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Study Highlights Why Marriage Matters
The results of a recent national survey on the attitudes of American churchgoers who support same-sex "marriage" provide new insights into the question of why same-sex "marriage" matters, especially to the Church. more

Forsyth County Prayer Battle Continues
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina is continuing its efforts to suppress public prayer in localities across the Tar Heel State, despite a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year that upheld the American tradition of uncensored prayer before public meetings. more

ALERT: Fourth Circuit Denies Stay of Virginia Marriage Ruling
Today, August 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit denied a Virginia Circuit Court Clerk's request to temporarily stay its July 28 decision striking down Virginia's marriage laws, while a request is filed with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. more

Opportunity Scholarship Grants to be Issued Next Week
Despite an ongoing lawsuit challenging the program, North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship Grants, that will enable eligible lower-income students in North Carolina to attend the non-public school of their choice, are scheduled for distribution on August 15. more

Clerk Asks Fourth Circuit to Put Marriage On Hold
A Virginia Circuit Court Clerk has asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit to put its recent decision striking down Virginia's marriage laws on hold pending a request to the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case. more



Ryan T. Anderson
The Heritage Foundation
On Tuesday, April 29, Ryan T. Anderson of The Heritage Foundation was our featured speaker at the North Carolina Family Policy Council's "Major Speaker Series" Dinner in Raleigh. Click on the image to go to our YouTube page and watch Ryan present one of the most compelling arguments about the fundamental importance of marriage as the "union of one man and one woman" to our culture and to the future of our nation. watch


The Legal Battle for NC's "Choose Life" Plates
This week on “Family Policy Matters,” NCFPC president John Rustin talks with Scott Gaylord, professor of law at Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, NC, and an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Mr. Gaylord talks about the ongoing legal battle over North Carolina’s “Choose Life” specialty license plates, and why he and ADF, on behalf of the General Assembly, recently asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the legal battle. (August 16) listen


Feature Article: Creating a Marketplace of Children
Children created through third-party reproductive means, such as anonymous sperm and egg donation, and their biological parents face unique, lifelong challenges. Fertility industry watchdog Alana Newman, who was conceived through donor-conception, explores the harms of third-party reproduction for society by sharing how donor conception has negatively impacted her life. more

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