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After days of ballot counting, the state of Washington officially declared the passage of Referendum 71 by a slim margin of 52% to 48%. This marks a huge defeat for all those who support traditional marriage. Given the politics of the state of Washington and the...

The Illinois Family Institute is encouraging parents to boycott Scholastic Books for including a book promoting homosexuality in its most recent catalog. They are objecting to the book book, Luv Ya Bunches, which includes the lesbian parents for the story's character Milla. According to the...

Abby Johnson, who worked and volunteered with Planned Parenthood for eight years, recently quit after watching the ultrasound of an abortion. She claimed watching the baby “crumple” as it was vacuumed from a woman’s uterus changed her heart and opinion towards abortion. No longer working for...

Last week we reported on Google executives coming out in public support of Referendum 71. Like us, many of you were disturbed by one of the nation's largest internet search engines taking a public position on a such a sensitive and political issue. It is...

On Monday, the Baltimore City Council voted 3-1 in favor of a controversial new measure that would require all pregnancy centers that do not provide abortion or birth control to post a sign stating so. Centers that fail to post a sign will be fined...

With a huge victory for traditional marriage in Maine yesterday, there is still no final determination on the future of marriage in Washington. The vote on Washington’s Referendum 71 is still too close to call. Most news outlets are reporting that support for the “Everything...

Yesterday marked another victory in the fight to defend traditional marriage. The citizens of Maine stood together to voice their support for marriage between one man and woman by voting Yes to Question 1. Although it was a close race, this victory marks one more...

We are a little late in reporting this, but we recently became aware of an interesting public relations campaign funded by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Ad Council. The purpose of the campaign, entitled Think Before You Speak, is to...

Over the years, your wonderful support has helped UFI stand as a representative for your voice and your values at the United Nations. Now we need your individual voice to help us make a stand once again in defense of the human rights of all...

Citizens of Maine: A Call To Action Tomorrow, November 3, citizens will go to the polls to decide the future of marriage in Maine. We need your help to ensure that the people of Maine repeal bill LD 1020 and defend marriage between one man...

“The worst thing that you or I can do for the planet is to have children.” So begins Alex Renton’s attack on children published last week in The Observer. It appears the newest villain in the climate change battle is children, particularly in rich countries. According...

Citizens of Washington: A Call To Action Tomorrow, November 3, citizens will go to the polls to decide the future of marriage in Washington. We need your help to ensure that the people of Washington repeal SB 5688 and defend traditional marriage from those who seek...

The United Families Media program had enormous success in the month of October! Our blog, which is growing daily in useful and current information, had its highest day of traffic yet. Not to mention the number of viewers this month doubled that of any previous month! Additionally,...

According to a recent report, up to 50% of all babies diagnosed with Down syndrome in Ireland are aborted. This is still less than the 90% of Down syndrome babies that are aborted in the UK, but a drastic increase from the past In recent years,...

The LGBT community is anxiously awaiting the 2010 U.S. Census. The Census has had a difficult time the past twenty years deciding how to recognize the relationship of same-sex couples living together. In 1990, if same-sex couples identified themselves as married, the data readers would alter...

The most recent version of the US health care bill was unveiled by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday.  The massive bill is 1,990 pages and will cost $1.05 trillion in the first ten years alone. Click here to read the bill. Here is what you...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: MICHAEL N. DUFF Phone: 480.632.5450 Toll Free: 877.435.7834 Fax: 480.892.4417 ufi@unitedfamilies.org PO Box 2630 Gilbert, AZ 85299 Gilbert, AZ – Michael N. Duff, President of United Families International (UFI) has announced the appointment of A. Scott Loveless, PhD. as Vice President for International Policy.  The appointment takes effect immediately. ...

On Tuesday, two lead execs for Google’s Seattle and Kirkland offices sent an editorial to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer urging the approval of Referendum 71. Referendum 71 is a ballot initiative to maintain a Washington state law that would extend domestic partnership rights nearly equivalent to...

The Swiss government is considering altering its position on assisted suicide due to an influx of so-called ‘death tourism.’ The Swiss cabinet is currently considering two different proposals on the issue—one for tighter regulation and one for an outright ban of the procedure which has...

South Australia is frightfully close to passing a bill that would legalize voluntary euthanasia. According to the bill’s sponsor, Mark Parnell, passage of the bill is not a matter of if, but when. The legislation is closer to passage than any previous bill on euthanasia. It...

There was a lot of hype leading up to last Friday’s Law & Order episode addressing the issue of abortion. The episode, which deals with the murder of a late-term abortion doctor, didn’t seem of much interest until after reading the responses of pro-abortion parties...

President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes bill into law during a White House ceremony earlier today. The law inserts sexual orientation and gender identity into existing federal hate-crime legislation and expands existing federal legislation, which only allowed the federal government to prosecute hate-crimes...

Or so Justice Antonin Scalia claimed at an appearance Monday at The University of Arizona College of Law. According to an article by Howard Fischer, Scalia argued that the more liberal Justices are “trying to manufacture new constitutional rights that were never intended by the...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure is synonymous with the battle to fight breast cancer. It is currently the largest and most widely known organization fundraising and educating to protect women against this medical threat. Race for the Cure, the organizations fundraising 5k, is also...