Monday, April 6, 2009

CAP: Iowa Supreme Court Redefines Marriage‏

Iowa Supreme Court Redefines Marriage
Today, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled unanimously that Iowa's 1998 state law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman is unconstitutional. Iowa now becomes the first Midwestern state and fourth state nationwide to have courts redefine marriage by judicial fiat. Once again, we're very grateful for the tremendous victory garnered by last November's Prop 102 passage to define marriage in the Arizona Constitution as only between one man and one woman.
Encouraging News from Adult Stem Cells
The Arizona Republic ran a story last week saying that local scientists aren't moving forward with embryonic stem cell research because of state law. However, this fact isn't upsetting them because they are able to perform better research with adult stem cells. Visit our blog to see how adult stem cells are being used to treat Type 2 diabetes, stroke victims, and other diseases.

Join CAP and Mike Huckabee for the CAP Family Dinner!

Everywhere I go people are sharing how excited they are to join us to hear Gov. Mike Huckabee on May 19 as the keynote for our 2009 CAP Family Dinner! You can read more about the event online. If you haven't seen the Governor's show on Fox News, you need to. Watch this conversation he had recently with Chuck Colson discussing the impact the new administration will likely have on faith-based ministries. We hope you are already making plans to join us!

Legislative Update

At the legislature, the Senate continues to hold all bills until the budget is finished. CAP is working with legislators to ensure that pro-life and pro-family policies remain a priority. In case you missed it, CAP this week asked legislators and Governor Brewer to oppose efforts to expand gambling oppose efforts to expand gambling.

City of Glendale Speaks Out

Glendale City Attorney Craig Tindall has written the U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to raise significant concerns about the planned Tohono O'odham Nation's Las Vegas-style casino resort near the University of Phoenix Stadium. You can read Tindall's letter online.

CAP Coming to Prescott and Flagstaff!

CAP President Cathi Herrod is continuing her speaking tour to update our friends around the state on policy issues affecting our families.
On April 17th, join Cathi Herrod at Radio Shine Studios in Prescott at 11:30 a.m. for a $10 lunch buffet. Register online or call 800.FAMILY.1. Radio Shine is located at 3741 Karicio Lane in Prescott. The next day, attend our Truth Project Training in Prescott.
On April 24th, join Cathi Herrod at Christ's Church of Flagstaff for a free dessert buffet at 7:30 p.m. Register by e-mail at or call 800.FAMILY.1. Christ's Church of Flagstaff is located at 3475 E. Soliere Avenue. The next day, attend our Truth Project Training in Flagstaff.

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