Author: unitedfamilies

After the ‘Respect for Marriage Act’, will the US follow Spain down the ‘disrespect for marriage’ rabbit hole?

The Respect for Marriage Act has sailed through the US Senate, amidst great jubilation. Twelve Republicans, including former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, voted with Democrats to pass the legislation by a vote of 61-36. Now it goes to the lame-duck House of Representatives, where it is certain to pass.
This will be one of President Joe Biden’s signature achievements. The Act will basically codify Obergefell v Hodges, the US Supreme Court decision which legalised same sex marriage. If SCOTUS happens to overturn Obergefell, as many people fear, same sex marriage will still be safe.
The President tweeted that: “our nation is on the brink of reaffirming a fundamental truth: love is love.”

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Jessie James Decker, The Rock, Pink lead Hollywood families fighting back against parenting police

Parent shaming isn’t a new trend, but with social media access, celebrities have had to defend their families from online trolls scanning their platforms.
Jessie James Decker is one of the latest stars to take a stance against negative commentary made by strangers on the internet after she was accused of altering images of her kids to make them look like they had muscular physiques.

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Win for Website Designer at Supreme Court Would Be Win for Free Speech for All

Imagine you’re an artist who creates custom websites. A new client asks you to create one that will promote a pro-life rally and celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Dobbs decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Unbeknownst to the client, you disagree with the June 24 Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision and in fact are an abortion activist in your free time away from your business.

Would you create the pro-life message as requested?

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The Burden of Being a Family

As some of the financial benefits to marriage have eroded, it can be tempting to use policy to make family formation more attractive. The rising median age at first marriage and first birth, however, largely arise from a mix of technological progress and preference for career, which aren’t things policies can reverse. Better solutions come from civil society, where entrepreneurs work to find solutions to the everyday problems modern parents face and religious communities help young adults order their priorities.

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Hong Kong Needs Our Help To Preserve Religious Freedom Not Just On Paper, But In Practice

On paper, Hong Kong is still a bastion of religious freedom. The city’s faithful continue to attend churches, mosques, and temples, albeit with some restrictions due to Covid-19. Christian missionaries continue to preach openly in the former British colony. But those familiar with Beijing’s suppression of religious freedom on the mainland detect a familiar and worrying pattern.

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