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Posts from December 2012

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VICTORY: Senate declines to ratify CRPD

by mafamily

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 61-38, refused to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The successful derailing of this treaty came despite votes of support from both Senators John Kerry and Scott Brown. The treaty needed two-thirds support, or 67 votes, for ratification. “Now […]

DOMA, PROP 8 and SCOTUS

by mafamily

Justice Antonin Scalia warned that once the Supreme Court overturned state bans on sodomy, that same-sex “marriage” would soon be before the court. That day has now come, and we could learn as soon as Friday what the Supreme Court will do. The justices conferenced last week on cases pertaining to same-sex “marriage,” particularly concerning […]

Kris Mineau statement on UNCRPD vote in Senate

by mafamily

MFI President Kris Mineau released the following statement after the US Senate failed to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The final vote was 61-38, short of the 2/3 majority (67 votes) needed for ratification. “Despite garnering the support of both John Kerry and Scott Brown, the misconceived […]