Important Articles Discussing Same-Sex "Marriage"

April/May – 05 Policy Review By Jennifer Roback
Marriage and the Limits of Contract
Overview- A principled libertarian argument for why preserving traditional marriage is essential for limited government.

June/July -05 Policy Review By Lee Harris
The Future of Tradition
Overview-A gay man discusses the fragility of social customs like marriage from a historical/philosophical perspective.

Spring 2005 Claremont Review of Books By Bradley C. S. Watson
Loves Language Lost
Overview – Concerns the corruption of language inherent in the case for same-sex “marriage”

December 3rd, 2003 Claremont Review of Books By William J. Bennett
Homosexual Unions
Overview - A selection from The Broken Hearth,

August/September 2004 First Things by Robert H. Bork
The Necessary Amendment
Overview - Judge Bork discusses the importance an impact of same-sex “marriage”

Summer 2004 City Journal by Kay S. Hymowitz
Gay Marriage vs. American Marriage

Summer 2004 City Journal By David L. Tubbs & Robert P. George
Redefining Marriage Away

October 2003 First Things By The Editor’s
The Marriage Amendment

April 1997 First Things by David Orgon Coolidge
Same-Sex Marriage: As Hawaii Goes . . .

April 2004 The Howard Center "The Family in America" By Bryce Christensen, Ph.D.
Why Homosexuals Want What Marriage Has Now Become

April 29, 2003 A Brief Submitted to The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights By Margaret A. Somerville
Marriage as Culture the Case Against Same-Sex Marriage

The Catholic Education Resource Center by KATHERINE YOUNG AND PAUL NATHANSON
Answering Advocates of Gay Marriage

Same-Sex “Marriage” and the African American Family

This section is reserved for those articles and news items that reflect on the dangers adoption of gay “marriage” poses to black family


March 1965 United States Department of Labor
The Negro Family: The Case For National Action
Summary- The Famous report by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan argues in his 1965 report that the roots of black families’ problems lie in family breakdown. ...

Summer 2005 City Journal By Kay S. Hymowitz,
The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies
Summary- An excellent chronology of how family breakdown was ignored and apologized for by the countries policy elites. {companion to the Moynihan Report (above)}

Winter 2006, City Journal By Kay S. Hymowitz
Marriage and Caste, America’s chief source of inequality? The Marriage Gap

April 12, 2010 National Review By Robert Rector
Understanding Illegitimacy
Teen pregnancy isn’t the story. The demise of marriage is.

March 12, 2007 the State News By Gary Glenn
Black community doesn't support same-sex unions

March 20, 2004 Wall Street Journal BY SHELBY STEELE
Selma to San Francisco? Same-sex marriage is not a civil rights issue

Leonard Pitts Jr has won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 2004. He is the author of Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood.

Feb. 09, 2007 Miami Herald By Leonard Pitts Jr.
Mary Cheney's baby breathes life into debate

Feb. 16, 2007 Miami Herald By Leonard Pitts Jr.
The father counts, as more than a figure

Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution. He writes on economics, history, social policy, ethnicity, and the history of ideas. Over the past three decades, Sowell has taught economics at various colleges and universities, including Cornell, Amherst, and the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as the history of ideas at Brandeis University.

August 15, 2006 By Thomas Sowell
Gay "marriage"

March 2, 2004 By Thomas Sowell
The problem with the gay marriage issue

March 9, 2004 By Thomas Sowell
‘Gay marriage’ confusions

March 24, 2000 By Thomas Sowell
'Notion of gay marriage' is product of sloppy thinking

Star Parker is the founder and president of CURE, the Coalition on Urban Renewal & Education is syndicated columnist and a regular guest editorialist for USA Today. Her articles have appeared in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.She is the Author of several books-the autobiographical Pimps,Whores & Welfare Brats and Uncle Sam's Plantation

May 22, 2006 By Star Parker
Mary Cheney's new world

August 8, 2005 By Star Parker
Black pastors seek gay marriage ban amid family issues

September 28, 2004 By Star Parker
An amendment to stop moral decay

July 6, 2004 By Star Parker
Black pastors join gay-marriage debate

January 12, 2004By Star Parker
Gay Politics, Black Reality,_black_reality


LAWRENCE v. TEXAS Decided June 26, 2003
The sodomy case that overruled Bowers v Hardwick, creating a right to consensual adult intimacy. Presaged Goodridge and quoted therein.

ROMER v. EVANS Decided May 20, 1996
Overruling of Colorado constitutional amendment preventing special civil rights protections for homosexuals (excellent and informative dissent)

Appeals court Ruling upholding State Marriage Amendment and preventing Universities and municipalities from granting marriage like benefits to same-sex partners.

The notorious Massachusetts ruling in favor of re-defining marriage. Excellent dissents from three liberal Judges.

