7 Reasons Why the Current Marriage Debate Is Nothing Like the Debate on Interracial Marriage

Aug 27, 2014 by

By Ryan T Anderson, 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. Some further argue that protecting the freedom to act publicly on the basis of a religious belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman is like legally enforcing race-based segregation. This leads some...

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No rush to the registry office by UK same-sex couples

Aug 27, 2014 by

By Carolyn Moynihan, Conjugality: The first official count of same-sex marriages in the UK since they were legalised last year has been published, and it is a “disappointing” figure, according to British academic Mike Thomas: According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, just 1,409 same-sex couples were married in England and Wales from the end of March to the end of June 2014. This is a relatively low number in comparison to the 7,000 or so couples across the UK...

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Anglicans walk same line on gay marriage

Aug 14, 2014 by

From News.com.au: THE Anglican Church will continue to walk the line between scripture and community attitudes on same sex marriage, the new head of the Australian church says. THE new Anglican primate, the head of the church in Australia, says the church is not advocating for changes to the marriage act. “The church in Australia has walked between the views that it’s received, which come from scripture, come from the traditions of the church, and the consideration that there is no...

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NOM Praises Judge for Showing Deference to Voters and Upholding Tennessee Marriage Amendment

Aug 13, 2014 by

From NOM: “This important decision has largely been ignored in the media because it undercuts the narrative that same-sex marriage is inevitable. But it isn’t.” — Brian Brown, NOM president — Washington, D.C. — The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today praised a state judge in Tennessee who ruled last week that the Tennessee state constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman does not violate the federal constitution. He is the...

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The results are in

Aug 12, 2014 by

By Brian Brown, NOM: The results of the survey are in… and they aren’t very pleasant. I’m talking about University of Texas Professor Mark Regnerus’ new study on attitudes about sexual morality. In it, he analyzes sexual and relational attitudes of Christians and non-Christians who support—or who oppose—same-sex marriage. And what he finds is both incredibly significant and extremely disturbing. I’d encourage you to read the article linked above and review its...

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Tracking Christian Sexual Morality in a Same-Sex Marriage Future

Aug 11, 2014 by

By Mark Regnerus, Public Discourse: Churchgoing Christians who support same-sex marriage are more likely to think pornography, cohabitation, hook-ups, adultery, polyamory, and abortion are acceptable. And it’s reasonable to expect continued change in more permissive directions. As mainline Protestant denominations increasingly accept the ordination of gay clergy and publicly affirm same-sex unions, the sociologist in me wishes to understand what this development means for people in those...

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