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Last week’s national  Public Policy Poll shows what citizens have said repeatedly in the voting booth--Americans opposed gay marriage. The August 2-9 poll showed that Americans opposed same-sex marriage almost 2-to-1 — 57 percent opposed, 33 percent in favor.    Republicans oppose same-sex marriage 80 percent...

The family is the source of our greatest joys and some of our keenest sorrows. It is where our most basic need to loved is met.  In the family men and women learn to sacrifice, love, and serve.  Children learn to value...

Here’s how our United Families International readers responded to that question: When not in a school setting, should educators be allowed to openly express their opinions on controversial issues (abortion, gay marriage, homosexual behavior, pre-marital sex, role of men and women, etc.)? Yes         76% No          27% Not sure  ...

According to a lead researcher from Harvard’s Center for Brain Science, “caloric restriction and exercise have numerous, dramatic effects on our mental acuity and motor ability.”  This is not something that United Families would ordinarily report on, but information that will help parents and grandparents...

“Nothing much is going to change [for women’s equality] until men are raising children as much as women are,” proclaims Gloria Steinem.  Steinem, the outspoken feminist icon of Ms. Magazine fame, was at Harvard/Radcliffe graduation festivities reports the recent edition of Harvard Magazine.  Ms. Steinem...

Same-sex marriages will not be occurring in California on August 18.  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a stay.  United Families International applauds the ruling and encourages that same court to recognize that the coalition that represents Protect Marriage does indeed have standing...

Same-sex marriages could be performed in California as early as August 18, as Judge Vaughn Walker rejects the request for a “stay” on his overturn of Prop 8.  The attorneys for Protect 8 have already filed an emergency motion with the Ninth Circuit Court of...

That’s the question we asked our UFI readers last week.  As you can see from the percentages below, it is a question where few people agree on the answer—including those who control the purse strings of international funding institutions tasked with dispersing funds to the...

Feminists and other pro-abortion advocates are not happy about the film “The Yellow Handkerchief.”  The movie came just a little too close to the truth on the topic of miscarriage and abortion.  The “controversial” scene is the one in which the lead character (played by...

Contrary to the claims of groups like Planned Parenthood and Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SEICUS), not to mention popular media, most teens are not having sex.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts down that myth once again...

With all of the emotion and commotion surrounding California’s Prop 8 ruling, we neglected to post on the outcome of Kenya’s vote on a new constitution.  As feared, the Kenya constitution passed with the inclusion of the competing language of “every person has a right...

When the term subversive is mentioned people usually imagine a scene out of some spy-thriller blockbuster, but subversive tactics are far from exclusive to double-agents, danger, and deceit.  In fact, the latest international efforts against the family are nothing less than blockbuster-worthy subversion.  Subversion can...

In a stunning display of judicial arrogance, U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California’s Prop 8—California’s Amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.   This is the first case in U.S. history where “thoughts, motivations, and personal beliefs” of seven million voters were...

There’s a new piece of U.S. legislation in the works that purports to help women, but the reality is far different.  The International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA), Senate Bill 2982, has a great sounding name.  Who, of course, could oppose protecting women against violence? ...

Wednesday, August 4, is the day that Kenyan’s vote on a new constitution that has the potential to stabilize their volatile country, but will also put in place constitutional wording that will produce a similar outcome to “Roe v. Wade.”   That outcome?  Legalized abortion for...

After more than 5,000 students protested the firing of Dr. Ken Howell--not to mention formal legal representation by Alliance Defense Fund (ADF)--the adjunct professor of religion at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign was reinstated. The 12-year veteran teacher was dismissed from teaching “Introduction to Catholicism” after he...

The Russian Federation was pleased to report to the U.N.’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Committee that, for the first time in decades, the Russian birth rate now exceeds their abortion rate—a change that should be acknowledged and...

Summertime means the annual National Education Association Convention.   The National Education Association (NEA) is the largest professional organization and labor union in the U.S. and its influence on education reaches around the world.  Their power and influence extends from the walls of the school room...

There have been two “fired” professors in the news lately.  Both were dismissed from their teaching assignments because a student complained of being “offended” by the professors’ remarks on homosexuality. In June 2007, June Sheldon adjunct professor at San Jose/Evergreen Community College District, made a statement...

The ACLU filed a lawsuit on July 22 seeking to force the state of Montana to provide legal status to same-sex couples in spite of the state’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The Montana marriage amendment was passed in 2004 with 67 percent of voters...