Marriage, Family, and Sexuality

Family Research Council champions marriage and family as the foundational cornerstone of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. Properly understood, “families” are formed only by ties of blood, marriage, or adoption, and “marriage” is a union of one man and one woman. The only appropriate context for sexual relations is within the marriage of a man and a woman. Moreover, we believe that because God created us “male and female” (Gen. 1:17), we have no right to re-create ourselves otherwise.

Featured Resources On Marriage, Family And Sexuality

Follow the Science: Does Anyone Know Where We Are Going? (Part 1 of 2)
Protecting the Vulnerable: A Call to Uphold Ethical Standards in Treating Gender Confusion
How to Respond to the LGBT Movement
The Unfairness of "Fairness for All"
Evidence Shows Sexual Orientation Can Change
Are Sexual Orientation Change Efforts (SOCE) Effective? Are They Harmful? What the Evidence Shows
The Hidden Truth About Changing Sexual Orientation
Why Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Should Never Be Specially Protected Categories Under the Law
How the “Equality Act” Is Actually Unequal, Unfair, and Unjust
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act: Ensuring a Free Marketplace of Adoption Providers
Department of Defense on Why Those with "Gender Dysphoria" Are Disqualified from Military Service
The Bible's Teaching on Marriage and Family
Sexual Risk-Avoidance Education
Family-Friendly Tax Policy: Practical Ideas for Helping Parents
Complementarity in Marriage: What it is and Why it Matters
Biblical Principles for Human Sexuality
A Parent's Guide to the Transgender Movement in Education

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Gender Identity
State Policy Brief: Counseling Bans
Gender Identity
State Policy Brief: Save Adolescents from Experimentation (SAFE) Act
Gender Identity
Protecting the Vulnerable: A Call to Uphold Ethical Standards in Treating Gender Confusion
Gender Identity
FRC Praises Arkansas Legislature for Enacting First-of-Its-Kind Bill to Protect Children from Experimental Gender Transition Procedures Over Governor's Veto
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC calls out Senate confirmation of abortion activist to head largest executive agency
Gender Identity
How the “Equality Act” Is Actually Unequal, Unfair, and Unjust
Gender Identity
Planned Parenthood supplies over half of reported US abortions, expands into transgender hormone therapy market, says Family Research Council
Sexual Orientation
FRC Praises 11th Circuit Decision Striking Down Ban on Sexual Orientation Change Efforts
Parenthood
In These Troubled Times, Where are the Men?
Gender Identity
HHS Corrects Dangerous Obamacare rule
Adoption and Foster Care
'We're all in this together' should apply to needy children too
Gender Identity
The Equal Rights Amendment Is a Fraud Using Women as the Prop
Gender Identity
FRC: 'Fairness for All' Bill Is Anything But
Marriage and Family Formation
Most Americans Think Cohabitation Is Fine, But That's Not What Social Science Says
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Applauds Trump administration for Protecting Faith-Based Adoption Providers
Gender Identity
Family Research Council Joins 'Sex, Not Gender' Rally at the U.S. Supreme Court
Gender Identity
Opinion: 'Gender X' wages war on reality
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Applauds House for Expanding Education Savings Plans to Unborn Children, Ending Homeschool Discrimination
Gender Identity
Brown University is in Denial About Transgender Reality
Marriage and Family Formation
The Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act: Ensuring a Free Marketplace of Adoption Providers
Marriage and Family Formation
Despite Leftist Outcry, Americans Don't Want Federally Funded Pornographic Sex Ed
Marriage and Family Formation
School Loses Dad-Daughter Dance Because of Gender-Neutral Policies
Gender Identity
The EEOC's Ever-Expanding Definition of “Sex Discrimination”
Marriage and Family Formation
Number of High School Students Who Have Had Sex Drops
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Praises the Trump Tax Plan as a Big Win for Families
Sexual Risk Avoidance
President Trump Names Abstinence Education Leader to Top Post at HHS Department
Gender Identity
Family Research Council Commends TX Gov. Abbott for Calling Special Session to Address Privacy Concerns
Gender Identity
Secretary Mattis: Focus on War-Fighting, Ditch the Social Engineering
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC's Travis Weber Heading to Belgium to Speak at The Political Network for Values' Transatlantic Summit of Policy Makers
Sexual Orientation
Family Research Council Calls on Oregon Court to Affirm Bakers' Religious Liberty
Marriage and Family Formation
The First Amendment Defense Act Q&A
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Statement on Passing of Phyllis Schlafly
Gender Identity
Family Research Council Statement on NBA All-Star Game Re-Locating to New Orleans
Gender Identity
U.S. Supreme Court's Hold on School Bathroom Ruling Is Encouraging News for Schools Resisting Obama's Bathroom Edict
Sexual Orientation
