Judges to rule on Named Person case next week

Jul 23, 2016 by

from The Christian Institute: The Supreme Court will rule on The Christian Institute’s judicial review of the Named Person scheme on Thursday, 28 July. Named Person scheme: Why Christians should be concerned Ahead of the ruling, which will be handed down by senior judges on Thursday morning, Christians are being urged to pray that the decision will be used to expose the serious dangers of the scheme and will help to put a stop to it. Intrusion Last month a poll showed almost two-thirds of...

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Arbitration Children Scheme launched

Jul 21, 2016 by

from Family Law: The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) has today (18 July 2016) launched the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme, set to bolster the use of arbitration relating to family disputes. Since its launch in 2012, family law arbitration has been available to deal with financial matters. The new scheme now offers the opportunity to resolve disputes concerning the exercise of parental responsibility and other private law issues about the welfare of children by arbitration....

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Children as young as nine months prefer gender-specific toys

Jul 19, 2016 by

by Colin Fernandez, Mailonline: Babies as young as nine months already prefer toys that are traditional for their sex, a study has found. Trucks were the preferred choice for baby boys in a test, while baby girls chose to play with cooking pots. As girls got older they took more of an interest in typical boys toys like cars and balls. The researchers suggest this may be because parents encourage girls to play with a wider variety of toys. But the little boys were still less inclined to dabble...

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Meet The Animated Gay Dads Who’ll Make Their Nickelodeon Debut

Jul 19, 2016 by

Nickelodeon is set to break fresh ground by introducing a married, biracial gay couple on Wednesday’s episode of the animated series, “The Loud House.” In the July 20 episode, “Overnight Success,” 11-year-old Lincoln Loud invites his friend, Clyde McBride, over to his house for a sleepover. When Clyde arrives at the Loud house, he is accompanied by his two dads, Harold (voiced by Wayne Brady) and Howard McBride (Michael McDonald). A short snippet from the upcoming episode was posted on...

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Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents

Jul 19, 2016 by

by D Paul Sullins, Hindawi.com: Abstract The relationship of elevated depression risk recently discovered among adult persons raised by same-sex parents with possible precipitating conditions in childhood has not previously been acknowledged. This study tests whether such inattention is supportable. Logistic regression based risk ratios were estimated from longitudinal measures of mental health outcomes observed in three waves (at ages 15, 22, and 28) of the US National Survey of Adolescent to...

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Council to encourage school children to think if they are gay or transexual

Jul 18, 2016 by

by Mark Howarth and Alison Preuss, Daily Express: CHILDREN as young as five will be encouraged to think about whether they’re gay or transgender as part of the Named Person scheme. A new plan for primary school pupils tells them that it’s “a normal, healthy part of human life [to be] attracted to boys, girls or both”.“It takes time to figure out who we are sexually and to understand our gender identity. The important thing is to be true to how you feel at the time,” it adds. As part of a...

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