Via the National Catholic Register: A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth of marriage, rooted in nature as well as faith. "We affirm strongly and without...Show More Summary
A reader quotes me: You have here a Burkean defense of federalism – something that will very much appeal to Anthony Kennedy, it seems to me. The problem, however, is that the pace of change has quickened so much after Windsor that Sutton is already out-dated. It’s now 36 states, not 19, representing 70 percent […]
The synthesis of Gus Malzahn 's offense with Will Muschamp 's defense is the most fascinating subplot of the offseason, and although their marriage comes with risk, its upside is so great that Auburn should be considered the SEC favorite. Malzahn is known for his obsession with tempo. Show More Summary
The Supreme Court decided last Friday to take up the issue of same-sex marriage again, the Los Angeles Times reported today. Two years ago, the Supreme Court took up the issue and ruled that parts of the Defense of Marriage Act were unconstitutional. Show More Summary
The writing's been on the wall since the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in 2013
"After the Justice Department's decision not to defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, the Supreme Court sent a powerful message that Americans in same-sex marriages are entitled to equal protection and equal treatment under the law. Show More Summary
The State Department is considering whether to end its domestic-partner benefits for agency employees in light of the 2013 Supreme Court decision that overturned a key portion of the Defense of Marriage Act, according to a prominent news outlet for the gay community. Show More Summary
For the most part, I have been pretty much a supporter of same-sex marriage, at least from the standpoint of government. I voted no on a defense of marriage proposition that was on the ballot in Arizona a few years ago. First, with respect...Show More Summary
Yesterday Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) reintroduced the State Marriage Defense Act, which would ban the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages conducted outside of the state in which the couple resides. Weber first introduced...Show More Summary
He doesn’t really believe in protecting speech critical of Islam. Unlike many conservatives, I was not outraged when President Obama directed the Justice Department to end the pretense of “defending” the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). I feel the same way about the president’s decision not to join dozens of world leaders in Paris last […]
AFER reports on the big week for marriage equality - 5th Circuit oral arugments, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi backing off her tooth and nail defense of the state's gay marriage ban, a "right to discriminate" bill in Indiana, a...
Have you ever had an argument where instead of coming to an agreement or solution, you just walked away or suddenly stopped talking? In marriage, we will never 100% agree on every topic, but there is an effective way to communicate to get your point across. Restraining from conversations to keep peace in your marriage will Keep Reading ?
On October 6, 2014, the Supreme Court declined to hear seven cases in which federal courts of appeals had found bans on same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional. One month later, a divided court of appeals for the Sixth Circuit, in an opinion written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, upheld the bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, & Kentucky. Show More Summary
Yesterday Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would fully repeal the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act and ensure all federal government agencies recognize legal same-sex marriages. Writes HRC:...
Democrats jumpstarted the 114th Congress with a nod to LGBT equality by reintroducing legislation that would finally kill the Defense of Marriage Act. That law still lets states decline to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other...Show More Summary
Respect for Marriage Act would guarantee federal marriage benefits for same-sex spouses
Via press release from Freedom To Marry: Today Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) reintroduced the Respect for Marriage Act, a bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and ensure that the federal government respects all valid marriages across all agencies. Show More Summary
Defense of God's design for natural marriage – along with the God-given, constitutional freedom of conscience to decline participation in and, thereby, endorsement of, its unnatural and sin-based counterfeit, so-called "gay marriage" – is now among America's premier civil-rights struggles.
"I am confident that the Supreme Court will uphold the states’ rights to define marriage. Even as Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 2013, he did so because it infringed upon the states’ authority over marriage. Show More Summary
One of the things that I find constantly amusing about covering the right is how defensive most of them are about being racist/sexist/homophobic/etc. There’s a unique kind of cowardice to it, both wanting to push the idea that some people are naturally better than others, but not having the...