Category Archives: Legislation

Five Take-Aways from Yesterday’s Midterm Election

Yesterday’s mid-term election was a big win for a Republican Party badly in need of good news. Here are five takeaways from yesterday’s election, beginning with the obvious: 1) A very good night for the GOP. This was always going to be a tough year for Democrats. Speculation that the government shutdown might cost the [...]

UPDATED Houston Has a Problem: City Subpoenas Preachers’ Sermons over Equal Rights

Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas passed an equal rights ordinance which bans, among other things, discrimination based on gender identity. The ordinance’s greatest champion was Houston’s openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker. The ordinance was opposed by many, including many local Christian leaders, who think that granting “gender identity” legally protection on par [...]

Cardinal O’Malley Reacts to New Proof That Obamacare Covers Abortions

  A new report issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on September 15 has identified over a thousand health plans eligible for federal premium subsidies that cover elective abortions.  The GAO is an independent reviewing agency of the U.S. government. This news “confirms the U.S. bishops’ longstanding concern about abortion coverage” in the [...]

Five Ways Gay Marriage Affects You Personally–Even If You’re Not Gay or Married

One of the favorite arguments of libertarians and liberals alike when it comes to the debate over redefining the institution of marriage is that when two consenting adults pledge their lives to each other it does not affect anyone else. The assertion that government recognition of same-sex marriage for someone else does not diminish your [...]

Wendy Davis Suffers Major Defeat in War Against Texas Babies

  Good news from the Lone Star State. A federal appeals court in Texas has upheld legislation that bans most abortions after 20 weeks in the state. In its ruling, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the lower court’s reasoning that the law posed an “undue burden” on the rights of Texas women seeking [...]


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