Posts from November 2011

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Bathroom Bill Provisions Defeated but Transsexuals Given Special Rights

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Bathroom Bill Provisions Defeated but Transsexuals Given Special Rights Boston – House leaders today rammed through a measure relative to “transgender” protections that left rank and file members with little information; just a heavy hand from leadership to pass the measure – forcing it through with little debate — before the imminent House recess. The […]

MFI Applauds Lawmakers Who Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bill

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Media Release | Massachusetts Family Institute For immediate release MFI Applauds Lawmakers Who Oppose Transgender Bathroom Bill Boston – More than a dozen state lawmakers today voiced opposition of the Transgender Bathroom Bill citing that the bill will hurt small businesses, fill courts with costly litigation and is redundant given the Commonwealth’s already stringent anti-discrimination […]

Call Judiciary Members

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Call the Judiciary Committe Members TONIGHT Ask that they Oppose Transgender Legislation Friends, Thanks for your calls to your legislators on the Transgender Bathroom Bill. Please keep them going! However, we NEED you to call members of the Judiciary Committee RIGHT NOW before a 9:30 a.m. deadline on TUESDAY. The script is very simple: “Please […]

Air Force Apology: Just Plane Wrong

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From Family Research Council: Speaking of charity, the U.S. Air Force wants to promote less of it. Last week, the branch’s headquarters apologized for encouraging cadets to help needy children after complaints from an atheist fringe. The Academy had circulated an email asking people to partner with Operation Christmas Child, a longtime project of Samaritan’s […]

Senate Judiciary calls for DOMA repeal

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Today, Senate Democrats officially took sides on DOMA by voting 10-8 in the Judiciary Committee to support the misnamed “Respect for Marriage Act” that would repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The vote was along strict party lines with all 8 Republicans voting against it. “To me, this debate is about stable families, […]

Coalition launches radio ads exposing Bathroom Bill

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Our colleagues at the Coalition for Marriage & Family took to the airwaves last week with two new hard-hitting radio ads exposing the Transgender Bathroom Bill. The ads took on two of the most negative aspects of the bill: its effect on small businesses and its abuse of children. The first ad refers to the […]

Thanksgiving celebration in Plymouth

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The weekend before Thanksgiving (November 18-19), America’s hometown – Plymouth, Massachusetts – will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Celebration where history is brought to life as Pilgrims, Native Americans, soldiers, patriots and pioneers proudly climb out of history books and onto the streets of Plymouth.” Their mission: Courage, fortitude, faith, virtue and brotherly love—the Pilgrim […]

Remembering November 11

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Dear Friends of the Family, Tomorrow is November 11, Veterans Day. Most people will take time tomorrow to thank the veterans in their lives for their service to our nation. Veterans Day has its roots in Armistice Day, the day that World War I ended on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the […]

Maine, New Hampshire disagree on gambling

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Two neighboring New England states took two very different paths as far as expanded gambling, with New Hampshire moving closer while Maine stopped additional expansion. On Tuesday, voters in Maine decisively defeated two different referendum questions that would have opened the door for a casino and two racinos. Question 2, which would have allowed racinos […]