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Posts from May 2011

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Contact Sen. Brown on the Parental Rights Resolution

by mafamily

To date, thirty-seven United States Senators have signed onto Senate Resolution 99, the Senate resolution opposing ratification of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) because this treaty would violate US sovereignty and take away parental rights. Thirty-seven senators is good news since that number can effectively halt any efforts by […]

Armed Services Committee upholds DOMA and religious liberty

by mafamily

Last week, the House Armed Services Committee approved amendments to the Defense Authorization bill that would ensure the military adheres to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The measure also requires all four military service chiefs to certify that implementation of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will not adversely affect combat readiness and […]

ConCon gone in 30 seconds

by mafamily

Friends, It looks like I spoke too soon about the Governor’s Council finally being a place where conservatives have a voice. As if on cue, there is a movement on Beacon Hill to disband the Governor’s Council now that Republicans have finally broken through and occupy a quarter of the seats. It will take a […]

Rhode Island seeks to avoid SSM with civil unions

by mafamily

With same-sex “marriage” now dead in Rhode Island for this session, the debate switches to the so-called compromise of same-sex “civil unions.” This solution, of course, is not one that either side of the marriage debate wants, though one side should be more open to it than the other. As was proven in Vermont and […]

Retired general warns about “rush” to end “don’t ask”

by mafamily

Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, who retired May 1 after 35 years in the Army and was the commander of Army forces in the Pacific, says the Obama administration’s “rush to repeal” the ban on openly gay men and women serving in the military “is moving way too fast” and risks damaging the armed forces’ […]

Mitch Daniels, Indiana legislature defund Planned Parenthood

by mafamily

This week, Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Indiana), signed the nation’s first state law that removes taxpayer funding from entities that promote abortion, including Planned Parenthood. This law is a great victory not only for the pro-life movement, but also for women and preborn children especially. Taxpayers can also rest easier in Indiana knowing that their hard-earned […]

Two important amendments before House Armed Services Committee on DADT

by mafamily

From our friends at the Center for Military Readiness: On Wednesday, May 11, the House Armed Services Committee will be marking up the 2012 Defense Authorization Bill and two important amendments could be a part of the final bill, but only with your help. Military Rights of Conscience and Religious Liberty This amendment would: a) […]

Testimony in Opposition to HB1540

by mafamily

TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO HB1540 AN ACT TO PROMOTE HEALTHY BEHAVIORS Joint Committee on Public Health May 10, 2010 Massachusetts Family Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to strengthening the family and the traditional Judeo-Christian values upon which the family is based. We oppose HB 1540 because it would establish community based health […]

Testimony in Opposition to HB629

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TESTIMONY IN OPPOSITION TO HB629 AN ACT RELATIVE TO CONSENT AND COUNSELING Joint Committee on Public health May 10, 2010 Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI) is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to strengthening the family and the traditional Judeo-Christian values upon which the family is based. We oppose HB 629 because it would lower the […]