The green light for all couples to marry

Dec 10, 2014 by

By Nicky Morgan & Nick Boles, Pink News: For many, there is nothing particularly momentous about today. It is Wednesday. There are 15 days left until Christmas. It is also the 146th anniversary of the traffic light. However, today is an important day in our country’s proud history of supporting equality before the law. Spring of this year saw a seminal moment when the first marriages of same sex couples took place; today we complete another piece of the jigsaw by allowing same-sex couples...

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Gay marriage and the death of freedom

Dec 9, 2014 by

By Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: Rather than striking a blow for individual liberties, the dogma of gay marriage is stifling them. Has there ever been a sweeter-sounding, more goosebump-inducing phrase than ‘Freedom to marry’? Everyone likes freedom (even illiberal politicians pay lip service to liberty), and who doesn’t love a good wedding? Marry these two things together (pun intended) and you end up with an endorphin-releasing buzzphrase that will make anyone grin wildly. So it has been...

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Gay marriage and the death of freedom

Dec 5, 2014 by

By Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: Rather than striking a blow for individual liberties, the dogma of gay marriage is stifling them. Has there ever been a sweeter-sounding, more goosebump-inducing phrase than ‘Freedom to marry’? Everyone likes freedom (even illiberal politicians pay lip service to liberty), and who doesn’t love a good wedding? Marry these two things together (pun intended) and you end up with an endorphin-releasing buzzphrase that will make anyone grin wildly. So it has been...

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Gay Marriage Acceptance by Finnish Lutheran Archbishop Prompts Mass Resignations From Church

Dec 1, 2014 by

By Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post: As many as 7,800 people have resigned from the Lutheran Church in Finland since the parliament approved a law legalizing same-sex marriages on Friday, which was backed by Kari Mäkinen, the Archbishop of Turku and Finland. Mäkinen reportedly said that he was “rejoiced” by the passage of the law, YLE News reported on Sunday. “I know how much this day means for rainbow people, their loved ones and many others. I rejoice with my whole heart for...

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More Perfect Union? Another view

Nov 30, 2014 by

from Ian Paul, Psephizo: Here follows a really clear and careful review of Alan Wilson’s More Perfect Union? by Martin Davie. Martin was for several years Theological Secretary of the Council for Christian Unity of the Church of England and Theological Consultant to the House of Bishops. He offers a comprehensive analysis, and his comments on the nature of marriage, and whether this is a matter of theological ‘indifference’ are particularly important. Because it is longer than my usual blog...

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Australian Liberals set to decide on gay marriage conscience vote

Nov 25, 2014 by

By Patricia Karvelas, The Australian: THE Coalition partyroom will be forced to consider changing its position on gay marriage and allow a conscience vote after Liberal Democratic Party Senator David Leyonhjelm introduces a bill putting the issue squarely on the national agenda. The bill to be introduced tomorrow means the Liberal party room will soon decide whether to allow their members a conscience vote, fulfilling an election promise of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s to leave it up to the...

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