by Blaise Joseph
The marriage debate in France has been watched closely around the world. The huge rallies in favour of traditional marraige have been particularly noteworthy. Following the redefinition of marriage in France last week, MercatorNet’s Blaise Joseph caught up with young French marriage activist Maxime Lagorce, from La Manif Pour Tous Sydney, who recently spoke at the World Congress of Families.
So first up: France has just redefined marriage. What is the mood in the country? How do people feel about it? 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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from Dr. Morse, regarding these podcasts:
In Eden Prairie, I talk about Equality,
giving people some ideas about how to respond to the relentless argument that “equality” requires us to redefine marriage.
by Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Advocates on both sides of the debate over same-sex marriage continue to step up their efforts.
Minnesota for Marriage resumed its statewide bus tour this weekend, and Jennifer Roback Morse spoke at a stop on Saturday in Eden Prairie. Roback Morse founded the California-based Ruth Institute, which promotes marriage to college students. Read more…
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…
by Doug Mainwaring
Media voices and progressive activists for same-sex marriage are appealing to judicial fiat because they know they won’t always have public opinion on their side.
As the national marriage debate advances, history can teach us a lesson about our circumstances. Consider alcohol prohibition. In his excellent book, Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, Daniel Okrentcharts the rise of the movement that led to the Eighteenth Amendment and its later repeal. Read more…
from Brian Brown:
Thanks to the March and the coverage, I can introduce you this week to some extraordinary people the MSM never want you to meet, so you can see for yourself: the able, intelligent, and extraordinary Next Gen leaders for marriage that are now emerging in this fight:
Meet the young heroes facing down the Goliath forces opposing us!
You know of course our own able and extraordinary Thomas Peters, NOM’s communication director.
He went on MSNBC and fought and held his own in the lion’s den (with God’s help I take it!): 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…
Institute for Marriage and Public Policy , Harvey C. Mansfield and Leon R. Kass
The case rests squarely on sociology and psychology. How reliable can this be, ask two distinguished scholars.
Today the US Supreme Court begins hearings on two same-sex marriage cases. Scores of organisations have presented “amicus briefs” to the Court as background to the legal arguments. Here we present an edited version of a submission by the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy and two distinguished scholars. Leon Kass, of the University of Chicago, and Harvey Mansfield, of Harvard University, are experts on the limits of the scientific method and on issues relevant to the appropriate structure of family life. This is a long but extremely valuable contribution to the debate over same-sex marriage. Read more…