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    Americans Are Right: Children Need a Father

    The results are in: The majority of Americans continue to agree that children should be raised by both parents. In a nationally representative study by the Pew Research Center, researchers found that most people still believe that “the growing prevalence of mothers who have no male partners around to help … More

    Memo to the White House: Don't Stop, Start Defending DOMA

    The New York Times continues to lower the threshold of responsibility in matters marital, and yesterday’s editorial calling on the Obama Administration to abandon the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is the latest—and perhaps oddest—example. It is odd first and foremost because the Obama Justice Department’s defense of DOMA maintains … More

    Morning Bell: On Valentine's Day, Share the Word About the Benefits of Marriage

    As millions of rose bouquets grace kitchen tables and office desks across America and dozens of chocolate delicacies are savored after candlelight dinners, card companies, jewelry stores and candy makers will be singing the praises of St. Valentine and raising their own glass of champagne to love. But the economic … More

    National Marriage Week February 7–14: Promoting the Benefits of Marriage

    National Marriage Week is underway! Beginning today and culminating on Valentine’s Day, hundreds of organizations, community groups, and religious institutions will spend a week celebrating the benefits of marriage and encouraging married couples across the country to remain committed to lifelong love. With national campaign ads outlining the social and … More

    Man–Woman Marriage in the District of Columbia: The Debate Is Not Over

    The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling that has had the effect of blocking an initiative or referendum vote on same-sex marriage in the District of Columbia. The high court’s action brings to an end this judicial phase of the effort … More

    Fewer Teen Moms but More Babies Born to Single Moms Than Ever

    Yesterday, The Washington Post heralded the decline in teeth birth rates, stating: As the nation continued to struggle in the recession in 2009, the rate at which U.S. women are having babies continued to fall, pushing the teen birth rate to a record low, federal officials reported Tuesday. While a … More

    So Long 2010! A Happier Year for Families and Marriage in 2011?

    Throughout 2010, a series of studies and surveys did not bode well for the prospects of marriage and the family in America. First came a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing that unwed childbearing has reached an all-time high. Currently, four out of 10 babies are … More

    Media Spotlight Welcome On 'Retreat from Marriage'

    In a pleasant surprise, a startling new report on the “disappearance of marriage” is getting serious attention from liberal media outlets. It’s a good day for the American family when NPR, CNN and The New York Times all take note of a study warning that divorce, childbearing outside marriage and … More

    Standing for Marriage: Perry on Appeal

    C-SPAN does not cover many federal appellate courts hearings. On Monday, in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the case involving the constitutionality of California’s voter-approved Prop 8, the cable public service provider made a not-at-all surprising exception. Before a three-judge panel in a San Francisco courthouse, defenders of traditional marriage squared off … More

    Hardly Obsolete: Restoring the Health of Families

    When a news outlet heralds the message that “4 in 10 say marriage becoming obsolete,” one can be sure that no one has surveyed the kids. Today the Pew Research Center, in conjunction with Time Magazine, formally released the results of a poll that, in the words of one Associated … More