Judge to hear Oregon marriage case, NOM planning to step in

Three women are claiming to be “married” and are expecting a child

A response to “Freedom to Marry, Freedom to Dissent”

Archbishop of Wales hints that the Church might need to redefine marriage

Pro-marriage Illinois politicians replaced after opposing Pat Brady’s support for the redefinition of marriage

New York City councilman tells Chick-fil-A they are unwelcome in NYC

Texans who are against redefining marriage are now in the slight minority

For the first time, Georgia’s marriage laws will be challenged

    Shelton Stroman, 42, who manages a pet daycare center, and Chris Inniss, a 39-year-old veterinarian, are the lead plaintiffs. Two other couples, including two of Atlanta police officers, and a 34-year-old woman will also be listed as plaintiffs. Georgia has been one of five states in the country that doesn’t have same-sex marriage litigation pending. The lawsuit to be filed today will change that.


  • Posted: 04/22/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ajc.com

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“Answering a Modern Pharisee”: There aren’t new arguments regarding same-sex “marriage”

Yes, GOP voters still support marriage between one man and one woman

National Organization for Marriage files to defend marriage in Oregon

Nursery worker fired after standing up for Biblical view of sexuality

Disparate bedfellows: same-sex “marriage” and human rights

Judge: Indiana lacks valid reason for ban on out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

Wyoming governor affirms marriage is between one man, one woman

“Gay widower renews call for marriage-based green card”

Oregon same-sex “marriage” goes to court this week

Jennifer Rubin: “Anti-gay marriage sentiment fading”

Ignoring an inequality culprit: Single-parent families

No expected opposition to same-sex “marriage” arguments in Pennsylvania courts

Gay marriage has second appellate court hearing | AP

“Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court” | AP

Openly gay judge, Michael McShane, in spotlight overseeing Oregon case

Challenge to Arkansas marriage protection amendment heard

“Procedural tiff could foul Oklahoma lesbian couples’ marriage quest” | Denver Post

Appeals judges question right to sue in Oklahoma marriage case (audio)

Olson and Boies cost Prop 8 opponents $6.4 million

Utah, Oklahoma same-sex “marriage” cases on parallel track | Deseret News

10th Circuit panel that heard Utah’s arguments last week will hear Okla.’s same-sex “marriage” case

No legal recourse for Gallaudet University official demoted because she signed anti-same-sex-marriage petition

Milwaukee couple challenges Wisconsin’s marriage protection amendment

Judge stays most of Ohio marriage ruling

How the president got to “I do” on same-sex “marriage”

ADF: 10th Circuit should uphold right of Oklahomans to affirm marriage

North Carolina AG asks judge to delay same-sex “marriage” case

Lyle Denniston: Broader same-sex “marriage” ruling in Ohio

    Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog: “The four couples, who originally sought only to have both parents’ names entered on birth certificates for children (already born or on the way), later asked the judge to widen his ruling and strike down as written — that is, for all circumstances — the ban against recognizing existing marriages. Turning to that wider issue, Judge Black declared: ‘There can be no circumstance under which this discriminatory classification is constitutional, as it was intended to, and on its face does, stigmatize and disadvantage same-sex couples and their families, denying only to them protected rights to recognition of their marriages and violating the [Constitution's] guarantee of equal protection.’”


  • Posted: 04/15/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.scotusblog.com

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Federal judge orders Ohio to recognize out-of-state same-sex “marriages”

ACLU sues Michigan over failure to recognize same-sex “marriages”

Governor orders Illinois National Guard to recognize same-sex “marriages”

Revised same-sex “marriage” constitutional amendment language certified in Ohio

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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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”

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

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

Virginia AG files brief supporting redefinition of marriage

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

Eugene Volokh: Why not get the state out of the marriage business?

    Eugene Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy: “And while I’m not a thoroughgoing Burkean, I do think that one shouldn’t jettison central institutions of society unless there’s a really good reason for it. The legal recognition of marriage is one such institution. This doesn’t mean that it can’t be changed at all, but I think the case for such changes has to be quite strong, and the more radical the changes the stronger. Mere abstract reasoning and a desire for legal simplicity, I think, shouldn’t suffice; one needs a strong practical case for why the changes are very likely to do substantial good. And I don’t think that case has been made in favor of the replace-marriage-with-contracts proposal.”


  • Posted: 04/10/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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“Copenhagen to fete Eurovision contest by marrying gay couples”

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

10th Circuit panel hears arguments in Utah marriage case

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

“Gay marriage first in Tenn.: Woman listed as father on birth certificate” | Chicago Tribune

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

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

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

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

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

Utah’s lawyers have the resolve to defend traditional marriage

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

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

Mozilla’s marriage litmus test violates liberal values

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 complex risks associated with cohabitation

    Family Studies: “In my first piece on Arielle Kuperberg’s study on cohabitation that got so much media attention, I focused on broad conceptual issues. In this piece, I am going to focus on more technical matters. While I remain impressed with aspects of Kuperberg’s study, I have concerns about some of the conclusions that can be drawn from the work. To recap, she showed that some of the risk of cohabiting is related to the age at which partners move in together, with those beginning to cohabit at a young age (just like those marrying at a young age) being at a higher risk for divorcing the partner with whom they cohabited prior to marriage. That’s an important finding, but I do not believe that it explains everything that is associated with risk in some patterns of relationship development that are associated with cohabitation before marriage.”


  • Posted: 04/03/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: family-studies.org

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