Tag Archives: Thomas More Society

Michigan Clergy: Gays Are Our Enemy

Via USA Today: Declaring “the fight is on,” a formidable coalition of conservative Christian groups filed legal briefs in federal appellate court Wednesday supporting Michigan’s ban on gay marriage. Representing potentially millions of worshippers in the state, the Michigan Catholic Conference, the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a national coalition of Baptists, Lutherans, Mormons and evangelicals ...

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Thomas More Society Has The Illinois Sadz

“The bill is called the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. But this act is neither free nor fair for people of religious convictions. Because the general assembly left out specific protections for individuals, businesses, religious organizations, and religious charities, we will have to discover the boundaries of this act through litigation. The idea that free people can be ‘compelled ...

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ILLINOIS: Thomas More Society Concedes Marriage Lawsuits Are Now Moot

Via press release: This morning attorneys with the Thomas More Society secured an agreed Order, entered by Judge Sophia Hall, staying all further proceedings in the lawsuit filed by the Illinois ACLU and Lambda Legal, who filed suit over a year ago, challenging Illinois’ marriage laws as unconstitutional in violation of various provisions of the Illinois Constitution of 1970. Given ...

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Thomas More Society Has Illinois Sadz

“While we believe it regrettable that Illinois legislators have now purported to redefine marriage as something different from the union of one man and one woman, we are at least pleased and reassured to hear that legislators insisted during today’s floor debate in the House of Representatives that Illinois’ Religious Freedom Restoration Act and other constitutional and statutory guaranties of ...

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SCOTUS Rejects Appeal Of University Official Canned For Anti-Gay Op-Ed

Last December, the Sixth Federal Court of Appeals upheld the firing of former University of Toledo human resources director Crystal Dixon, who was canned in 2008 after an Ohio newspaper published her op-ed column in which she denounced LGBT rights and promoted the “ex-gay” movement. Dixon, long a martyr for anti-gay hate groups, was represented by the anti-gay Thomas More ...

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ILLINOIS: Hate Group Compares Gay Marriage To Incest, Polygamy, Blah, Blah

“Arguing that marriage should be available to any human beings who profess to love each other not only ignores unique biological fruitfulness of male and female unions, but it also makes us wonder when — and why — plaintiffs would ever draw the line. Stretching plaintiffs’ rationale to the limits of their logic, why or how could they bar or ...

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ILLINOIS: Court Hears Motion To Dismiss Marriage Equality Lawsuit

Today in Illinois the Cook County Circuit Court heard oral arguments in the anti-gay Thomas More Society’s bid to dismiss the marriage equality lawsuit brought in May 2012 by Lambda Legal and the ACLU. Lambda Legal writes via press release: Today we urged the court to ensure that same-sex couples and their families get their day in court. We put ...

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Totally Not-Gay Rep. Aaron Schock Cheers Anti-Gay Group For Their Work

The Thomas More Society is representing two downstate Illinois county clerks who are defending against the ACLU’s lawsuit to legalize same-sex marriage.  Totally not gay US Rep. Aaron Schock is very sorry that he couldn’t be there for the group’s annual function, but he recorded the below video clip to congratulate them for their hard work to deny civil equality ...

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IL Anti-Gay Group Warns That Marriage Bill Will Prevent Them From Discriminating

“Law professors on both sides of the marriage issue agree that Senate Bill 10 provides the worst religious liberty protections of any same-sex marriage bill in the country. SB 10 will force religious people and organizations into years of legal fights, likely against the Illinois government, to defend their rights to practice their faith. SB 10 would make Illinois the ...

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Thomas More Society Has The Sadz

“The same-sex marriage bill passed by the Illinois Senate today would violate the right of Illinois churches and religious organizations to follow their faith free of government oppression,. It would also force Illinois business owners to operate in fear of being shut down, because of their conscientious objections to same-sex marriage. Why are Illinois politicians working to trample the rights ...

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ILLINOIS: Court Refuses Hate Group’s Plea To Stay Marriage Equality Cases

As the same-sex marriage bill winds its way through the Illinois legislature, two lawsuits to overturn the state ban are continuing. Today the anti-gay Thomas More Society lost their bid to squash the cases.  Via press release from Lambda Legal: Today the Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division denied a motion to stay the cases brought by Lambda Legal ...

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