Monthly Archives: September 2013

  • Russians Consider Boosting Divorce Tax

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    Forbes 24 Sept 2013 In the United States, we’re all familiar with the so-called “marriage penalty” – but what about the divorce tax? Russia is considering upping the tax on splitting up to 30,000 rubles...

  • Conservatives promote House bill to protect opponents of gay marriage

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    Washington Post 26 Sept 2013 Conservatives are rallying around a House bill designed to protect religious people who advocate for traditional marriage — a belief, they say, that is held in increasing contempt. But supporters...

  • Marrieds do better than singles after heart procedure

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    Reuters 20 Sept 2013  More evidence that marriage may benefit overall health comes from findings that in the first year after having blocked blood vessels leading to the heart cleared, married patients fared much better...

  • Foreign couples leap at chance for same-sex vows

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    Stuff.co 20 Sept 2013 It might not be the flood of bookings some may have expected, but gay and lesbian couples are taking New Zealand up on its offer to legally bind them in marriage. Eighty-two...

  • Protecting Religious Liberty in the Marriage Debate

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    Ryan Anderson – Heritage.org 19 Sep 2013 Bipartisan legislation was introduced today in the House of Representatives that would prevent the federal government from discriminating against citizens and organizations who believe that marriage is the...

  • Voters cool on same-sex unions

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    The Australian 14 Sept 2013 Same-sex marriage was a low priority for most Australians when voting last Saturday, with jobs, healthcare, education and border security clearly the top issues. Same-sex marriage ranked ninth overall as...

  • Shellfish, slavery and same-sex marriage: How not to read the Bible

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    Glenn Davies – ABC Australia 4 Sep 2013 In recent days a number of strange claims have been made about slavery and shellfish in the Bible. The line normally goes something like this: although the...

  • Split on Gay Marriage, United on Mums & Dads – Poll

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    Media Release 13 September 2013 An independent poll has found that five months on from the passing of the same-sex marriage bill, the country still remains deeply divided on the issue. The poll also finds...

  • ACC reveals wedding injury tally

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    3 News 12 Sept 2013 If you like it, maybe you shouldn’t put a ring on it. Just-released figures from ACC reveal there were about 600  claims between 2010 and 2012 for wedding-related injuries. Perhaps...

  • Fatherhood

    Skit Guys – Fatherhood from skitguys on GodTube....

  • Marriage Equality is “nonsense”

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    Herald Sun 4 September 2013 Former PM John Howard is back on the campaign trail in Adelaide today after yesterday declaring marriage equality is “nonsense”…. Mr Howard said he was against gay marriage and that...

  • Tony Abbott offers married couples voucher for counselling

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    The Telegraph 3 September 2013 Tony Abbott, Australia’s opposition leader, plans to save and strengthen the nation’s romantic relationships by offering £120 vouchers for counselling to couples who get engaged and those already married. The...