Ryan T. Anderson researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He also focuses on justice and moral principles in economic thought, health care and education, and has expertise in bioethics and natural law theory.

My Articles

March 9, 2018, 3:03 PM EST
Sex “reassignment” doesn’t work. It’s impossible to “reassign” someone’s sex physically, and attempting to do so doesn’t produce good outcomes psychosocially.
February 19, 2018, 3:30 PM EST
Parents in Ohio lost custody of their 17-year-old daughter Friday because a judge ruled that she should be allowed to receive therapy, including testosterone therapy, to identify as a boy.
February 12, 2018, 8:38 AM EST
People say that we live in a postmodern age that has rejected metaphysics. That’s not quite true.
February 1, 2018, 9:35 AM EST
Properly understanding sex, gender, gender identity, and gender dysphoria will continue to be pressing concerns in 2018.
January 22, 2018, 2:48 PM EST
Twenty-eight years ago, the release of “When Harry Met Sally” highlighted one big debate: whether men and women could really be just friends.
December 8, 2017, 3:59 PM EST
On Dec. 5, the Supreme Court heard the case of Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who can’t in good conscience design and create wedding cakes that celebrate same-sex marriages. The justices now will decide whether states, consistent with the First Amendment, can force citizens to express support for same-sex marriage through their artistic products.
August 22, 2017, 4:08 PM EDT
Support for marriage as the union of husband and wife isn’t anti-gay.
July 27, 2017, 11:14 AM EDT
Trump’s announcement that it would not be feasible to open the military to personnel who identify as transgender returns the military to the policy it had always observed, before the Obama administration’s 12th-hour, politically driven imposition of a transgender agenda.
June 26, 2017, 3:40 PM EDT
The Supreme Court has the chance to protect the right to dissent and the civil liberties of those who speak and act in accord with what Americans had always previously believed about marriage—that it is the union of husband and wife.
June 23, 2017, 10:03 AM EDT
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously on Thursday that a Mississippi law that protects religious liberty and the rights of conscience in light of the redefinition of marriage may go into effect.
May 8, 2017, 12:01 PM EDT
Why isn't Trump making religious freedom in America "Great Again"?
March 1, 2017, 3:44 PM EST
Liberals are calling anything they dislike “discrimination.”
February 2, 2017, 4:56 PM EST
Liberals shouldn't be concerned in the first place.
January 31, 2017, 2:54 PM EST
Trump should issue such an executive order.
November 10, 2016, 10:51 AM EST
A Trump administration can fix this right away.
November 2, 2016, 10:09 AM EDT
No person's life is unworthy of legal protection.
August 22, 2016, 1:24 PM EDT
A major new report challenges the main stream media's narrative regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
May 26, 2016, 2:02 PM EDT
Congress should not be elevating sexual orientation and gender identity as a protected class garnering special legal privileges.
May 23, 2016, 4:57 PM EDT
The Obama administration issued “guidance” purporting to require schools to allow biological boys unfettered access to girls’ lockers, showers, and bathrooms or risk losing federal education funds.
May 20, 2016, 5:16 PM EDT
On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to reject the Maloney Amendment. The Maloney Amendment would have ratified President Barack Obama’s executive order barring federal contractors from what it describes as “discrimination” on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in their private employment policies.