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  • It’s Time to Protect Religious Liberty in the Marriage Debate

    For years, a central argument of those in favor of same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love as they choose; however, does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships? A growing number of incidents demonstrates that … More

    Elane Photography Case Shows Why We Must Fight Against Government Coercion

    Today, the Supreme Court declined to review Elane Photography v. Willock—the famous case involving a photographer who politely declined to tell the story of a same-sex commitment ceremony. While neither affirming nor rejecting the lower court’s ruling, the Supreme Court’s denial of certiorari means a New Mexico Supreme Court decision … More

    Is Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage at All Like Opposition to Interracial Marriage? No.

    Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws designating marriage as exclusively the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of bans on interracial marriage. Some further argue that protecting the freedom to speak and … More

    Eich Is Out. So Is Tolerance.

    Mozilla Corp. co-founder Brendan Eich has resigned as CEO after a week of public pressure stemming from a campaign contribution he made six years ago. Eich supported the wrong cause; he supported California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. … More

    Why That Texas Judge Was Wrong to Strike Down Texas’ Marriage Law

    Yet another judge has struck down a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. These rulings claim that the equal protection of the law requires the redefinition of marriage. It does not. State laws that reflect the truth about marriage should be ruled … More

    Kirsten Powers Demagogues on Religious Liberty, Again

    Bill Clinton is an extremist according to Kirsten Powers. That’s the gist of her latest USA Today op-ed, on Arizona’s attempt to protect religious liberty in the state with protections similar to the ones in the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that Clinton signed into law back in 1993. … More

    On Religious Liberty, Arizona Gets it Right and NY Times Gets it Wrong Again

    The headline reads “A License to Discriminate.” And the New York Times editorial board goes on to claim that Arizona has just passed “noxious measures to give businesses and individuals the broad right to deny services to same-sex couples in the name of protecting religious liberty.” The Times got it … More

    New Marriage Laws Shouldn't Marginalize Christians

    For years now, a central argument of those in favor of same-sex marriage has been that all Americans should be free to live and love how they choose. But does that freedom require the government to coerce those who disagree into celebrating same-sex relationships? A growing number of incidents show … More

    State Marriage Laws Are Constitutional. Judges Should Respect Them.

    Yet another judge has struck down a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. These rulings claim that the equal protection of the law requires the redefinition of marriage. It does not. State laws that reflect the truth about marriage are constitutional. U.S. … More

    Cruz and Lee Act to Protect State Freedom in Marriage Debate

    Yesterday, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) took an important step in ensuring that the federal government respects the freedom of states to make marriage policy in the wake of last summer’s Supreme Court decision on marriage. The Senators introduced the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 (S. … More