Level headed State Supreme Court Ruling claiming no authority to re-define marriage.

ANDERSEN v. KING COUNTY, Decided August 4, 2004
By far the strongest State court decision against a “right” to same-sex “marriage” Excellent concurrences by Justice Johnson & Sanders (a must read!)

More Complete Case Law Sites

The Marriage & Law Projects Case Files

Freedom to “Marry” – Reading Room

Stanley Kurtz Work

Stanley Kurtz is an adjunct fellow of Hudson Institute and a fellow at the Hoover Institution with a special interest in America's "culture war." In addition to his regular contributions to National Review Online, Kurtz's writings on the family, feminism, homosexuality, affirmative action, and campus "political correctness" have appeared in Policy Review, The Wall Street Journal, and Commentary.

Before turning his attention to America's cultural battles, Kurtz was a social scientist specializing in family life and religion. He received his Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University and later taught at Harvard, winning several teaching awards for his work in a "Great Books" program. Kurtz was also Dewey Prize Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Chicago.


02/02/2004 Weekly Standard
The End of Marriage in Scandinavia: The "conservative case" for same-sex marriage collapses.

05/31/2004 Weekly Standard
Going Dutch? : Lessons of the same-sex marriage debate in the Netherlands.
From the May 31, 2004 issue

February 03, 2006 NRO Articles:
Dissolving Marriage

May 17, 02 NRO Articles
Reassurances Against Reality

06/02/06 NRO Article
Smoking Gun - The Netherlands shows the effect of same-sex marriage

02/23/06 NRO Article
Standing Out - The sharp increase of non-marital births in the Netherlands needs some explaining.

10/30/06 NRO Article
Avoidance Strategy - What about marriage in the Netherlands?

Friday, May 13, 2005 NRO Articles
Courting Fma

Support of the Scandinavian Thesis
Open Letter To Dutch Newspapers By a group of Dutch Scholars confirming the thesis that the Netherlands has experienced greater family breakdown since the introduction of same-sex unions.

Original in Dutch {8/7/04 THE HAGUE--In an open letter to this newspaper, five academics raise the alarm over the deteriorating state of marriage in The Netherlands.}
English Translations

Original in Dutch -Interview with two signers
English Translations- Interview with two signers

June 29, 2004 National Review Online By Joshua Livestro
Dutch Decline Losing interest in matrimony.

Febuary/March 2005 Policy Review
Demographics and the Culture War
The implications of population decline

#2. MARRIAGE RADICALS – The full extent of the worldview behind the same-sex “marriage” agenda and the power it holds.

10/31/06 NRO Article
The Confession - Have same-sex-marriage advocates said too much?

11/01/06 NRO ARTICLE
The Confession II - “Conservative” proponents of same-sex marriage are about to overtaken by radicals.

05/25/06 NRO Article
Zombie Killers- AKA “Queering the normal”

02/22/06 NRO Article
Fanatical Swedish Feminists -


08/04/2003 Weekly Standard
Beyond Gay Marriage: The road to polyamory.
From the August 4 / August 11, 2003 issue

December 23, 2005 NRO Article
Triple-Dutch Wrong

03/13/06 NRO Article
Big Love, From The Set

06/05/2006 Weekly Standard
Polygamy Versus Democracy You can't have both.

I. Media Examples

September 10, 2007 New York Times By KIRK JOHNSON
In Polygamy Country, Old Divisions Are Fading

18th April 2007 U.K Daily Mail By Staff
Polygamous husbands can claim cash for their harems

March 20,2006 Newsweek Magazine By Elise Soukup
Polygamists, Unite! They used to live quietly, but now they're making noise.

Threats Same--sex "marriage" poses to Libety.

This Section is reserved for those links that deal with same-sex “marriage” impositions on liberty issues

Religious Liberty threats

#1. British Adoption Conflict Articles

22 March 2007 The U.K. Independent By Colin Brown
Labor wins gay rights vote in Lords

February 8, 2007, First Things, By Ryan T. Anderson
Moralism and UK Adoption Laws

Sun 28 Jan 2007 Scotland on Sunday By EDDIE BARNES & BRIAN BRADY
Church: we'll make gay rights martyrs

31/01/07 UK Telegraph By Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
Regulation must not trump conscience;jsessionid=IDF4MB1QSSLMBQFIQMFCFF4AVCBQYIV0?xml=/opinion/2007/01/31/do3102.xml#comments

1/30/2007 U.K Telegraph by George Jones, Political Editor
Church loses opt-out fight over gay adoptions;jsessionid=AMIDOOJLRPHWVQFIQMGSFFOAVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2007/01/30/ngay30.xml

1/30/07 Guardian Unlimited by Patrick Wintour, Will Woodward and Stephen Bates
Catholic agencies given deadline to comply on same-sex adoptions,,2001834,00.html

March 09, 2007, NRO By David Frum
Can Religious Freedom Survive Gay Liberation? – An overview of the cost to human liberty as demonstrated through the British adoption controversy

#2. Boston Adoption Controversy

March 11, 2006, Boston Globe By Patricia Wen
Catholic Charities stuns state, ends adoptions-Gay issue stirred move by agency

#3. General Aricles On the threat to Religious Liberty

05/15/2006, The Weekly Standard by Maggie Gallagher
Banned in Boston - The coming conflict between same-sex marriage and religious liberty.

