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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A Sad Milestone for Marriage and Morality

Oct 7, 2014 by

By Albert Mohler: A giant milestone in the moral revolution passed today when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down every single appeal from several states on the issue of same-sex marriage. This decision not to take at least one case under consideration stunned both sides in the same-sex marriage battle. Last weekend’s edition of USA Today featured a front-page story that declared the virtual certainty that the Court would take at least one of the cases and declared same-sex marriage to be “a...

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What Does Today’s SCOTUS Decision Mean?

Oct 7, 2014 by

By Joseph Backholm, FPI: In a surprising move announced this morning, the United States Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of five separate decisions in which judges ruled that Constitutional Amendments defining marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman are unconstitutional. The Supreme Court did not affirm the lower court decisions, but by virtue of not hearing the appeal, the decisions from Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana will stand. This decision, however,...

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