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Marriage Isn’t about ‘I Do,’ It’s about ‘Says Who’

Marriage Isn’t about ‘I Do,’ It’s about ‘Says Who’

Every controversy, every disagreement and every schoolyard brouhaha comes down to one simple question: Says Who? The entire issue that has filled the headlines, sound bites and featured stories the last two weeks can be boiled down to the same two words. Though the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges was focused

The Spanish Wedding, Mariano Fortuny, 1838-1874

The Real Significance of the Popular Vote in Ireland: Making Gay Marriage Legal

While headlines celebrate the significance of Ireland voting to become the first nation in the world to make gay marriage legal, the real significance of the vote may be found in the U.S. Supreme Court. In a case before the Supreme Court right now, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit,

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Rebuttal: No, “Pro-Lifer,” Supporting Gay Marriage Doesn’t Make You More Pro-Life

Recently an article entitled “In Defense of Gay Marriage, from a Pro-Life Republican” appeared on the blog Third Base Politics. The author, Councilman Phil Van Treuren of Amherst, Ohio, advances the premise that the pro-life movement must embrace marriage redefinition. Van Treuren castigates Cleveland Right to Life and other pro-life groups that maintain that traditional

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OCR Streetview: Politicians, Corporate Sponsors Redefine Equality at Columbus Pride Parade

  The Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, Ed Fitzgerald, shook my hand on High Street in Columbus at the June 21st “Pride” parade honoring LGBT lifestyles. Eager to show support for what many Ohioans consider radical moral upheaval, Fitzgerald and numerous supporters in “Fitzgerald for Governor” T-shirts worked the crowd — on both sides of

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Turn In Your Man Card (Happy Father’s Day!)

Lisa Hickey, publisher of The Good Men Project and CEO of Good Men Media, Inc., recently published the article “The Patterns in Mass Shootings and a Conversation about Men.” The Dayton Daily News reprinted the article on June 1 as a full page editorial. In Hickey’s viewpoint, because mass murderers are mostly men, to stop

OCR on the Air: Co-Founder Adam Josefczyk Answers, “Are the Culture Wars Over?”

Are the ‘culture wars’ over, as some maintain? Quite the contrary! OCR Co-Founder Adam Josefczyk returned to Ohio Politics with Bryan Williams on Sunday, May 25 to discuss the article “The Culture Wars Are Permanently ‘Out of the Closet,’” by OCR Featured Contributor Paul William Pyle. Listen to the interview:   Read the article: “The Culture Wars Are

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The Culture Wars Are Permanently ‘Out of the Closet’

Rumor has it that the culture wars are over. If gay rights were the only battle, those rumors could be true. The pace of change on this issue is nothing short of breathtaking. State after state is either approving same-sex marriage or being forced to accept the arrangement by judicial declaration. Gay-rights supporters are rejoicing.

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The Desperate Dishonesty of Doug Chamberlain

Right now these sophomores and thousands of other Ohioans are waking up to another stroke of irony. The “Honorable” Doug Chamberlain, a family court judge and career lawyer, has let slip the dogs of war against frontrunner Nino Vitale with two flagrantly dishonest ad hominem attacks.

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Common Core Means Common Failure for States

[Editor’s note: This article was originally published by OCR on June 3, 2013.] For years now, we have witnessed our public school systems pour incredible amounts of money into our schools only to see regressing results in quality. Now that the dangerous Common Core Curriculum has been introduced, the state of American education could grow

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Ohio Right To Life Endorsements Shake Up Republican Primary

In case you missed it, Ohio Right to Life (ORTL) threw a wrench into what was a rather predictable primary election by making some surprising endorsements through the group’s Ohio Right to Life PAC. Not only did ORTL endorse several Democrats and several members of the Ohio House who were not endorsed by the Ohio

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