Less Than 40% of Americans Support Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

July 24, 2015 | Posted in Marriage | By

thomas-at-odds-obergefellIf you disagree with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling which, among other things, forced all 50 states to recognize same-sex marriage, you are not alone.

According to a recent poll conducted by the Associated Press in cooperation with GFK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, only 39% of Americans approve of the court’s ruling, while 41% disapprove; 18% neither approve nor disapprove, and 2% chose not to answer.

In fact, only 30% of Americans polled said they “strongly approved” of the ruling; 35% said they “strongly disapproved.” Read more →

Two New Policy Briefs on SCOTUS Marriage Ruling

July 16, 2015 | Posted in Marriage | By

It has been nearly three weeks since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its Obergefell ruling that played loose with the U.S. Constitution and legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

Many people are still working to unravel the ruling’s implications and they are trying to determine how best to respond to the ruling. If you are among them, we have written two policy briefs you may find helpful.

The first analyzes the ruling and some of its implications. Download it here.

The second discusses what we can do in the wake of this terrible ruling. Download it here.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at our office at (501) 375-7000.

Is Abolishing Marriage the Goal of Same-Sex Marriage?

July 10, 2015 | Posted in Marriage | By

Yesterday The Federalist published a column by Jennifer Johnson of the Ruth Institute regarding the conflicting goals of same-sex marriage advocates.

Johnson writes,

“Some who support same-sex marriage argue it will strengthen the family. For example, President Obama said this on June 26, 2015 regarding the SCOTUS ruling that made same-sex marriage legal across the United States: ‘This ruling will strengthen all of our communities by offering to all loving same-sex couples the dignity of marriage across this great land… It’s a victory for their children, whose families will now be recognized as equal to any other.'”

In contrast, Johnson notes, other proponents of same-sex marriage have cited very different goals, including Masha Gessen, who said in 2012, Read more →