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All articles & reviews tagged with same-sex-marriage

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January 2020
News > Ethics

Lack of protection for Christians who believe in biblical marriage

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO) has failed to recognise serious concerns about freedom of expression regarding the introduction of same-sex marriage, the Christian Institute (CI) has warned. According to Simon Calvert, deputy director for public affairs at the CI, the NIO was warned of possible legal action over the lack of protections for churches…

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October 2019
News > Media

Songs of Praise alienates viewers

BBC’s popular Sunday show Songs of Praise has alienated many of its viewers after it featured a same-sex wedding. In August, the programme, which promotes itself on Twitter as ‘Christianity in all its diversity’, filmed the same-sex marriage of Jamie Wallace and Ian McDowell. The pair got married at Rutherglen United Reformed Church near…

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August 2019
News > Politics > Society

MPs vote to force gay marriage and abortion on to Northern Ireland

MPs in Westminster have voted to legalise gay marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland if devolution at Stormont is not restored by 21 October. Under the current law, gay marriage is not legal in the province and abortion is only legal in limited circumstances. The Democratic Unionist Party has said the votes at Westminster…

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July 2019
News > Ethics

Better protection for teachers over same-sex education

Draft guidance that threatened to silence any Christian teachers in independent schools who disagreed with same-sex marriage has been amended. The original wording of the Department for Education’s guidance for independent schools had originally suggested any schools not recognising same-sex unions would be breaking the law. This would have caught up any school run…

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July 2019
News > Society

Christian charity under fire for biblical marriage stance

Scripture Union Scotland has come under fire from within the Scottish Kirk because of the charity’s theological stance when hiring volunteers. Rev. David Young, minister at Helensburgh Parish Church, told the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly, ‘A member of my staff was told she would not be welcome in helping to lead a Scripture…

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July 2019
News > Persecution > Religious liberty

Former magistrate appeals against ban

Richard Page, a former magistrate who was removed from the judiciary for his beliefs about best interests of children has challenged the Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor over his dismissal. Mr Page told an employment appeal tribunal in May that his dismissal amounted to discrimination against his Christian faith. He was supported by…

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March 2019
News > Religious liberty

Bid to force churches in England and Wales to perform same-sex weddings

There was an attempt in the House of Lords to change the law so that clergy in the Church of England and the Church in Wales would be forced to perform gay weddings. The amendment was signed by Lord Collins of Highbury, but it was withdrawn before it could be voted on. In 2013,…

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