April 2004 First Things by Raymond J. de Souza
“Thinly Disguised Totalitarianism”

January 25, 2005 CBC News By Staff
B.C. lesbians fight to hold wedding reception in Catholic hall

Nov. 30 2005, By News Staff
B.C. tribunal awards lesbian couple damages

April 20, 2007 E-Media News PARIS, TX (PRWEB)
Church To Sanction Same-Sex Marriages- First Nation Church Removes Ban On Gay, Lesbian Unions

#4. Free Speech Threats

May 16, 2007 Chicago Tribune By Staff
Teens face hate-crime charge for anti-gay flier,0,5098417.story?coll=chi-education-hed

April 29, 2007, Huston Chronicle By Associated Press
Archbishop opposed to same-sex unions is threatened

March 5, 2007 San Francisco Chronicle by Bob Egelko
Appeals court sides with Oakland on removal of 'natural family' sign

February 01, 2007 Canadian Press By Jennifer Graham
Same-sex couple alleges discrimination by Saskatchewan marriage commissioner

October 12, 2004, CNN WORLD NEWS, By Staff
Berlusconi blasts EU rejection

January 29, 2005 Washington Post Foreign Service By Keith B. Richburg and Alan Cooperman
Swede's Sermon on Gays: Bigotry or Free Speech? -Pastor Challenges Hate-Law Restrictions

January 25, 2007 By Newscenter Staff
French Politician Fined Under Gay Hate Law

Winter 2007, City Journal By John Leo
Free Inquiry? Not on Campus - And the college speech police threaten the liberty of us all.

May & June 1998, Policy Review
Think welfare policy undermined the family? Try reading a few college textbooks

I. The David Parker Case - Massachusetts law suit centered on the ability of a parent to be not have his child exposed to same-sex "marriage" propaganda in public schools setting.

April 29, 2005 Boston Globe By Maria Cramer and Ralph Ranalli,
Arrested father had point to make - Disputed school's lesson on diversity

February 24, 2007 Boston Globe By Jonathan Saltzman
Same-sex teaching upheld

This Site has full details of this case.

II. Others

31 May 2007 U.K Daily Mail By LAURA CLARK
Don't teach that marriage is best say academics

May 13, 2007 Hartford Courant By Associated Press
Suit: Sub Showed 'Brokeback' in Class,0,6787544.story

March 7, 2007, Chicago Tribune By Lisa Black
School accused of promoting homosexuality,1,5590132.story?coll=chi-news-hed&ctrack=1&cset=true
March 08, 2007 Fox News
Freshman 'Orientation' on Gay Experiences Angers Parents in Illinois High School,2933,257748,00.html

2nd April 2007 UK Daily Mail By LIZ HULL
Police send four police officers to tackle boy, 11, who called schoolmate 'gay'

February 5, 2007 Townhall By Jay Sekulow
You’re Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage--You Must be a Member of the Ku Klux Klan

March 15, 2007, UK Telegraph By A.P. Reporter
Same-sex fairy tales,22049,21386285-5006007,00.html


July 25, 2004 NYT By DANIEL OKRENT
THE PUBLIC EDITOR; Is The New York Times a Liberal Newspaper?

February 11, 2007, NYT By BYRON CALAME
THE PUBLIC EDITOR Can a 15-Year-Old Be a ‘Woman Without a Spouse’?


March 9, 2004 New York Times By Don S. Browning-Contributor
The Liberal Case Against Same-Sex Marriage

December 02, 2006 The London Times
Gay pacts go straight as lovers get cold feet over the ties of marriage

March 25 2007, Associated Press By GREG BLUESTEIN
Lesbian asks court to ban gay adoptions

Aug 15, 2006 Weekly Standard By Ryan T. Anderson
"Beyond Gay Marriage"; The stated goal of these prominent gay activists is no longer merely the freedom to live as they want

I. A United Kingdom legal case brought by two sisters concerning the denial of benefits to same-sex households merely on the basis of blood relations.

02/09/2006 U.K. Telegraph By Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Editor
Sisters go to court over 'gay bias' in tax laws

13/09/2006 U.K. Telegraph By Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Editor
Treat us like lesbians, say sisters in tax fight

October 11, 2006, First Things By Ryan T. Anderson
The Family vs. the State – Brief sketch of the significance of the sisters (above) case.