Marriage Debate: How SSM leads to 'special rights'

May 5, 2008 by

From IMAPP I’ve been corresponding with some people who complained to me that people like myself who want to keep the present definition of marriage are abridging their rights. I’ve been responding that same-sex marriage advocates are actually the ones limiting people’s rights. In Boston, if your church has a deeply held moral belief that children need both a mother and a father, and you want to help parents adopt, you are required to either violate your principles or to stop...

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Gay marriage does not work – men are just too predatory, says Pete Burns

May 4, 2008 by

From The Daily Mail When he flashed his engagement ring on the sofa with Richard and Judy, pop star Pete Burns told of his happiness at the prospect of becoming the latest celebrity to marry his male partner. But now, just ten months after the big day, the singer has split from Michael Simpson, saying civil partnerships do not work and that he was happier being married to a woman. Burns, 49, who was wed to stylist Lynne Corlett for 28 years, said gay relationships were a "commercial...

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Archbishop Peter Jensen discusses same-sex law changes

May 1, 2008 by

From The World Today Reporter: Ashley Hall ELEANOR HALL: The Archbishop of the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church, Dr Peter Jensen, is one of the country’s most vocal opponents of gay marriage. A short time ago I asked him for his reaction to the Federal Government’s plans. PETER JENSEN: Well first of all we welcome the Government’s clear and firm determination to make sure that what ever happens this is not about marriage. And I think that’s been made very clear and...

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Marriage and the Family: Elderly sisters told they can't have the same tax rights as gays

Apr 30, 2008 by

Joyce and Sybil Burden may have to sell their home. 29 April 2008, Christian Institute  Two elderly sisters have lost their battle to enjoy the same tax benefits as same-sex couples who register for civil partnerships. Joyce Burden, 90, and her sister Sybil, 82, have lived together in the same house for years, caring for older family members and now for one another. Concerned that when one of them dies the other will have to sell the house to cover inheritance duties, the sisters have...

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Archbishop Jensen welcomes Federal Government’s no on ‘gay marriage’

Apr 30, 2008 by

The Anglican Archbishop of Sydney, Dr Peter Jensen, has welcomed the Federal Government’s clear statement on same-sex relationships – which promises there will be no ‘homosexual marriage’ – and the accompanying changes to 100 federal laws regarding superannuation and other benefits. “We welcome the Government’s clear and firm determination to make sure that whatever happens this is not about marriage. Marriage is between a man and a woman and it is...

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Was Canadian same-sex marriage a mistake?

Apr 17, 2008 by

Michael Coren on Canada’s biggest mistake: Gay marriage For National Post What makes the national mistake of legalizing same-sex marriage unique in Canadian history is that to even discuss the issue is considered by many, particularly our elites, to be at the very least in extraordinarily bad taste. Although this is a valid and vital debate about social policy, anyone critiquing the status quo is likely to be marginalized as hateful, extreme or simply mad. Social conservatives...

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