Institute of Marriage

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Calling Something a Marriage Does Not Make It a Marriage


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American Family Association

Tim Wildmon, President

The American Family Association AFA) is a non-profit organization that promotes fundamentalist Christian values. It opposes same-sex marriage, pornography, and abortion. In recent years AFA has had a lot of success in achieving its aims.

Family Research Counsel

Tony Perkins, President

The Family Research Council (FRC) mission is to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview. FRC opposes same-sex marriage and is superb in both information and staying on top of issues that relate to it.

National Organization for Marriage

Brian S. Brown, President

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) works to defend marriage and the faith communities that sustain it at the local, state, and national levels. NOM does this by working with legislators, by informing voters when they head to the ballot box, and by giving marriage a voice in courts of law as well as in the court of public opinion.

Alliance Defending Freedom

Michael P. Farris, President

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) has taken on the goal of advocating, training, and funding on the three key issues of religious freedom, sanctity of life, including marriage and family. No other organization is more dedicated to achieving its goals than ADF is.

Malini Bhatia, President offers a wide range of valuable and helpful information, including under Advice: Getting Married (marriage readiness checklist: key questions to ask before), Married Life (the importance of romance in marriage), Marriage Help (trending carefully: getting back together after separation); and under Legal: Marriage Law (prenuptial agreement checklist), and Family Law (what is the process of adoption); and more.

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