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Britain’s national interests are being put at risk by senior politicians and civil servants in order to push a same-sex marriage agenda, no matter the cost. This month alone, we have seen: Theresa May putting the constitution at risk: the Prime Minister voiced support for the introduction of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, interfering with the constitutional settlement which devolves the issue to the Assembly (link here). In a separate article, she told the Church of England to...


Swedish church ministers have been told they cannot “refuse to marry same-sex couples”. The country’s Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, made the comments during a recent wide-ranging interview. Marriage was redefined in the country in 2009. The Church of Sweden’s official stance is that “no priest should be obliged to officiate at the wedding of a same-sex couple.” But motions do state that the Church offers both heterosexual and same-sex marriage ceremonies. The interview is...

Germany legalises same-sex marriage

Posted on 30th, June 2017


Today, Germany’s parliament voted to legalise same-sex marriage. In a free vote, politicians decided by 393 votes to 226 to change the country’s legal code, redefining marriage as a union “entered into for life by two people of different or the same sex”. Same-sex couples have previously only been able to enter a civil union. Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, voted against the change, citing her personal belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. The law change is likely...


Plans to re-define marriage have been rejected in Lithuania. Politicians in the Lithuanian parliament struck down plans to introduce same-sex marriage by 59 votes to 29, with 20 abstentions. Vytautas Sinica, a political scientist at the country’s largest university, Vilnius University, said: “According to polls, more than 80 percent of Lithuanians are clearly against any form of same-sex partnership”. He described the vote as a “landslide decision” and an “inspiring turn...


The first ever ‘polyamorous family’ has been legally recognised in Colombia after three men were ‘married’ in a ceremony in Medellín. The men then signed legal papers with a solicitor, and released a video to Colombian media. Victor Hugo Prada, one of the three, said in the video: “We wanted to validate our household… and our rights, because we had no solid legal basis establishing us as a family.” Same-sex marriage was legalised in Colombia last year, the fourth...


On this day in 2012, 500,000 signatures were handed to the Home Office and 10 Downing Street. Sadly the Government ignored all these – and the 160,000 plus that followed – and pressed on regardless. The petition was handed in by a newly-married couple alongside MPs and representatives of the Coalition for Marriage: Colin Hart and Dr Sharon James. It was submitted as part of the Home Office consultation on changing the meaning of marriage. Sadly, following the hand-in the couple involved...


More than 3 million people in Romania have signed a petition for their constitution to enshrine that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. Romania’s Coalition for Family launched a petition in 2016 calling for the constitution to state that: “the family is founded on the freely consented marriage between a man and a woman, their equality, and the right and duty of parents to ensure the upbringing, education, and instruction of children.” Romanian lawmakers in the Chamber of...


Northern Irish bakers who were sued for refusing to decorate a cake with a pro same-sex marriage campaign slogan will appear before the UK Supreme Court, it has been announced. The McArthur family, who own and run Ashers Baking Company, have been dragged through the courts by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. The family politely declined to decorate the cake because they said they could not endorse a message which goes against their sincere beliefs about marriage. Speaking after the...


David Cameron may have left power months ago, but his legacy lives on. The BBC has been trumpeting same-sex weddings being carried out at British consulates in Australia which are not valid under Australian law. There have apparently already been over 30 in the capital, Canberra. The UK High Commission in Australia is without doubt acting in defiance of Australia’s Parliament, which continues to reject the redefinition of marriage. This offensive attempt to meddle with Australian democracy...


The well-known author and academic Jeanette Winterson has called for fixed-term marriages. Professor Winterson entered a same-sex marriage in 2015 with Susie Orbach, despite being initially “unsure about gay marriage” because of its association with “heterosexual, patriarchal norms”. Jeanette Winterson is now seeking to further redefine marriage by throwing overboard the idea of lifelong commitment, asking: “why not discuss fixed-term contracts? … A fixed term might allow both...

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