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    DeMint: SCOTUS Decisions Mean Marriage Debate More Important Than Ever

    Today, the Supreme Court failed to uphold two important laws defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. At the same time, the Court also refused to fabricate a new right to same-sex marriage, as the proponents of redefining marriage through the courts had hoped to do. … More

    Supreme Court’s Mixed Decision on Marriage (VIDEO)

    The Supreme Court announced disturbing decisions today on two important cases dealing with marriage law. The Court refused, however, to create a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. Proposition 8 In its ruling on California’s Proposition 8, the Court declared that the citizen group that sponsored Prop 8 did not have … More

    Marriage: Consequences of Redefinition

    Three recent articles on the online journal Public Discourse examine different ways in which the institution of marriage would be affected if it is redefined to disregard the norm of sexual complementarity. “Yes, Marriage Will Change—and Here’s How,” by University of Texas professor of sociology Mark Regnerus, predicts the effects … More

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Pro-Marriage Victory in Illinois

    On Friday, the Illinois legislature ended its session, failing to pass a much-anticipated same-sex marriage bill. The New York Times reports that the bill’s failure to reach a vote in the State House was apparently due to a lack of votes supporting the redefinition—despite a Democratic supermajority. President Obama, along … More

    Marriage: Answering the Challenging Questions

    Government redefinition of marriage is not inevitable. Even though a few jurisdictions have redefined marriage, it will not be good for society. In the end, though, the truth about marriage will prevail, because the push behind same-sex marriage is based on a lie. So argues Heritage expert Ryan T. Anderson … More

    NYU Prof Is for Same-Sex Marriage but Really Against Marriage

    In a recent debate at New York University Law School, Ryan T. Anderson, co-author of the book What Is Marriage? and Heritage’s William E. Simon Fellow, asks Professor Judith Stacey the essential question: What is marriage? Stacey gives a very clear answer: “Why should there be marriage at all?” Stacey … More