Will Children of Gay Parents Sway the Supreme Court on Gay Marriage?

Feb 8, 2015 by

By Napp Nazworth, Christian Post: Justice Anthony Kennedy, the likely swing vote in the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming gay marriage decision, appeared to place a high value in how the Court will affect the children of gay parents. Some of those children are now telling Kennedy and the Court that redefining marriage to include same-sex couples is harmful for children. During oral arguments for the 2013 gay marriage case Hollingsworth vs. Perry, Kennedy asked, “there is an immediate...

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Resist or Accommodate Evil: There is No “Third Way”

Jan 27, 2015 by

by Jeffery J Ventrella, Public Discourse: When conscience flirts with the idea of accommodating an unjust law, it must politely, yet firmly, reject the sirens of seduction. Writings often trigger defining moments in moral history. The Decalogue prescribed the pattern for living an ordered life for a newly freed people, the Edict of Milan set forth an official policy protecting religious liberty, Magna Charta provided political guarantees for religious expression, and the Declaration of...

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Timeline: Church attacks on the state

Jan 15, 2015 by

By Laurence Dodds, Telegraph: Britain’s two most senior Church of England clerics have launched an astonishing attack on the state of Britain under the Coalition – but it’s hardly the first time. Since David Cameron became Prime Minister in 2010, issues such as gay marriage, food banks and benefit cuts have repeatedly driven a wedge between Church and State. Read on to see just how deep the rift has become. Read here...

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Losing liberty in California and New Jersey: The Case of Minors with Unwanted Same-Sex Attractions

Dec 18, 2014 by

By Christopher H Rosik and David Pickup, Christian Post: With the Supreme Court’s June decision to not review the law this session, California Senate Bill 1172 has gone into effect. It joins a similar law in New Jersey that is currently working its way up the court system on appeal. The California law subjects every licensed mental health professional in California to disciplinary action and potential loss of licensure if they are found to have attempted to assist a minor client in the...

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Cohabitation Rights Bill goes to Committee stage

Dec 15, 2014 by

From Family Law Week: Resolution welcomes Bill’s progress but calls for greater reform The Cohabitation Rights Bill, introduced by Lords Marks, has had its second reading in the House of Lords and passed through to Committee stage. Resolution, strong supporters of the movement to give cohabiting couples better legal protection, welcomes Lord Marks’ proposals and the progress of the Bill as important first steps towards cohabitation law reform, but argues that reform needs to be taken...

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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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