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  • Questions and Answers about the Proposed Federal 'Equality Act'

    by Peter Sprigg

    February 09, 2016: The so-called "Equality Act" ("EA") is a bill introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on July 23, 2015 which would give special protections to persons who identify as homosexual or transgender by adding "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as protected categories under federal civil rights laws.

  • Same-Sex Marriage Will Affect the Pews Before the Pulpit

    by Peter Sprigg

    July 14, 2015: The Supreme Court has asserted that the U. S. Constitution mandates all 50 states to license civil "marriages" between same-sex couples. You are a pastor who believes that God ordained marriage to be exclusively the union of one man and one woman. You know research shows that, on average, husbands and wives-and children raised by a married mother and father-are happier, healthier, and more prosperous than people in other living situations.

  • What Loving v. Virginia Means

    by Peter Sprigg

    June 12, 2015: June 12 has been dubbed "Loving Day." It commemorates the anniversary of a Supreme Court decision-in the 1967 case of Loving v. Virginia-in which the court declared that state laws barring interracial marriage were unconstitutional.

  • The wrong argument against traditional marriage

    by Peter Sprigg

    April 27, 2015: The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a set of cases, including Obergefell v. Hodges on Tuesday, challenging state laws and constitutions that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. One of the arguments made by those who wish to redefine marriage nationwide is that classifying same-sex couples differently from opposite-sex couples for purposes of civil marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

  • The absurdity of Malloy's travel ban

    by Peter Sprigg

    April 05, 2015: Indiana recently adopted a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), defining a legal standard for cases in which government action affects someone's First Amendment right to religious freedom. Critics, though, deceitfully attacked it as a "license to discriminate" against homosexuals, leading legislators to gut their own law. On March 30, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced he would ban state-funded travel to Indiana because of RFRA.

  • 10 Myths About Redefining Marriage

    by Peter Sprigg

    March 16, 2015: Advocates of redefining "marriage" to include same-sex couples use a number of arguments that can best be described as "myths." The reality is often quite different.

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