Drawing the Battle Lines for Religious Liberty and Same Sex Marriage

Kelly Shackelford’s debate with Evan Wolfson on Fox News Sunday highlights the battle lines for religious liberty in America now that the Supreme Court has grossly overstepped its authority by declaring gay marriage a constitutional right. This war will center on whether religious liberty extends to how you earn your living, get an education, and run a business.

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The Height of Hypocrisy

Hillary Clinton wants judges who will rewrite laws to promote her liberal policy agenda, and is demanding they pledge to ignore the First Amendment. Judges of the Clinton-ilk will radicalize the Court and usher in a wave of liberal policies with no regard for the law or the Constitution.

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Scalia in Gay Marriage Ruling Dissent: Where Are the Protestants?

In all the Sturm und Drang following last Friday’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that discovered a right to same-sex marriage in the American Constitution, a fascinating and disturbing observation by Justice Antonin Scalia was largely overlooked: U.S. Protestants had no say whatsoever in the new social order enacted by the Court.

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States Resist Moving Ahead With Same-Sex Marriages Immediately

The Louisiana Clerks of Court Association advised clerks not to issue licenses for 25 days, during which time the Supreme Court could be petitioned for a rehearing. Same-sex marriages are also on hold in the state of Mississippi where Democrat attorney general Jim Hood said the Supreme Court’s decision would not go into effect in his state until the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts a stay on its ruling from last year in which it struck down the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

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Texas Fights Back Against Gay Marriage Ruling

The Texas Attorney General has responded to the “newly invented federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage” created by the “activist” U.S. Supreme Court by telling Texas officials “Texas must speak with one voice against this lawlessness.” He issued an opinion and said Texans must “act on multiple levels to further protect religious liberties for all Texans” and must “immediately do anything we can to help our County Clerks and public officials who now are forced with defending their religious beliefs against the Court’s ruling.”

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Just How Crazy Is the Cultural Change That Culminated in Obergefell v. Hodges?

Since Friday’s Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, America’s liberal press has written countless victory laps declaring their version of reality the new normal–and conservative support of traditional marriage now a relic of history. Tom Garrett at The Axis of Ego writes an astounding summary of what really has changed–and just how radical this “new normal” is.

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Posner’s Brainless Assault on Gay Marriage Dissenters

Judge Richard Posner writes at Slate.com that the dissent by Chief Justice John Roberts in the gay marriage case is “heartless.” It is a false charge, and part of the effort to shame opposing views–about which Justice Samuel Alito warned in his own dissent.

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CA Awaits SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling, Not Affected by Obamacare Decision

Two imminent Supreme Court decisions will be rendered in June, one that will affect some Californians significantly and another that is expected to affect at least 34 states, but not California. The Court’s decision in Obergefell vs. Hodges, which will decide if same-sex marriage must be legalized in all fifty states, will affect gay couples in California, including Placentia residents Matthew Mansell and John “Johno” Espejo, who live with their two adopted children and joined the case as two of the 30 plaintiffs.

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Blue State Blues: The Left Bullies Gays Who Like Traditional Marriage

I can’t pretend to have read all 64 of the amicus briefs filed by outside parties in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court’s upcoming case on whether there is a federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage. But I have read one brief closely–the one filed by “same-sex attracted men and their wives” against federalizing gay marriage. The logic is compelling, the stories riveting–and that is why the left is terrified of it, calling it “the worst” of “terrible” arguments against gay marriage.

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