ACLJ: Time to start over on health care

by D. Bennett

The American Center for Law and Justice argues that it is time to start over on the issue of health care reform.

The ACLJ has also developed unveiled its legal analysis of President Obama’s plan.

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ADF: New Hampshire House rejects anti-gay marriage bills

by D. Bennett

The Alliance Defense Fund reports, among other things, that the New Hampshire House of Representatives has defeated two measures aimed at striking down recently-passed gay marriage legislation.

The post links to an article by Boston.com, the online home of the Boston Tribune.

ADF: Va. legislature strips Planned Parenthood funding from license plate bill

by D. Bennett

The Alliance Defense Fund reports that the Virginia state legislature has stripped Planned Parenthood from funding it was due to receive from its own license plate bill.

The license plates, with the slogan “Trust Women, Respect Choice,” would cost $25, with Planned Parenthood receiving $15 of that fee.

But in a move sure to delight pro-life organizations, the legislature passed an amendment which will send all money from the license plate sales to the Virginia Pregnant Women Support Fund, a local pro-life organization.

ADF: “New Jersey Senate rejects same-sex ‘marriage’ bill”

by D. Bennett

The Alliance Defense Fund reports that the New Jersey State Senate has voted down a same-sex marriage measure by a vote of 20-14. The vote followed a period of vigorous debate, while several hundred opponents and supporters of the measure gathered outside the Statehouse engaging in “loud, often-contentious rallies.”

ADF: NY Senate delays marriage redefinition vote

by D. Bennett

The Alliance Defense Fund, citing the New York Times, reports that the New York Senate has delayed a vote on a marriage redefinition bill. Republicans and Democrats acknowledge that the measure is still several votes short of the 32 needed for passage.

ADF: NY Senate to vote on gay marriage bill?

by D. Bennett

The Alliance Defense Fund reports that the New York Senate could soon vote on legislation which would redefine marriage in that state.

Focus on the Family

by Jessica Bryan

Focus discussed the “battle” over same sex marriage in Maine.  The group also commented on the controversy about releasing the contact information of people who “who sign petitions or donate money to protect marriage in connection with voter initiatives and referendums.”

In an email, Focus  argued that cap and trade legislation would put a financial burden on families.

Another email from Focus notes that James Dobson will be leaving “the radio program and from official affiliation with the organization” Focus on the Family.  A second link in the email contains an interview with Matthew Spalding.