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Michigan judge’s dismissal of research was unbelievable

Tweet This op-ed by William C. Duncan, director of Sutherland’s Center for Family and Society, was published March 29 in The Salt Lake Tribune. What does “unbelievable” mean? To most of us, it means that something is clearly not true … Continue reading

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Marriage laws and the delicate balance between order and liberty

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. During a radio interview this week about the state’s defense of Utah’s marriage law, my host along with an opposing guest expressed … Continue reading

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Sutherland’s amicus brief calls marriage and family ‘pre-political institutions’

Tweet Sutherland Institute filed an amicus curiae brief Monday with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in the state’s appeal of Kitchen v. Herbert – the case in which the judge struck down Utah’s Amendment 3, briefly allowing same-sex marriages … Continue reading

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Sutherland statement on state brief filed with 10th Circuit Court

Tweet Utah’s articulation of its interest in marriage is brilliant. Combined with several forthcoming amicus filings, the state’s case is impenetrable. The people of Utah can have confidence that their overwhelming majority view of marriage and family has been well … Continue reading

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Judge Shelby’s dubious decision: sophistic logic, pop psychology, and conclusory reasoning

Tweet Judge Robert Shelby holds the dubious distinction of being the first federal judge following the U.S. Supreme Court’s DOMA decision to come to the novel conclusion that the United States Constitution requires a state to redefine marriage to include … Continue reading

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Op-ed: The House has got dating all wrong

Tweet There is an axiom that Utah culture is only a decade, perhaps even only a few years, behind a broader American culture in decline. Recently, as the Utah House of Representatives debated the Dating Violence Protection Act, HB50, further … Continue reading

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