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ENDA Executive Order Elevates Homosexual Agenda Above Religious Liberty
This week, President Obama fulfilled a promise to homosexual advocacy groups by signing an executive order that religious leaders warn will lead to the exclusion of some faith-based organizations from federal contracts because of their religious beliefs about marriage, sex, and gender. more

U.S. Senate Fails Attempted End-Run Around Hobby Lobby Decision
In a brash effort to undermine religious liberty and circumvent the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in the case of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, some members of the U.S. Senate attempted to bring a bill to the floor of the Senate this week for a vote that would require employers who provide health insurance to their employees to pay for coverage for contraceptives, including abortifacient drugs and devices. more

Legislative Leaders Act to Save "Choose Life" License Plates
North Carolina's effort to offer motorists a "Choose Life" specialty license plate may get another day in court, thanks to the leadership of the North Carolina General Assembly, which has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the legal battle. more

N.C. Pastors Urge Governor Pat McCrory to Defend Marriage
Pastors from across North Carolina held a press conference on the Capitol Grounds in Raleigh on July 15 to urge Governor Pat McCrory do everything in his power to protect and defend North Carolina's marriage laws, including the state's Marriage Protection Amendment. more

Mom and Dad Are Key Ingredients for Thriving Children
Despite the cultural confusion that exists today about gender differences in parenting and why or if they matter to raising children, emerging scientific evidence is strengthening the argument that children need both a mom and a dad to thrive. 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


Why Mothers and Fathers Matter
This week on “Family Policy Matters,” NCFPC president John Rustin talks with David Lapp, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and co-investigator of the Love and Marriage in Middle America Project. David discusses the findings from a new report on the science of parenthood that was co-published by IAV, Center of the American Experiment, and Institute for Family Studies, “Mothers Bodies, Fathers Bodies How Parenthood Changes Us From the Inside Out.” (July 19) listen


Feature Article: The War on Marriage
As the war on marriage escalates nationwide, Alysse ElHage provides the latest on the two federal lawsuits challenging North Carolina’s marriage laws, and presents a recent timeline of court rulings striking down state marriage protection laws. more

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