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Can social conservatives continue the marriage amend. momentum?
AUSTIN, Texas (BP)--The nationwide movement to ban "gay marriage" moves to Texas in November, when voters there decide whether to amend their constitution to protect the natural definition of marriage. But Texas' vote could be only the beginning in what figures to be a busy 12 months for the nationwide pro-family movement. In 2006 alone, at least nine states could be voting on marriage amendments. And conservatives in some states -- such as Massachusetts, where "gay marriage" is legal -- already are looking ahead to 2008.
Are public schools the next battleground over homosexuality?
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What’s a family?
The illustrated children's book "Who's in a Family" was sent home with kindergarteners in Lexington, Mass., earlier this year. The book includes homosexual parents and is part of what conservatives say is a nationwide push to teach homosexuality in the public schools.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--As illustrated children's books go, "King & King" starts off innocently enough: "On the tallest mountain above the town lived a queen, the young prince, and the crown kitty. The queen had ruled for many long years and she was tired of it."
      The queen, it seems, wanted to step down so that her son could become king. First, though, she wanted him to find a wife. So a search ensued -- far and wide -- for the perfect princess.
      But in the end he chose none of them, instead opting for another prince. (Yes, a prince.) The short 29-page book ends with a "gay wedding," the proverbial kiss, the queen shedding a tear of joy and, the reader is told, the two men living "happily ever after."
Q&A: Commonly asked questions about the 'gay marriage' issue
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A California judge's ruling has placed the issue of same-sex "marriage" back in the spotlight in America. Following is a list of commonly asked questions, with answers, related to the issue.
What now? Marriage amendment supporters plan next step
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Just two months ago, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land says he was advised by some in the Senate that no more than 20 senators supported the Federal Marriage Amendment. In the end, it got more than double that.
Should the issue of same-sex 'marriage' be left to the states?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--When President Bush publicly backed a federal marriage amendment in February, Democratic candidate John Kerry released a statement, saying the issue should be left to the states.
Evangelicals -- opposed to a federal marriage amendment?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Pro-family leaders are questioning a new poll that suggests evangelicals -- the core of American social conservatism -- are opposed to a constitutional marriage amendment.
Bans on interracial marriage, same-sex ‘marriage’ -- parallels?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In writing the controversial majority opinion last year striking down Massachusetts’ ban on same-sex “marriage,” state Chief Justice Margaret Marshall pointed to the history of interracial marriage laws.
If same-sex ‘marriage’ is legalized, why not polygamy?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Late last year, months after the landmark Lawrence v. Texas decision striking down anti-sodomy laws, two Utah polygamists filed suit in state court, asking that their relationships with multiple wives be validated by the government.
Would religious freedoms be violated by same-sex ‘marriage’?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--In the national push to legalize same-sex “marriage,” supporters consistently refer to a division between civil marriage and religious marriage.
Will teens, young adults embrace same-sex ‘marriage’?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--If same-sex “marriage” is legalized nationwide in America, as some believe it will be, then the liberal views of teenagers and young adults are sure to play a large role.
Is same-sex 'marriage' in America inevitable?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Could America be just a few years away from nationalized same-sex “marriage”?
Same-sex 'marriage': Is there a Republican-Democratic split?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Last fall the Republican-controlled Wisconsin legislature passed a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex "marriage," only to see it vetoed by Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle.
Does Scripture have anything to say about homosexuality?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Did Jesus condemn homosexuality? Does the Bible address the issue?
What gives? Polls show differing results on amendment support
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A New York Times poll in December showed that 55 percent of Americans supported a constitutional marriage amendment. The same month, an Annenberg poll showed 52 percent opposed.
Wasting no time: State lawmakers tackle same-sex 'marriage'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-When the Massachusetts high court issued its controversial ruling Nov. 18 backing same-sex "marriage," its effect was felt far outside the Bay State.

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