A pair of academic studies is raising a challenge to the notion that children raised by “gay” parents fare as well as kids raised in traditional homes with a mother and father. Both studies were published in the journal Social Science Research.

A lesbian “wedding” ceremony at Fort Polk in Louisiana is raising the ire of lawmakers, military chaplains, and pro-family leaders.

Pro-life leaders are concerned over a new pre-natal test researchers say will allow doctors to screen a pre-born baby for thousands of potential genetic defects.

Louisiana confirmed its reputation as America’s most pro-life state June 7 as Governor Bobby Jindal signed two bills into law that will further protect unborn babies and their mothers. “These new laws will help us foster a greater culture of life in Louisiana and ensure that we continue to protect the weakest and most vulnerable among us,” said the governor upon signing S.B. 330 and S.B. 708, known as the Hear the Heartbeat Act.

Washington State’s high-profile same-sex marriage law, aggressively pursued and signed into law by Governor Christine Gregoire in February, has been blocked from going into effect after proponents of traditional marriage delivered more than 200,000 petition signatures demanding that state voters be allowed to make the final decision on the definition of marriage. The Seattle Times reported that Preserve Marriage Washington, the group leading the campaign, submitted more than 241,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office June 6, double the 120,577 needed to put the issue before voters in November.

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