The First Amendment Defense Act Should Not Protect Multiple Views of Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Family-Friendly Tax Policy: Practical Ideas for Helping Parents
Gender Identity
Family Research Council Applauds Texas, officials from 10 other States for Standing up to Obama Administration's School Bathroom, Locker Room Directive
Gender Identity
Family Research Council Statement on House Adoption of the Maloney and Byrne Amendments
Gender Identity
Family Research Council Statement on New HHS Final Rule on Obamacare
Natural Marriage
Mississippi's Religious Freedom Law Signed Today Gives Fresh Momentum to Legislative Efforts in Other States
Natural Marriage
Mississippi Survey Released Today Shows Nearly Two-Thirds Support Protection from Government Discrimination
Adoption and Foster Care
The Value of Religious Organizations and Businesses to Society
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Commends Evangelical Theological Society's Resolutions on Marriage, Human Sexuality
Marriage and Family Formation
Dr. Pat Fagan to Officially Unveil Groundbreaking MARRIpedia
Gender Identity
The Inequalities of the 'Equality Act'
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage and Religion Research Institute Unveils MARRIpedia at World Congress of Families
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage, Joy, and Abstinence: With Gratitude to Mark Twain
Marriage and Family Formation
Bedtime, School Time and Families
Marriage and Family Formation
3 Encouraging Stories of Adoption
Marriage and Family Formation
Dads and Moms Still Know Best
Marriage and Family Formation
Outside Kentucky Jail, Family Research Council's Tony Perkins Joins ##ImWithKim Rally, Urges Christians to Stand
Sexual Orientation
Critical Analysis of Obergefell v. Hodges
Marriage and Family Formation
Same-Sex Marriage Will Affect the Pews Before the Pulpit
Marriage and Family Formation
War On Truth: It's A Progressive Disease
Family Economics
The Economy, Your Family, and the Political Left
Marriage and Family Formation
We Must Stop the Media From Silencing Your Voice on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Gay Pride, Augustine, and Us
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC's Tony Perkins to Speak at Western Conservative Summit, First Baptist Church of Dallas
Marriage and Family Formation
Fellowship and Fidelity to Scripture
Marriage and Family Formation
What Loving v. Virginia Means
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC's Tony Perkins Slams Louisiana Legislators for Failing to Pass Marriage and Conscience Act, Urges Governor to Act
Marriage and Family Formation
MARRI's Dr. Fagan Addresses Conference at the United Nations
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage and Religion Research Institute Report: Only 16 Percent of Baltimore Teens Grow Up with Both Married Parents
Marriage and Family Formation
Baltimore's missing fathers
Marriage and Family Formation
Man on Admission: Obama Lawyer Donald Verrilli Reveals Taxing Truth
Marriage and Family Formation
We Will Love and Not Be Silent
Marriage and Family Formation
TODAY: Family Research Council's Cathy Ruse to Attend Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Why Should Five Justices Decide on Same-Sex Marriage for the Country?
Marriage and Family Formation
Courting for Marriage: Left Tries to Woo SCOTUS
Marriage and Family Formation
Law Firms Betray Their Principles When They Shun Unpopular Representation
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council on Supreme Court Oral Arguments: American People Will Not Accept Redefinition of Marriage
Sexual Orientation
Marriage at the Supreme Court: Why One-Man, One-Woman State Laws Remain Constitutional
Marriage and Family Formation
The wrong argument against traditional marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council to Join March for Marriage and Attend Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Sociologists Mislead Supreme Court, Put Politics Ahead of Science on Same-Sex Parenting
Marriage and Family Formation
U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Case to be Focus of Family Research Council Panel Discussion
Marriage and Family Formation
Thousands of Churches to Join Stand for Marriage Sunday Set For April 26th
Marriage and Family Formation
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Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Files Amicus Brief in US Supreme Court Marriage Case
Marriage and Family Formation
Gay Activist Claims 'End of Marriage' Is Near
Marriage and Family Formation
Minimum Sanity in Seattle: A City Council Unmoored from Reality
Marriage and Family Formation
The absurdity of Malloy's travel ban
Marriage and Family Formation
Psychological Association Delivers 'Snake Oil' Sociology In Latest Brief on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
The Bible's Teaching on Homosexuality: Clear, Final, and Sufficient
Marriage and Family Formation
The Humility of Hindsight
Marriage and Family Formation
10 Myths About Redefining Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Going Islamisant on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
A Child's Health, A Child's Heart
Marriage and Family Formation
Another Dred Scott Ruling?
