Prayer Force United, started in 2009, is a joint effort between Roper and area churches and neighborhood residents. They carry out monthly prayer walks and prayer meetings in the city’s neighborhoods that have been hardest hit by crime.


  • Posted: 04/25/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.al.com

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Alabama Supreme Court: Chemical damage to the unborn constitutes damaging a child

Alabama Supreme Court upholds rights of the unborn

Ala. pastor barred from feeding the homeless without food truck permit

Alabama House approves call to put traditional marriage in U.S. Constitution

“Legal fight over dead gay man’s estate: his mom, 75, vs. his husband”

Ala. lawmakers approve doubling abortion wait time to 48 hours

Three abortion bills move closer to becoming law in Alabama

Federal judge orders trial over admitting privileges requirement at Alabama abortion clinics

Multiple losses for Planned Parenthood in Ariz, Ala., Kan.

Fired college employee gets help from ADF before Supreme Court review | OneNewsNow

Judge extends temporary restraining order on Alabama abortion law