Marriage debate at the Oxford Union

Feb 11, 2016 by

By Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: Motion:  The State Should Not Recognise Marriage. The Oxford Union has now posted online the debate on Marriage in which I took part a few months ago. Here is my contribution. The whole debate is here. Jayne Ozanne’s contribution is here, Germaine Greer’s here      ...

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Sir Paul Coleridge on Victoria Derbyshire show this morning

Feb 8, 2016 by

From The Marriage Foundation: Watch Marriage Foundation’s Founder and Chairman Sir Paul Coleridge interview parents and children affected by family breakdown on Victoria Derbyshire show this Monday morning on BBC Two. The programme can be viewed here. (Scroll to around 9.15) We at Marriage Foundation take family breakdown seriously. Did you know that any child born today has only a 50/50 chance of being with both birth parents by the age of 15 and the annual cost of relationship breakdown in...

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Switzerland might be the next European country to protect marriage through its constitution

Feb 5, 2016 by

From Agenda Europe: On 28 February the Swiss electorate will have the opportunity to vote on a number of popular initiatives, among them one that wants to ensure that a new clause in the country’s Federal Constitution define marriage as a union between a man and a woman and protects it against fiscal discrimination. Currently Swiss law already defines marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman, albeit on the level of simple statutory law. Moreover, married couples in many cases...

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Civil partnerships for straight couples? Let’s just reform marriage completely

Jan 20, 2016 by

By Rupert Myers, Telegraph: Will the straight agenda stop at nothing? A man and a woman, Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfield, have just been given permission by the High Court to challenge the government’s refusal to allow them a civil partnership. It’s not immediately obvious why two straight people should want a civil partnership. On the other hand, it’s far from obvious why anyone would oppose such a thing. In a way, it’s an indication of how far we have come on...

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Carriage and horse

Jan 20, 2016 by

From The Economist: Births out of wedlock are becoming the norm. How should governments respond? BRITAIN is nearly there; America not far behind; France passed the milestone in 2007. As couples wait longer to marry, and fewer eventually do, the number of countries where more births are out of wedlock than in it has risen to more than 20. Rates across the OECD group of 34 mostly rich countries vary hugely, from 2% in Japan to 70% in Chile. But overall the average is 39%—more than five times...

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Our Bodies Proclaim the Gospel: Day Three

Jan 18, 2016 by

By Andrew Symes, Anglican Mainstream. After such a nourishing feast of teaching which illuminated both Scripture and the roots of the current crisis of sexual confusion that we are in as a culture, at the end of the Conference was I convinced by all of Christopher West’s conclusions? If I had been, then logically I would have had to respond to his implicit invitation to embrace Roman Catholicism. But more of that later! The final day of the conference, Saturday 16th January, began as usual...

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