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    Colorado Baker Faces Heat for Religious Expression

    A same-sex couple in Denver has filed a discrimination complaint against baker Jack Phillips for refusing to provide his services to help celebrate their wedding. Phillips declined on the grounds that participating in such a ceremony violates his religious beliefs about marriage. Similar cases have involved a Washington florist and … More

    5 Things You Need to Know About the Supreme Court's Marriage Cases

    Next week the Supreme Court will decide two cases dealing with the definition of marriage. One concerns the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage for the purposes of federal law as the union of one man and one woman. President Clinton signed DOMA into law after Congress … More

    Pew Study Reveals 5–1 Bias for Same-Sex Marriage in Media Coverage

    Media stories supporting redefinition of marriage outnumbered stories with the opposite viewpoint by almost five to one, according to a study released Monday by the Pew Research Center. The study examined over 1,080 online, print, television, and radio stories from March 18—one week before the Supreme Court began hearing oral … More

    Members of Congress Speak Up for Fatherhood and Marriage

    This week, the celebration of Father’s Day provided Members of Congress an opportunity to speak up in support of fatherhood. Representative Vicky Hartzler (R–MO) led multiple Members in floor speeches on the importance and necessity of fathers. They particularly emphasized fatherhood in connection with marriage. Fatherhood in the context of … More

    Civil Rights and Marriage

    Earlier this week, Pew released a report showing that media coverage of the debate over the redefinition of marriage was biased by a factor of 5 to 1 in favor of same-sex marriage. The report also showed that for those supporting the redefinition of marriage “the central argument…was one of … More

    Equality and the Redefinition of Marriage

    At a reception last week for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, President Obama reiterated his support for the redefinition of marriage, claiming inspiration from the Declaration of Independence: And it’s something that can be traced back to our Declaration of Independence—the fundamental principle that all of us are … More

    Father’s Day and the Tie Dads Give

    Throughout the nation, stores stock up on ties for Father’s Day, but there’s one tie that money can’t buy: the bond that fathers establish with their children through their presence and involvement in their lives. Decades of research show that fathers make a difference in a range of measures of … More

    Fathers Optional? Not to Children

    Father’s Day is this Sunday. A time to celebrate fathers throughout America, it is also a time to bring renewed attention to the consequences of fatherless households. President Obama has been a powerful spokesman for those growing up without a father, drawing on personal experience that he recalls frequently. Consider … More

    Family Fact: Fatherlessness in America

    Sixty percent of kids in Richmond, Virginia, are without a dad in the home, reports First Things First of Greater Richmond. First Things First works to help men become actively involved in their children’s lives in Richmond, Virginia, because, as the group explains, often “it’s the fathers that leave the … More

    On Marriage, Inevitability Is a Choice We Can Reject

    A new Pew opinion poll shows that a majority of Americans believe the redefinition of marriage is “inevitable.” We’ve heard “inevitable” language before, particularly from statists of all stripes. History is filled with supposedly “inevitable” causes that turned out not to be so. Nothing in life is inevitable except death … More