This Gay Dad Lost Custody of His Own Kids. His Case Matters for All Children.

What will happen if the Supreme Court takes this case, rules against Frank, and “intent to parent” becomes an acceptable basis for parenthood across the land? First, parental rights will be threatened as the state will gain power to override the claims of parents to their children. Second, and even more terrifying, children will be considered commodities to be awarded to whichever adult has the money and means to acquire them—their rights, identity, and safety be damned.

How Same-Sex Marriage Creates A Court-Mediated Market For Orphans

(Originally Published at The Federalist) Pop quiz. Name one great novel in which a child embarks on an epic quest in search of his missing uncle. Just one. No? Okay. How about this? Name a major motion picture in which the central drama surrounds the main characters...

A Child-Centric Approach To Public Policy

(Originally published at NC Family Policy Council) Have you ever been accused of bigotry for your support of traditional marriage?  Yeah, me too.  In fact it was that very accusation in 2012, from both Facebook friends and the media at large that finally made this...

This Gay Dad Lost Custody of His Own Kids. His Case Matters for All Children.

What will happen if the Supreme Court takes this case, rules against Frank, and “intent to parent” becomes an acceptable basis for parenthood across the land? First, parental rights will be threatened as the state will gain power to override the claims of parents to their children. Second, and even more terrifying, children will be considered commodities to be awarded to whichever adult has the money and means to acquire them—their rights, identity, and safety be damned.

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A Child-Centric Approach To Public Policy

(Originally published at NC Family Policy Council) Have you ever been accused of bigotry for your support of traditional marriage?  Yeah, me too.  In fact it was that very accusation in 2012, from both Facebook friends and the media at large that finally made this...

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Dear NY, Commercial Surrogacy is Bad for Kids

Re: S.2071 Child - Parent Security Act Dear Member of Assembly, My name is Katy Faust. I am founder and director of the children’s rights organization Them Before Us. We represent the party most impacted by S.2071 - the children.  The ill-named "Child-Parent Security...

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It’s Time to Put #ThemBeforeUs: The Global Movement for Children’s Rights

The marriage battle wasn’t the beginning and it won’t be the end of the threat to children’s rights. We must recognize that departures from the married mother/father family are symptoms of a root issue: the flagrant disregard of the rights of children. Therefore, an effective and just rebuttal to the many cultural trends that threaten the well-being of children must be child-centric.

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Them Before Us is made up of ordinary adults who are committed to putting the needs of children at the forefront of the battle surrounding the very foundation of our society - marriage and family.  Are you an ordinary person too? Does your simple blood boil when children are expected to conform to the lifestyle of adults because you understand, maybe firsthand, how hard that is on kids? And are you tired of culture framing adults as victims when we all know that kids are the ones who have to pay the price? If so, we are your people. 

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