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CTV Statement on 6th Circuit Court Ruling

November 8, 2014

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CTV President James Muffett offered the following statement, regarding the Sixth Circuit Court ruling upholding Michigan’s Marriage Amendment. “CTV applauds the Sixth Circuit Court for showing proper judicial restraint in allowing Michigan’s Marriage Amendment—which was passed by more than two million voters in 2004—to stand. The movement to redefine Marriage has recently gained momentum throughout […]

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Washington Post: Let States, Not Courts Decide Marriage Policy

October 6, 2014

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Following is an article published on September 26 in the Washington Post titled “States, Not Courts, Should Decide Marriage Policy“. Contributing authors are Edwin Meese III (U.S. attorney general from 1985 to 1988) and Ryan T. Anderson, fellows at Heritage (co-author of the book “What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense”). There are arguments […]

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The Daily Signal: 7 Reasons Why the Current Marriage Debate Is Nothing Like the Debate on Interracial Marriage

September 16, 2014

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Is opposition to same-sex marriage at all like opposition to interracial marriage?

One refrain in debates over marriage policy is that laws defining marriage as the union of male and female are today’s equivalent of bans on interracial marriage. Some further argue…

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Speaker Bolger Not Committed to a Vote on Elliott-Larsen

September 9, 2014

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Michigan Speaker of the House, Jase Bolger, recently indicated that he was not committing to vote on a bill to include “sexual orientation” and/or “gender identity” as a protected class in the Michigan Elliott Larsen Civil Rights Act. Reporter Tim Skubick asked, “So you are not willing to say there will be a vote on […]

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CTV Opposes Amending the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act

August 27, 2014

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In 1977, the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act became law in Michigan. The original protected categories were religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, and marital status. Subsequent amendments added height, weight, familial status, pregnancy and childbirth (or a related medical condition) to the list. Republican State Representative Frank Foster (District 107) is currently introducing a […]

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Marriage On Trial: Media Update Page

August 8, 2014

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This is where you can keep up with media coverage of the ongoing fight over marriage in the Sixth Circuit Court:

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