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Conservatives Send Letter to Trump Seeking Executive Order to Protect Religious Freedom

Dozens of conservatives and faith-based groups have signed on to a Council for National Policy letter, urging President Donald Trump to sign an executive order to protect the religious liberty of people and organizations that have been targeted by the federal government for expressing their beliefs on traditional marriage, the sanctity of life from birth to natural death, and other social issues.

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Texas Court Hears Case to Curb Gay Marriage Rights

The Supreme Court of Texas heard oral arguments today in a case where Houston taxpayers sued urging that subsidizing employment benefits for the spouse of a same-sex couple is illegal. Lawyers for the taxpayers describe the case as “the only one of its kind in the nation.”

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U.S. Divorce Rate Plummets to 35-Year Low

The divorce rate is down for the third consecutive year. In 2015, the rate was 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women, down from a rate of 17.6 in 2014. Since 1980, when the divorce rate was 22.6, a decline of 25 percent is apparent in 2015.

It’s Not Fair: Liberals Say Stop Congratulating Engaged Couples

“I absolutely hate wishing people congratulations on their engagement, and I won’t do it anymore,” writes Ashley Mateo at Redbook, adding that the word “congratulations” is associated with an achievement, not a “grown-up decision made between two people who have discussed their relationship and decided that, hey, they’re clearly better together than not, so why not make it official?”

Lawmaker Behind Illegal Immigrant Marriage Ban Under Fire

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana – A Louisiana legislator behind a policy to prevent illegal immigrants from taking advantage of marriage laws to gain legal residence is coming under fire after a lawsuit questioning the constitutionality of the act was filed.