Posts Tagged ‘Marriage Politics’

We Don’t Need to Redefine Marriage to Fix Policy Problems

March 13th, 2013 Comments off

by  and

This article was first published March 13, 2013 at

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…

Is There a Conservative Argument for Gay Marriage?

February 20th, 2013 Comments off

By Jennifer Thieme, Director of Finance & Advancement for the Ruth Institute

This article was originally published at Clash Daily on February 1, 2013.

There is a small but steadily growing idea among conservatives that they can support gay marriage and remain conservative. My position is that this is not possible. Here’s why.

Gay marriage does not exist as a stand-alone policy issue. Nor is it a conservative issue, because it requires the natural family to be dismantled at the level of public policy. True conservatives support limited government, and they understand that there are other institutions which serve to limit government power. Two of these institutions are the natural family and religion. Read more…

Refugees, defectors and displaced persons from the Sexual Revolution

January 16th, 2013 Comments off

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.[1]  I predicted that children would have three legal parents[2] and that custody disputes would involve three or more adults.[3]  I predicted greater attacks on religious liberty for those who resist your war against the gendered nature of the human body.[4]  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.[5]  Read more…

Update From France: A Pro-Marriage Revolution!

January 14th, 2013 Comments off

I write to you from France, where a pro-marriage revolution is underway!

Francois Hollande, the ultra-liberal, socialist President of France swept into power last May, promising — among many other things — a swift passage of same-sex marriage and adoption legislation.

But the people of France had other ideas. Read more…

Push for Genderless Marriage within GOP is a Red Flag for Free Speech

November 19th, 2012 Comments off

by Doug Mainwaring and Stella Morabito

This article was first published at on October 23, 2012.

One would think the only news about conservatives with regard to same-sex marriage is the hoisting up of white flags, if not rainbow ones.

We should instead be raising red warning flags. Read more…

The President Comes Out, Bill Duncan’s take

May 11th, 2012 Comments off

By NRO Symposium

President Obama has announced his support for same-sex marriage.

How important is this development? How does it change things politically? Culturally? How much of an election issue will it — and should it — be? National Review Online asked the experts. Read more…

Obama’s unsurprising marriage epiphany

May 11th, 2012 Comments off

by Sheila Liaugminas

It may have erupted in the Twitterverse and on MSM sites, but the only possible surprise element may have been the timing. Maybe.

Because President Obama’s was among the most expected and awaited coming out moments in the nation. Which makes you wonder, what was outed, per se? Read more…

The President Comes Out

May 10th, 2012 Comments off

By NRO Symposium

My personal intuitive (i.e., non-scientific, totally unprovable) beliefs are the following:

1. Obama has always favored the redefinition of marriage to remove the gender requirement. He has just decided that now is a favorable time to admit it. If I am correct, then he has been lying. This would make him a liar. Read more…


March 19th, 2011 24 comments

By Maggie Gallagher

Last month, facing the problem of Muslim assimilation, British Prime Minister David Cameron denounced multiculturalism and called for a new “muscular liberalism” as the basis for a shared national identity.

Applauding conservatives, beware. Read more…

Justice, marriage and religious liberty

March 5th, 2011 22 comments

by Sheila Liaugminas

The Obama administration made the incoherent declaration last week that it will no longer defend in court a federal law it must enforce. And thus the Justice Department signaled the likelihood that injustices may lie on the landscape for a host of issues.

Starting with religious liberty and marriage law.

Robert P. George, perhaps the nation’s top Catholic scholar on marriage, described [U.S. Attorney General Eric] Holder’s defense of the administration’s position as “extremely worrying.” Read more…