Ryan T. Anderson: It’s time to protect religious liberty in the marriage debate

    Ryan T. Anderson at Heritage: “State and federal policy should respect Americans’ ability to live and work in accordance with their beliefs. Even in states where marriage is redefined, government should not coerce individuals and organizations to violate their moral or religious beliefs about marriage. Although Americans are free to live as they choose, no one should demand that government compel others into celebrating their relationship. And Americans should continue to work for laws that reflect the truth about marriage. If marriage is redefined, attempts to marginalize the view of marriage as one man and one woman will only increase.”

  • Posted: 04/14/2014
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  • Category: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: blog.heritage.org

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Ross Douthat: Diversity and dishonesty

Catholic school principal apologizes for comments about divorce, homosexuality made by guest speaker

Utah attorney general encourages traditional marriage supporters to “take the high road”

Nevada GOP drops platforms against abortion, same-sex “marriage”

Priest defies Church of England ban on same-sex “marriage” as senior vicar warns of “crisis”

Oregon City students protest Day of Silence with “Gay is not OK” T-shirts

Federal judge set to issue key Ohio marriage ruling

“Next step for marriage equality” | National Law Journal

First gay marriage cases reach appeals court level | CBN News

Florida: Christian student club accuses Lake County Schools of discrimination

Trinity Western law school approved in B.C. despite “gay rights” dispute

Jordan Lorence: Opposing government coercion is true “price of citizenship”

Penn. legislator introduces legislation to allow divorce of out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Supreme Court turns down First Amendment case | NRB

Charles Krauthammer: Thought police on patrol

Virginia AG files brief supporting redefinition of marriage

SCOTUSblog analysis of 10th Circuit hearing in Kitchen v. Herbert

“Supreme Court refuses to hear New Mexico photographer’s gay bias case” | Gospel Herald

Students: Speak up for your faith today … before tomorrow’s silence | OneNewsNow

“Copenhagen to fete Eurovision contest by marrying gay couples”

Missouri court denies TRO to prevent same-sex couples’ joint tax filings

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

10th Circuit panel hears arguments in Utah marriage case

Utah asks appeals court to block judge’s orders in adoption cases

Italian court orders town to recognize New York same-sex “marriage”

Same-sex marriage battle escalates to force Supreme Court decision on constitutionality | Washington Post

Billionaires push Republicans on Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Canada: Law society to debate Trinity Western University’s homosexual behavior ban

Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents’ rights against “gender ideology”

Arlington Catholic Diocese employee says same-sex “marriage” cost him his job

ACLU sues for faster action to overturn North Carolina marriage amendment

Wild-card 10th Circuit judge is deciding vote in marriage cases

Minnesota House sends “anti-bullying” bill to governor’s desk

Christian photographer denied appeal by US Supreme Court | The Christian Institute

How same-sex “marriage” ends family autonomy

    Stella Morabito at The Federalist: “Abolishing all civil marriage is the primary goal of the elites who have been pushing same sex marriage. The scheme called ‘marriage equality’ is not an end in itself, and never really has been. The LGBT agenda has spawned too many other disparate agendas hostile to the existence of marriage, making marriage ‘unsustainable,’ if you will. By now we should be able to hear the growing drumbeat to abolish civil marriage, as well as to legalize polygamy and all manner of reproductive technologies.”

  • Posted: 04/09/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: thefederalist.com

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Ohio governor reaffirms opposition to redefinition of marriage

Church of Norway votes down same-sex “marriage”

Lawyers warn of global push for “gender identity” language | Catholic News Agency

Supreme Court declines appeal of Christian photographer ordered to shoot same-sex ceremonies | Christian News Network

Supreme Court delivers setback for frees speech and religious liberty | Acton Institute

Royal Oak asks AG Schuette to stop appeal on same-sex “marriage” ruling

Transgender student files complaint against Christian college after being told he can’t live in male dorms

IRS guidance on qualified retirement plans and same-sex spouses

Utah same-sex “marriage” debate shifts to appeals court Thursday

Ryan T. Anderson: Elane Photography case shows why we must fight against gov’t coercion

Pat Buchanan: Brendan Eich is the first on the New Blacklist

Mollie Hemingway: The rise of the same-sex “marriage” dissidents

“U.S. high court won’t hear gay discrimination appeal” | Albuquerque Journal

“Supreme Court turns deaf ear on New Mexico gay wedding photo case” | Deseret News

“Supreme Court declines case of photographer who denied service to gay couple” | Washington Post

“High court declines photographer’s appeal in gay marriage case” | Washington Times

“Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of New Mexico gay bias case” | Los Angeles Times

Supreme Court declines photographers’ appeal | Baptist Press

“US Supreme Court won’t hear appeal on same-sex ceremony photography case” | New Mexico Telegram

Supreme Court won’t hear ABQ same-sex wedding photography case | Albuquerque Business First

“Supreme Court will not hear case of photographer who refused gay wedding” | Christian Post

“US supreme court declines appeal of photographer who refused gay couple” | Guardian

“Ruling stands against Christian photographer who declined gay wedding” | LifeSiteNews

Utah’s lawyers have the resolve to defend traditional marriage

Italian parents push back against “gender deconstruction” project in schools

Kevin D. Williamson: The liberal gulag

Mozilla has rights, just like Hobby Lobby

Ohio Rep. repeats call for impeachment of Judge Timothy Black over marriage rulings

Jordan Lorence: Supreme Court turns down Elane Photography case

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”