EU votes for action over Hungary’s anti-LGBT law

Jul 10, 2021 by

from BBC News: The European Parliament has voted in favour of urgent legal action over Hungary’s new law banning the depiction of homosexuality to under-18s. The new legislation breached “EU values, principles and law”, MEPs said. The parliament added that the law was “another intentional and premeditated example of the gradual dismantling of fundamental rights in Hungary”. Prime Minister Viktor Orban insists school policy is a matter for Hungary, not...

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Minimum legal age to get married set to rise to 18

Jun 12, 2021 by

from The Times: […]  The minimum legal age to get married is set to be raised to 18 in an attempt to combat forced unions. At present people aged 16 are allowed to marry with their parents’ consent. Campaigners have long said that the status quo facilitates sexual abuse when women are forced into marriages. Sajid Javid, the former chancellor, is introducing a private member’s bill next week that will make it illegal for anyone to marry below the age of 18. Justice ministers have...

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Where Communism Fell, Christianity Flourishes

May 15, 2017 by

by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post: Christianity across Central and Eastern Europe continues grow and flourish a quarter of a century after the fall of the Soviet Union and atheistic Communist regimes, a Pew Research Center survey has said. The major survey, released on Wednesday, found that despite deliberate suppression of religious worship and the promotion of atheism by Communist regimes, today, solid majorities across much of the region say they believe in God, and identify with a Christian...

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Doctors who won’t carry out abortions ‘are not promoted’

Jul 21, 2016 by

by Simon Caldwell, Mailonline: Doctors who refuse to take part in abortions are suffering increasingly from harassment and discrimination at work, the British Medical Association has told MPs. Healthcare professionals are complaining to the union that they faced a glass ceiling and were denied promotion if they objected to abortions, a report reveals today. The parliamentary inquiry also found that staff were under ‘widespread and increasing pressure’ to participate in abortions....

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Unnecessary and Inappropriate Constitutional Conflict in North Carolina

May 13, 2016 by

by Robert McFarland, Public Discourse: If the federal government, via the interpretive activity of one of its executive departments, can issue mandates to the states regarding bathrooms, it is hard to imagine an area of local governance shielded from federal scrutiny. On May 4, 2016, a deputy assistant attorney general of the United States mailed a demand letter to the governor of North Carolina instructing him to “not comply with or implement” North Carolina law. This letter represents the...

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Mennonite pastor heads to prison for helping former lesbian

Feb 3, 2016 by

From OneNewsNow: A Mennonite pastor who was convicted of helping a former Vermont woman flee the country rather than share custody of her child with her former same-sex partner has been ordered to prison. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York issued a mandate Monday upholding the conviction of Kenneth Miller, of Stuarts Draft, Virginia, for his role in helping Lisa Miller flee the country in 2009 with her daughter Isabella. The Millers are not related. On Tuesday, U.S. District...

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