Part One of this series is located here.
How savvy are you about step-families? Do you understand the structural similarity between step-families and same-sex marriage? Take the Step-Family Quiz to test your knowledge. I created this quiz as an engaging way to help defenders of marriage understand the cultural blind-spot that we have about step-families. Of course anybody is welcome to take it. But it is geared towards those who believe that marriage is only between a man and a woman. By the end it should become apparent why I have focused on marriage defenders. There are five questions and their answers, plus a bonus question at the end.
1. Which group was the first to claim there is “no difference” between the intact family founded on natural marriage and other family structures?
- a. Heterosexuals
- b. Homosexuals
2. When was that claim first made, and what form did it take?
by Bob Kellogg
The superintendent of a Wisconsin public school district has apologized after high school students were shown a video that promotes same-sex marriage. Read more…
BY CAROLYN MOYNIHAN
Marriage didn’t do this gay couple much good. Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson and his partner of 25 years, Mark Andrew, had a civil union ceremony in 2008, which automatically became a “marriage” when New Hampshire legalised same-sex marriage in 2009.
On May 3 they announced their divorce. Read more…
BY DAVID VAN GEND
David van Gend is a family doctor and head of the Australian Marriage Forum. He is always an eloquent, hard-hitting speaker, but in this 25-minute video he excels. Drawing on years of experience as a GP and keen political instincts, he presents a convincing case why governments should not legalise same-sex marriage.
Watch the video.
If your university does not hold with gay marriage, don’t look for a legal career in eastern Canada.
by Lea Singh
Late last month, the law societies of Ontario and Nova Scotia voted against recognizing the validity of law degrees granted by the fledgling Trinity Western University School of Law in Langley, British Columbia. Read more…
BY CAROLYN MOYNIHAN
A mixed race couple demonstrating for gay marriage hold up a sign saying, “Once our marriage was once illegal too.”
Is that a just comparison? Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to inter-racial marriage? Does protecting the freedom to speak and act publicly on the basis of a religious belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman amount to the kind of laws that banned inter-racial marriage? Read more…
The wedding cake is about to get crowded with gangs of brides and grooms
By The Washington Times
Well, that didn’t take long. Doll, Brynn and Kitten Young, a lesbian trio, have declared themselves the world’s first “throuple.” The Massachusetts women claim to be “married” and await their first child. Massachusetts doesn’t recognize “throuple marriage” yet, but the year is young. When the Supreme Court eviscerated authentic marriage last year, this was foretold. There’s already an organized movement, led by college professors, for what might be called “grouple” marriage. Read more…
by Patrick Howley
California is proposing to ban members of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from serving as judges because the Boy Scouts do not allow gay troop leaders, The Daily Caller has learned. Read more…
by Alexandra DeSanctis – University of Notre Dame on April 11, 2014
A war-of-words has engulfed the University of Notre Dame recently, with dueling student petitions dividing the campus and prompting a debate over whether the venerable Catholic university should take a stand in support of traditional marriage. Read more…