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  • Strengthening Marriage: Webcast Today at Noon

    Today at Noon Eastern Standard Time there will be a one-hour national webinar to assist churches and interested citizens in the task of rebuilding strong marriages. The webcast will feature speakers from various disciplines and faith traditions. Chuck Colson, Prof. Brad Wilcox of the National Marriage Project at the University … More

    Prop. 8 Not A Show Trial Yet

    The U.S. Supreme Court, with one justice writing in dissent, agreed today with attorneys who argued against the broadcasting and posting of the trial proceedings in Perry v. Schwarzenegger – the case challenging the constitutionality of California’s popularly approved Proposition 8 preserving marriage as the union of one man and … More

    Stand4MarriageDC: Let the People Vote on Marriage

    Yesterday marked the beginning of the final stage of the process that will determine whether the people of the District of Columbia will have an opportunity to vote on same-sex marriage under the city’s Home Rule Charter. Over the past few months, while debate has focused on the content of … More

    Reid Roils the Abortion Debate

    Far from maintaining the Hyde Amendment limitations on federal abortion funding, the Harry Reid (D-NV) “manager’s amendment” on which cloture has now been invoked in the Senate would begin to tear down the firewall that individual taxpayers now enjoy in various federal programs not to participate in abortion funding; establish … More

    Throwing Values Under the Omnibus

    While most eyes in Washington are on the massive health care reform bills, Congress is ever so slowly making policy changes via other legislative vehicles, including the Omnibus Appropriations bill being readied for enactment before December 18. This Omnibus Appropriations bill includes six of the 13 annual spending bills the … More

    Repealing Taxpayers' Conscience Protections on Abortion

    The Senate’s 54-45 vote last evening to table the Hatch-Nelson abortion funding limitation sets the two chambers of Congress on a collision course with one another – with Democrats driving both vehicles involved in the collision. Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) led the way in devising and debating his bipartisan amendment, … More

    The New Squeeze on Private Pregnancy Care

    With very peccable timing, a handful of local officials are launching legislative assaults on popular pregnancy care centers even as Congress debates health care reforms it claims will promote more choice and competition. The assaults began in Baltimore where the City Council passed a law last week  imposing regulations and … More

    A Misallocation of Taxpayer Capital

    Even as debate and votes are launched this week on health care reform bills that will hurt “our capacity to innovate” and “develop new therapies”, the Obama Administration moved yesterday to make federal funds available for controversial experimentation that has thus far failed to generate any human therapies. Taxpayer money … More

    New York’s Stunning Vote for Marriage

    The case for historical inevitability took another hit on Wednesday as the New York State Senate rejected a bill to redefine traditional marriage by a wide margin, 38-24. In the days before the vote, and especially after the New York House voted for marriage redefinition by a margin of 89-52 … More

    Race, Marriage and a False Analogy

    Brushing aside criticism that it is savaging religious liberty and some of the most reliable social services in the District of Columbia, the D.C. City Council today is set to approve a bill to end the protected status of traditional marriage. The collision between the redefinition of marriage and religious … More