“Lawyers: Gay marriage a detriment to children” | AP

Business opposition to Arizona’s religion bill continues to mount | The Arizona Republic

“Arizona senators want veto of bill allowing refusal of service to gays” | The Post-Standard

Arizona business groups overwhelmingly opposed to SB 1062 | The Arizona Republic

SB 1062 forcing Brewer to consider issues tied to faith, discrimination | The Arizona Republic (video)

Trial may redefine Michigan’s marriage amendment, adoption laws

Chris Cuomo doesn’t get how religious freedom works | National Review (CNN video)

Pressure builds for Brewer to veto Arizona decline-to-serve bill

Brief in Okla. marriage amendment lawsuit expected | AP

“Religious right in Arizona cheers bill allowing businesses to refuse to serve gays” | NYT

R.R. Reno: The enduring appeal of marriage

    R.R. Reno at First Things: “It’s not an accident that proponents of gay rights have fixed upon marriage. Some say it’s a cynical play for social acceptance: If they can win equality in marriage, then they can win it anywhere. Undoubtedly true, but superficial. The mystery of marriage conducts a powerful electrical current. It not only legitimates same-sex relationships; it also answers a basic human need for permanence, for union with another, for family, for a place to stand in the terrible flux of human life.”

  • Posted: 02/24/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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California Methodists move to allow same-sex “marriages” despite church doctrine

Should Arizona’s “religious freedom” bill become law? | U.S. News & World Report

Joseph La Rue and Kerri Kupec: SB 1062 provides needed protections, clarification | The Arizona Republic

“What’s behind Arizona plan to let businesses refuse to serve gays?” | LA Times

Russell D. Moore: Are Christians hypocrites on weddings and consciences?

Uganda president signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Advocates of same-sex “marriage” seek ballot measure to repeal Ohio marriage amendment

Where the courts are on Nevada’s marriage amendment

Setting the stage for the Loving of our time | Charleston L. Rev.

Attorneys on both sides of Oklahoma’s marriage case work for free | The Oklahoman

Uganda: Museveni “seeks US advice on homosexuality”

Republican candidates for Arizona governor react to religious liberty bill

Joseph La Rue and Kerri Kupec: Why our religious freedom needs more protection | The Arizona Republic

Same-sex couples allowed to wed in Cook County, Illinois

Same-sex “marriage” lawsuits exploding in U.S. courts | NBC

Vaughn Walker’s “rational basis” decision in Perry now embraced by courts

German court rules against allowing same-sex couples to adopt

Arizona Legislature OKs religion bill; on way to Gov. Brewer | The Arizona Republic

Uproar over McConnell challenger’s comments on legal implications of same-sex “marriage”

UK Supreme Court judge Lord Wilson backs same-sex “marriage”

Pa. lawyers defend state’s marriage amendment

27 liberal groups oppose Obama judicial nominee

AZ Senate: “Business owners can cite religion to refuse service to gays”

Maxie Dunnam: Can we trust the United Methodist Church on marriage?

    Maxie Dunnam at Canon & Culture: “Can we trust the church in its understanding of marriage? If we can’t, then what can we trust the church with? . . . In his teaching, Jesus Christ underscored the importance and sacredness of lifelong marriage between one woman and one man. . . . This is the corporate, and continuing witness of the Church throughout history. We need to keep in mind that how we think must not be restricted to random feelings and even individual interpretation of Scripture. We need to be in harmony with the whole Body of Christ and all the saints now and forever.”

  • Posted: 02/20/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.canonandculture.com

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Conservative Political Action Conference welcomes GOProud

Alaska AG: State will continue to defend marriage amendment

Federal civil rights lawsuit seeks to overturn Ohio’s marriage amendment

Same-sex “marriage” advocates denied marriage licenses in Philadelphia

Idaho couples ask judge to rule on same-sex “marriage”

Nine couples seek to overturn Colorado’s marriage amendment

“The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality”

Second judge ponders Virginia’s same-sex “marriage” ban

Do religious liberty protections amount to “homosexual Jim Crow laws”?

Andrew Walker: Of conscience and cakes

    Andrew Walker at First Things: “The instances of cake bakers, florists, and wedding photographers being asked to lend their services to same-sex unions seems harmless enough. But they have a duty to obey what their conscience tells them is true. But also consider: If Christians can be compelled to lend a craft to something their conscience objects to, what can’t they be compelled to participate in? We’re talking about precedent; and the cases before us are bellwether test cases about whether private actors can be forcibly mandated to go against their conscience.”

  • Posted: 02/19/2014
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.firstthings.com

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Idaho: Religious freedom bill heads back to committee

Scottish adoption row: a victory that should not disguise major concerns

Senator declares Kansas marriage bill dead

Manufacturing consent on same-sex “marriage”

Some Kansas GOP lawmakers would rather religious freedom bill would go away

Tenn. senator abandons “refusal of service” religious liberty bill

Indiana moves closer to constitutional ban on same-sex “marriage”

Ryan T. Anderson and Leslie Ford: Bake us a cake, or else!

OK: Same-sex “marriage” laws, religious business owners on collision course | Tulsa World

Dennis Prager: Judicial hubris is winning in marriage debate

    Dennis Prager at Townhall: “All these judges have a hubris that is simply breathtaking. They not only know that they read the Constitution more accurately than the vast majority of the residents of many of America’s states, but they are also entirely comfortable with forcing great majorities of Americans to accept this new definition of marriage. That it is conceit rather than legal reasoning is easily shown when one peruses the opinions of these judges.”

  • Posted: 02/18/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: townhall.com

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Va. marriage ruling prompts little reaction from Cuccinelli

Washington to convert domestic partnerships into “marriages”

Church of England rules out blessings for same-sex “marriages”

Indiana: State Senate expected to vote on HJR3 today

Chelsea Clinton: “LGBTQ rights the unfinished business of the 21st century”

Kansas Senate leaders say they’ll alter language in religious freedom bill

TN bill would let wedding vendors refuse service if same-sex “marriage” ban struck down

Ugandan president to sign “Anti Homosexuality” bill; President Obama objects

“Obama applauds Missouri gay player for coming out”

Virginia the latest state to be impacted by court ruling on same-sex “marriage” | Aleteia

Fight over same-sex “marriage” moving to federal courts | AP

Federalism as a Way Station: Windsor as Exemplar of Doctrine in Motion

Couples ask judge to allow same-sex “marriage” in Kentucky

ADF, county clerk considering appeal of decision against Va. marriage amendment

    “The people of Virginia understand that men and women bring distinct, irreplaceable gifts to family life, especially for children who deserve both a mom and a dad. Understanding that truth, the voters of Virginia approved a constitutional amendment to affirm marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The court’s reasoning, however, would permit nearly every relationship to be a marriage so long as it is grounded in choice and emotion, yet that’s not what marriage or true liberty has ever been. Because the court’s ruling interferes with the right of Virginians to determine the future of marriage in their state and raises serious constitutional issues, we are reviewing the judge’s decision with our client and considering our next steps.”

  • Posted: 02/14/2014
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  • Source: www.adfmedia.org

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