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“I was jeered and spat at for defending marriage”

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

by CAROLINE FARROW

Recently I appeared in the audience of BBC’s Question Time in my home town of Brighton after a friend asked me to take their place at short notice.

When Marilyn Barmer stood up and nervously asked whether the first gay marriages due to take place in the city in the next 24 hours were a necessary piece of legislation, the temperature in the auditorium plummeted, the warm glow of good-natured yet passionate debate replaced by a glacial hostility. Read more…

Nabisco: Sex discrimination is ‘wholesome’

April 9th, 2014 Comments off
BY KELLY BARTLETT

Scientists agree that breastfeeding is best for infants. Breastmilk is considered so important and nutritious, that hospitals now offer lactation consultants on site to birthing mothers to offer advice and support to moms.

Although infant formula makers work hard to make their product as nutritious as possible, how can powdered formula beat Mother Nature? (Spoiler alert: it can’t.) Read more…

Remember This? New Mexico Gov. Denied Haircut Due to Gay Marriage Stance

March 5th, 2014 Comments off

Oh, the irony! Why aren’t these people getting sued?

by Christine Rousselle

In light of recent court decisions regarding bakeries and photographers, this story is beginning to make the rounds once again: New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez was dropped from her gay hairdresser’s client list in 2012 due to her stance against same-sex marriage. Read more…

Are “marriage equality” and gender segregation compatible?

January 24th, 2014 Comments off

by Kelly Bartlett

I grew up in a predominately white suburb in Connecticut. Our school was so monochromatic that the powers-that-be decided to bus in blacks from Hartford.

One of the blacks that got off the bus at my school was Joy, with her fluffy side ponytail and glorious smile. Joy said things I never heard spoken out loud before such as, “Lordy, Lordy” in our English class. The black girls taught me Double Dutch jump rope, after which there’s no going back to single. And at our school dances, we were all awed by the skill and grace of the African Americans; even the guys could bust a move. Read more…

Colo baker could go to jail for refusing to make cake for ‘gay wedding’

June 10th, 2013 Comments off

More tolerance:

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…

The top marriage myths debunked

June 7th, 2013 Comments off

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…

Why do we need marriage to be happy?

May 29th, 2013 Comments off

by Michael Cook

Sorry, guys, we missed this, and it happened here in Sydney. At the 2012 Sydney Writers Festival four gay writers on a public panel were asked, “Why get married when you could be happy?” There was a consensus that gays did not want to be married, as gays do not aspire after bourgeois respectability.

ABC Radio recorded the panel discussion which you can hear below. Read more…

A fight for equality or a war on difference?

May 23rd, 2013 Comments off

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…

Traditional Marriage Apologetics

May 15th, 2013 Comments off

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…

When you say ‘Gay marriage is inevitable,’ do you mean rich people want it?

May 9th, 2013 Comments off

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…