Guest Post: The Fourteenth Amendment Does Not Mandate Same-Sex Marriage

[This is part two of a series: Building the Resistance to Same-Sex Marriage. Here is part one.] Within the month, the nation will receive the opinion of the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether the U.S. Constitution requires all of the states to jettison their domestic laws and sanction same-sex marriage.  Numerous federal judges have so ruled, and most states have simply yielded to those federal court decisions.  In a few cases, beginning with Vermont and Massachusetts, state courts ruled for Read more […]

Court Rules that School’s Diversity Interests Trump the First Amendment Rights of Administrator

In 2008, Crystal Dixon wrote a letter to her local newspaper expressing her Christian views on the subject of homosexuality.  An article appeared in the Toledo Free Press that compared the struggles of the homosexual community to those of the civil rights issues faced by blacks.  Dixon, who is black and a Christian disagreed and submitted a letter of rebuttal stating in part: “I respectfully submit a different perspective for [the author of the original op-ed] and Toledo Free Press readers to Read more […]

To Whom does the First Amendment Apply?

While many people regularly apply the First Amendment to just about any scenario where one individual wants to say his bit in front of a less than enthusiastic audience, the Amendment (and the whole Bill of Rights for that matter) was much more limited in its original intent. Until the 1890s, the Bill of Rights was seen correctly as applying to the Federal government alone, not state or local governments, and certainly not private businesses or individuals. In other words, if a state wanted to Read more […]