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Defending traditional marriage at UVU ethics week

Tweet Utah Valley University’s Center for the Study of Ethics very kindly invited me to give a speech on “The Meaning of Traditional Marriage” on Sept. 18 as part of an Ethics Awareness Week In the speech I tried to explain … Continue reading

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Utah's Reid shows leadership on intergenerational poverty

Tweet Utah State Senator Stuart Reid is providing important leadership on a crucial issue — intergenerational poverty. The 1990s saw a major effort to reform public welfare through work requirements for welfare recipients. This effort had merit, but Senator Reid … Continue reading

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Helen Gurley Brown and the American family

Tweet Helen Gurley Brown’s death last week was followed by a number of laudatory stories about her trail-blazing career at Cosmopolitan magazine. Undoubtedly she was successful, measured by influence and money. But I find it hard to lionize her career … Continue reading

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How sound marriage laws enhance liberty

Tweet A sincere question often raised in the debate over the definition of marriage is whether it is appropriate for government to be in the marriage business at all. For those of us who believe in the principle of limited … Continue reading

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Who’s really driven by hatred in the ‘gay marriage’ debate?

Tweet Many on the political left dismiss people who support traditional marriage, comparing them to bigots driven by race and hate who seek to harm a hated minority. But just this week, an organization of people who have known true … Continue reading

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Playing chicken with religious liberty

Tweet Hopefully many readers have been to Chick-fil-A recently. After the company’s president expressed his belief that marriage is the union of a husband and wife, four big town mayors have threatened to prevent the company from doing business in … Continue reading

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Protect marriage, protect life

Tweet The small and brave contingent of the University Faculty for Life was in Utah recently for their annual conference hosted this year at Brigham Young University. My presentation examined the linkages between the deconstruction of marriage as a social … Continue reading

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The judicial campaign against DOMA

Tweet Yesterday, a panel of three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit (the federal appeals court that covers Massachusetts and some of the other Northeastern states as well as Puerto Rico) ruled the federal Defense … Continue reading

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What’s the big rush to get divorced?

Tweet In the 2012 session, the Utah Legislature took a welcome baby step toward restoring moral seriousness to the state’s treatment of divorce by restoring the (very short) 90-day waiting period before filing and finalization. At the other end of … Continue reading

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Video: Marriage gap linked to lack of college education

Tweet According to Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, marriage is losing ground among Americans who are not college-educated. Those who are college-educated stay married longer and have more marital stability. This marriage … Continue reading

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How marriage affects the economy

Tweet What do personal choices regarding marriage have to do with the economy? Quite a bit, according to a number of studies. Take a look at this report, a synthesis of recent research regarding marriage and the economy, which Sutherland … Continue reading

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Helping guide prisoners’ re-entry into society

Tweet Tuesday evening, the Apollo 13 Project sponsored a “Second Chance” basketball tournament at Utah Valley University. Eight teams participated, and there was a standout performance by Cameron Mero (son of Sutherland Institute’s president), who is an excellent athlete and … Continue reading

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Obama, North Carolina and the politics of marriage

Tweet The president has just announced that he thinks marriage should be redefined to include same-sex couples. This comes one day after the voters of North Carolina made that state the 31st to enact a constitutional amendment reaffirming the legal … Continue reading

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U.K. judge working to uphold marriage as ‘gold standard’

Tweet An encouraging story from the U.K. says that Sir Paul Coleridge is establishing a private Marriage Foundation with an aim to “champion the institution of marriage as the ‘gold standard for relationships.’” Coleridge, a High Court judge, is a … Continue reading

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Well-Being Index gives marriage a thumbs-up

Tweet A recent Gallup survey provides another confirmation of the value of marriage to individuals. The survey, which is particularly valuable because of its large sample sizes, shows “highly statistically significant” differences in well-being between those who are married and … Continue reading

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