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The Government has backed the alarming idea of introducing an ‘Equality Oath’ for everyone who holds public office. This could include school governors, civil servants, people working in the NHS and councillors. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid is supporting the oath as part of the Government’s ‘British values’ drive. He believes those who do not accept the Government’s narrow definition of these values will “struggle to play a positive role in British life”. The draconian...

Same-sex marriage ruled out in Poland

Posted on 27th, January 2017


Pro-gay lobby groups will not force Poland to redefine marriage, its President has said. President Andrzej Duda insists that marriage shall remain between a man and a women and his party would not “water down this clause and open interpretation that marriage could also include other genders”. “I unequivocally repeat: marriage in accordance with the Polish Constitution is a union between a man and a woman”, he said. The President was responding to a question asked by Polish broadcaster...


Dame Louise Casey has labelled church schools supportive of traditional marriage as ‘homophobic’. She even likened them to the extremism exposed by the Trojan Horse scandal in Birmingham. The Government’s integration tsar told a House of Commons select committee that the issues raised by Trojan Horse were “not okay”. She then added, “the same way it is not okay for Catholic schools to be homophobic and anti-gay marriage”. Casey then went on to accuse those opponents of gay...


Lord Carey’s portrait at a London university has been removed – apparently all because he has the temerity to support marriage between a man and a woman. It was in 2012 that the former Archbishop of Canterbury took part in a rousing Coalition for Marriage event at the Conservative Party conference. There he accused ministers of plundering the institution of marriage for political motives. And now, after the Government rejected the views of 669,444 people who signed our petition and...


Business owners and shopkeepers who decline orders on conscience grounds should not face legal action, says a new survey. Nearly seven in ten back right of businesses to follow their beliefs. More than six in ten believe it was wrong to take Ashers Baking Company to court. Young most likely to back court action. Public sector employees generally more likely to back court action. Business owners and shopkeepers who decline orders on conscience grounds should not face legal action, says...

Same-sex marriage rejected in Mexico

Posted on 17th, November 2016


Plans to re-define marriage have been struck down in Mexico. Same-sex marriage is currently allowed in Mexico City and several other states, but President Enrique Pena Nieto wanted it to be legalised nationwide. His proposals were rejected by 19 votes to 8 in Mexico’s Lower House. Edgar Castillo Martinez, Chairman of the Commission on Constitutional Matters, said the outcome means that the matter is now “totally and definitely concluded”. The attempt to undermine marriage had sparked...


The Bill advocating a public vote on redefining marriage in Australia has been blocked. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had intended to hold a plebiscite in February 2017 but on Monday the Bill was rejected in the Senate by 33 votes to 29. Campaigners against same-sex marriage responded by calling on politicians to now focus on other issues. Australian political analyst Nick Economou said: “There has been an excessive preoccupation with a small number of social-policy issues. Maybe the...


Former Tory Minister Ann Widdecombe has spoken out in support of Ashers Baking Company, after last month’s disappointing ruling on the so-called ‘gay cake case’. Writing in her regular column for The Daily Express, Widdecombe said the ruling against the McArthur family, who own Ashers, was a “legal nonsense”. She said that the family would have provided another cake for customer Gareth Lee but they could not aid the promotion of his campaign in favour of same-sex...

Ashers bakery loses appeal

Posted on 26th, October 2016


The Court of Appeal in Belfast ruled against Ashers Baking Company yesterday. This sad news is a significant blow to freedom of speech. In this well-known case the McArthur family, who own Ashers, declined to produce a campaign cake with the slogan “Support Gay Marriage” because of their belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. The case against them was brought by the taxpayer-funded Northern Ireland Equality Commission. Judges at the Court of Appeal have decided that the...


The outcome of the widely-reported ‘gay cake’ case will be known on Monday 24 October, when judges hand down their decision at the Court of Appeal in Belfast. Ashers Baking Company were taken to court by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, for refusing to decorate a cake bearing the slogan ‘support same-sex marriage’. In 2015, Judge Isobel Brownlie ruled that the bakery had broken the law and discriminated against customer Gareth Lee. The McArthur family strongly contest this...

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