Marriage and Family Formation
Freedom yes, redefining marriage no
Family Economics
The State of Your Family's Economy, 2015
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC Praises Alabama Supreme Court Order Respecting the Freedom of Voters to Uphold Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Imitate Christ, Not Culture
Marriage and Family Formation
61% Oppose Supreme Court Forcing Marriage Redefinition on All 50 States
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council, National Religious Broadcasters to Host News Conference Featuring Bakers Facing $ 150,000 in Fines, Fired Sports Analyst
Marriage and Family Formation
Bright Hope with No 'Shades of Grey'
Marriage and Family Formation
Majority of America's Youth Lost in Labyrinth of Love, Ambivalence and Sex
Marriage and Family Formation
Judge Granade Pulls the Pin on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage Haves And Have-Nots Don't Have To Square Off
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC's MARRI Unveils Fifth Index of Family Belonging and Report on State of the Black Family
Marriage and Family Formation
President Obama: If You Like Your God, Keep Him
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC's MARRI Unveils Fifth Index of Family Belonging and Rejection
Marriage and Family Formation
The Truth About Human Sexuality: It All Comes Down to the Bible
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC Praises Idaho's Rejection of Special Rights Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
Marriage and Family Formation
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to appear Tonight on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins
Marriage and Family Formation
Federal Judges Get a Taste of 'Judge Moore' Justice on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC's Peter Sprigg Testifies Before Idaho House Hearing on SOGI Bill
Marriage and Family Formation
Alabama Federal Judge Robs the People of their Vote On Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
What It Means to Be Evangelical
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC's Tony Perkins: 'State of Our Union Only As Strong as State of Our Family'
Marriage and Family Formation
At Last: Time for the Supreme Court to Uphold the Freedom of the People to Uphold Natural Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
How Lena Dunham Is Hurting Girls
Marriage and Family Formation
Michigan Judge Tears Marriage Asunder
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council's Tony Perkins to Deliver 'State of the Family' Address
Marriage and Family Formation
Brute Force, Cohabitation, and the NFL
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage Is Timeless, Good for the Family
Marriage and Family Formation
Uncommon Common Sense on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
The Altar Not Ours to Alter
Marriage and Family Formation
Sikh and Ye Shall Find... Marriage Allies!
Marriage and Family Formation
In Ancient Rome, Pope Affirms Ancient Truths
Marriage and Family Formation
Should court ruling to uphold Ohio's ban on same-sex marriage stand? Yes.
Marriage and Family Formation
Tony Perkins Heading to Vatican for Interfaith Conference on Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Memo to Evangelicals: Don't Be Surprised by Fiery Trials, Including Intolerance and Name-Calling By Gay Activists
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage Should Not Exist - says Masha the Marriage-ender
Marriage and Family Formation
Missouri Judge Errs in Marriage Ruling
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC Applauds Sixth Circuit Ruling Upholding the Freedom to Affirm Natural Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
What Christians Can Do to Stop the Destruction Pornography Causes
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Praises Puerto Rico Marriage Ruling
Marriage and Family Formation
Homosexual Marriage: A Watershed Issue for Evangelicals
Marriage and Family Formation
Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Marriage Cases, Knowing Nation Will Not Accept Nationwide Redefinition of Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Is Marriage Declining Despite Same-Sex Unions or Because of Them?
