Peter S. Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sprigg joined FRC in 2001, and his research and writing have addressed issues of marriage and family, human sexuality, the arts and entertainment, and religion in public life.

My Articles

April 20, 2016, 12:17 PM EDT
Transgender activists demand that society affirm and celebrate the choices of those who identify with a gender different from their actual biological sex at birth. These demands apply to even the youngest of those suffering with gender dysphoria—children as young as three years old. However, such a position may not serve the long-term best interests of the child, either medically or psychologically.
March 6, 2015, 12:27 PM EST
By an almost 2-1 margin, Americans in a recent poll declared they agree that “States and citizens should remain free to uphold marriage as the union of a man and a woman and the Supreme Court shouldn’t force all 50 states to redefine marriage.”
February 18, 2015, 12:46 PM EST
Most of the media is blaming the current chaos in Alabama over whether same-sex couples will or will not be issued marriage licenses on Judge Roy Moore, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
December 19, 2014, 9:26 AM EST
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a December 15 memorandum, asserted that "transgendered" persons should be given a special status under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
December 9, 2014, 10:03 AM EST
The Final Rule issued by the Department of Labor to implement Executive Order 13672, which requires all federal contractors to add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" as protected categories lacks a religious exemption and burdens employers. President Obama signed the Executive Order on July 21, 2014.
December 4, 2014, 3:45 PM EST
The District of Columbia City Council voted to bar licensed mental health providers from participating in sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) with minors in the nation's capital. Similar laws have previously been enacted in California and New Jersey, but stalled in the legislatures in more than twelve other states.
December 3, 2014, 10:17 AM EST
The Blood Products Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering lifting blood donor deferral for men who have sex with men. Current policy prevents blood donations by any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 due to the elevated risk of HIV infection in that population.
February 23, 2012, 5:43 PM EST
Liberals have an odd sense of what constitutes “mainstream” public opinion.
November 8, 2011, 3:50 PM EST
It’s a sad commentary on the state of our society when stating the obvious is a radical and controversial act, but here I go: Boys and girls are different. This particular restating of the obvious was made necessary by a recent story of a 7-year-old boy in Colorado who wants to join the Girl Scouts.
April 13, 2009, 2:44 PM EDT
On April 3, the Iowa Supreme Court struck down the state's law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The court devoted four pages of its decision to attacking a straw man -- "religious opposition to same-sex marriage" -- which defendant Polk County had not even offered among its five reasons for upholding the existing marriage law.