Monthly Archives: September 2012

  • Strike 3 on redefining Australia marriage

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    The Australian House of Representatives and the Senate have voted down separate private members bills seeking to legalise same-sex marriage. And now…. Tasmania rejects gay marriage bill TVNZ 28 Sep 2012 Same-sex marriage advocates in...

  • I reject the suggestion of marriage equality – Gay Aust MP

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    Senator SMITH (Western Australia) during the Marriage debate in Australia in September 2012: “I reject the suggestion of marriage equality. Marriage equality has been a slogan; it has been a campaign. The claim to equality...

  • Support for Gay Marriage Drops In Latest Poll

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    Media Release 27 Sep 2012 Family First NZ says that a Research NZ poll shows that support for same-sex marriage has dropped to less than 50%, down 11% from a similar poll in 2011. “Only...

  • Where do babies come from

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    Interesting ad from the California debate on marriage...

  • France set to ban words ‘mother’ and ‘father’ under gay marriage

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    Fox News 25 Sep 2012 France is set to ban the words “mother” and “father” from all official  documents under new plans to legalize gay marriage and give equal adoption  rights to homosexual and heterosexual...

  • APA – Wrong on Same-sex parenting and children’s outcomes

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    Science Direct.com July 2012 Loren Marks, Louisiana State University In 2005, the American Psychological Association (APA) issued an official brief on lesbian and gay parenting. This brief included the assertion: “Not a single study has...

  • Time For Some Real Marriage Equality

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    This is a superb tongue-in-cheek essay! CultureWatch Nov 2010 T There are countless people around the world who would love to marry, but cannot, due to archaic and oppressive marriage laws which prevent them from...

  • Marriage bill set to spoil the dream

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    Wanganui Chronicle 20 Sep 2012 So much media stuff just now is about legal matters. We all have opinions and any comment may seem to be political. So be it – if politics is not...

  • The precarious life of Cecil the Ram and other stories

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    Politically incorrect rabbitings by Sun Media owner/editor Brian Rogers The Weekend Sun 7 Sep 2012 What you do in the privacy of your own homes, between consenting adults, is of no concern to the rest...

  • Gay Liberal Senator opposes same-sex marriage

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    Fascinating reading – Same-sex Marriage debate last week in Australian Senate Senator SMITH (Western Australia) (11:27): I rise to add my views to the debate on the Marriage Amendment Bill (No. 2) 2012 and its...

  • Could same-sex marriage cost Obama black vote?

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    WND.com 21 Sep 2012 If Barack Obama is counting on the 96 percent of African-American voters who supported him in 2008 to do the same in November, he has reason to worry. “It is time...

  • Jim Hopkins: Sign of the times or time to redesign marriage

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    NZ Herald 31 Aug 2012 Fear not, Your Majesty. It’s taken a while – 842 years, to be precise – but they’ve done it for you. Got rid of themselves, it would seem, with nary...

  • Speak Now. Or forever hold your peace

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  • ‘Discrimination can be positive’ – Brent Reid

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    Stuff.co.nz 19 Sep 2012 Wairarapa man Brent Reid, who stood as the Conservative Party Wairarapa candidate last election, discusses his view that changes brought about by the bill would render marriage “meaningless”. Louisa Wall’s gay...

  • Gay couple sue bed and breakfast owner over room refusal (UK)

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    Independent (UK) 17 Sep 2012 A gay couple today sued the owner of bed and breakfast accommodation after she refused to let them stay in a double room because of her religious views. Michael Black,...

  • Israeli gay couple awarded $25000 after being turned away from wedding hall

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    Haaretz.com 12 Sep 2012 The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court ordered the owners of an Israeli reception hall to pay damages to a lesbian couple after refusing to host their wedding for ideological reasons. Reception hall near...

  • Australia MPs defeat gay marriage bill

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    NZ Herald 19 Sep 2012 A Labor MP’s bill to legalise same-sex marriage has been overwhemingly defeated in the House of Representatives.   The result of the vote was 42-98.   Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Opposition...

  • UN – States are not required to allow same-sex couples to marry

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    Sponsor of the same-sex marriage bill Louisa Wall is excited about a new report from the UN Labour’s Rainbow Caucus Chair Louisa Wall says marriage equality is a step New Zealand can take to meet...

  • Gay Actor: ‘I Can’t Think of Anything Worse Than Being Brought Up by Two Gay Dads’

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    The Blaze 16 Sep 2012 Well-known actor Rupert Everett has caused quite a stir in the LGBT community for saying he “can’t think of anything worse than being brought up by two gay dads.” The...

  • Obama defines marriage – when seeking election

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    2008 I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian — for me — for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union....