“Breadwinner Moms” was a brilliant stroke of pop-culture framing for the recent Pew Research Center study that depicted Mom as main provider in 40 percent of American households with children.
The research group’s headline device capitalized on the “You go, girl!” sentiment that is so prevalent in popular culture, and it made news in a way that the major findings of the…
Some on the left are criticizing Senator Ted Cruz’s recent comments about how the drive to redefine marriage may threaten religious freedom — but a closer inspection of the issue reveals his worries were accurate, prescient, and maybe even too cautious.
In an interview with Cruz, David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network raised the concerns that many Christians…
Fourteen months ago, President Barack Obama was a bigot. Now he is simply wrong. That's what you have to believe to agree with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy's majority opinion for the Supreme Court on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Kennedy writes that the only reason Congress had for passing DOMA - which defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman for the purposes…
Redefining marriage, as argued in this space yesterday, will undercut its public purpose and social function, causing great social harm. So, in the wake of last month's Supreme Court rulings, where does the marriage movement go from here?
Many have been keen to point out that the Supreme Court refused to redefine marriage for the entire nation. The Court refused to…
Marriage is society's best way of ensuring the well-being of children. State recognition of marriage protects children, we saw yesterday, by encouraging men and women to commit permanently and exclusively to each other and take responsibility for their children.
Laws on marriage work by promoting a true vision of the institution, making sense of marital norms as a…
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy can't seem to understand why every political community on earth until the year 2000 recognized marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In his mind, this can be explained only by anti-gay "animus."
Justice Kennedy is wrong.
The state isn't in the marriage business because it cares about love or romance, but because the sexual…
Not only was the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act baseless and just plain wrong, you won’t learn much from reading Justice Anthony Kennedy’s majority opinion. Except that he thinks only bigotry can explain support for marriage as it was until the year 2000—a male-female union.
You can learn something, however, from reading the three dissenting…
The Supreme Court on Wednesday announced disturbing decisions on two important cases regarding marriage law, but the high court refused to create a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
In striking down Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the court declared that the federal government can't define marriage as the union of one man and one woman for its…
Orlando Shaw earned his 15 minutes of fame with a dubious distinction: fathering 22 children with 14 women. The Nashville man’s story made news when the mothers of his children sued for child support.
But this deadbeat dad’s delinquent payments aren’t the only thing scandalizing observers. Shaw’s apparent nonchalance about the 22 lives he brought into the world is…
The government’s real interest in wedded bliss tends to be obscured in the debate attending the Supreme Court’s pending rulings in two marriage cases. Sorry to disappoint, but the state isn’t interested in the love lives of citizens just for the sake of romance.
No, government has an interest in marriage because the act that unites a man and a woman creates new life. And…
Sixty percent of kids in Richmond, Va., are without a dad in the home, reports First Things First of Greater Richmond.
First Things First works to help men become actively involved in their children's lives in that city because, as the group explains, often "it's the fathers that leave the family. ... (W)e have a major father absenteeism issue in Richmond."
The media claim we don’t exist. OK, that’s a slight exaggeration. But after all, we’re Millennials, born during the Reagan administration. We’re supposed to be of the generation that is embracing same-sex marriage in droves.
Instead, we’re standing strong on upholding the truth about what marriage is.
We’ve been asked—repeatedly—whether the position we’re promoting is…
Same-sex marriage never will be widely accepted in America for a simple reason: It’s based on a lie. But don’t take my word on this; leading LGBT scholars and activists say as much.
Take Masha Gessen, acclaimed author and former Russian director of Radio Liberty. “Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get…
When a baby is born, a mother always is nearby. The question is whether a father will be involved in the life of that child and, if so, for how long.
Marriage increases the odds that a man will be committed to both the children that he helps create and to the woman with whom he does so.
The recent oral arguments at the Supreme Court highlighted this and other key…
Melissa Ohden went through an abortion and lived to tell about it.
That might not sound noteworthy in an era when more than 3,000 women a day have an abortion. But Melissa was the baby, not the mother.
In 1977, at approximately seven months gestation, Melissa was the target of a saline infusion abortion. She wasn’t supposed to survive. She did. Now a married mother…
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