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Dec 18, 2014, 18:55 ET

FRC: Attorney General Circumvents Congress, Overrides Parental Concerns in Transgender Memorandum

Family Research Council today took U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to task for a December 15 memorandum saying that "transgendered" persons...

Dec 08, 2014, 09:50 ET

FRC: Dept. of Labor Rule on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity for Federal Contractors Lacks Religious Exemption, Burdens Employers

Today, Family Research Council expressed opposition to the Final Rule issued by the Department of Labor to implement Executive Order 13672, which...

Dec 02, 2014, 20:44 ET

Family Research Council Opposes DC City Council Vote

Today, Family Research Council (FRC)  voiced opposition to the District of Columbia City Council's vote to bar licensed mental health...

Dec 02, 2014, 13:13 ET

FRC Cautions Against Lifting Blood Donor Deferral

Today, Family Research Council (FRC) cautioned against making any change in the current policy which prevents blood donations by any man who has...

Nov 24, 2014, 14:56 ET

General Jerry Boykin Urges Secretary Hagel to Speak Out Now, Not Wait for a Book Deal, Says FRC

General Jerry Boykin, Family Research Council's Executive Vice President and former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence, called on...

Nov 19, 2014, 15:11 ET
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FRC's Travis Weber Calls for Clearer Religious Freedom Protections in Testimony before House Armed Services Committee

 Travis Weber, Esq., Family Research Council (FRC) Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, testified today before the House Armed...

Nov 13, 2014, 16:16 ET

FRC: 7th Circuit Reverses Decision Stripping Away Clergy Tax Housing Allowance

Today, Family Research Council commended the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit for reversing a decision by U.S. District Judge Barbara...

Nov 08, 2014, 16:27 ET

Missouri Judge Errs in Marriage Ruling, States Family Research Council

 Yesterday, Missouri Federal District Court Judge Ortrie Smith overturned the state's voter backed amendment that defines marriage as the union...

Nov 06, 2014, 18:11 ET

FRC Applauds Sixth Circuit Ruling Upholding the Freedom to Affirm Natural Marriage

 Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement praising the decision released this afternoon by the U.S....

Nov 05, 2014, 00:37 ET

FRC Action PAC Celebrates Victories in 9 Senate Races, GOP Must Now Fulfill Promises

 Today, Family Research Council Action PAC celebrated sweeping victories for FRC Action PAC endorsed candidates in Arkansas, Kansas, North...

Nov 03, 2014, 13:50 ET

FRC: I Stand Sunday Nationwide Simulcast Reaches 765 Churches, 3,000 Home Groups, and Nearly 7,000 in Attendance

Last night, I Stand Sunday, a live simulcast featuring Christian leaders including Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, Gov. Mike...

Nov 03, 2014, 13:07 ET

New Statewide Poll Shows Landrieu 36, Cassidy 30, Maness 18 in Senate Race

 A statewide poll conducted Saturday for Family Research Action shows the U.S. Senate race in Louisiana is getting tighter.  Among likely...

Oct 31, 2014, 11:19 ET

Mike Huckabee, Houston 5, Tony Perkins, Pastor Steve Riggle to Hold News Conference to Preview 'I Stand Sunday' Live Simulcast

 On Sunday, November 2, Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Pastor Steve Riggle, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Dr....

Oct 29, 2014, 13:04 ET

FRC: Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas, but Political Intimidation Continues

On Sunday, November 2, Family Research Council (FRC) will host a nationwide, live simulcast event from Grace Community Church in Houston,...

Oct 22, 2014, 13:02 ET

Family Research Council Praises Puerto Rico Marriage Ruling

Family Research Council (FRC) today praised the decision released last night by U. S. District Court Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez for...

Oct 17, 2014, 14:17 ET

FRC: Houston Mayor Refiles Pastor Subpoenas, Retains Demand for Communications With Threat of Fines, Jail

 Family Research Council President Tony Perkins made the following statements after Houston Mayor Annise Parker agreed to revise subpoenas...

Oct 16, 2014, 16:22 ET
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FRC: More than 25,000 Sign Petitions in 24 Hours Urging Houston Mayor to End Political Intimidation, Drop Subpoenas of Pastors

Family Research Council renewed its call today for Houston Mayor Annise Parker to completely drop her subpoena that demands the communications of...

Oct 07, 2014, 19:32 ET
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Supreme Court Opens Door to Lawless 9th Circuit Ruling

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Oct 06, 2014, 13:50 ET
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FRC: Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Marriage Cases, Knowing Nation Will Not Accept Nationwide Redefinition of Marriage

Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court's refusal to accept appeals in...

Sep 27, 2014, 16:45 ET
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Sen. Ted Cruz Wins Values Voter Summit Straw Poll for Second Year in a Row

 U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has won Family Research Council Action's 2014 Values Voter Summit Straw Poll, receiving 25 percent of the...