Tag Archives: same-sex marriage

Who’s next to be ‘Eiched’? – Mero Moment, 4/8/14

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. Here is a name you won’t soon forget: Brendan Eich. Like so many other success stories out of Silicon Valley, Brendan Eich … Continue reading

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Video: A citizen’s guide to the Utah marriage case, Part 2

Tweet   Bill Duncan, Sutherland Institute’s director of the Center for Family and Society and executive director of the Marriage Law Foundation, provides a citizen’s guide to the key arguments before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Utah … Continue reading

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Video: A citizen’s guide to the Utah marriage case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Tweet To help Utahns get a better grasp on this historic case, Bill Duncan, Sutherland Institute’s director of the Center for Family and Society and executive director of the Marriage Law Foundation, provides a citizen’s guide to the key arguments … Continue reading

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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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How state attorneys should have defended Amendment 3

Tweet Paul Mero delves into due process, equal protection, and substance in the second part of an essay that lays out what state attorneys should have argued in the Kitchen v. Herbert case (which resulted in the overturning of Utah’s … 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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We were wrong

Tweet My friend Quinn McKay has helped facilitate several sessions in Sutherland Institute’s Transcend Series. Quinn’s focus is honesty and integrity. Early in each session Quinn invites a member of the audience to stand and asks the person, “Have you … Continue reading

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Lawyers and the integrity of Lincoln

Tweet I am currently reading a biography of Abraham Lincoln by Henry Ketcham, titled The Life of Abraham Lincoln. This book (fortunately part of the public domain) goes into some detail to illustrate the integrity and honesty of the 16th … Continue reading

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The argument that should have been made

Tweet On Dec. 20, 2013, federal district court Judge Robert Shelby ruled Utah’s marriage law unconstitutional after the state attorneys who were assigned to defend the law failed to make a compelling case. A new paper by Sutherland Institute says … Continue reading

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Sen. Reid responds to LDS Church statement on same-sex marriage

Tweet I wholeheartedly support the LDS Church authorities’ call for civility among all those engaged in the public dialogue over same-sex marriage. In addition, their statement reminds all of us that faith leaders and people of religious conscience have First … Continue reading

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How Judge Shelby got the 14th Amendment wrong

Tweet This post is a transcript of a 4-minute weekly radio commentary aired on several Utah radio stations. The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution has been at the epicenter of most controversial court decisions over the past 40 … Continue reading

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Supreme Court stay is a step toward sanity

Tweet This blog post was also published here at National Review. This morning, just a few minutes after the last submission from the state of Utah had been received, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered a stay of a trial-court judge’s … Continue reading

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Why the ‘natural family’ matters to the community

Tweet Many Utahns are asking why, exactly, the “natural family” is so vital. The short answer is this: A free society requires formal and broad recognition that the natural family is the fundamental unit of society. Marriage is the cornerstone … Continue reading

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