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AUSTIN, TEXAS - Family Research Council praised the State Senate passage of the Texas Privacy Act by a vote of 21 to 10. Last week, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, testified before the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee in support of the Texas Privacy Act (SB 6), which would protect the privacy and safety of women and children. The bill prevents public schools and government buildings from adopting policies that would open women's showers, bathrooms, and changing facilities to men and visa-versa....
AUSTIN, TEXAS - This morning, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, testified before the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee in support of the Texas Privacy Act (SB 6), which will protect the safety and privacy of women and children. The bill prevents public schools, state government agencies, and political subdivisions from adopting policies that would open women's showers, bathrooms, and changing facilities to men and visa-versa....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This morning, Family Research Council (FRC) welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's announcement that the court is vacating and remanding the case of Gloucester County School Board v. G.G to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The announcement came after the Justice Department and Department of Education issued new guidance rescinding an Obama administration edict to force schools to allow biological males to use girls' showers, locker rooms, and restrooms, and vice versa....
WASHINGTON, DC - Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who attended tonight's address, released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress:...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council's Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity, spoke at a rally in front of a DC area Planned Parenthood facility. The rally marked the kick off of the annual 40 Days for Life campaign....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council president Tony Perkins will be in attendance at the Capitol as President Donald Trump delivers his first address before a joint session of Congress. Mr. Perkins will be available to comment afterwards....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, Aaron and Melissa Klein, formerly of Sweet Cakes by Melissa at the center of a national religious freedom case, will appear before the Oregon Court of Appeals for oral arguments. The Kleins lost their Sweet Cakes by Melissa Bakery over the course of litigation on the case and were ordered to pay $135,000 for declining to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding. Thursday will mark the first time the couple will have an official day in court. Until this week, they have been at the mercy of a patently biased administrative body which even imposed a gag order on them restricting their First Amendment freedoms. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -On Thursday, Stuart Migdon and Pat Necerato of American Hero Films and other pro-life leaders will join Family Research Council guests for a panel discussion about the role of movies and media in motivating churches to take an active role in promoting a culture of life. Care Net and Human Coalition will join to discuss practical ways that churches can become equipped to provide compassion, hope, help, and discipleship to women and men considering abortion....
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council applauded a joint letter issued today by the Department of Education and Department of Justice withdrawing the Obama administration's edict to force schools to allow biological males to use girls' showers, locker rooms, and restrooms, and vice versa. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Earlier today Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at Family Research Council, testified before the New Hampshire House of Representatives against H.B. 587, a bill to prohibit minors from seeking the help of a licensed counselor to deal with unwanted same-sex attractions and H.B. 478, a bill providing special rights on the basis of gender identity which would allow biological men to access women's bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at Family Research Council, will testify tomorrow before the New Hampshire legislature against H.B. 587, a bill that bans sexual orientation therapy and H.B. 478, a bill providing special rights on the basis of gender identity. Mr. Sprigg will make a case for religious freedom, the right of conscience and the right to privacy....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Pro-life champion, Norma McCorvey, passed away today at the age of 69. Under the pseudonym of Jane Roe, McCorvey was used in the sweeping 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that imposed legalized abortion on-demand in all fifty states. In the latter part of her life, McCorvey became a leading advocate for the unborn....
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council (FRC) expressed outrage after the Washington State Supreme Court issued a ruling today that puts at risk the home and personal assets of Barronelle Stutzman, a florist shop owner who told two men that she'd be happy to sell them flowers but couldn't -- in good conscience -- arrange them for a wedding ceremony that violated her faith. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In December 2016, former President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a regulation blocking states from defunding Planned Parenthood from federal Title X family planning funds, effectively creating a backdoor handout for the abortion industry....
WASHINGTON -- Today, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins hosted a special program with Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest, and abuse survivor Kaeley Triller Haver. They talked about what states are doing to protect the safety and privacy of women and children, and how they plan to defend the freedom to believe. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins will host a special program with Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest, and others to talk about what states are doing to protect the safety and privacy of women and children, and to defend the freedom to believe. Guests include victims and experts....
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council commended the Trump administration's decision to end the federal government's court battle to overturn a nationwide injunction that blocked enforcement of the Obama administration's edict to force schools to allow biological males to use girls' showers, locker rooms, and restrooms, and vice versa....
WASHINGTON, February 9, 2017 - Last week at the National Prayer Breakfast President Trump vowed to "totally destroy the Johnson Amendment." The Johnson Amendment bars tax-exempt entities from involvement in political campaigns, preventing non-profit organizations, such as religious non-profits and churches, from taking action or making statements for or against a candidate running for public office. During President Trump's campaign he promised the evangelical community that he would take down this amendment, and he reiterated that promise with his statement at the National Prayer Breakfast....
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council (FRC) is pleased to learn the news that First Liberty Institute has reached a settlement agreement between the State of Georgia and its client, Dr. Eric Walsh. First Liberty reported that the State of Georgia agreed to pay $225,000 to settle Dr. Walsh's religious discrimination lawsuit. ...
WASHINGTON, February 9, 2017 - Yesterday, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins, a national radio show which airs on more than 240 stations across the country. On the show, the Lieutenant Governor discussed the Texas Women's Privacy Act (SB 6), which will protect women and children. The bill prevents public schools, state government agencies, and political subdivisions from adopting policies that would open women's showers, bathrooms, and changing facilities to men and visa-versa. It also prevents political subdivisions from forcing private entities, including contractors, to open their showers, locker rooms and bathrooms to people of the opposite sex. It leaves private entities free to determine their own policies regarding the use of shared bathrooms and showers. ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Arina Grossu, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at Family Research Council, will testify today before the Washington State legislature against H.B. 1523. Ms. Grossu will make a case for religious freedom and the right of conscience....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - -- This morning, President Trump, in his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast, said, "I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely without fear and retribution. I will do that. Remember."...
Family Research Council Welcomes Judge Gorsuch as Pres. Trump's Supreme Court Nominee...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This evening, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins will attend President Trump's Supreme Court nomination announcement at the White House....
WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, activists will gather at Family Research Council headquarters for the ProLifeCon Digital Action Summit - the premier conference for the digital pro-life community. This annual event will discuss the most successful online strategies of the past year and look ahead to the opportunities under the new administration. Activists, policy experts, and legislators will be on hand to discuss the issues impacting the pro-life movement, and share practical ways to make a difference for life on blogs, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other online platforms....

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