Two Classes, Divided by ‘I Do’
ANN ARBOR, MI, July 14, 2012 -- Jessica Schairer has so much in common with her boss, Chris Faulkner, that a visitor to the day care center they run might get them confused.
When Having Babies Beats Marriage
BOSTON, July 10, 2012 -- The New York Times ran a story under the provocative headline, “For Women Under 30, Most Births Occur Outside of Marriage.” The article suggested childbearing outside of marriage was the “new normal”—that recently released data signaled a “coming generational change” in Americans’ attitudes toward family formation. It was a dramatic story, but sociologist Kathryn Edin says it obscured the truth about how childbearing is changing in the United States.
- The legalization of “gay marriage” in America, even on a civil level, is unjust to children and poses a threat to religious liberty, warned Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif.
California Bishop Says Defense of Marriage
Encounters Challenges, Hope
ATLANTA, GA, June 19, 2012 -- Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of Oakland, Calif., emphasized that the U.S. bishops' ongoing efforts to defend marriage are critical in the face of continuing cultural and legal threats.
Court Favors Parents in
State Abduction of Home-Schooled Child
GOTLAND, SWEDEN, June 14, 2012 — A Swedish district court has ruled that the parental rights of a 10-year-old boy abducted by the government three years ago for being home-schooled will not be terminated. Attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund and the Home School Legal Defense Association are legal advisors to the parents, who are represented by Ruby Harrold-Claesson of the Nordic Committee on Human Rights.
Study Finds Children of Same-Sex Partners
Face Difficulties as Adults
AUSTIN, TX, June 13, 2012 -- Children brought up by partners in same-sex relationships are encountering more difficulties in adulthood than their conventionally-raised counterparts, according to new findings published June 10.
Secrets are Like Land Mines
SAN RAMON, CA, June 12, 2012 --As we approach the Father's Day holiday, we can't help but think of those who do not know their fathers. Some don't know their fathers because they are adopted, because their fathers walked away, or because their fathers have died. But others do not know their fathers because their families have been intentionally structured so that they cannot know him—they were conceived through anonymous sperm donation.
CCG Receives $15,000 Matching Grant
Launching Campaign to Take Back Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO, June 7, 2012 -- Several weeks ago, the President gave us a gift by clarifying his position on marriage, making it a campaign issue. By redefining marriage, he has unwittingly proposed eliminating the only institution that unites children with their moms and dads. Voters are paying attention, and now the time is ripe for us to go on the offense. We are ready and will be telling you more about this, and some other significant developments over the next few weeks as we reveal our plans.
Democrats Leave Party Over
Marriage, Religious Freedom Concerns
-- A wave of local and state Democrats throughout the U.S. are leaving the party due to controversy over its leaders’ support for “gay marriage,” as well as concerns about religious freedom and the defense of the unborn.
Dissenting Judges Scold Colleagues
Appeals Court Denies Petition for En Banc Review
Prop 8 Remains in Effect Pending Appeal
Case Moves to Supreme Court
SAN FRANCISCO, June 5, 2012 -- This morning, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a split decision, denied a request by the Prop 8 legal defense team for a review by the full court (en banc) of the 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel in February that struck down Prop 8. The court did not disclose how close the deciding vote of the judges was, but the denial was not unexpected. It clears the way for the case to defend Prop 8 to go to the United States Supreme Court. We are pleased that the court decided to issue a stay that keeps Prop 8 in effect pending the appeal.
Calif. Gay Therapy Restriction
Bill Passes Senate
Called Intrusive and Unscientific
SACRAMENTO, CA, June 3, 2012 -- California's senate has approved a bill restricting the therapeutic treatment of homosexuality in minors. Critics say the measure fails to respect scientific standards, as well as personal and family rights. Dr. Christopher Rosik, president of the National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH), said the largely partisan May 30 vote represented a “triumph of political activism over objective science.”
1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down DOMA
Bishop Cordileone: Decision ‘Grave Injustice’
Respecting Reality of Marriage Protects Children
WASHINGTON, DC, June 1, 2012—A federal appeals court decision May 31 to strike down part of the Defense of Marriage Act is a matter of “grave injustice,” said Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.
Controversy Continues as Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years
Promotes Abortion and Anti-Marriage Agenda
Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Girl Scouts of the USA is continuing to fall under scrutiny for its alleged connections to groups that promote abortion, contraception and homosexuality.
North Carolina Victory
What it Means Going Forward
SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2012-- Despite a well financed campaign of deception by opponents, North Carolina's Amendment One received overwhelming support with a 61% to 39% win. This was a huge step forward in protecting the reality that marriage unites men and women and any children born of their unions.
CA "Trojan Horse" Marriage Bill
Moves to Senate Floor
Ask Your State Senator to Vote “No”
SAN FRANCISCO, May 8, 2012 -- When I testified at the recent Judiciary Committee hearing, you should have heard Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) describe how much he cares about churches. He detailed how he and Equality California want to make sure churches are protected should marriage be redefined in California.