Marriage http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2014/all en Angelina Jolie on Marriage: ‘It Feels Nice,’ ‘Different’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/angelina-jolie-marriage-it-feels-nice-different <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It took a glamorous couple, but media actually celebrate traditional marriage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="NoSpacing">Brangelina is celebrating marriage, and in a new move, the media are, too.&nbsp; </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/angelina-jolie-marriage-it-feels-nice-different" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Brangelina Marriage Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:09:40 +0000 mike.ciandella 47543 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Celebrate Gay Marriage Decision With Kiss-Cam Images http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-celebrate-gay-marriage-decision-kiss-cam-images <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eight gay kisses, at least 20 gay wedding photos, just one conservative interview. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/dan-gainor">Dan Gainor</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Network coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear appeals regarding gay marriage turned into a propaganda-laden effort that more closely resembled a ballpark Kiss-Cam.</p><p dir="ltr">ABC, CBS and NBC filled their Oct. 6 evening news broadcasts with celebrating gays and lesbians – including at least 20 separate wedding photos and eight separate homosexual kissing scenes. Throw in NBC’s failure to disclose its close connection to one of the talking heads and it was a typical night for network coverage.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-celebrate-gay-marriage-decision-kiss-cam-images" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Government Media abc appeals courts cbs Gay Marriage Homosexuality Marriage NBC Supreme Court Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:07:42 +0000 julia.seymour 47325 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Progressive' Pope; Ignores Francis's Defense of Traditional Marriage http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-09-15-CBS-TM-Pope_Francis.jpg" style="float: right;" height="134" width="240" />On Monday's <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Don Dahler played up how Pope Francis presiding at the wedding of 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica is "<strong>yet another example of just how progressive</strong> [he] <strong>has been</strong>." Dahler zeroed in on how "according to the Church, s<strong>ome of these couples are technically living in sin</strong>. Many have been living together prior to getting married, which is forbidden in Catholicism.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-progressive-pope-ignores-franciss-defense-traditional-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Don Dahler Elisabetta Povoledo Marriage New York Times Pope Francis Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:12:24 +0000 matthew.balan 47136 at http://www.mrc.org Surprise! Liberal Media Bash ‘March for Marriage’ http://www.mrc.org/cmi/surprise-liberal-media-bash-march-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MRC coverage of NOM’s ‘March for Marriage 2014’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder">Katie Yoder</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> By</div> <a href="/author/lilly-bozzone">Lilly Bozzone</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s an uncommon chant to hear in downtown D.C.: “One woman, one man! One woman, one man!”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi/surprise-liberal-media-bash-march-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> MRC Culture MRC Culture March for Marriage Marriage Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:19:44 +0000 mike.ciandella 46516 at http://www.mrc.org CNN Hypes Catholic Schools 'Trying to Force Teachers' to Sign 'Morality Clause on Steroids' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hypes-catholic-schools-trying-force-teachers-sign-morality-clause-steroids <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-06-01-CNN-Catholic_Graphic.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Sunday's <em>CNN Newsroom</em>, Susan Candiotti slanted toward the liberal opponents of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati's updated morality clause for its schoolteachers. Candiotti played up how the "<strong>new contract now has a litany of thou-shall-nots</strong>, including no sex outside marriage; no in-vitro fertilization; no remarriage without an annulment; no homosexual 'lifestyle;' and no public support of any of those."</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnn-hypes-catholic-schools-trying-force-teachers-sign-morality-clause-steroids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Abortion Catholic Church CNN CNN Newsroom contraception Edward Beck LBGT Marriage Molly Shumate Randi Kaye Susan Candiotti Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:24:28 +0000 matthew.balan 46378 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's S.E. Cupp, Liberal Brazile Agree: 'Conservatives Have Got to Move On Gay Marriage' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-se-cupp-liberal-brazile-agree-conservatives-have-got-move-gay-marriage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-20-ABC-Cupp_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" />On Sunday's <em>This Week</em> on ABC, CNN's S.E. Cupp called on social conservative Christians to drop their opposition to same-sex "marriage" and adoption: "<strong>I will say conservatives have got to move on gay marriage</strong>....[and] <strong>on gay adoption. If abortion is the abhorrent option – and I believe it is – then adoption by any two loving people has got to be the better option</strong>."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-se-cupp-liberal-brazile-agree-conservatives-have-got-move-gay-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc abortionGwenMoore Bill Kristol CNN Conservatives Donna Brazile Jeff Zeleny Marriage Martha Raddatz S.E. Cupp This Week Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:51:38 +0000 matthew.balan 46052 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Cuomo Blasts Bill Donohue: 'Why Do You Want to Discriminate Against Gays?' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-blasts-bill-donohue-why-do-you-want-discriminate-against-gays <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-02-27-CNN-Cuomo_large.JPG" />On Thursday's <em>New Day</em>, CNN's Chris Cuomo hammered the Catholic League's Bill Donohue for his opposition to same-sex marriage and his support of the now-vetoed SB 1062 in Arizona. Cuomo mouthed the talking points of the social left on LGBT issues: "<strong>Why do you want to discriminate against gays?</strong> You say, we don't...only the marriages bother us.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-blasts-bill-donohue-why-do-you-want-discriminate-against-gays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Arizona Bill Donohue Catholic Church Chris Cuomo CNN LGBT Marriage New Day Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:59:54 +0000 matthew.balan 45649 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's Cuomo Rips Religious Freedom Activist for Trying to 'Enforce Intolerance' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-rips-religious-freedom-activist-trying-enforce-intolerance <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-02-24-CNN-Cuomo_large.JPG" />CNN's Chris Cuomo made no secret of his support of left-wing LGBT activists on Monday's <em>New Day</em>, as he spotlighted the controversy over a proposed bill in Arizona that would protect the religious liberties of business owners.