Govt punishment of NM photographer stands, compelled speech problem unresolved . . . for now

Mormons stand firm on marriage

    Associated Press: “A top Mormon leader reiterated the church’s opposition to gay marriage Saturday during the church’s biannual general conference. ‘While many governments and well-meaning individuals have redefined marriage, the Lord has not,’ said Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve. ‘He designated the purpose of marriage to go far beyond the personal satisfaction and fulfillment of adults to, more importantly, advancing the ideal setting for children to be born, reared and nurtured.’”


  • Posted: 04/07/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: durangoherald.com

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Lesbian-only burial area being inaugurated in historic Berlin cemetery

Joe Carter: “The Overhauling of Straight America” is the most influential article you’ve never heard of

    Joe Carter at Canon & Culture: “[T]here is a concerted effort to vilify religious believers who oppose homosexual behavior. I used to believe such claims were the overheated rhetoric of misguided Christians. And even until recently, I would have disputed that vilification of religious opponents to homosexuality was a widespread phenomena within the community of LGBTQ rights activists and their supporters. But the indisputable fact is that I was wrong: Vilification has been a primary tactic of the homosexual rights movement for at least thirty years. One of the most influential documents to support this tactic is an article written in 1987 for Guide Magazine. Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen wrote ‘The Overhauling of Straight America,’ which they later expanded it into a book, After the Ball — How America will conquer its fear and hatred of Gays in the 1990s, that was published by one of the America’s largest publishing houses (Doubleday) and became a national bestseller.”


  • Posted: 04/07/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.canonandculture.com

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Owner’s “anti-gay views” cause furor over soon-to-open Oregon grocery store

“Gay conversion therapy should have no place in NHS,” says health minister

Andrew Sullivan: The quality of mercy

Gingrich calls Mozilla CEO resignation example of “New Fascism”

Jennifer Marshall: The bullies’ America

Christian counselors forced to choose faith or job | WND

Minnesota Senate approves “anti-bullying” bill

U.S. Supreme Court snapshot: Elane Photography v. Willock

Marriage, reason, and religious liberty: Much ado about sex, nothing to do with race | Ryan T. Anderson

    Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage: “Whatever one’s views of marriage and however the state defines it, there is no compelling state interest in forcing all citizens to facilitate, participate in, or celebrate a same-sex relationship as a marriage. Believing that marriage is the union of man and woman is a reasonable position held by many. Bans on interracial marriage, by contrast, were grossly unreasonable. Protecting religious liberty and the rights of conscience does not restrict anyone’s freedom to enter into whatever romantic partnerships he or she wishes. Americans should remain free to speak and act in the public square based on their belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman without fear of government penalty. No one should demand that government coerce others into celebrating their relationships.”


  • Posted: 04/04/2014
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  • Category: Featured
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  • Source: www.heritage.org

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Michigan asks 6th Circuit for quicker ruling in marriage case

Northern Ireland Assembly to debate marriage redefinition

Federal judge: Ohio must recognize out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Robert P. George: “It’s going to be uncomfortable to be a Christian”

The suppression of speech on American campuses: Dr. Ken Howell’s story | Cardinal Newman Society

Liberals are using campaign disclosures to intimidate and harass

    Hans von Spakovsky at Heritage: “The resignation of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over a personal $1,000 donation he made in 2008 in support of California’s Proposition 8 shows the dark side of campaign disclosure laws and how liberals are using them to intimidate, harass, and bully anyone who disagrees with them on social and cultural issues. The Mozilla staffers and others targeting the company are engaging in the type of intolerance and coercive behavior that they are always accusing others of exhibiting.”


  • Posted: 04/03/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: blog.heritage.org

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

“Judge OKs transgender inmate’s hormone treatments”

Federal judge rules existing civil rights law includes “sexual orientation discrimination”

Obama administration opens Medicare to same-sex “married” couples

Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich forced to resign for supporting traditional marriage laws

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

Virginia voters vs. one judge: County clerk defending state’s marriage law | OneNewsNow

Tulsa County court clerk defends state right to define marriage |

Lawyers: The purpose of marriage is procreation | AP

Georgia to consider ban on same-sex “marriage”

Judge to hear request to immediately force Indiana to recognize couple’s same-sex “marriage”

Australian High Court orders recognition of “non-specific” gender

Maltese president refuses to sign civil unions, same-sex adoption bill

Mozilla, mo’ problems: Ritual sacrifice in Silicon Valley

Mozilla boss toughs out backlash over opposition to same-sex “marriage”

President Obama to military brass in 2010: Back DADT repeal or resign

Podcast: Byron York and Timothy P. Carney on same-sex “marriage” and religious liberty

Oregon same-sex “marriage” ballot measure backers ask judge to make quick decision

Pro-life, pro-marriage planks pulled from Clark County GOP platform

Same-sex Key West couple files suit against Florida’s marriage amendment

Ypsilanti City Council may ask Michigan to lift stay on same-sex “marriage”

“DOJ trains cops to work with transgender people”

Ed Whelan: Michigan marriage fiasco

County clerk to 4th Circuit: Uphold Va. marriage amendment

Federal judge stays ruling in Va. marriage case Harris v. Rainey

Prof. Regnerus says Michigan judge showed bias in ruling allowing same-sex “marriage”

Neb. committee advances job discrimination bill

The problem with same-sex “marriage” and procreation

La. bill barring housing discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity fails

Boy Scouts of America revoke membership of “openly gay” troop leader

Same-sex divorce filings challenge Indiana’s marriage laws

GOP wrestles with its stance on same-sex “marriage”

Mexico City looks to set the pace in Latin America on same-sex “marriage”

10th Circuit panel selected for Utah marriage case

Quinnipiac poll: 50% of Virginia voters favor same-sex “marriage”

Opponents in Utah, Okla. same-sex “marriage” lawsuits clash over impact on kids

NY appellate court upholds $1.6 million religion- sexual orientation discrimination verdict

Deroy Murdock: “Gay by genes or by choice?”

Defendants: Gay-marriage ruling could allow other unions | The Virginian-Pilot

Backers of Virginia’s marriage laws file briefs in appeal

Ohio couple drops lawsuit over marriage amendment

In UK, state has eviscerated marriage and society must rebuild it

Conservative group claims harm from Missouri same-sex couples filing joint tax returns

“An anti-gay marriage tea party, French style?”

Peter Berger: French movement against same-sex “marriage” focuses on rights of children

Evangelical leader shows how GOP can finesse same-sex “marriage”

Justice Department: Federal gov’t will recognize Michigan same-sex “marriages”

Mozilla’s new CEO faces calls to resign over Prop 8 donation

    Ars Technica: “The internal response began this morning with two tweets from Mozilla Open Badges project lead Chris McAvoy. ‘I love @mozilla but I’m disappointed this week,’ McAvoy said, referring to the controversial decision to appoint Eich as CEO after he had donated thousands to both California’s Proposition 8 and political candidates who supported it.”


  • Posted: 03/28/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: arstechnica.com

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Same-sex couple married in Mass. will argue for a divorce in Florida

Michigan Congressional Democrats seek federal recognition of same-sex “marriages”

Australian same-sex couples can “marry” in UK consulates from June

Same-sex couple “married” in Iowa asks Nebraska court to allow divorce

Legislator files proposed amendment to allow same-sex “marriage” in Missouri

Austin Ruse: What makes a hate group according to the SPLC?

Maryland approves legislation to “protect transgender rights”

9th Circuit could reconsider whether “anti-gay” laws get more closely scrutinized by courts