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  • States should retain power to define marriage

    by Peter Sprigg

    February 06, 2014: The last few weeks have been a roller coaster for marriage law in Utah. On Dec. 13, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups vindicated years of slippery slope arguments by opponents of marriage redefinition by declaring the state's law criminalizing polygamous cohabitation to be unconstitutional.

  • Testimony by Peter Sprigg in opposition to Senate Bill 212

    by Peter Sprigg

    February 04, 2014: I urge you to oppose Senate Bill 212 This bill caters to anyone who is "transgendered," a broad umbrella term that includes transsexuals (people who have had sex-change surgery), anyone who has changed or is changing their public "gender identity" (regardless of whether they have had surgery or hormone treatments), transvestites (people who dress as the opposite sex on an occasional basis for emotional or sexual gratification), and drag queens and drag kings (people who dress as the opposite sex for the purpose of entertaining others).

  • Marriage Is a Matter of Definition

    by Peter Sprigg

    January 03, 2014: November 18 marked the 10th anniversary of the landmark decision by the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) of Massachusetts which resulted in that state becoming the first to issue civil marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In Goodridge v. Department of Public Health (440 Mass. 309), the court declared, Limiting the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the basic premises of individual liberty and equality under law protected by the Massachusetts Constitution.

  • Slippery slope to accepting atheist Boy Scouts

    by Peter Sprigg

    May 25, 2013: On Thursday, delegates to the national convention of the Boy Scouts of America adopted a resolution to eliminate the longstanding policy barring "open and avowed homosexuals" from being Scouts (while maintaining the policy against homosexual Scoutmasters and adult volunteers).

  • Sexual 'dis'-orientation and the Boy Scouts

    by Peter Sprigg

    May 22, 2013: National leaders of the Boy Scouts of America, headquartered in Irving, Texas, have proposed a new resolution on membership standards regarding homosexuality. It will be voted on by delegates to their national convention on Thursday at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine.

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