Same Sex Marriage

Can Christians Agree to Disagree on Same-Sex Marriage? Answer: No

John Stonestreet and G. Shane Morris, CNS News

Theology that accepts homosexuality is outside of Christian orthodoxy.The Church of today must stand firm on sex and marriage, just as the Church of yesterday stood firm on the deity of Christ at the Council of Nicaea. After all, He’s the same yesterday, today and forever.

Federal Judge to Hear Arguments Thursday on Alabama Same-Sex Marriages

Kalyn Wolfe, Richard Perez-Pena and Richard Fausset, New York Times

A federal judge in Mobile, Alabama will hear arguments Thursday on whether to order local officials here to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, as some Alabama counties granted the licenses for a second day, but most continued to refuse.

Most Alabama Counties Defy Feds On Same Sex Marriage

Enjoli Francis, ABC News

At least 51 of 67 Alabama counties were not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples today in defiance of a federal ruling to do so, according to an ABC News count. "I think redefinition of the word 'marriage' is not found within the powers designated in the federal government," Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, said. 

Constitutional Rights and Wrongs

David Corbin and Matt Parks, The Federalist

SCOTUS agreed to take up the two constitutional questions at the heart of the contemporary gay marriage debate. Court politics must be guided by constitutional definitions, not polls or power-plays. Congress can still act in ways that encourage responsible judicial behavior, if it wishes. 

SCOTUS to Decide Whether States Must Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

Jess Bravin, Wall Street Journal

The Supreme Court on Fri. said it would decide whether the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry. The decision could extend SSM to all 50 states or cloud existing unions.

CO Civil Rights Comm. Compares Christian Baker to Nazis

Rick Moran, American Thinker

A shocking revelation in a brief filed by Alliance Defending Freedom on behalf of the CO baker Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Bakery who refused to supply a wedding cake to a gay couple & was cited by the CO Civil Rights Comm.

SCOTUS Won't Hear LA Same-Sex Marriage Case

Manuel Torres, The Times-Picayune

The decision means the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana, can continue to consider an appeal from seven gay couples challenging the state's 2004 ban on gay marriage.

Judge: SD Must Allow Gay Marriage

Mark Walker, Argus Leader

U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier declared S. Dakota same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, paving the way for a likely appeals court battle. She ruled in favor of the 6 couples who filed a suit last year in Sioux Falls, but stayed a decision pending appeal.

What You Should Know To Take On Gay Lobby

Robert Oscar Lopez, The Federalist

In a reasonable world, one could discuss the effects of policies the gay lobby favors without fearing a totalitarian smear campaign. But who said the world is reasonable?

FL Judge Clears Way for Gay Marriage

Arian Campos-Flores, Wall Street Journal

A federal judge cleared the way for same-sex couples in Florida to begin marrying Tues., a victory for gay-marriage supporters in the nation’s third-most-populous state.

Gay Marriage Issue Now Linked to Portman

Dan Sewell, Associated Press

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) is considering his own 2016 presidential run. But such a plan could be complicated by the fallout from his newfound support for same-sex marriage - the reversal upset some conservatives who oppose it.

Farmers Fined $13,000 for Refusing to Host Lesbian Wedding

Andrea Peyser, New York Post

The NY state government has fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford, the owners of Liberty Ridge Farm, $13,000 because they refused to hold a same-sex wedding ceremony on their property.

Our Judicial Dictatorship

Patrick Buchanan, Buchanan.org

How, in little more than half a century, did the American people fall under the rule of a judicial dictatorship where judges and justices twist phrases in the Constitution to impose their alien ideology on this once-free people?

Cruz to Propose New Marriage Amend.

Pete Kasperowicz, The Blaze

Ted Cruz will soon propose a Constitutional amendment that would prevent the fed. gov't or courts from nullifying state marriage laws. Cruz said it's needed after the SCOTUS chose not to hear cases regarding 5 states that aimed to appeal lower court rulings that invalidated their gay marriage bans.

Justice Kennedy Blocks Gay Marriage Ruling

Associated Press Staff

SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in ID and NV. The order came minutes after Idaho on Weds. filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. 

SCOTUS Clears Path for Same Sex Marriage

Benjamin Goad, The Hill

The Supreme Court has declined to take up same-sex marriage appeals from 5 states, a decision that should usher in legal gay marriage to a majority of states. The court rejected appeals to laws banning gay marriage in IN, UT, OK, VA and WI. Lower courts had overturned the bans.

Who Killed The American Family?

My friend Phyllis Schlafly's new book, Who Killed The American Family?, is essential reading for anyone who wishes to not only preserve the family as the basic and most important building block of society, but as the basic bulwark of liberty itself. And, as the only book we have seen that connects the dots between the causes and cures for what is killing the American family, it is also essential reading for any politician who wishes to govern according to conservative principles.

Ind., Wis. Gay Marriage Bans Struck Down

Mario Trujillo, The Hill

The Seventh Circuit is now the third court to rule against same-sex marriage bans.

Lesbian Bridezillas Bully Bridal Shop Owner Over Religious Beliefs

Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart

A Pennsylvania Christian bridal shop owner who refused to provide wedding gowns to a lesbian couple because of her religious beliefs was bullied by the lesbians on Facebook, where their post about the shop owner’s refusal to serve them went viral.

Court: Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Reuters Staff

The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Mon. that VA's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The 2-1 ruling upheld a district court judge's ruling in Feb. striking down VA's prohibition on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.