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  • Uncommon Common Sense on Marriage

    by Peter Sprigg

    November 20, 2014: For defenders of natural marriage, the long wait for a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit was worth it. Three months to the day after hearing oral arguments on cases out of four states (Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee), a three-judge panel issued a 2-1 ruling on November 6 upholding the states' rights to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Laws: A Threat to Free Markets and Freedom of Conscience and Religion

    by Peter Sprigg

    October 30, 2014: Local, state and federal governments are being urged by activists to expand the protected categories under existing civil rights laws to bar "discrimination" in employment, housing, and/or public accommodations on the basis of " sexual orientation (which includes voluntary homosexual conduct); and " gender identity (referring not to one's biological sex, but typically to "the gender-related identity, appearance, or mannerisms or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, with or without regard to the individual's designated sex at birth" [H.R. 1755/S.815: Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013]). "Gender identity" provisions are intended to protect transgender individuals-an umbrella category that includes: " transsexuals (people who have had sex-change surgery), " transvestites (cross-dressers), " drag queens and drag kings (people who cross-dress for entertainment purposes only). For convenience, we will refer to this general category of non-discrimination laws based on sexual orientation (SO) and gender identity (GI) as "SOGI" laws.

  • Obama Executive Order on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    by Peter Sprigg and Travis Weber

    September 11, 2014: On July 21, 2014, President Obama signed an Executive Order to prohibit discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" by federal contractors, and to prohibit discrimination against federal employees based on "gender identity" ("sexual orientation" had already been included as a protected category in federal employment by President Clinton).

  • Ex-Gay Therapy Debate: The Truth Matters

    by Peter Sprigg

    August 27, 2014: The fact that some people change their sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual (some as a result of professional therapy) is a problem for the homosexual movement. It seriously undermines the myth that homosexuality is a characteristic like race, which people are born with and can never change.

  • Appeals Court Should Correct Judge Friedman's Botched Social Science

    by Peter Sprigg

    August 06, 2014: The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that oversees Michigan will hear oral arguments this week regarding a series of decisions striking down state laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, preventing recognition of same-sex "marriages" from other states, or both. The most interesting may be DeBoer v. Snyder, in which Judge Bernard A. Friedman ruled the Michigan Marriage Amendment unconstitutional.

  • If Marriage Is Not About Procreation, Why Is It About Sex?

    by Peter Sprigg

    July 22, 2014: In the court cases which have upheld the one-man-one-woman definition of marriage (yes, there have been many, though not in the last year), the "rational basis" that judges have found for the laws has been the state's interest in promoting "responsible procreation."

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