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Governor McCrory Responds to Marriage Challenge
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory told reporters Wednesday that the state's marriage laws should remain intact until the U.S. Supreme Court issues a definitive ruling on the issue. more

Battle for NC's Opportunity Scholarships Not Over, Despite Injunction
A superior court judge's ruling yesterday that halted North Carolina's new Opportunity Scholarship program, leaving in limbo nearly 2,000 low-income students who were awarded scholarships for private schools, will be immediately appealed by the State and school choice proponents. more

ALERT: Supreme Court Puts Hold on Redefinition of Marriage in Virginia
The Commonwealth of Virginia will not begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples tomorrow, August 21, as some expected, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court order filed this afternoon. more

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



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


North Carolina's Marriage Battle, Part 2
In Part 2 of a two-part series on “Family Policy Matters,” NCFPC president John Rustin continues a discussion he began last week with Tami Fitzgerald, executive director of the North Carolina Values Coalition, about a recent ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals striking down Virginia’s marriage protection amendment, and explains what that ruling means for North Carolina. She also offers encouragement to pro-family citizens to continue to stand for marriage as one man and one woman. (August 30) 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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