TODAY, Minnesota Family Council and 24 other pro-family organizations nationwide released an open letter to Donald Trump. In it, we ask hard questions, expecting real answers.
Just as many thought wrongly that Roe v. Wade would end the debate over abortion, Obergefell v. Hodges will not end the debate over marriage in America. Similarly, just as many thought incorrectly that people of faith would "get over" their belief in the sanctity of human life beginning at conception, people of faith simply cannot "get over" their belief that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.
Autumn Leva, MFC's Director of Policy, presented the 2015 Family Champion award to Rep. Lohmer and Rep. Miller: "Both of these Representatives believe God called them into public service. Therefore, all their hard work on behalf of families at the Minnesota Capitol seeks to honor God, and not self. They are tireless and fearless advocates for life, families, and religious freedom in St. Paul on behalf of Minnesotans."
We are overwhelmingly grateful to Representative Miller and the Minnesota House for their leadership in protecting students' basic physical privacy and safety rights…. Of all the things parents have to worry about, the Student Physical Privacy Act ensures that parents won't have to worry about their child encountering someone of the opposite sex when they use the restroom or change for gym at school.
Today, legislators responded to those they represent. The Student Safety and Physical Privacy Act will ensure that students will always have their privacy rights protected when they are in intimate settings away from home, under the supervision of school officials. The Student Safety and Physical Privacy Act will require that schools maintain facilities (bathrooms, locker rooms, etc.) separated based on biological sex, while ensuring that schools can continue to meet individual student needs for students who are uncomfortable using the facility that corresponds with their birth sex by providing access to a private, faculty, or other facility.
"Today, the very entity that we've entrusted with protecting a safe and fair playing field for our kids has betrayed the trust we've placed in them as grandparents, parents, student athletes, and schools."
“We predicted since 2013 that Minnesotans who felt betrayed by elected officials who forced a redefinition of marriage on them would speak clearly at the polls in 2014. We were honored to help Minnesotans in all 6 of our key districts find better representation for themselves! Folks in these districts will now be represented by leaders who will share their family values. We were also honored to support Dan Severson in his extremely close campaign for Secretary of State,” Helmberger [MFC CEO] said.