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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

    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

    Stanford Relents, Lifts 'Free Speech Tax' on Pro-Marriage Conference

    Stanford University today appeared to soften its resistance to a pro-marriage event on campus, less than a day after drawing sharp criticism for siding with political correctness against intellectual freedom. The effort by Stanford administrators and student government leaders to put roadblocks in front of a conference featuring Heritage Foundation … More

    Heritage Panel: Personal Opinion No Excuse to Abandon Marriage Laws

    Virginia’s Democratic attorney general made history not only by declining to carry out his duty to defend state marriage law based on personal opinion but by “actually turning on his client” and “attacking” the law, his Republican predecessor told a Heritage Foundation audience. If Mark Herring had changed his mind … More

    VIDEO: Religious Liberty, Media 'Lies': Interview with Ryan Anderson

    Media distortions and “lies” clouded public understanding of an Arizona measure that would have clarified religious liberty protections for business owners, not allowed them to discriminate rampantly against gays and lesbians, The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson told The Foundry in an interview yesterday. “For about two weeks you got … More

    Questions You're Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom

    Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding ceremonies—and government has punished them. This week, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) vetoed a bill that would have put religious liberty protections in place in her state. We sat … More

    Brewer Vetoes Legislation Designed to Protect Religious Liberty

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced tonight she had vetoed SB 1062, state legislation that was designed to protect the religious liberty of business owners. “Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona,” Brewer, a Republican, said in a statement. “I have not … More

    Ryan Anderson to Kirsten Powers: Jim Crow? Government Shouldn’t Intimidate Christians

    Liberal-leaning commentator Kirsten Powers strays from a common understanding of faith in asserting that Christians who support protections for religious views on marriage “are essentially arguing for homosexual Jim Crow laws,” Heritage Foundation scholar Ryan T. Anderson writes in a National Review Online column. Powers makes the comparison in her … More

    Obama DOJ Should Respect State Authority on Marriage

    Attorney General Eric Holder announced last week a new Department of Justice policy regarding marriage: “[E]ven in states where same-sex marriages are not recognized, the federal government will not use state views as a basis to object to someone in a same-sex marriage invoking this right.” As justification for this … More

    Grammys Say “I Do” to Same-Sex Marriage

    Americans who don’t support redefining marriage to include same-sex couples got a nationally televised message late last night from the music industry: Get over it. With rapper-turned-talk host Queen Latifah officiating, 33 couples – some made up of two men or two women – got married near the end of … More