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On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins," Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg will join our host to talk about the latest on the marriage tax and how it incentivizes couples to remain single.

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  • Read Catherine Rampell's op-ed, which appeared in The Washington Post on the Marriage Penalty tax.
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In federal courts across America, unelected judges with lifetime appointments have been using the bench to overturn state marriage laws and constitutional amendments put in place by the popular will of the people.

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In some states, frustrated legislators have even sent resolutions to Congress calling on it to impeach these activist judges for allowing their personal bias to supersede state Constitutions and the Tenth Amendment's guarantee of state sovereignty.  

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Friedland used this faulty logic to argue against California's citizens' right to enact ... (more)

FRC Welcomes Craig James

Craig James, a Fox Sports football analyst who was fired after the network learned that he had expressed his views in support of natural marriage during his race for the U.S. Senate 18 months earlier, has joined Family Research Council as an Assistant to the President. In this role, Craig will cultivate relationships with like-minded Americans across the country who share a common concern for the growing hostility toward free speech and religious liberty. He will continue to share his own story of religious discrimination and educate Americans to the expanding threats to our First Freedom.

"We are very excited and pleased to announce that Craig James is joining Family Research Council's team," said Family Research Council President Tony Perkins. "Losing one job because of his religious beliefs has made room for another: raising awareness about the threats to our most precious liberty - the freedom of religion. His leadership skills, his courage in the face of religious hostility, and his passion for faith, family and freedom will make him a great addition to the FRC team." Read more here.

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Norman Borlaug, Champion of Life

by Rob Schwarzwalder

Rob Schwarzwalder is Senior Vice President at Family Research Council. This article appeared on, March 31, 2014. Every state is allowed to have two statues of its greatest sons and daughters in the U.S. Capital. Earlier this month, the state of Iowa "unveiled a statue of (Iowa native) Norman Borlaug on Tuesday in a ceremony on what would have been his 100th birthday. Borlaug died in 2009." Borlaug, the father of the "Green Revolution," won the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the ... (more)

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The appeal of natural marriage

by Chris Gacek

Chris Gacek is Senior Fellow for Regulatory Affairs at Family Research Council. This article appeared in The Washington Times on April 11, 2014. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, seated in Denver, heard oral arguments on a very significant case in the national debate over the definition of marriage. That case, Kitchen v. Herbert, was an appeal of Judge Robert Shelby's district court's decision striking down Utah's marriage amendment and related statutes. Current Utah law defines marriage as the union of one man ... (more)

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Stand with Civility - But Stand

by Rob Schwarzwalder

Rob Schwarzwalder is Senior Vice President at Family Research Council. This article appeared on, April 10, 2014. Civility counts for a great deal in a society in which representative self-government means substantial and sometimes grave differences of opinion. No country divided by opposing opinions can survive if its citizens take up arms against one another due to political disagreements. A certain war waged on our soil from 1861-1865 proves it. My friends and colleagues in the conservative movement are right to ... (more)