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RESOURCES: Take Action to Protect Your Church/Ministry

  • Marriage by Design, Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015 – “The #1 action for churches and faith-based ministries to take now that the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether same-sex marriage is required by the constitution.”
  • Suggested Language for Church By-Laws, Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015 – “Suggestions to strengthen the by-laws of a church to ensure the broadest possible protections of church autonomy.”

RESOURCES: Analyses and Reactions to SCOTUS Hearings

Wisconsin Family Action: Wisconsin Family Action Issues Statement on US Supreme Court Hearing on Marriage (4/28/2015)

WFA president Julaine Appling: Thoughts on SCOTUS Hearings About Marriage

Alliance Defending Freedom:

Connelly, Kevin: Same-Sex Marriage Is Not a Fundamental Constitutional Right

Family Research Council (FRC): American People Will Not Accept Redefinition of Marriage (4/28/2015)

Perkins, Tony (FRC): Courting For Marriage: Left Tries to Woo SCOTUS (4/28/2015)

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Wisconsin Family Action Issues Statement on US Supreme Court Hearing on Marriage

MADISON – This morning the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in four cases related to the definition of marriage. The now-consolidated cases come from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, covering Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The high court decided to hear these cases after the 6th Circuit became the first circuit court in the country ruling that states do have the right to determine for themselves what marriage will be and have a compelling interest to restrict marriage to one man and one woman. Read more

RESOURCES: Nationwide Reaction From the Churches

2015, April 23 (USCCB) Faith leaders reaffirm commitment to marriage and religious freedom

2015, April 3 Obergefell v. Hodges  A group of major religious organizations, including the National Association of Evangelicals and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, debunks the fallacious claim that ill-will toward same-sex couples motivate man-woman marriage laws, and their brief explains that constitutionally redefining marriage poses a grave threat to religious liberty.

2015, April 16 Christian Post Conservative Anglicans Discuss Breaking Apart from Church of England Over Gay Marriage, Women Bishops, ways to take action, calls to prayer from organizations

2015, April 16 Life Site News The Orthodox Church strongly endorses the March for Marriage, encourages all faithful to participate

2015, April 22 Church of God in Christ Issues Letter in Support of March for Marriage HERE

RESOURCES: Friend of the Court Briefs

Listed below are links to friend-of-the-court briefs (amici curiae) that have been filed in support of traditional marriage.

CLICK HERE for friend-of-the-court brief that Wisconsin Family Action is a part of.

CLICK HERE for friend-of-the-court brief that Wisconsin Representative Glenn Grothman (R-CD6) signed on to.

CLICK HERE for friend-of-the-court brief from Republican national leaders.

CLICK HERE for group of 100 marriage scholars who project the consequences of redefining marriage. (via ADF)

CLICK HERE for group of scholars who support the welfare of women, children and underprivileged populations that offer projections about the long-term effects of redefining marriage. (via ADF)

CLICK HERE for a group of 15 states whose citizens have affirmed marriage as the union of a man and woman that discusses the importance of permitting the people of each state to determine the future of marriage themselves. (via ADF)

CLICK HERE for a group of 57 members of the US Senate and House of Representatives that explain that well-established federalism principles, which exist to preserve individual liberty, foreclose efforts to use the Constitution to redefine marriage in all 50 states. (via ADF)

CLICK HERE for a group of major religious organizations, including the National Association of Evangelicals and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, that debunks the fallacious claim that ill-will toward same-sex couples motivate man-woman marriage laws, and their brief explains that constitutionally redefining marriage poses a grave threat to religious liberty. (via ADF)

CLICK HERE for a group of organizations and scholars led by the American College of Pediatricians that shows that of the eight total large-scale studies that purport to evaluate the welfare of children raised by same-sex couples, the four most recent “find that children with same-sex parents suffer substantially reduced well-being.” (via ADF)

CLICK HERE for a group of 21 same-sex-attracted men and their wives that discusses the harm that a ruling against the challenged marriage laws would have on them and their families.

CLICK HERE for a complete list of current friend-of-the-court briefs filed both for and against traditional marriage.