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WHTC (Reuters): In Virginia and Oklahoma, officials defending the state bans are represented by a conservative religious group, Alliance Defending Freedom.
Alliance Defending Freedom: So much that is so dark and wrong is happening all around us this summer, in the U.S. and around the world – so much violence and misinformation and political maneuvering and upheaval. And all of it with the potential to impact our lives, our children, and our churches.
The Washington Times (AP): Florida’s highest court is being asked to decide whether or not the state’s marriage law is constitutional.
One News Now: The most recent action came when a Florida federal judge struck down that state's marriage amendment, which had been approved by 62.5 percent of voters. A stay on the court’s decision has been issued, but Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver tells OneNewsNow, "It's ridiculous when federal courts overturn the natural order of marriage.”
The Daily Signal: Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage? One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws defining marriage as the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of bans on interracial marriage.
Sun-Times (AP): Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending marriage laws in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.
Public Discourse: A new academic study based on the Canadian census suggests that a married mom and dad matter for children. Children of same-sex coupled households do not fare as well.
Catholic Online: In an article in the Wall Street Journal published on June 12, 2014, Dr. Paul R. McHugh, wrote about a medical fact, sex change or what is now routinely called "sexual reassignment surgery" is what he called "biologically impossible". He also referred to what is routinely called "transgenderism" as a mental disorder.
GOP USA (One News Now): Caleb Dalton, senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, agrees it's a good step. "Obviously they still have to decide whether or not they will grant review of this case, but it's definitely a good sign for all those who want to see an orderly resolution of this issue," says the attorney.
National Law Journal: "The Supreme Court acted wisely in restraining the lower court from implementing a ruling of this magnitude before the high court has a chance to decide the issue," said Byron Babione of the Alliance Defending Freedom.
The Daily Progress (Richmond Times-Dispatch): “Virginians deserve an orderly and fair resolution to the question of whether they will remain free to preserve marriage as the union of a man and a woman in their laws,” said Byron Babione, senior counsel with the Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization representing McQuigg in court.
JC Online (Indianapolis Star): The Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit legal organization based in Scottsdale, Ariz., contends that marriage should be preserved as an institution linked to procreation.
Deseret News: A generation ago, no one would have questioned the premise that the family is the basic unit of society. Today, it is questioned from many sides.
Telesur: Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said on Saturday that several agreements were reached during the meeting with the LGBTI (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community held on August 18, including the official recognition of same-sex unions.
Deseret News: A new Zions Bank/UtahPolicy.com poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates showed that 61 percent of Utah likely voters oppose same-sex marriage with 29 percent supporting. At the same time, some 58 percent believe the U.S. Supreme Court will strike down Utah's gay/lesbian marriage prohibition.
Christianity Today: If I had found out I was pregnant within the first year or so of my marriage, I probably would have cried unhappy tears and grimly braced myself for the end of life as I knew it. I was fresh out of college, ready to change the world, and not prepared to have kids.
The Washington Times (AP): U.S. Attorney James Santelle says the federal government is behind same-sex couples who are suing to have the right to marry.