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-cuomo-rips-religious-freedom-activist-trying-enforce-intolerance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Arizona Chris Cuomo CNN Kellie Fiedorek LGBT Marriage Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:06:36 +0000 matthew.balan 45616 at http://www.mrc.org Rake Bigamy Sodomy and Traditional Marriage http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/rake-bigamy-sodomy-and-traditional-marriage <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img height="264" width="253" alt="Rake cast members" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/rake.jpg" style="float: right; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" />I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! I believed the main stream media when they said that conservatives who argued that homosexual marriage could lead to polygamy were fear mongering cuckoos. I mean, what kind of nutjob would try and make something as clearly wrong and illegal look good?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/rake-bigamy-sodomy-and-traditional-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Bigamy Homosexuality Marriage Rake season 1 sodomy Fri, 21 Feb 2014 03:34:33 +0000 emantel 45604 at http://www.mrc.org Depraved New World: The Atlantic Plugs Polyamory http://www.mrc.org/articles/depraved-new-world-atlantic-plugs-polyamory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Multiple lovers are ‘less binding,’ better for kids. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Find the thought of marriage’s “incredibly intense contract” with its big commitment “horrifying?” Think monogamy might be too hard and result in a “sexless marriage” that leads to divorce? The answer is simple: marry more than one person! Or, don’t marry them. Or sort of marry them … just make sure there are more than two of you in the relationship.<img src="http://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/artists_l-z/manet2/Manet_ThePicnic.jpg" style="float: right;" height="228" width="290" /></p> <p>Or so “polyamorous lawyer” Diana Adams told The Atlantic.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/depraved-new-world-atlantic-plugs-polyamory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Politics Marriage Polyamory Polygamy Slate.com Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:57:47 +0000 mike.ciandella 45599 at http://www.mrc.org CBS Hypes 'Anti-Bigotry Hat'-Wearing Chris Kluwe's Plight; Still Hits Him from the Left http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-anti-bigotry-hat-wearing-chris-kluwes-plight-still-hits-him-left <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-01-07-CBS-Klue_large.JPG" style="float: right;" width="240" height="134" />Ben Tracy boosted former Minnesota Vikings player Chris Kluwe on Tuesday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> for his activism in favor of same-sex "marriage." Tracy hyped that "<strong>Kluwe was one of the best punters the Minnesota Vikings ever had</strong>", and that despite being let go from the football team, "<strong>Kluwe continues his advocacy, wearing an anti-bigotry hat</strong>."<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-hypes-anti-bigotry-hat-wearing-chris-kluwes-plight-still-hits-him-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ben Tracy cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Chris Kluwe football Marriage nfl Sports Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:47:25 +0000 matthew.balan 45248 at http://www.mrc.org Hollywood Reporter: Sexual Infidelity ‘Fall TV’s Hottest Topic’ http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/hollywood-reporter-sexual-infidelity-fall-tvs-hottest-topic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘The lure of infidelity’ preoccupying TV’s creative talent. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Ready or not, here it comes: the TV fixation with sexual infidelity. The upcoming shows this fall more than confirm a lust for forbidden love on the screen – or so says The Hollywood Reporter.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/hollywood-reporter-sexual-infidelity-fall-tvs-hottest-topic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family Marriage sex tv Thu, 05 Sep 2013 13:13:27 +0000 matt.philbin 44419 at http://www.mrc.org Yahoo Babbles Against Monogamous Marriage http://www.mrc.org/articles/yahoo-babbles-against-monogamous-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The attack on one-man-one-woman continues. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Having marriage issues? It might be due to your unnatural monogamy, according to Yahoo – or rather, a woman who studied men’s relationships with love dolls and edible sex toys.</p> <p>Yahoo featured “<a href="http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/5-compelling-reasons-why-marriage-wasnt-meant-monogamous-141600966.html">The 5 Compelling Reasons Why Marriage Wasn’t Meant to Be Monogamous</a>” on its front page, although the article originally appeared on a pregnancy, parenting and lifestyle site – Disney’s <a href="http://www.babble.com/">Babble.com</a>.&nbsp; </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/yahoo-babbles-against-monogamous-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Family Marriage monogamy Yahoo Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:00:06 +0000 matt.philbin 43753 at http://www.mrc.org Huffington Post Journalist Admits ‘Gay Marriage Opens the Door’ for Polygamy ‘and Other Things’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffington-post-journalist-admits-gay-marriage-opens-door-polygamy-and-other-things <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal host admits to notion conservatives have been saying all along </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Slate made waves with their <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/slate-embraces-slippery-slope-legalize-polygamy-too">article advocating for polygamy</a> on April 16. On a <a href="http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/516c1e0ffe34442d750007b9">Huff Po Live segment later that week</a> with the article author Jillian Keenan, Huffington Post host Abby Huntsman agreed that polygamy is the next natural step to legalizing same sex marriage:</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffington-post-journalist-admits-gay-marriage-opens-door-polygamy-and-other-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Family family gay Marriage Media Bias Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:08:15 +0000 dan.gainor 43279 at http://www.mrc.org Liberals: ‘We Do Want to Change Marriage’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberals-we-do-want-change-marriage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MSNBC host among several liberals advocating for redefinition of family and marriage </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Last week, gay marriage advocates on the left began to show their true colors.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberals-we-do-want-change-marriage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment family gay Marriage Polygamy Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:54:41 +0000 dan.gainor 43278 at http://www.mrc.org