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This week, Ashers Baking Company mount their appeal against a Belfast court’s decision to fine them for refusing to promote same-sex marriage. Ashers was taken to court by the taxpayer-funded Equality Commission for Northern Ireland because it turned down an order for a cake with a pro-gay marriage campaign slogan. The owners of the bakery, the McArthur family, are appealing the decision saying: “We continue to insist that we have done nothing wrong as we have discriminated against no...


The Government is planning to send schools’ regulator Ofsted into voluntary groups up and down the country to enforce vague ‘British values’. Given Ofsted’s past record, C4M is concerned that this could severely impact the freedom to talk to young people about marriage. You will recall that last year, Ofsted inspectors left parents feeling aghast when they asked their kids a series of intrusive questions, including whether they think two men or two women can marry. And now the...


A proposal to add mothers’ names alongside fathers’ names on marriage certificates will not receive Government support, reportedly in order to cater for same-sex couples. Labour MP Christina Rees has put forward a Bill on the issue, and the Prime Minister has spoken out in favour of the idea. However, the Home Office says the plans do not allow for “different family circumstances”. The Telegraph reported sources from the Department stating that one example of other family...


In the last few days a small Eastern European nation has proved that the complete erosion of marriage in the West is not a foregone conclusion. Slovenia held a referendum on whether marriage should be defined as a ‘union between two consenting adults’. Almost two-thirds of voters chose to protect the age-old truth that marriage is between one man and one woman. Only 37 per cent voted in favour of same-sex marriage. C4M regrets that this could not have been the case in the UK, where the...


Sadly this week Guernsey rejected serious concerns about civil liberties and backed same-sex marriage. Following a debate on Thursday, Deputies voted by 37-7 to redefine marriage in law. The BBC reported Guernsey’s Policy Council as saying the change was unlikely to come into effect until around 2017. After a four-hour debate, politicians decided to follow in Jersey’s footsteps and chose to redefine an institution that has stood for thousands of years. It remains to be seen whether civil...


In Great Britain, we have seen that redefining marriage has had a chilling effect on free speech, with harassment and intimidation leading to fear and censorship. But on the tiny island of Guernsey, common sense has prevailed and the voice of Coalition for Marriage has not been silenced in favour of kowtowing to misguided political correctness. This week lawmakers are set to vote on redefining marriage, and C4M has mobilised a campaign against the change. This included placing a C4M advert in...


C4M has been making its voice heard on the island of Guernsey ahead of next week’s vote on same-sex marriage. A total of 40 people attended a campaign meeting at just ten days notice, followed by volunteers hitting the streets of St Peter Port to hand out leaflets raising awareness of the vote. We’ve been urging islanders to contact their deputies to tell them to vote against redefining marriage. C4M has seen the terrible consequences for civil liberties as a result of legalising...


C4M is gathering support in Guernsey, ahead of a vote by the island’s Parliament next month on redefining marriage. The gay rights campaign group Liberate has been pressuring the Guernsey Government to bring in same-sex marriage – but using the latest data from the Office for National Statistics, there are an estimated 690 homosexual people living in Guernsey. The BBC has reported Liberate’s Martin Gavet saying that they do not expect all faith groups to want to perform gay weddings...


Being labelled a bigot and even losing your livelihood is what faces those who stand up for true marriage, commentator Virginia Blackburn has said. Writing in the Daily Express on freedom of speech, she said the erosion of liberty to speak out for what you believe in is reminiscent of the Soviet Union. Blackburn said: “Those who still express reservations about gay marriage are called bigots, taken to court, had their livelihoods destroyed and all because they don’t kowtow to what some...


Once again a motion calling for the redefinition of marriage in Northern Ireland has been stopped at Stormont. By a very narrow margin – just one vote – MLAs backed same-sex marriage. But the DUP used a standard parliamentary mechanism called a petition of concern to block the motion. You may have seen multiple news reports hailing this as a “symbolic victory” – but the media has conveniently forgotten that four previous attempts to start down the slippery slope of same-sex...

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