Support for same-sex marriage has leaps after change in law

May 24, 2015 by

By John Bingham, Telegraph: Support for same-sex marriage has leapt sharply since changes to the law allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed in mainland Britain, research shows. Analysis seen by The Sunday Telegraph of data gathered for the British Social Attitudes survey, the biggest and longest-running barometer of public opinion of its kind, shows that the proportion of the population that “strongly” supports same-sex marriage leapt by a fifth in a year after the law was changed. It...

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Gay marriage will split the Catholic Church

May 24, 2015 by

By Damian Thompson, Spectator: Ireland, for so long the most overtly Catholic state in Western Europe, has voted for gay marriage by a stupendous margin – 62 per cent. Never before has a country legalised the practice by popular vote. It would be naive to ask: how could this happen? Hatred of the Church is one of the central features of modern Ireland, thanks not only to the paedophile scandals but also to the joyless quasi-Jansenist character of the Irish Church, which was handed complete...

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Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum 22 May (with further updates)

May 23, 2015 by

Anglican Mainstream Comment: This is a sad day for all who have campaigned and prayed for Ireland to hold the line on keeping the definition of marriage as an exclusive covenant between a man and a woman for life. The result is not a surprise, because of orchestrated cultural change, huge disparity in resources between the Yes campaign (backed by government, media and American dollars ), and the aggressive vilification of any individuals courageous enough to speak up for historic sexual...

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Ireland’s road to serfdom

May 23, 2015 by

by Benjamin Harris-Quinney, Breitbart: Two supposedly landmark political events have occurred on the island of Ireland this week. Both were greeted with an element of surprise and excitement and were hailed as great victories for the “progressive movement”, both were inevitable. The referendum in which Ireland supported Same Sex Marriage and a departure with Catholicism was not today, it was in 2009, when Irish people voted to ratify the Lisbon Treaty. They had to vote for a second time of...

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Irish gay marriage referendum: Yes campaign claims overwhelming victory

May 23, 2015 by

By Rosa Prince and Colin Freeman, Telegraph: The people of Ireland are waiting to find out the results of a historic referendum on the introduction of gay marriage, with Yes campaigners claiming an overwhelming. Turn-out has been high, and crowds and political leaders gathered at Dublin Castle have been singing all You Need Is Love as they await formal confirmation of victory for the yes campaign. Irish people from around the world travelled home to take part in the referendum, which came only...

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Serious questions about whether Irish referendum is “free and fair”

May 21, 2015 by

European Dignity Watch, a group of MEP’s, have written an open letter to the President of the European Parliament which should give cause for concern to all who value democracy and fairness: Dear Mr President, As you might be aware of, the Irish citizens will vote this Friday 22 May in a referendum aimed at amending the Irish Constitution so as to redefine marriage as being between any two persons, regardless of their sex. Unfortunately, a climate of fear and intimidation has pervaded...

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