The ECHR turns its guns on marriage

Feb 27, 2017 by

By  Andrew Tettenborn, TCW; Last week, as noted by Harry Benson, a silly and rather childish human rights complaint reached the Court of Appeal. The claimants were a heterosexual couple who didn’t fancy either marriage or simple shacking-up. Their claim? Denying them a third option of a civil...

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A fight for equality? No, it’s a plot to wipe out marriage

Feb 26, 2017 by

by Peter Hitchens, Mailonline: The campaign to get rid of marriage has not gone away. Civil partnerships for heterosexuals were not thrown out by the Appeal Court last week, only put off till later. They will come. In fact, after 20 years of New Labour government (some of it nominally Tory) we can...

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The Failure of Secular Arguments for Marriage

Feb 23, 2017 by

by P Andrew Sandlin: While Christians welcome specific secular arguments for marriage that contribute to sound public policy, our civilization can’t eventually avoid a head-on clash between Christian sexual ethics and non-Christian sexual ethics as they play themselves out in our culture. The...

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General Synod votes to retain marriage banns

Feb 14, 2017 by

The General Synod has rejected moves to end the legal requirement to read banns for couples intending to marry in church services. Members voted against a Private Member’s Motion brought by Rev Stephen Trott, from Peterborough Diocese, calling for draft legislation to be drawn up to transfer...

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Lone parents cause child poverty

Feb 14, 2017 by

by Kathy Gyngell, TCW: Sir Paul Coleridge’s devastating account of the decline of marriage and the inexorable rise of lone parenthood and cohabitation should give Mrs May’s ‘social reform’ team at Number Ten pause for thought. What’s crystal clear is that Britain’s rising level of illegitimacy – a...

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The Government must do more to support marriage

Feb 10, 2017 by

by Sir Paul Coleridge, Conservative Home: International Marriage Week runs from the 7th to 14th of February. This year is its 20th anniversary and Marriage Foundation is in charge of promoting it. Its purpose is to provide an annual focus on the importance to the family and society of marriage. It...

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