Statements about Families

Says a Justice Department memo "directs that you must openly embrace gay marriage and homosexuality."

"More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock."

Food stamp spending "doubled under President Bush, doubled again under President Obama."  

"Upwards of 90 percent" of women seeking an abortion decide not to have an abortion after seeing an ultrasound.

Most Americans want "traditional marriage," as defined by the Defense of Marriage Act.

"In 1960, most black children were raised in two-parent, monogamous families." Today "we have only 20 percent of black children being raised in two-parent, monogamous families..."

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey wants public schools to teach women to "stay in their place."

Says Americans "invented ‘Pong,’ ‘Space Invaders’ and the iPhone."

Says, "In Oregon in 2010, 49 percent of all pregnancies were unintended."

Says paid family leave is "a program that is standard in all but five nations around the world."

"Well over 90 percent of felony cases, all over the nation, are committed by defendants who grew up in father-absent households."

Assertions that it makes no difference whether children are raised by heterosexual or homosexual parents have been "shattered by the latest and best social science and research."

"Very few men outlive their own fertility."

The Air Force wants taxpayers to fund a fantasy football league.

Says "Studies show the average age of entry into prostitution is 12 to 14 years old."

Says if Congress doesn’t avoid the sequester, "tens of thousands of parents will have to scramble to find child care for their kids."

"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."

"Religious groups like Knights of Columbus have been forced to allow same-sex marriage ceremonies in their facilities, against their beliefs."

"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."

"If the House of Representatives fails to extend the middle-class tax cuts, 400,000 middle-class Rhode Island families will see their federal income taxes increase."

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