Jennifer Roback Morse of The Ruth Institute defends traditional marriage to young people
by Les Sillars
This article was originally published April 18, 2013, at worldmag.com.
Jennifer Roback Morse, an economist, rejects the notion that increasing support for homosexual marriage among young people means that its legalization is somehow inevitable. She is founder and president of The Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage Education Fund that promotes traditional marriage to college students and other young adults. The arguments for marriage can work with that group, she said, because they’ve never heard them before. Presented well, the case is “extremely powerful.” Read more…
By Jennifer Roback Morse
This article was first published May 9, 2013, at americanthinker.com.
You have no doubt heard the news that gay marriage is inevitable. The New York state legislature redefined marriage in 2011. Rhode Island redefined marriage earlier this week. Delaware just removed the gender requirement from marriage. Minnesota is poised to vote on the issue this week. This steady drumbeat of state legislatures changing the definition of marriage as it has been known for millennia surely must show that so-called gay marriage is inevitable. Read more…
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by Jeanne Smits, Paris correspondent
The people are speaking–too bad the French lawmakers are so determined not to listen.
Hundreds gathered spontaneously at Place Bellecour in Lyons earlier this week to protest the gay ‘marriage’ law.
Le Salon Beige
April 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Since last Friday, public demonstrations against same-sex “marriage” and adoption in France have been escalating, not only in Paris but also in remote provincial towns and even abroad among French expatriates. The Senate’s approval of the gay marriage bill (known as the “loi Taubira,” after the Justice Minister that proposed the text to the legislature) has sparked off a wave of anger, and groups of determined young people all over the country have decided to make their presence felt. Read more…
from Brian Brown of NOM
Cliff Kincaid, Director of the Accuracy in Media Center for Investigative Journalism, accurately notes how dishonestly our movement has been covered by the mainstream media:
Significant news came out of last Tuesday’s March for Marriage demonstration in Washington, D.C. But it didn’t make “news” in the major media. Read more…
By Thomas Burke
This morning roughly 2500 people gathered on the National Mall for the March For Marriage, a demonstration supporting traditional marriage between a man and a woman. The participants hope to influence the Supreme Court hearings underway this week regarding two issues:
- California’s Proposition 8, a referendum that amended the state’s constitution to define marriage as strictly between one man and one woman in that state; and,
- the Defense of Marriage Act, known to politicos as DOMA, which defines marriage for federal purposes as between one man and one woman, and leaves states the right to decide the same within their own borders. Read more…
Marriage supporters to rally in Washington, D.C., on March 26 as Supreme Court hears cases
by John Burger
Supporters of both traditional marriage and same-sex unions will converge on the nation’s capital this week as the Supreme Court takes up two cases that could do to marriage what Roe v. Wade did to unborn human life.
The National Organization for Marriage is holding a March for Marriage on Tuesday morning, March 26, as the high court hears oral arguments in the first case, a challenge to California’s Proposition 8, which changed that state’s constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Arguments are expected to be heard the next day in a case contesting the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Read more…
History is going to be made on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, and as the momentum for the March for Marriage builds, the heroes are gathering.
Former Sen. Jim DeMint is a hero to a lot of people, especially in the Tea Party movement. He’s also the new president of the Heritage Foundation.
At CPAC, Sen. De Mint gave a lucid, brilliant argument for why social conservatism and economic conservatism are linked—by the institution of marriage.
Here is the crux of what the new president of Heritage said at CPAC that you and I know in our hearts: Read more…
by William W. Beach and Ryan T. Anderson
This article was first published March 13, 2013 at thepublicdiscourse.com.
Good public policy can meet the needs of all Americans without redefining marriage.
When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) later this month, many casual observers will focus on what they call the fairness of redefining marriage. Interestingly, though, the dispute at the heart of the DOMA case could have been avoided had Congress enacted fairer tax reform years ago. Read more…
The media is hyping the news that some former GOP officials filed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to create a new constitutional right and redefine marriage. Nothing could be less conservative, or American. My response at the Heritage Foundation’s Foundry below.
By Ryan T. Anderson
Some former officials in the Republican Party are urging the Supreme Court to redefine marriage for the nation. But support for marriage as the union of a man and a woman is essential to American–and conservative–principles. Indeed, nothing could be less conservative than urging an activist court to redefine an essential institution of civil society. Read more…
Prepared remarks for the Rhode Island legislature,
hearings on the redefinition of marriage
Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., founder and president of the Ruth Institute, a project of the National Organization for Marriage
January 15, 2013
Providence, Rhode Island
Almost two years ago, I came to this place to plead with you not to remove the gender requirement from marriage. I predicted that children would have three legal parents and that custody disputes would involve three or more adults. I predicted greater attacks on religious liberty for those who resist your war against the gendered nature of the human body. I predicted the systematic removal of gendered language from the law. No more husbands and wives, only spouses. No more mother and father. Only Parent 1 and Parent 2. Read more…
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