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2012-06-21 06:23:03

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) issued the following statement in response to today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Of the decision Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said: "Today, the U.S. Supreme Court gave the FCC the green light to continue imposing indecency fines on the networks for fleeting...

2012-06-19 06:24:08

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), the legislative advocacy arm of the Family Research Council, will host Governor Mike Huckabee, along with Congressmen Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-Nebraska) for a special video webcast program where Christians from across denominational lines will come together in an event that will mark the beginning of a two week period of nationwide prayer and action in support of religious...

2012-06-06 14:21:01

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) expressed concern today over a recent "same- sex ceremony" conducted at a Fort Polk chapel in Louisiana, a state in which voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, a Marine Corps veteran and former Louisiana legislator, made the following...

2012-05-31 10:24:09

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 Family Research Council (FRC) today criticized a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit striking down Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman for federal law. FRC filed an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") brief in the case, known as Gill v. Office of Personnel Management. Today's ruling by a three-judge panel upheld a lower court decision issued in July 2010....

2012-05-23 06:23:59

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins will join Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Bishop Harry Jackson and pastors from across denominational lines for a news conference at the Senate swamp to show their support for the Defense of Marriage Act and marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The conference will be held Thursday, May 24, at 3 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO) They will...

2012-05-08 18:20:32

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to North Carolina's adoption of an amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman: "We applaud North Carolina voters for joining voters in 31 other states in upholding the historic and natural definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. It has been our privilege to work with our allies at the North Carolina Values...

2012-04-12 06:24:22

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council President Tony Perkins will host former Senator Rick Santorum for his first interview since he announced the suspension of his GOP presidential campaign on Tuesday. The interview will occur today at 11:30 a.m. ET on the American Family Radio Network which airs nationwide on nearly 200 radio stations, and can be heard online at www.frcradio.org. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO)...

2012-04-10 10:22:17

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins made the following comments after GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum announced his decision to suspend his presidential campaign: "Rick Santorum's historic run for president achieved remarkable success because his campaign was based not on money spent but on the message of faith, family and freedom that he carried. I commend his courage, boldness and tenacity in fighting for the...

2012-04-04 10:25:11

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit heard oral arguments today in Gill v. Office of Personnel Management and Massachusetts v. United States. Gill is an appeal of Judge Joseph Louis Tauro's July 2010 decision holding that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutionally discriminates against homosexuals. For purposes of federal law, DOMA reserves the terms "marriage" and "spouse" to opposite-sex couples....

2012-03-26 14:21:11

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will join Family Research Council Action (FRC Action) for a special webcast program entitled "On Trial: Freedom vs. Government Healthcare" on Tuesday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Members of Congress, doctors, legal experts and activists will also participate, and discuss the lawsuits surrounding the health care law that is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Director of FRC's...