Alaska senator: Same-sex “marriage” inevitable

Republicans slam Virginia AG Herring’s decision to attack marriage protection amendment

Costa Rica: Presidential candidates reluctant to endorse same-sex “marriage”

“Second sentence” becomes focus in Indiana marriage fight

Attorney general wants court to strike down Virginia marriage protection amendment | Washington Post

Kellie M. Fiedorek: Let Hoosiers vote on marriage amendment | IndyStar

“Gay-marriage ban unconstitutional, says Virginia Attorney General” | WSJ

“Utah governor says he’s open to civil unions, but must defend same-sex ban”

UK: Barnsley couple to take legal action over transition from “civil union” to “marriage”

Attorney accused of defending Utah marriage amendment to impose religious viewpoint

Lyle Denniston: Did Windsor already settle the fate of state marriage protection amendments?

Virginia AG won’t defend “unconstitutional” marriage amendment

Harvard study: Family is most important factor in social mobility

    W. Bradford Wilcox at Slate: “Of all the factors most predictive of economic mobility in America, one factor clearly stands out in their study: family structure. By their reckoning, when it comes to mobility, ‘the strongest and most robust predictor is the fraction of children with single parents.’ They find that children raised in communities with high percentages of single mothers are significantly less likely to experience absolute and relative mobility.” The study is here.


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Judge consolidates challenges to Oregon’s marriage amendment

OK: Edmond lawmaker files bill for second vote to uphold traditional marriage

Equality Florida files suit challenging Florida law upholding marriage

ACLU sues Utah for not recognizing same-sex “marriages”

ADF attorney testifying Wednesday in favor of letting Hoosiers vote on marriage

The theological stakes of sexual difference

    Stephen H. Webb at First Things: “That sexual difference is a created good, a gift that serves multiple religious needs, does not necessarily mean that all same-sex relations have no theological rationale. Nevertheless, Roberts’ argument puts the burden on the theological defenders of same-sex marriage to articulate how a gay marital bond can still do justice to God’s gift of sexual difference. Here is the thought his book leaves us with: ‘To be what we are, we must find ways of life that thank God for having made us male and female.’ Can gay marriage do that?”


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Tulsa County Court Clerk wants expedited hearing on Okla. marriage appeal

Colorado group proposes ballot measure requiring pre-marriage education

Is Hobby Lobby imposing its religious beliefs on its employees?

Polygamy and the future of religious liberty

Illinois B&B owner says he won’t host same-sex “weddings”

Pennsylvania could tip the scales nationally on marriage

VA emerging as key state in marriage fight

OR: Bakery unlawfully discriminated against same-sex couple, state finds

United Methodist Church charges clergyman for presiding at same-sex “marriage”

“Briefs on gay marriage ruling likely in few months” | AP

Evangelicals’ favorite marriage law? | Christianity Today

Legal appeals will delay same-sex “marriages” in Oklahoma | The Oklahoman

Judge strikes Oklahoma marriage amendment; 2004 ballot garnered 76% voter approval | Baptist Press

PA: Gov. Tom Corbett, Kathleen Kane dropped from marriage case

Mass. to recognize same-sex “marriages” from Utah

SC: Bill would allow same-sex couples to file joint tax returns

“Same-sex newlyweds in Utah can file joint state taxes”

Ohio appeals same-sex “marriage” death certificate ruling

Utah AG picks outside counsel in same-sex “marriage” fight

Utah and Oklahoma marriage cases put 10th Circuit in spotlight

OK: “Same-sex marriage foe not surprised” | Tulsa World

Heritage Report: Adoption, foster care, and conscience protection

“Utah marriage of same sex couples valid in Delaware, AG Biden says”

Judge weighing challenge to Ky. marriage laws

US judge hears challenge to Mich. marriage amendment

“U.S. judge strikes down Oklahoma’s ban on gay marriage” | The Oklahoman

President Obama’s policies undercut importance of fatherhood

“Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban struck down by federal judge” | LA Times

“Colorado gay marriage tax bill passes first hurdle” | 9News

Federal judge rules against Okla. marriage amendment

US judge strikes down Okla. same-sex ‘marriage’ ban

Lawmakers: Same-sex couples must file separate Idaho taxes

Myanmar politician preparing to seek legal limits on interfaith, interethnic marriage

Is Eric Holder making up marriage law as he goes along?

IN: South Bend council passes resolution opposing ban on same-sex “marriage”

Indiana House panel delays vote on same-sex “marriage” ban

No judiciary committee vote today on Indiana marriage amendment | Evansville Courier & Press

AG Holder’s lawless action on marriage in Utah | Ed Whelan

“Lawmakers delay vote after gay marriage ban debate” | Indianapolis Star

Mohler: The end of morality laws? Not exactly

Robert Gates: Obama emotionless on military, except for DADT policy

South Bend City Council to vote on same-sex “marriage” resolution

Outgoing Cuccinelli issues opinions on same-sex “marriage,” abortion

“Federal recognition of Utah same-sex marriages shows need for State Marriage Defense Act”

Bishops lament federal disregard for state marriage laws

Maryland AG: “Utah same-sex marriages are valid in Maryland”

Mormon church: “Lay bishops cannot perform or permit same-sex marriage on church property”

USCCB subcommittee chairman strongly endorses State Marriage Defense Act

If You Really Care About Ending Poverty, Stop Talking About Inequality | W. Bradford Wilcox at the Atlantic

‘Gays’ move over – here come polygamists

Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages in Utah

ADF: Gov’t seeking to impose ‘new belief system’ on client | One News Now

Presidential power case before court hinges on history

“Advocacy Group Asks U.S. and 18 States To Recognize 1300 Utah Same-Sex Marriages”