DENVER (AP) — A gay couple is pursuing a discrimination complaint against a Colorado bakery, saying the business refused them a wedding cake to honor their Massachusetts ceremony, and alleging that the owners have a history of turning away same-sex couples.
As more states move to legalize same-sex marriage and civil unions, the case highlights a growing tension between gay rights advocates and supporters of religious freedom. Read more…
by Blaise Joseph
Bradford Wilcox, a US academic at the University of Virginia with expertise in marriage and family issues, has an article at The Atlantic entitled Unequal, Unfair, and Unhappy: The 3 Biggest Myths About Marriage Today. He argues that, contrary to popular opinion, most married couples with children are satisfied with their relationships. Read more…
by Brendan O’Neill
To invite the government to give us phony equalities by recognizing gay marriage is to invite greater state intervention into our personal lives.
I think one of the most maligned words in the English language is “discriminate”. These days that word is mostly used negatively. It is primarily used to mean making harsh, even oppressive judgements against people based on their sex, or their sexuality, or their ethnic origins. Read more…
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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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 Doug Mainwaring
Just as chess requires players to seriously consider every possible consequence of their moves, we need to seriously consider every possible consequence of the push for same-sex marriage, especially for children.
In our sometimes misguided efforts to expand our freedom, selfish adults have systematically dismantled that which is most precious to children as they grow and develop. That’s why I am now speaking out against same-sex marriage.
By the way, I am gay. Read more…
With the March for Marriage just over a week from now, emails are pouring in from around the country, excited individuals and groups are sharing their stories about making final plans to be with us in Washington, DC on March 26th to stand for marriage, family, and the liberties we hold dear.
The program for the March is also its final planning stages, and today I am very happy to announce a few exciting additions to the rally schedule: 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…