National Park Service initiative seeks to ‘Celebrate and interpret LGBT heritage’

There is no ‘Third Way’ — Southern Baptists face a moment of decision (and so will you)

Gay rights vs. religious rights: Seven issues to watch

Pope Francis warns charismatic Catholics that the family is under attack

Parks Services to study potential historic LGBT sites

Gallup: Gay sex, divorce, extramarital sex reach new highs of ‘moral acceptability’

Italy’s Catholic bishops try to put brakes on speedy divorce law

School district apologizes for showing pro-homosexual film

The New Yorker urges “serious look” at pro-marriage legal arguments

Catholic witness and march for marriage

Judge refuses to toss suit against Catholic school that fired teacher for ‘marrying’ gay partner

Building strong marriages, one at a time

Sentiment trumps reason as judges impose gay “marriage”

Wisconsin school district ‘apologizes’ for showing pro-same-sex marriage video

Victories propel same-sex marriage movement

Same-sex military spouses get in-state UNC tuition

Laws defining marriage as union of man and woman do not violate religious liberty

Chilling effect: How the attacks on a Univ. of Va. law professor are bad for academia, and all of us

Court hears arguments in same-sex divorce case

Despite rapid march of same-sex marriage in only a year, opponents vow not to give up

Are same-sex couples just like you?

Same-sex marriage supporter under fire from same-sex marriage “speech police”

States should respect voters’ views on marriage

School district apologizes for imposing homosexual propaganda film on students

Plea to stop Oregon same-sex marriages

I can’t fight this feeling anymore: Discerning the conflict over human sexuality and religious liberty

Census to change the way it counts same-sex married couples

Brown v. Board of Education turns sixty

Wisconsin school district apologizes for showing students one-sided video that promotes same-sex marriage

Five fascinating facts about single parent families for church leaders

Four things you need to know about Barronelle Stutzman’s story

An open letter to Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett to appeal ‘gay marriage’ decision by rogue Federal Judge

Kirk leaders back ordination of ministers in civil partnerships

ADF commends Wis. school for apology after showing children same-sex marriage propaganda video

Six South Dakota couples file same-sex marriage lawsuit

Legal fight over same-sex marriage spreads to 29 states

Evangelical leader not waving white flag on same-sex marriage

Human rights at stake in upcoming European Parliament elections

Five reasons American needs more Dads

Support for same-sex marriage reaches all-time high in Gallup poll

Marriage: Where do we go from here?

Pennsylvania Gov. won’t appeal same-sex marriage ruling

Judicial juggernaut on same-sex marriage continues

Piling cliché upon cliché

    First Things: Judge McShane opens his opinion with a lengthy discussion of just how normal the plaintiffs are. They love one another. They’re in a committed relationship. They’re financially successful. They pay taxes. Meanwhile, the “state affords the same set of rights and privileges to Tristan and Isolde that it affords to a Hollywood celebrity waking up in Las Vegas with a blurry memory and a ringed finger.” The argument (such as it is) is downright conservative: Judge McShane, à la Andrew Sullivan, sets up same-sex marriage as a bastion of moral and civic virtue against the squalor of the wider culture.

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Jennifer Knapp makes case for being ‘gay and Christian’ in book with evangelical publisher

“The Gay Marriage Debate Ends at Wall Street” (Or: redefining marriage is a movement of the elites)

Federal Judge strikes down Pennsylvania ban on same-sex marriage

Utah must recognize same-sex marriages performed during 17 days before stay; but this order temporarily stayed also

How not to talk to your kids about sexuality and sexual orientation

Is Evangelical opposition to homosexual behavior and same-sex marriage collapsing?

Same-sex couples begin tying the knot in Oregon

NOM files for emergency stay of federal court proceedings in Oregon same-sex marriage case

The evolution of marriage

Utah Supreme Court halts same-sex adoption cases

Same-sex marriage creates uncertainties decade after Massachusetts implementation

    Greg Scott, a spokesman for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is litigating in several states to support traditional marriage, said the group hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will continue its view that marriage should be defined by the states, as it expressed in its 2013 ruling, U.S. vs. Windsor, which struck down the prohibition against same-sex marriage in federal law.

    “We hope the Supreme Court stays consistent,” Scott said. “Marriage is worth fighting for and there are a lot of people that do believe that. Perhaps a wrong decision at the Supreme Court will inspire millions of Americans to rebuild a culture of strong marriages and understand again what marriage is about.”

  • Posted: 05/19/2014
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A decade later, same-sex marriage tide has almost completely turned

    Al Jazeera America: “I don’t think they [the district courts] are accurately reading Windsor, so it will be interesting to see what the Supreme Court does,” said Kellie Fiedorek, an attorney specializing in marriage and family at the conservative Christian legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing court clerks in two of the cases. “The only thing that is inevitable right now is that this issue will be back before the Supreme Court.”

    ADF argues that Windsor invalidated a federal law only, and Fiedorek maintained that the ruling should not apply to state laws.

    If the court were to hold that bans on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution, Fiedorek said, “you’d basically have the Roe v. Wade of marriage.”

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Judge: 4th Circuit just a “way station” to Supreme Court

Tactics endure after 10 years of same-sex marriage

Digging for truth in the ‘gay Christian’ debates

Ministers diverge in opinion on lifting of Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban

Same-sex marriage is off again in Idaho and on in Arkansas

Separation should arise in ‘gay marriage’, ‘gay Christian’ debate

    Christian Post: Without a doubt, this issue will become a great dividing line in the Church, and I for one welcome it, since it points to a much deeper divide in our approach to God, His Word, and the people He wants to redeem. Ultimately, it will separate those who put God first and ask, “How can I fulfill His desires?” from those who put themselves first and ask, “How can He fulfill my desires?”

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Attorneys ask state Supreme Court to not suspend ruling striking same-sex marriage ban

Dear John Stossel: Marriage is not complicated

They just don’t get it

Council tells churches they must conduct same-sex marriages

Arkansas same-sex marriages end, for now, after ruling

Lawyers for same-sex couples want broader ruling

Decrying same-sex marriage, black pastors join legal fight

Same-sex marriage driving Tory voters away, new poll finds

Marriage group stymied in Oregon challenge

Premature talk of surrender on same-sex marriage

Idaho ruling hardly small potatoes