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Institute for American Values

Marital Privilege: A 'New' Conversation About Gay Progress

Heather Laine Talley | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Heather Laine Talley

This "conversation" between members of the (heretofore homophobic) right and the gays makes two things startlingly clear. First, marriage makes for strange bedfellows, and second, marriage equality will not lead to the dismantling but rather a morphing of heterosexual privilege.

Institute For American Values Founder Explains Change Of Heart On Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.28.2013 | Gay Voices

In a new video with Faith In America, Institute for American Values President David Blankenhorn explains his personal change of heart on gay marriage....

The Best Way To Prevent Divorce?

Vicki Larson | Posted 04.25.2013 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

It hardly sounds romantic, but perhaps what marriage needs is a reality slap in the face.

Is Halloween Good or Bad for Civil Society?

Elizabeth Marquardt | Posted 12.30.2012 | Parents
Elizabeth Marquardt

Halloween is the only time of year that dozens and dozens of children knock on my door. The only time that I see or meet many of my neighbors.

Is It Possible to Be Against Same-Sex Marriage Without Being Homophobic?

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

Without factual support, it is becoming less and less tenable for opponents of same-sex marriage to argue that their positions are not influenced by a dislike of gay people and their intimate relationships.

What Judge Walker's Ruling Tells Us About the Right's Twenty-Year Campaign of Spreading Fear on Same-Sex Marriage

Carlos A. Ball | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carlos A. Ball

Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling makes it clear that defenders of Proposition 8 did not even come close to presenting evidence in court supporting their claim that gay marriages harm society and individuals.