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Volokh on Coeur d'Alene Ordinance: "Inconsistent with the Free Speech Clause and the Idaho RFRA"

UCLA Law Professor and Washington Post blogger Eugene Volokh has posted an analysis of the controversy surrounding the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. If you haven’t heard about the outrageous case, click here for more information. The basic situation is this, as explained by Alliance Defending Freedom, one of whose allied attorneys will be representing […]

Federal Judge: "No Right to Same-Gender Marriage Emanates from the Constitution"

Ryan Anderson reports on a new ruling by United States District Judge Juan Pérez-Giménez upholding Puerto Rico’s law defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Ryan points out that Pérez-Giménez is “the first Democrat-appointee to the federal bench to uphold marriage law since the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision on the Defense of Marriage Act case.” […]

"Putting to Rest a Bad Argument"

Sherif Girgis, one of the co-authors of What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense, opines at Public Discourse about a “bad argument” that needs to be put to rest – namely, the argument that “laws defining marriage as a male-female union should be treated as forms of sex discrimination”. Girgis writes: The Supreme Court closely scrutinizes policies involving racial, […]

Senator Cruz: "This is Judicial Activism at its Worst."

Today Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a strongly worded statement following the news of the Supreme Court’s decision to deny requests from five States to review lower court decisions striking down their marriage definitions. The statement reads, in part: The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is […]

Meese and Anderson in WaPo on Marriage Laws: "The people and their elected representatives should be making these decisions"

In the Washington Post opinion pages, former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese  III and his Heritage colleague Ryan Anderson have penned an important piece highlighting some too-little reported legal opinions from federal court judges that make the case for leaving determinations about marriage policy to the states and the democratic process. The two scholars write: This month, in […]

6 Couples Married 50 Years Apiece Share Wisdom, Advice

More than 50 years ago, six Michigan couples married–and they have been friends ever since.  Each couple wed within weeks of the others back in 1963, meaning they have been married for a combined 300 years.  The couples have all remained friends over the years, participating first in each other’s weddings and eventually each other’s children’s […]

Human Rights Court Says Europe Cannot Be Forced to Redefine Marriage

Amid their constant claims of victory and incessant harping on about the inevitability of same-sex “marriage,” supporters of redefining marriage received a major setback recently. The European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. As reported by the National Catholic Register: In a […]

Catholic Bishops Respond to ENDA News

Following the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, many prominent anti-religious liberty groups that support redefining marriage withdrew their support of the misleadingly-named Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).  President Obama said he is writing an executive order on ENDA and many religious groups and leaders have called on him to include in it conscience protections. Writing for the […]

Washington Times: Chase bank surveys workers to see if they’re ‘ally of the LGBT community’

From The Washington Times: A JP Morgan Chase bank employee says he’s not only puzzled by an internal company survey that asked workers if they considered themselves friend of the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community — he’s fearful of losing his job. […] The employee said he feared that answering no [to being an LGBT ally] could open […]

Without the Media Filter: Marriage Marchers Speak Out

The liberal media and advocates of redefining marriage are desperate to paint supporters of marriage as “hateful” or “bigots.”  The media barely makes an effort anymore to veil its support of redefining marriage. When it comes to the definition of marriage that has been the foundation of civilizations throughout time, the media’s strategy is typically: […]

NOM on EWTN's Ave Maria Radio

Joe Grabowski, NOM’s Director of Communications, was on EWTN’s Ave Maria Radio on May 29 to talk about the upcoming March for Marriage. “There are still millions of Americans who believe in marriage as the union of a man and a woman and they want their voices to be respected and heard,” Joe said.  The […]

Graham: "True Followers of Jesus...Cannot Endorse Same-sex Marriage"

Rev. Franklin Graham, son of world-famous evangelist Billy Graham, said that “true followers” of Jesus “cannot endorse same-sex marriage,” regardless of what others, including President Obama, the media, or the Supreme Court say about the issue. Graham said marriage cannot be redefined because marriage was “settled by God himself” and “is not subject to man-made […]

"They hope to show the world that polyfidelity is an acceptable choice of love."

“Polyfidelity.”  No, unfortunately, it isn’t a paradoxical movie title along the order of “True Lies.” It is a word being used to describe the relationship of the “throuple” – three ‘married’ lesbian women – from Massachusetts, in this article in The Daily Mail. Of course, the article’s headline highlights a distinct piece of news about the group’s […]

Did This Councilman Really Just Tell Millions of New Yorkers They're Unwelcome There? Yes. Yes He Did.

We’ve shared with you before this insightful article by Ryan Anderson at Heritage about the recent resignation of Brendan Eich from Mozilla. In it, Ryan remarked: The debate over the meaning and purpose of marriage will continue. We should conduct it in a civil manner. Bullies may win for a while, but theirs is a […]

Alabama Legislators Call for U.S. Constitution to Be Amended to Define and Protect Marriage

The Montgomery Advertiser reported recently that a resolution sponsored by Alabama State Representative Richard Laird passed the Alabama House, calling for an Article V convention to amend the Constitution of the United States: The resolution, sponsored by Rep. Richard Laird, I-Roanoke, quotes a 2006 amendment to the state constitution that bans same-sex unions, and calls marriage “a sacred […]