Scrapping adultery law ‘sad and reckless’

Oct 22, 2014 by

From The Christian Institute: Members of the Scottish Parliament have been handed a petition proposing that the existing law on adultery should be amended, in order to cater to same-sex couples. The legal definition on adultery has come into question following the introduction of same-sex marriage. One campaign group, Equality Network, which backed the campaign for same-sex marriage, is now pushing to scrap adultery altogether. ‘Sad and reckless’ But a pro-marriage group have hit back at the...

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Putting to Rest a Bad Argument: Marriage Law and Sex Discrimination

Oct 21, 2014 by

By Sherif Girgis, Public Discourse: The Supreme Court closely scrutinizes policies involving racial, sexual, and other “suspect” classifications. But unlike almost every other classification imaginable, marriage laws use a criterion necessarily linked to an inherently good social purpose that we didn’t just invent. This criterion isn’t truly suspect and shouldn’t get heightened scrutiny. When will the Supreme Court rule on marriage laws? While that question is debated, another brews beneath...

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Cardinal: Synod says no to ‘secular agenda’

Oct 17, 2014 by

Cardinal George Pell discusses the ongoing debate inside the synod on the family in the light of the recent furore.  

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Reasonable accommodation for conscience on marriage

Oct 10, 2014 by

Dear marriage supporter, C4M remains a voice for those who continue to believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. Your support is needed now as much as ever, as we ask all political parties to make a manifesto pledge to amend equality law to bring in a ‘conscience clause’. This is needed to prevent those who believe in traditional marriage having their beliefs further trampled on by the same-sex marriage lobby. Reasonable accommodation for conscience is needed now. Is that so...

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The Profound Injustice of Judge Posner on Marriage

Oct 9, 2014 by

By John Finnis, Public Discourse: The equality that demands same-sex marriage demands that all social recognition of the distinction between mothers and fathers—of the paternal and the maternal, the masculine and the feminine, and of the sexual identity of everyone as male or female—must be systematically expunged, to be replaced by the lies and seductions of “gender identities” on the ever more blurry rainbow spectrum. Judge Richard Posner’s opinion for the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals...

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Supreme Court on marriage; Synod on family

Oct 8, 2014 by

By Sheila Liaugminas, MercatorNet: Maybe it’s the vortex of the perfect storm. God knows, marriage and family, and therefore society, have been in crisis over these past years and that cultural breakdown has wrought great damage to individuals and societies. What are the factors behind it all? How do we get marriage right and serve the fundamental institution of the family on which a healthy and thriving culture is based? Competing views of both marriage and family have been going at it for...

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