Disparate bedfellows: same-sex marriage and human rights

Apr 22, 2014 by

Barend Vlaardingerbroek, MercatorNet The claim that same-sex marriage is a basic human right finds no support in international human rights declarations. The acceptance that SSM is a basic human right has spread like wildfire across the western world. – Irish Examiner, 6 February 2014   So it would appear. The argument with which we are all familiar is that marriage is a universal human right, and it is accordingly arbitrary and discriminatory to disallow two people of the same sex...

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The Dilution of the Family in Human Rights

Apr 1, 2014 by

From Zenit Comments on Vallianatos and Other ECHR Cases on 'Family Life': Reinforcing the State's Hold Over Society in Exchange for the Promise of Greater Freedom for Individuals. In the decision of Vallianatos and others v. Greece (No. 29381/09 and 32684/09) delivered on 7th November 2013, the European Court of Human Rights (the Court) considered that two adult men living separately should benefit from the protection granted to families in the particular case where they maintained...

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Rights and Responsibilities

Mar 9, 2014 by

By Vic van den Burgh Heard today how some clergy were becoming members of Unison (the union) so that they have support for them in what they obviously perceive will be a battle over their rights. A few days back I chatted to a member of the clergy who was telling me about all their rights and how the church needs to understand and respect them . . . or else! Often meet with members of church and and other organisations who are all too ready to tell me about their rights and what 'they...

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Cardinal Turkson on Human Rights

Mar 6, 2014 by

Address given by Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace,to a conference on human rights. The conference was in Bratislava, organized by the Slovakian bishops' conference. Many people speak of human rights. Very rightly, they refer to their violations. Very rightly, they proclaim that human rights must be protected. Very rightly, they advocate that human rights must be promoted. Yet what are the human rights we are talking about? … The first...

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Obama Team Tries to Scrap Parts of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Feb 28, 2014 by

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D., C-Fam Angry over not getting a same-sex-friendly definition of the family into a new UN document, the Obama Administration tried to delete language agreed upon by the founders of the UN and repeated in documents since then. Regularly contentious in recent decades, the family has been a diplomatic football with one side eager to recognize “diverse forms of the family” while the other holds on to the understanding that the family is the “natural and...

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Comments on speech by Geraint Davies MP at 'Setting Love in Order' conference

Jan 19, 2014 by

  Read UK Christians Oppose Ban on Ex-Gay Therapy; Attack 'Coercive' Homosexual 'Ideology' by Tyler O'Neil, Christian Post Geraint Davies' speech at the opening of the conference may be seen here Read 'Beyond Critique – When Ideology Replaces Science' here Trying to make sense of Core Issues Trust ideas by Colin Coward, Changing...

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