Judge rules South Dakota’s marriage law unconstitutional

City officials might say “I’ve got to put my Bible under my desk and keep my mouth shut about what I believe,” says ousted Atlanta fire chief

Judge O’Scannlain’s dissent from denial of en banc review in marriage cases

    National Review: Late last Friday, the Ninth Circuit issued an order denying the petitions for rehearing en banc in the Nevada and Idaho marriage cases. The order includes a strong dissent from Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, joined by Judge Johnnie B.Rawlinson and Judge Carlos Bea. (It’s possible that other judges voted for rehearing but chose not to register their votes publicly, but, given the composition of the Ninth Circuit, I doubt that the vote margin was close.) Rawlinson is a Clinton appointee. Given the dissent’s discussion of Loving v. Virginia, I’ll also note that she is African-American.


  • Posted: 01/12/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Over 40,000 sign petitions calling on Atlanta’s mayor to reinstate Christian fire chief Kelvin Cochran who was fired for his Biblical beliefs

Court denies one same-sex marriage case (UPDATED)

Issue same-sex marriage license, lose your salary, Texas bill would tell state employees

Religious bias issues debated after Atlanta Mayor’s dismissal of fire chief

Church takes aim at Atlanta fire chief’s dismissal

Civil Rights Commish compares Christian cake artist to Nazis, slave owners

Judge slams Christian florist with personal liability

Florist says her Christian values made her refuse to participate in same-sex ceremony

City of Atlanta: No orthodox Christians need apply

War on Poverty: WMass sees link between teen pregnancy, poverty

Study finds more reasons to get and stay married

Belgian bishop says Catholic Church should bless same-sex couples

Supreme Court delays action on same-sex marriage

ADF hoping for high court’s affirmation re: marriage

Same-sex marriage primed for review as U.S. high court gathers

America awaits justices’ action on same-sex marriage

Same-sex couples await US Supreme court ruling

Atlanta fire chief who criticized homosexuality may fight ouster

Atlanta fire chief sacked in book controversy may sue city

Houston, we still have a problem: Mayor at it again

It’s getting personal in state of Washington

Atlanta fire chief fired for expressing Christian beliefs

Atlanta Mayor fires fire chief who wrote Christian book calling homosexuality ‘perversion’

Same-sex marriage showdown in the Fifth Circuit on Friday

State can sue florist who refused flowers for same-sex wedding: Judge

Sen. Marco Rubio laments court rulings on same-sex marriage

Judge: Arlene’s Flowers owner can be sued in her personal capacity

Wash. allowed to sue florist in same-sex wedding case

America awaits justices’ action on same-sex marriage

Hitching Post, Cd’A seek to avoid trial

To restore marriage, restore labor unions?

Same-sex spouses of Florida state employees granted health insurance, retirement benefits

Supreme Court to meet again to decide on hearing same-sex marriage

It’s a matter of when, not if, the Supreme Court will tackle same-sex marriage

Florida bishops respond to state’s change in definition of marriage

Should pastors stop signing civil marriage certificates?

Florida AG won’t say if she’ll keep pushing marriage law

Florida counties end courthouse ceremonies to avoid performing same-sex weddings

Idaho governor takes fight to defend marriage amendment to U.S. Supreme Court

Canadian Mennonites officiate first same-sex wedding

The legacy of the libertarian sexual ethic

    Family Studies: My own research with working-class young adults leads me to believe that they have basically made peace with sexual permissiveness—at least outside of marriage—even as they retain some ambivalence about it. They tend to move in quickly with new romantic partners, even as they worry that people rush too quickly into relationships. From survey data, we know that people without a college education have more lifetime sexual partners than those with a college education, and that most of them see no problem with premarital sex.


  • Posted: 01/06/2015
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: family-studies.org

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Improving the case for marriage

Vietnam set to amend marriage law

#YesWomenAndChildren are safer within intact marriages

Same-sex marriage dynamic in U.S. shifted dramatically in 2014

Miliband: ‘Christianity should be respected’

If the Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage in 2015, how will evangelicals respond?

Florida set to become 36th same-sex marriage state as judicial hold expires

These Florida clerks will stop performing all courthouse weddings as same-sex marriage battle intensifies

ADF to Italy: Rogue mayors have no authority to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Florida marriage law heads for midnight end

Same-sex marriage prompts call for clergy to shun civil ceremonies

ADF to Italy: Rogue mayors have no authority to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Lazy fact-checking at ThinkProgress

Is this the year for same-sex marriage?

Children in single-parent families are more likely to witness domestic violence

On the liberal marriage hypothesis

    The New York Times: The theory that the falling divorce rate (among other indicators) among college-educated Americans is evidence that marriage has been successfully reinvented in the wake of the sexual revolution; that progressive ideas — the acceptance of premarital sex and cohabitation, an egalitarian vision of gender roles in parenting and breadwinning, a stronger emphasis on romantic compatibility and personal fulfillment — have basically been responsible for that reinvention; and that the main cultural force (setting aside economics) preventing working class Americans from embracing this successful reinvention is the unfortunate persistence of traditionalist norms and attitudes about sex and gender roles.


  • Posted: 12/18/2014
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: douthat.blogs.nytimes.com

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Government stalls on humanist marriages in England and Wales

Sex and divorce: What’s the connection?

Study: Men who use porn are less likely to get married, may be contributing to decline in marriage in the US

Hawaii Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage arguments

Ireland: Same-sex marriage vote is planned

Wash. grandmother’s religious freedom, livelihood at stake

Russell Moore on Vatican trip: World’s religious leaders optimistic about their fight against the sexual revolution