Marriage and Family Formation
A choice for the people, not judicial tyrants
Marriage and Family Formation
Midwestern Court of Appeals Fails to Recognize Truth that Children Need, Deserve a Mom and Dad
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC Commends Federal Judge for Upholding Natural Marriage, Freedom of Louisianans to Preserve Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Florida Federal Judge Makes Many Wrong Assumptions in Striking Down State's Marriage Amendment
Marriage and Family Formation
Boys Growing Up Without Dads Remain Boys for Too Long
Marriage and Family Formation
Gay marriage's next big test
Marriage and Family Formation
Appeals Court Should Correct Judge Friedman's Botched Social Science
Marriage and Family Formation
No fundamental right to same-sex marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Helping orphaned children is far more important than being politically correct
Marriage and Family Formation
Incoherent 4th Circuit Ruling Strikes Down Democratic Right of Virginia Voters
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage Is a Religious Liberty Issue
Marriage and Family Formation
If Marriage Is Not About Procreation, Why Is It About Sex?
Marriage and Family Formation
Divided 10th Circuit Sweeps Away Democratic Right of Utah, Oklahoma Voters
Marriage and Family Formation
Colorado Judge Uses Tortured Reasoning to Strike Marriage Amendment
Marriage and Family Formation
Kentucky Judge Commits 'Serious' Error in Marriage Ruling
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC Commends Archbishop Cordileone for Proclaiming Truth About Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC's Leanna Baumer Speaks at March for Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Pennsylvania Federal Judge Cannot Eradicate Truth About Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Oregon Marriage Ruling Disregards Rule of Law, Voters
Marriage and Family Formation
''Irreplaceable' Is A Powerful Case For Biblical Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage, Polygamy, and Religious Liberty
Marriage and Family Formation
Poll Vaulting: Marriage Gets PR Boost
Marriage and Family Formation
The appeal of natural marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
The Marriage That Made America
Marriage and Family Formation
A Marriage Spring - Like the Arab Spring? The Dangers of the Un-Marriage Movement
Marriage and Family Formation
Understanding Windsor: What the Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act Did -- and Did Not -- Say
Gender Identity
Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Project
Marriage and Family Formation
Obama fumbles the key to saving minority youth; Intact families depend on a commitment to selfless love
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Issues Fourth Annual 'Index of Family Belonging and Rejection'
Marriage and Family Formation
Kentucky Marriage Ruling Shows Disregard for Rule of Law
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council to Release Fourth Annual 'Index of Family Belonging and Rejection'
Marriage and Family Formation
States should retain power to define marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Congress should protect states' right to define marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Oklahoma Ruling Imposing Marriage Redefinition an Attack on Freedom
Marriage and Family Formation
States and Marriage: The Continuing Story
Marriage and Family Formation
Marriage Is a Matter of Definition
Marriage and Family Formation
Judge Strikes Down Utah Traditional Marriage Laws, Calls Them 'Irrational'
Marriage and Family Formation
Judge Cites Same-Sex Marriage in Declaring Polygamy Ban Unconstitutional
Marriage and Family Formation
Baker Faces Prison for Refusing to Bake Same-Sex Wedding Cake
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council to Host Family Policy Lecture on the Effects of Divorce on Society
Gender Identity
The ENDA Litigation Nightmare
Gender Identity
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA): A Threat to Free Markets And Freedom Of Conscience And Religion
Marriage and Family Formation
Feds should not play favorites on marriage definition
Marriage and Family Formation
Gov. Chris Christie's Marriage Decision Troubles Conservatives
Marriage and Family Formation
Family Research Council Releases Policy Analysis on Merits of Natural Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
On Gender Identity and Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
FRC Responds to Treasury, IRS Announcements on Homosexual Marriage Benefits
Marriage and Family Formation
Liberty, conscience and New Mexico photographers
Marriage and Family Formation
Memo to Lackland Air Force Base: No 'Air Force Policy' Requires Support for Homosexual 'Marriage'
Marriage and Family Formation
New Mexico Court: Christian Photographer Cannot Refuse Gay-Marriage Ceremony
Marriage and Family Formation
Facts About The Definition of Marriage in Maryland
Sexual Orientation
Stark Discrimination Against Faith-Based Adoption Agencies
Sexual Orientation
Homosexual Parent Study: Summary of Findings
Sexual Orientation
Ten Arguments From Social Science Against Same-Sex Marriage
Marriage and Family Formation
Why Marriage Should Be Privileged in Public Policy

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