PRESS RELEASE: Judge Black’s Decision Will Be Overturned – NEW Poll Enclosed

April 14th, 2014


April 14, 2014
Contact: Phil Burress, Chairman, Citizens for Community Values Action (CCVA) 513-403-7441

New Poll Shows Decline in Support for Same-Sex Marriage

A new independent poll of 405 registered Ohio voters confirms a decline in support for same-sex marriage in Ohio. The poll was commissioned by Citizens for Community Values Action (CCVA) and conducted during the week of March 31 – April 3.

Highlights of the poll show:

1)    Only 33% of respondents are certain they would vote to allow marriage between two people of the same sex. Correspondingly, 52% of people are certain to vote to keep marriage as only between one man and one woman.

2)    55% do not think it is necessary to have another vote this year on homosexual marriage.

3)    On the question, “Do you personally agree or disagree that marriage should only be between a man and a woman?”  56% agreed and 34% disagreed, with 9% don’t know/no response.

4)    89% of those polled are either absolutely (66%) or very likely (23%) to vote.


OUTRAGEOUS: Ohio Candidates Oppose Religious Freedom

March 21st, 2014

Mr. Ed FitzGerald and Mr. David Pepper Come Out AGAINST Religious Freedom

Religious liberty has been in the news a lot recently. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) has made headlines and sparked debate. Unfortunately, rather than contribute to quality discourse over the merits of RFRA bills throughout the country, some Ohio politicians have attacked religious freedom in order to earn cheap political points with the radical social agenda of their base.


In 1993, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 was introduced in the House of Representatives by now-Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). It passed the Democrat-controlled House virtually unanimously and passed the Senate by a vote of 97-3. Even Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid voted for RFRA. This nearly unanimous bipartisan bill was then signed into law by President Clinton who said, “I have tried to be faithful to that tradition that we have of the First Amendment.”


ACTION ALERT: Thank Ohio AG For Standing Up For Religious Freedom

March 18th, 2014

Last week, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was unjustly attacked by political opponents for merely doing his job and defending the foundational civil liberties of all Americans. CCV Action encourages you to send Attorney General DeWine a brief note thanking him for standing in the gap for Ohioans’ and Americans’ First Amendment rights.

DeWine joined attorney generals in 19 other states in filing an amicus brief in support of the Green family in the Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. case before the U.S. Supreme Court. (Filing an amicus brief stating a legal point of view is an important part of appellate jurisprudence and part of the role of an AG). You will recall that the HHS mandate in Obamacare forces employers to pay for employees’ contraception, including several varieties of contraception that are known to be abortifacients.


Natural Marriage Has No Equal

March 3rd, 2014

Citizens for Community Values Action (CCVA) learned recently that Mr. Ed FitzGerald candidate for Ohio Governor and Mr. David Pepper candidate for Ohio Attorney General both Democrats support overturning Ohio Constitution that defines natural marriage as a union of one man and one woman. At the same time they support legalizing same-sex marriage in Ohio. Both candidates also opposed Ohio’s Religious Freedom Amendment HB-376. These two candidates are listed as “unacceptable for public office“.

Click here to read a statements concerning both issues.

CCV Action Responds to Withdrawal of Ohio Religious Freedom Bill

February 27th, 2014

CCV Action Responds to Withdrawal of Ohio Religious Freedom Bill

Yesterday, Rep. Tim Derickson (R-Butler Co) and Rep. Bill Patmon (D-Cleveland) withdrew Ohio HB 376, the Ohio Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).  This was on the heels of the media hysteria over the update to the Arizona RFRA, SB 1062, now vetoed by AZ Governor Jan Brewer.

We were quite disappointed that a bill that would have merely reiterated Ohioans’ First Amendment rights–the freedom to practice one’s sincerely held religious beliefs without threat of undue punishment by the state or other citizens–was needlessly withdrawn once “deeply misleading” criticism (as law professors called it) surfaced from same-sex marriage lobby groups.[1]

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