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The 2010 March for Life will be held Friday January 22nd in Washington D.C. The theme is “Stand Up Now! Unite for the Life Principles--No Exception! No Compromise!” Americans United for Life is hosting the first free Virtual March for Life. There’s a new feature now...

William Duncan, a lawyer involved in the Proposition 8 trial, will be a guest on the talk radio show Voice of the Nation, next Thursday at 3 pm (MDT). Please join us as we discuss the arguments presented in the final week of the case...

I read a lot of articles and blog comments surrounding family issues everyday, and I’ve noticed a trend. Very few, if any, of the articles and comments written about these subjects are written to teach people about the issues. Most seem to be written as a...

Proposition 8 is not new. A similar proposition passed by the voice of “the people” of California back in 2000. That proposition was later ousted by the California Supreme Court. Proposition 8 was just an effort of “the people” to put a bandage over the...

You've heard the arguments. "Homosexuals are an oppressed minority just like racial minorities and women." "The gay rights movement is the new civil rights movement." "Homophobia is equivalent to racism and sexism." Renditions of this argument are everywhere, particularly in the debate over same-sex marriage....

The federal judge over the Proposition 8 case, Judge Walker, is acting less like a federal judge, and more like an agenda driven journalist. Walker, who wanted this trial to be posted on YouTube, had his true colors revealed in an LA Times article posted...

The Supreme Court has entered an interim order that will bar real-time streaming of the Prop 8 trial to other federal courthouses and YouTube. The order will last until Wednesday. Till then, the Supreme Court will be deciding whether or not to make the ban...

Archbishop Raymond Burke, the American archbishop renown for his bulldog defense of the sanctity of life, will be speaking in Phoenix, Arizona this week. The local paper that reported his planned speech, Arizona Republic, referred to Burke as “divisive” and “controversial”. The sad thing is, that’s not...

The upcoming trial of Prop. 8 in San Francisco will now be televised on YouTube, according to a recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker. "This certainly is a case that has sparked widespread interest," Walker said during a hearing. "I think a trial...

Another victory for traditional marriage yesterday! The New Jersey Senate voted 20 to 14 to reject the bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage in the state. The bill needed 21 votes to pass. You can watch clips of the impassioned Senate debate here. Shortly after the...

Portugal is on its way to becoming the sixth European nation to legalize homosexual marriage. The legislation is expected to quietly pass through early parliamentary procedures tomorrow in spite of an opposing majority among citizens and a strong Catholic presence. The Catholic Church, while normally more...

The New Jersey state Senate has announced it is scheduled to vote Thursday on legislation to legalize same-sex marriage. The vote comes after months of debate and political maneuvering. Incoming New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie, who beat out Gov. Jon Corzine in November’s election, has promised...

The trial on Proposition 8 is scheduled to begin Monday, January 11 in the Northern District of Colombia and it appears the judge is preparing to turn the whole affair into a political lesson for all those opposed to same-sex marriage. Proposition 8 is the California...

New Hampshire is now the fifth state to officially allow same-sex marriages. A bill signed into law in early June of last year came into effect on January 1 at midnight. Same-sex couples rushed to have marriages performed just after midnight. After exhaustive debate and negotiation...

A pro-life group in Spain has gathered nearly a million signatures on a petition opposing reforms to the nation’s abortion laws. The group, Derecho a Vivio (Right to Live) will send the petition to the Moncloa Palace, the official residence and office of Spain’s President,...

Last week we wrote a post about Quebec’s aggressive new anti-homophobia law, which takes as its target any group or individual morally or religiously opposed to the practice of homosexuality. Well, it appears Quebec is also making acceptance of homosexuality a requirement for immigration. According to...

New Mexico State Senator William Sharer has officially filed a proposal for a constitutional amendment defining marriage to be between one man and one woman. The amendment, Senate Joint Resolution  01, would alter Article 20 of the New Mexico constitution to state, “Marriage in this...

Due to our break for the Christmas holiday, we failed to report on the final Senate vote for the pro-abortion health care bill a little earlier. Sorry for the delay. But the Senate bill did indeed pass the Christmas Eve vote, with a 60-39 margin. The...

If anyone still doubts that the advancement of LGBT “rights” will always come in direct conflict with religious rights, they need only read Quebec’s new policy against homophobia to be fully convinced. The new policy, released earlier this month, outlines a broad new policy and a...

As we reported a few weeks ago, the Irish Parliament is on its way to approving same-sex civil unions in Ireland. Those supporting the legislation see it as a first step on the way to legalizing same-sex marriage. The LGBT group Marriage Equality is working...

The LGBT community is pushing for a boycott of the Salvation Army. Despite the enormous good the organization does—providing food, shelter, foster care, disaster relief and HIV programs for 33 million people every year—many loud voices in the LGBT community view the Salvation Army’s position...

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid finally found the right abortion language to get pro-life Senator Ben Nelson on board with the new health care legislation Sunday. Unfortunately, the protections in the new language are good enough to get Nelson’s vote but not strong enough to...

As all eyes were watching the debate over federally funded abortion in the Senate health care bill, President Obama signed into law Thursday an omnibus spending bill that opens the door for taxpayer funded abortion in the nation’s capital. Known as the FY 2010 Omnibus Appropriations...