‘Kids can’t understand consent’ – Dr Julie Maxwell interview

May 11, 2021 by

from Coalition for Marriage: The importance of consent is undermined if children can’t understand what they’re consenting to. That was the view of community paediatrician Dr Julie Maxwell when I caught up with her recently. Listen to our fascinating discussion on the benefits of teaching real marriage principles to kids: In a wide-ranging conversation, Dr Maxwell covers the medical significance of the parent-child biological connection, and growing up in a stable environment. She warns...

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Press use opposition to same-sex marriage as a stick to beat politicians with

May 8, 2021 by

by Colin Hart, Coalition for Marriage: Opposition to same-sex marriage has become something of a stick to beat people with. This disturbing and illiberal trend was on clear display last week, when Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross was lambasted by the press ahead of this week’s Holyrood election for having opposed same-sex marriage back in 2014. The attack was made more bizarre by the fact that Ross has since changed his mind on the issue. It suggests that supporting traditional...

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Marriage certificate to include mothers’ names in England and Wales

May 4, 2021 by

by Katie Wright, BBC News: Mothers of brides and grooms in England and Wales will now be added to marriage certificates for the first time. Until now, the document only included the names of the fathers of the couple, but a change to the Marriage Act means both parents will be included. The Home Office said the move would “correct a historic anomaly”. Marriages will also be recorded electronically, rather than written in a registry book, as part of the biggest changes to the system...

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Hungary shows what effective family policy can look like

Apr 30, 2021 by

by Harry Benson, Marriage Foundation: I recently interviewed Hungary families minister Katalin Novak to find out why their marriage rates have soared by 72% in just five years. Her answer is that Hungary has given clear financial incentives and public support for marriage since 2015. Contrast this with UK family policy that pays couples £250 to get married but £10,000 if they don’t.  Marriage rates are showing clear signs of levelling off across Europe. My analysis of Eurostat data shows that...

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Cancel culture comes after famed atheist Richard Dawkins

Apr 23, 2021 by

By Jonathon Van Maren, LifeSite: The radicalism of young progressives is jarring to the elderly liberals who did the hard work of clearing God and Christianity out of the way, mainstreaming the redefinition of marriage, and championing abortion. The culture wars of the 2020s are creating some strange bedfellows. J.K. Rowling, the author of a series of books Christian parents treated with healthy suspicion, has come out against the trans ideologues along with a litany of other beleaguered...

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Threatened for researching real marriage – Interview with Patricia Morgan

Apr 20, 2021 by

from Coalition for Marriage: Author Patricia Morgan speaks about how, after publishing her research-focused book The Marriage Files, she received death threats. You can listen to her talk more with me about her life and work here: Having written for national newspapers on “politically incorrect areas that maybe are not investigated enough”, Patricia went on to work with the Centre for Policy Studies, and the Institute of Economic Affairs, around family related research and policy matters....

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