“As Utah tries to stay same-sex unions ruling, historians say marriage has evolved in response to social need, ethics.” | Salt Lake Tribune

New Mexico County Clerks Resign After State Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ | ChristianNews.net

Lawmakers get legal help with NC marriage case | Greesboro News & Record (AP)

The Truth Will Set Us Free | Redding.com

Scalia finds his predictions on same-sex-marriage ruling being borne out

“Utah Judge Unexpected as a Hero to Gay People”

Utah AG’s Office delays appeal to U.S. Supreme Court on marriage

Defending Amendment 3 may cost Utah $2M

53% Of Likely U.S. Voters Say Marriage Is Religious, Not Civil

“Utah Ruling Means No Respite for the Supreme Court on Same-Sex Marriage” | NYT

Federal judge rules Utah marriage amendment is unconstitutional

Daughters and Sex | Mona Charen at NRO

“Gay marriage: Civil liberty protections rejected by MSPs”

Catholic Common Core Removes Books Celebrating Same-Sex Parents from First-Grade Unit Plan

“Think gay marriage is a product of activist judges? Think again”

“Gay marriage now legal in New Mexico” | Cindy Carcamo at LA Times

    Cindy Carcamo at LA Times: Jim Campbell, an attorney who represented former state lawmakers who filed a brief asking the court to reject same-sex marriage, criticized the ruling. “The government’s purpose for recognizing marriage is to bring together one man and one woman as husband and wife to be a father and a mother to any children their union produces,” said Campbell, who is legal counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, which opposes gay marriage. “The New Mexico Supreme Court ignored that time-tested understanding of marriage and replaced it with the recently conceived notion that marriage means special government recognition for close relationships.”

  • Posted: 12/20/2013
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New Mexico Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage | Citizen Link

“Gay Marriage Supporters See Hope In Deep-red Ind.” | AP

New Mexico allows same-sex marriage | Lyle Denniston at SCOTUS Blog

Penalizing Those Who Hold Biblical Views of Marriage | Ryan T. Anderson at NRO

Judge formally warned over pro-marriage comments

NM Supreme Court redefines marriage | Alliance Defending Freedom

NM Supreme Court: State “is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry”

Judge Softens Utah’s Anti-Polygamy Law To Mixed Reactions | NPR

“85% Americans Support Christian Photographer Who Refused Gay Wedding Assignment As Case Moves On” | Global Dispatch

“Christian Photog Who Refused to Shoot Gay Wedding Finds Widespread Support” | Charisma News

“Pa. Pastor Defrocked After Performing Gay Wedding”

Meet the co-parents

Eleven Same-Sex “Marriage” Incumbents Have Pro-Marriage Challengers | Illinois Family Action

WV AG asks court to throw suit challenging marriage

Md/Del. Baptists affirm biblical marriage

OR: Multnomah County’s same-sex marriage controversy puts open meetings law in limelight

    Oregon Live: Kelly Clark, a Portland attorney, contends otherwise in a lawsuit accusing the commissioners of violating the public meetings law. He says the violations warrant reversing the county’s action. In an interview, Clark said he thinks the commissioners purposefully used a rolling series of conversations to discuss the licensing change. He said they hoped to avoid any arrangement that would require a public meeting.

  • Posted: 12/18/2013
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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Media And Politicians Want To Impose Same-sex “marriage” – But Citizens Fight Back. The Case Of Estonia

“Bill would allow same-sex couples to file joint OH return”

TX: “Harris County GOP chairman sues city over same-sex marriage”

“Texas judge blocks gay partner benefits”

On Ruling on Utah Bigamy Law | Ed Whelan at NRO

State Attorneys General File Brief in Support of Christians Ordered to Shoot Same-Sex Ceremonies | ChristianNews.Net

Judge in Pa. marriage suit nixes state appeal

“Pastors take lead on legal challenge to Mayor Annise Parker’s recognition of same sex marriages”

Federal Judge To Hear Ohio Marriage Fight

The Strange Politics of Polygamy

Scotland: “MSPs could ‘lose seats’ over support for gay marriage”

Chilean President Elect Supports Marriage Redefinition

“Being Against Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You a Homophobe”

Yes, you will work for me: Will high court hear First Amendment case? | One News Now

Judge Says Baker Must Abandon His Religious Beliefs | MO Family Policy Council

Talking on What Is Marriage? | NRO interviews Robert George

NJ: “Activists ask pols to pull same-sex marriage bill – because it didn’t remove enough rights”

Pa. accused of stalling in same-sex marriage case

“N.J. Senate pulls gay marriage bill”

“Oklahoma Gay Marriage Ban Lawsuit Still Pending 9 Years Later” | Huffington Post

Pa. Methodist minister refuses to surrender credentials over same-sex wedding

“Lambda Legal And ACLU Of Illinois Expedite Marriage For Same-sex Couples Facing Urgent Medical Circumstances”

Legal battle over marriage moves to the South

Less rationale for Bestiality prohibitions in wake of Utah polygamy ruling?

Australia’s Highest Court Invalidates Capital Territory’s Marriage Equality Law

Federal court strikes down parts of Utah polygamy law (roundup)

Utah Gov. Expresses Concern Over Polygamy Ruling

AG: ND can issue marriage license to man already in out-of-state same sex “marriage”

“Education Dept. to recognize same-sex marriages for federal financial aid purposes”

N.J. Senate panel to take up bill to redefine marriage

Indiana Catholic bishops issue statement on marriage, decline to take position on amendment

    Catholic Culture: As Indiana legislators debate a proposed state constitutional amendment designed to preclude the possibility of same-sex marriage and civil unions, Indiana’s bishops have issued a statement upholding marriage as “a permanent partnership between one man and one woman ordered to the good of the couple and the procreation and education of children.”

  • Posted: 12/13/2013
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Social conservatives defect after GOP candidate for Mass. Lt. Gov. flip-flops on gay ‘marriage’

“Baker Faces Prison For Refusing To Bake Same-sex Wedding Cake” | Ken Klukowski at Breitbart

UK: Marriage cannot be defined by man

ACLU: So Much for the Right of Conscience | Christian Post

“Signs and Wonders: Gay marriage facing challenges” | World Magazine

“Could pastors really be jailed for preaching against gays?” | Indianapolis Star (Gannett)