Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sanctity of Marriage - #3025 - 62% of Americans Support Marriage - Citizen Link (2) Marriage and Economic Well Being: The Economy of the Family Rises or Falls with Marriage - Marriage and Religion Research Institute - Family Research Council (3) USDA Training Equating "Heterosexism" to Racism Could Soon Be Government Norm - The Blaze

 The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) has released a survey that shows nearly two-thirds of Americans (62 percent) support marriage solely as the union of one man and one woman. The scientific survey, sponsored by ADF and completed by Public Opinion Strategies last month, was part of a comprehensive examination of American attitudes toward marriage. In addition to the national survey, the research included 14 focus groups across the country.“Americans recognize that marriage provides a strong foundation for a thriving society,” said ADF Senior Counsel Brian Raum. “The union between husband and wife benefits society — especially children — in unique ways that cannot be duplicated by any other relationship.  Read more........

Marriage and Economic Well Being: The Economy of the Family Rises or Falls with Marriage - Marriage and Religion Research Institute - The economic well-being of the United States is strongly related to marriage, which is a choice about how we channel our sexuality. The implications of sexual choices are apparent when comparing family structures across basic economic measures such as employment, income, net worth, poverty, receipt of welfare, and child economic well-being. In all of these the stable, intact married family outperforms other sexual partnering structures; hence the economy rises with the former and encounters more difficulties and inefficiencies as it diverges from it. Family Structures and Economic Outcomes:  Employment and Income. Married-couple families generate the most income, on average. Young married men are more likely to be in the labor force, employed, and working a full-time job than their nonmarried counterparts. Cohabiting men have less stable employment histories than single and married men. Married families generally earn higher incomes than stepfamilies, cohabiting families, divorced families, separated families, and single-parent families. According to one study, married couples had a median household income twice that of divorced households and four times the household income of separated households. Read more..... AW: Great report, very detailed, in view of what the legislature in New York just voted on with gay marriage, this information might be useful to share with others.


USDA Training Equating "Heterosexism" to Racism Could Soon Be Government Norm - The Blaze - The Washington Times reports that U.S. Department of Agriculture officials are moving to push their gay-sensitivity training program — which equates believing marriage to only be between one man and one woman with sexism or racism — into the training of all federal employees, according to an internal newsletter. If accepted by President Obama’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM), sensitivity training with rhetoric condemning those who believe in “Heterosexism” will be the norm for all federal agency training programs including those in the Department of Defense and Pentagon. The USDA program defines “heterosexism” as an “‘ism’ like sexism or racisim, where one is considered better than others.” Supporters have called the USDA training “groundbreaking” while critics feel “heterosexists” serving our country at home and abroad should not have their government compare them to sexists or racists.  Read more........

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