On A-Rod and florists

Conservatives filing brief in favor of same-sex marriage

    The Washington Post: In the brief, the signatories argue that they “have concluded that marriage is strengthened, and its value to society and to individual families and couples is promoted, by providing access to civil marriage for all American couples—heterosexual or gay or lesbian alike. In particular, civil marriage provides stability for the children of same-sex couples, the value of which cannot be overestimated. In light of these conclusions, amici believe that the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits States from denying same-sex couples the legal rights and responsibilities that flow from the institution of civil marriage.”


  • Posted: 03/04/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Supreme Court denies California Prop 8 backers review of contribution disclosure law

‘I would hug him,’ says florist of accuser

Military divorce rate hits lowest levels in 10 years

Magistrates to opt out of same-sex marriage ceremonies in NC

Judge strikes down voter-approved marriage law

South Korea’s Constitutional Court invalidates criminal adultery law

The evolution of anti-Christian activism

The law and children

    America Magazine: The one subject guaranteed to start fireworks today is children. Hence the pyrotechnics whenever Pope Francis talks of rabbits, sterility or contraception. Judging from my 16 years teaching family law, the law struggles with children too, for reasons similar to why individuals do. A church trying to figure out how to speak about marriage and family needs to understand this struggle, given that lawmakers are now considering redefining marriage—the last and most basic “place” where family law safeguards children.


  • Posted: 03/02/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Baptist briefs: Fired Atlanta fire chief sues city

Lines of nominal Christian and genuine Christian less blurred

Here’s what Glenn Beck thinks about denying service to same-sex couples

Judge gives go-ahead for ‘marriage-lite’ legal case

61% of Americans don’t want Supreme Court to force same-sex marriage on the states: poll

Truth-telling and the right of self-government: Why Obama’s marriage lie matters

Family income more apt to impact kids’ well-being than marital status of parents

Knot Now: The benefits of marrying in your mid-to-late 20s

Florists refuse service to same-sex marriage is discrimination or freedom?

Christian Florist guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for same-sex wedding

ADF joins battle in Missouri to define marriage as ‘one man and one woman’

A florist may lose her home, business and savings

‘Love Not Limited?’: Three Thailand men ‘marry’ each other, photos go viral

Court tells florist: “Tolerance” will not tolerate your religious belief

Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, 70: Hero to the Christian faith

Dr. Ryan Anderson: Marriage equality and marriage reality at the Supreme Court (video)

Stand with Barronelle Stutzman

Thanks, but no thanks. Florist’s faith not for sale

Innocence costs: The price of faith in America today

Washington State Christian florist receives support by AFA

Memo to Atlanta’s Mayor: Reinstate Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran

Even in unsafe neighborhoods, kids are safer in married families

Natural rights, the Imago Dei, and the moral economy of sex

Justices struggle with a different sort of marriage right

Will a Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage apply to tribal governments?

Religious objection bills reemerge in state Legislature

Freedom Indiana opposing ‘religious freedom’ bill

Poll: Blacks, whites, men, church-goers oppose same-sex marriage

Washington florist stays true to faith convictions, risks financial ruin

ADF to 8th Circuit: Allow Mo. to affirm marriage as one man, one woman

Fired fire chief fires back at Atlanta: Washington Post produces fine indepth piece

Lawyer: Atlanta chief’s firing recalls the Red Scare

Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman rejects ‘pay off’ offer by AG

Christian florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding declines deal from AG

Exclusive: Florist who refuses to do same-sex wedding speaks out

The florist, the baker and the photographer- religious freedom and small business

Washington seeks to force florist to sublimate her faith to State’s view on marriage

The implications of extending marriage benefits to same-sex couples

Question for the New York Times: ‘If gays are offended, do Christians have rights?’

Russell Moore responds to amicus brief in 8th Circuit Court of Appeals case on same-sex marriage

A theology of resistance for florists

Christian florist found guilty of discrimination for declining same-sex wedding refuses settlement

Grandmother, florist may lose her business and home for declining same-sex wedding

Florist sued for refusing service for same-sex wedding pens defiant letter rejecting gov’t settlement offer – and her attorney reveals what’s next

Southern Baptist florist at center of marriage debate