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A woman raised by a lesbian couple has written an open letter to a US Supreme Court judge urging him not to redefine marriage. The Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether or not same-sex marriage is a constitutional right in June. Katy Faust, a blogger and mother of four wrote: “You don’t hear much from us because, as far as the media are concerned, it’s impossible that we could both love our gay parent(s) and oppose gay marriage. Many are of the opinion I should not exist. But I do,...

A top British University is censoring pro-traditional marriage views, according to reports of a picture of the former Archbishop of Canterbury being removed because he opposes gay marriage. Lord Carey has responded by warning that free speech is under “exceptional attack”, after an LGBT group leader at King’s College London said refreshing a line up of former students outside the university would mean removing his picture and including “minorities”. The student newspaper at King’s...

A couple who believe marriage has “sexist trappings” have been granted permission to continue their legal bid for heterosexual civil partnerships. Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld want the Government to go back on its decision last year to reject such unions. Mrs Justice Elisabeth Laing has granted permission for the case to proceed, and ruled that the couple should have their costs limited if they lose the case. C4M has previously warned that civil partnerships for heterosexual couples...

The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has written to its congregations ahead of the General Election to affirm its support for traditional marriage and to encourage people to vote for candidates who support it too. The letter states that marriage is “founded on a loving and faithful relationship between a man and a woman” and describes it as the “basic building block of society” which “provides stability for the nurturing and education of children”. It continues: “Society...

A political science professor in the United States has been suspended for supporting a student’s right to oppose same-sex marriage. Prof McAdams, of Marquette University in Wisconsin, raised objections after reports that a teaching assistant had told one of her students that opposition to gay marriage is ‘offensive speech’. After writing a blog criticising the assistant’s actions, Professor McAdams was suspended with pay. In the blog, Prof McAdams wrote that the teaching assistant was...

In an article published in the Irish Times, distinguished journalist and author Bruce Arnold eloquently argues why the unique and precious nature of marriage means the Republic of Ireland should vote against redefining it. Ahead of the referendum, expected on 22 May, Arnold uses his own life experiences, the effects on the law, and society itself to explain why same-sex marriage is wrong. He says the difference between a ‘union’ and a ‘marriage’ is the “dilemma” at the heart of...

C4M is 3 today

Posted on 20th, February 2015

Coalition for Marriage is three years old today! When we began back in 2012 it was to promote and defend traditional marriage in response to the Government’s plans to redefine marriage. Only a few years before it would have been difficult to imagine the need for such a defence. The definition of marriage as “the voluntary union for life, of one man and one woman, to the exclusion of all others” was one that had stood the test of time. Marriage has been, and still is, the most...

Ireland is in danger of “groupthink” over the issue of same-sex marriage, a Roman Catholic Bishop has warned. Ahead of May’s referendum on redefining marriage, Bishop Denis Nulty said that Irish people could easily think that “we are the last place on the planet to legalise same-sex marriage” when actually only “18 out of 193 nations” have done so. He said if you look at the Irish Parliament or the media “there’s a danger of groupthink”. “Marriage has always recognised...

Could this be the best-kept secret around? Italy has successfully fought off mounting pressure from campaigners to redefine marriage in the nation. Last week same-sex marriage was rejected by the Italy’s highest appeals court. But don’t be surprised if you missed the news as there was very little coverage in the press. The top court, known as the Cassation Court, justified its decision by maintaining that there was nothing in the country’s constitution to require the Government to...

‘Politician obscures truth’ isn’t much of a headline, but when that politician is the man now in the Oval Office and that truth is about marriage, then it’s worth paying attention. According to David Axelrod, the President’s former strategist who now advises the Labour Party, Barack Obama told voters he believed marriage was between one man and one woman, when actually he didn’t. The comments come in Axelrod’s book – Believer: My Forty Years in Politics – where he...

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