Agents of Change
Daniel James Devine / WORLD Magazine / Friday, May 29, 2015
“Kris Mineau and Mary Bonauto were enemies—metaphorically speaking—when they first met in the wood-paneled lobby of the Massachusetts attorney general’s office in September 2005.
Bonauto, a star lawyer at the Boston-based Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, or GLAD, had two years earlier won a landmark case making Massachusetts the first gay marriage state. Now she was trying to stop Mineau, who was president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, from launching a voter petition drive to define marriage as between a man and woman in the state constitution. Both had arrived at the lobby to hear whether the attorney general would allow the petition to proceed.”
Ed Lambert in the Morning
Patrick Desmarais / WXTK News Radio / Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Andrew Beckwith of the Massachusetts Family Institute joins Patrick about Transgender Laws.
Keller @ Large: Kennedy Pushes for More Transgender Rights
Jon Keller / CBS Boston / Thursday, May 07, 2015
“Protect everyone’s rights to religious freedom, privacy and safety, and there’s other ways of doing that than forcing this sort of radical agenda into our bathrooms and locker rooms.” –MFI’s Andrew Beckwith
Attorney General Maura Healey calls transgender protections ‘the next battleground for civil rights’
/ MassLive / Wednesday, May 06, 2015
“Andrew Beckwith, president of the conservative Massachusetts Family Institute, said a public accommodations law would give a transgender person access to sex-segregated areas like bathrooms and locker rooms. He pointed to a 2010 case when a transgender woman, who was born a man, was arrested for refusing to leave a women’s bathroom in a Boston shelter. The woman sued the city, which has its own transgender public accommodations law, and Boston paid $20,000 in a settlement, according to the Boston Globe.
Indiana and 2016 Hopefuls
Doug Goudie / NECN / Thursday, April 02, 2015
“Andrew Beckwith of the Massachusetts Family Institute and Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair Matt Fenlon weigh in on the 2016 winners and losers in the Indiana showdown over religious freedom and gay rights.”
Gordon College’s Hometown Pulls Plug on Graduation
Kim Trobee / CitizenLink / Tuesday, March 10, 2015
MFI’s Andrew Beckwith discusses the situation at Gordon College.
That big U.S. Supreme Court case isn’t only 2015 gay dispute for religion-beat reporters to watch
Richard Ostling / Get Religion / Monday, February 02, 2015
“‘If Gordon College is bullied into changing its behavioral policy, every faith-based school in New England – Catholic, Protestant or otherwise – will be at risk for the same treatment,’ the Massachusetts Family Institute warns.”
Massachusetts: The Best State for Children?
Nicholas Zill / Institute for Family Studies / Tuesday, January 13, 2015
“When states of the U.S. are compared on indicators of child wellbeing, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts usually does well. In the 2014 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, for example, Massachusetts is number one in the overall ranking of the 50 states. But another recent report, entitled Fatherlessness in Massachusetts: The Economic and Social Costs to Our Commonwealth, finds sizable disparities in the state, not just in family wealth and incomes, but in child wellbeing. The report from the Massachusetts Family Institute links the problems of the many children who are not doing well to the growth of single-parent households and to sizable variations in the prevalence of family disruption and non-formation across areas of the state.”