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MSNBC: Voters in Arizona approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2008. The state legislature outlawed marriage for same-sex couples in 1996. The ban is being defended by a group called the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious group that calls itself a “legal ministry.” The organization’s lawyers have been named special assistant attorneys general by Arizona’s attorney general.
Daily Camera: The Colorado Court of Appeals today denied state Attorney General John Suthers' emergency motion to stop Boulder County Clerk Hillary Hall from issuing same-sex marriage licenses until the court hears an appeal in the case.
The Christian Institute: Marriage has been redefined to be gender-neutral in the 13th edition of Chambers Dictionary. The dictionary now describes the institution as, “the ceremony, act or contract by which two people become married to each other.”
One News Now: An undercover report by Voice of the Voiceless found LGBTQ campus resource centers in Virginia are intimidating and threatening students who want help getting out of unwanted, same-sex attractions and are seeking information about ex-"gay" counseling.
National Review: An April 2014 Urban Institute study predicts that if current marriage rates do not rebound, just 69 percent of Millennial women (and 65 percent of men) will marry by the age of 40. By contrast, in 1990, 91 percent of U.S.-born women had married by the age of 40.
Breitbart: The highest human rights court in Europe as told European LGBTs that they have no human right to same-sex marriage, in a case that also shows how complicated sexual and marital norms have become in this new transsexual world.
Yuma Sun: “Only man-woman couples are capable of furthering the state’s interest in linking children to both of their biological parents,’’ argued attorneys from the Alliance Defending Freedom. And they said the vast majority of such couples produce their own biological children.
The Christian Post: U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, condemned liberal intolerance toward those who support the traditional definition of marriage in a Wednesday speech at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
National Review: Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp them out, ruthlessly.”
The Christian Institute: President Obama has come under fire for forcing all federal contractors to conform to the administration’s view on sexuality through a so-called ‘anti-discrimination’ executive order.
Newsminer: Arguments are scheduled for October in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's marriage law.
The Christian Post: Bob Eschliman is a Christian. He's also a veteran news editor. And when he decided to write a column on his personal blog objecting to a gay-friendly version of the Bible, Bob was unceremoniously marched out of the Newton Daily News and shoved out the front door.
ABC News: On Wednesday, a federal judge in Denver struck a blow to Colorado's voter-approved marriage law, calling it unconstitutional but issuing a temporary stay to give the state a chance to appeal.
The Federalist Society: In 2013, the nationwide legal debate over same-sex marriage reached a temporary crescendo at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s rulings in June 2013 did anything but settle the issue.
The Christian Post: Phillips is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, who filed the appeal in the Colorado Court of Appeals last Wednesday.
East Valley Tribune: “Only man-woman couples are capable of furthering the state's interest in linking children to both of their biological parents,” argued attorneys from the Alliance Defending Freedom. They said the vast majority of such couples produce their own biological children.
The Republic: A federal judge has decided he doesn't need to hear more arguments in the case of a same-sex couple who want a Louisiana marriage license.