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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Finally, a judge votes for democracy

Nov 7, 2014 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: Same-sex marriage is headed for the US Supreme Court. Justice Ruth Ginsberg is reported to have said that the Court would be in no rush to decide the issue unless there was a clear division among the courts of appeals. Now there is. In a two to one decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati yesterday overturned lower-court rulings in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee which had declared that bans on same-sex marriage violated the...

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The queer case of the gay cake

Nov 7, 2014 by

By Peter Ould, via Cranmer: [...]  The most important fact to establish, first of all, is that gay marriage does not exist in Northern Ireland, and this is vital for discerning what the ruling should be. Given that gay marriage does not exist in Northern Ireland, you cannot discriminate against someone on the grounds that they are or are not in a same-sex marriage. Further, because gay marriage has been voted down by the Northern Ireland Assembly, and because a recent ECtHR ruling states...

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Why we must support marriage

Oct 31, 2014 by

By Iain Duncan Smith: The Britain that all of us love is not made up of individuals. It is made up of neighbourhoods, communities – and above all, families. No man, woman, or child is an island. And yet, for too long, Government policy has seen it that way. The tendency has been to look at individuals, and to try and solve the individual problems they face. Too rarely did anyone consider the family as a whole. As a result, while Government might have treated the symptoms of poverty and...

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