General Election 2015: Lib Dems pledge global same-sex marriage rights

Mar 26, 2015 by

By Oliver Wright, Guardian: British embassies around the world would be given the power to perform same-sex marriages – even if one partner was not a British citizen, under proposals to be included in the Liberal Democrat manifesto. In an attempt to appeal to LGBT voters who have deserted the party since it joined the Coalition, the Liberal Democrats will attempt to put gay equality at the heart of their election campaign. This will include a policy pledge that, under a Government including...

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The Best Reason I’m Wrong On Gay Marriage

Mar 25, 2015 by

From The Federalist: Several conservatives on both sides of the gay marriage debate reveal the argument for the other side that keeps them up at night. In advance of the Supreme Court’s consideration of the gay marriage issue, we asked five people on the Right with differing views on gay marriage to share doubts or misgivings they have about their own position. On an issue where so many people are sure of the rightness of their views, what’s the one thing that gives you pause? Here’s what they...

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The rise of ‘cosmopolitan’ politics

Mar 24, 2015 by

By Jeremy Cliffe, BBC: The rise of UKIP heralds the emergence of a new divide in British politics, with cosmopolitan voters on one side and non-cosmopolitan ones on the other, argues Jeremy Cliffe. We hear a lot about UKIP these days. The party stole the show at the local and European elections last year, then again in the autumn when it lured two Conservative MPs to defect. In the past weeks alone there have been three much-discussed television programmes about the party: “Meet the...

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Alan Craig responds to Eric Pickles’ same-sex ‘marriage’ turnaround

Mar 19, 2015 by

From Christian Concern: Alan Craig from ‘Because Children Matter’ responds to Eric Pickles’ same-sex ‘marriage’ turnaround, on LBC radio. Listen here    

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Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting

Mar 17, 2015 by

By Heather Barwick, The Federalist: I loved my mom’s partner, but another mom could never have replaced the father I lost. Gay community, I am your daughter. My mom raised me with her same-sex partner back in the ’80s and ’90s. She and my dad were married for a little while. She knew she was gay before they got married, but things were different back then. That’s how I got here. It was complicated as you can imagine. She left him when I was two or three because she wanted a chance to be happy...

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What you need to know about marriage and the US Supreme Court

Mar 12, 2015 by

By Caitlin Thomas, Daily Signal: Does the Constitution require the government to recognize same-sex marriages? With the Supreme Court set to hear arguments this term on cases about same-sex marriage, it’s a pressing question. In February, Ryan T. Anderson, the William E. Simon fellow at The Heritage Foundation, spoke to students and faculty at The Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio about the upcoming Supreme Court decision on whether state marriage laws defining marriage as the...

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