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

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

The real “divergents”: Young adults lead defense of traditional marriage | National Catholic Register

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”

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

Alvaré on Windsor and a federal definition of marriage

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

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”

W. Bradford Wilcox: Why are families getting poorer when women’s wages are rising?

    W. Bradford Wilcox at The Atlantic: “What gives? What accounts for the paradox that women’s income is rising across the board yet family income is falling for the bottom 40 percent of families? Mainly, to paraphrase Hanna Rosin, the end of marriage and men in working-class and poor communities across the nation, coupled with the fact that maternal labor-force participation has plateaued since the 1990s. That is, a dramatic retreat from marriage, declines in men’s employment and income, and a leveling off of maternal labor-force participation have all combined to limit the income available to lower-income families, and to offset the increases in women’s income documented in this new report.”


  • Posted: 04/01/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.theatlantic.com

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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

Reihan Salaam: Tax the childless

    Reihan Salaam at Slate: “By shifting the tax burden from parents to nonparents, we will help give America’s children a better start in life, and we will help correct a simple injustice. We all benefit from the work of parents. Each new generation reinvigorates our society with its youthful vim and vigor. . . . The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found that raising a child born in 2012 will cost a middle-income family a cumulative total of $301,970 over 18 years.”


  • Posted: 04/01/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.slate.com

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

The problem with same-sex “marriage” and procreation

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

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?”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Britain set to hold first same-sex “weddings”

Kenyan Christian leaders oppose polygamy bill

Florida may ban minors under 16 from getting married

Study: Divorce has risen to record highs

Attorney sues for Puerto Rican recognition of Mass. same-sex “marriage”