Church of England shuns gay wedding canon Jeremy Pemberton row

Aug 5, 2014 by

From BBC News: The Church of England has said it will not intervene in the case of the first gay British clergyman to marry. Following the ceremony in April, Jeremy Pemberton had his permission to work as a priest in Nottinghamshire revoked. This led to the offer of a chaplaincy with the NHS being withdrawn – although he is still holds a licence and has a similar job in Lincolnshire. The church, which does not accept gay marriage, said each diocese was responsible for its own decisions....

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Gay wedding canon Jeremy Pemberton has NHS job offer withdrawn

Aug 3, 2014 by

From BBC News: The first gay British clergyman to marry a same-sex partner has had an NHS job offer withdrawn because a bishop will not give the licence needed. Jeremy Pemberton currently works as an NHS chaplain in Lincolnshire, but has been blocked from taking a new job with the NHS in Nottinghamshire. He was also told he could not work as a priest in Nottinghamshire after hemarried his partner in April. His case was raised in the House of Lords earlier this week. Continue reading the main...

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Appeals court creates ‘right to marry by everyone and to anyone’ in Virginia: dissent

Jul 29, 2014 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite: [...]  Virginia voters adopted a constitutional marriage protection amendment, defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman, in 2006 with 57 percent of the vote. Judge Floyd blamed the state’s decision not to elevate gay unions to the level of traditional marriages on the majority’s “inertia and apprehension.” In his dissent, Judge Paul V. Niemeyer, a Reagan appointee, called the majority ruling “fundamentally flawed,” saying his colleagues...

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Why Cameron promoted anti-gay marriage MPs during reshuffle

Jul 27, 2014 by

by Jane Merrick, Independent: 43 per cent of those promoted by the Prime Minister voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill last year. David Cameron promoted a string of MPs who voted against same-sex marriage in an apparent attempt to stem the mass desertion of Tory grassroots members over the issue, new research shows. Analysis of the Conservative associations accounts, published by the Electoral Commission, shows a revolt over gay marriage was one of the major reasons why local...

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European Human Rights Court: No right to same-sex marriage

Jul 26, 2014 by

By Austin Ruse, Breitbart: The highest human rights court in Europe has told European LGBTs that they have no human right to same-sex marriage, in a case that also shows how complicated sexual and marital norms have become in this new transsexual world. The case arose after a man in Finland, who was married with a child, decided he wanted to live as a woman. After a sex-change operation, he attempted to change his governmental “male identity number” to a female one. He was turned...

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European Court: Gay Marriage is not a Human Right

Jul 25, 2014 by

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., C-Fam: The highest human rights court in Europe shattered hopes that it would judicially impose same-sex marriage when it told a male to female transsexual and his wife that a civil union should be good enough for them. European human rights law does not require countries to “grant access to marriage to same-sex couples,” according to a judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in a case that tests the remote boundaries of possibility in law and fact. The...

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