Les Sillars

Les directs the journalism program at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Va., and is WORLD Magazine’s Mailbag editor.

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Virginia same-sex marriage case gets class action status

Marriage
by Ellyse Elmer & Les Sillars
Posted 2/03/14, 04:25 pm

When the U.S. Supreme Court delivered major victories to proponents of same-sex marriage in two cases last June, it declined to rule on whether states may constitutionally ban the unions. That question is now working its way through the state courts via 47 federal and state cases challenging the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans in the 24 states that have them, according to The Washington Post.

Two cases in Virginia will be among the most closely watched: One was ruled a class action on Friday, and the other has a hearing tomorrow.

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Monitoring the madness in Massachusetts

Homosexuality | Brian Camenker of MassResistance keeps an eye on LGBT activism in his state while holding the pro-family movement accountable
by Les Sillars
Posted 8/01/13, 11:25 am

For nearly 20 years, Brian Camenker, executive director of MassResistance, has been aggressively chronicling the pro-homosexual movement in Massachusetts. His website features provocative reports on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activism, including a recent exposé on how tax-supported youth programs encourage transgenderism while ignoring the dangers of such a lifestyle.

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Compounded anguish

Supreme Court | The high court overturns a ruling that sent a part-Cherokee child from adoptive parents back to her biological father
by Les Sillars
Posted 6/25/13, 04:18 pm

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court today ruled in favor of a South Carolina couple hoping to adopt Veronica, the child taken from them at age 27 months and returned to her biological father, a member of Oklahoma’s Cherokee Nation, because she is 3/256 parts Native American. (See “Veronica’s tears,” June 19.)

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