Monthly Archives: August 2013

  • A professor responds to critics regarding his belief in marriage

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    A professor at the University of North Carolina was told he was “the biggest embarrassment to higher education in America.” Why? Because he insisted that marriage requires one man and one woman. READ HIS RESPONSE...

  • The Truth about “Marriage Equality”

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    FROM THE AUSTRALIAN ELECTION COVERAGE – “Marriage Equality” is a fake slogan. Australia should not embark on a dangerous social experiment with unknown and potentially devastating consequences....

  • Kevin Rudd says he won’t force his same-sex marriage views on the public with a referendum

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    Herald Sun 26 August 2013 PRIME Minister Kevin Rudd has declared he is not going to “ram” his views on same-sex marriage “down the throats” of others by allowing a referendum on the matter if...

  • Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

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    The Foundry 22 August 2013 Earlier today, the Supreme Court of New Mexico ruled that the First Amendment does not protect a Christian photographer’s ability to decline to take pictures of a same-sex commitment ceremony—even...

  • How does a polyamorous relationship work

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    BBC News Magazine 19 August 2013 Charlie is talking excitedly about a first date she went on the night before. Next to her on the sofa is her husband of six years, Tom. And on...

  • Monogamy is outdated, according to controversial BBC investigation

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    The Independent 18 August 2013 Monogamy is outdated and “polyamorous” relationships, involving multiple partners, could become the new normal, according to a controversial BBC investigation. Monogamy and the Rules of Love, a Radio 4 documentary...

  • Gay couples can legally marry tomorrow

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    NewstalkZB 18 August 2013 From tomorrow gay couples can legally get married in New Zealand. However, the national director of lobby group Family First, Bob McCoskrie, says the meaning or purpose of marriage remains the...

  • Growing up with more than two siblings lowers your divorce risk

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    LA Times 13 August 2013 People who grow up with lots of siblings are more likely to marry — and to stay married — than are only children or those who grew up with one...

  • Presbyterian head seeks gay-wedding ban for unity’s sake

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    NZ Herald 17 August 2013 The head of New Zealand’s third-largest church has asked its ministers to consider a temporary ban on gay marriages to preserve the church’s “peace and unity”. The call from Presbyterian...

  • Definition of Marriage Won’t Change Even If Use Does

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    Media Release 18 August 2013 Family First NZ says that those seeking to have same-sex marriages from this week on are welcome to use the definition conceived by politicians and political correctness, but it won’t...

  • In recognition of today….

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    “Next.” “Good morning. We want to apply for a marriage licence.” “Names?” “Tim and Jim Jones.” “Jones? Are you related? I see a resemblance.” “Yes, we’re brothers.” “Brothers? You can’t get married.” “Why not? Aren’t...

  • Unpacking the slogans on same-sex parenting

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    MercatorNet 8 August 2013 As a sociologist my life is all about creating, taking and interpreting surveys of attitudes and opinions. So I sometimes feel a bit depressed at how knuckle-headed the media can be...

  • Gay marriage: surely there are bigger issues to excite worm

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    Gatton Star 12 August 2013 It is a telling truth that when the issue of gay marriage came up in last night’s political debate, that nasty little critter “the worm” went haywire in two different...

  • Gay marriage opponents face jobs ban (US)

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    Christian Institute 30 July 2013 The seventh largest city in the US is considering a law which could ban anyone who disagrees with gay marriage from working for the city government. San Antonio City Council...

  • Lessons on Conscience Protection from the UK

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    Public Discourse 5 August 2013 Paul Diamond is a UK-based barrister, and standing counsel to Christian Concern. Over the past twenty years I have witnessed firsthand the steady assault on the rights of citizens in...

  • Russia bans adoptions by single Kiwis

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    NZ Herald 3 August 2013 Unmarried Kiwis are no longer able to adopt Russian children because New Zealand has legalised gay marriage, devastating an Auckland woman who was months away from bringing home a baby...

  • Millionaire gay fathers to sue the Church of England for not allowing them to get married in the church

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    Daily Mail 2 August 2013 Gay father Barrie Drewitt-Barlow declared: ‘I  want to go into my church and marry my husband.’ He added: ‘The only way forward  for us now is to make a challenge...

  • Polyamorists strive for future legal recognition as national convention wraps up

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    The Globe and Mail 2 June 2013 While Canada’s polyamorists – people with multiple partners outside a religious context – do not face criminalization as do polygamists, it is not enough for them to be...