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.
Yesterday The Federalist published a column by Jennifer Johnson of the Ruth Institute regarding the conflicting goals of same-sex marriage advocates.
“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 →
You may be aware that a Christian couple who owned a bakery in Oregon has been targeted since 2013 for declining to bake a cake for a same-sex ceremony.
Not only has the judge in the case hit the bakers with $135,000 in damages; state officials also are trying to enforce a gag order against them, effectively preventing them from articulating the religious convictions by which they are seeking to live. Read more →