Category Archives: Global: Marriage and Family

Global Marriage and Family Issues

Hong Kong refuses to allow same-sex marriage at British consulate

(Netherlands) Senate removes same-sex marriage loophole, all officials must comply

Pope Francis warns charismatic Catholics that the family is under attack

Italy’s Catholic bishops try to put brakes on speedy divorce law

Kirk leaders back ordination of ministers in civil partnerships

Trans man in legal battle for birth sex to ‘be forgotten’

Conchita Wurst is a man. So why is everyone referring to him as ‘she’?

Council tells churches they must conduct same-sex marriages

Same-sex marriage driving Tory voters away, new poll finds

Major ministry kicked out of Evangelical Alliance UK over homosexuality stance

Another defeat for gay marriage in Northern Ireland

Kenya president signs polygamy bill into law

Stormont rejects gay marriage for third time

Cambridge church begins to perform same-sex “marriages”

Archbishop of Wales hints that the Church might need to redefine marriage

Nursery worker fired after standing up for Biblical view of sexuality

Malta President signs Civil Unions Bill

The Romeike home-school conundrum

IVF mix-up leaves woman pregnant with couple’s twins

India court recognizes transgender people as third gender

Malta legalizes same-sex civil unions, adoptions

“Copenhagen to fete Eurovision contest by marrying gay couples”

Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents’ rights against “gender ideology”

Gay-straight alliance motion defeated in Alberta Legislature

Church of Norway votes down same-sex “marriage”

Italian parents push back against “gender deconstruction” project in schools

Northern Ireland Assembly to debate marriage redefinition

Russian politician plans initiative to defend traditional marriage

    RT: “The head of the Russian Pensioners’ Party has come up with an initiative to change the Constitution and define marriage as only being between a man and a woman. Igor Zotov, who is also a Lower House MP on the ticket of the center-left Fair Russia Party has explained his move by his assertion that Russia’s traditional values were under threat from the latest modern tendencies.”

  • Posted: 04/03/2014
  • |
  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
  • |
  • Source:

  • Tags: , ,

Georgia to consider ban on same-sex “marriage”

Australian High Court orders recognition of “non-specific” gender

Maltese president refuses to sign civil unions, same-sex adoption bill

Pope Francis: The family is an icon of the Triune God

    Pope Francis: Dear Brothers and Sisters: Today we conclude our catechesis on the sacraments with the sacrament of Matrimony, which brings us to the very heart of God’s loving plan for the human family. The Triune God created us – men and women – in his image and calls us to mirror the mystery of his love. Married couples carry out this vocation in a full and definitive communion of life. As ‘one flesh,’ they become living icons of God’s love in our world, building up the Church in unity and fidelity. Christian marriage also reflects the mystery of Christ’s own faithful and sacrificial love for his body, the Church. Christian spouses thus receive a special consecration and a special mission. While a noble vocation, marriage is not an easy one: it must constantly be strengthened by a living relationship with the Lord through prayer: mornings and evenings, at meals, in the recitation of the Rosary, and above all through the Sunday Eucharist. Today let us pray for all families, especially those experiencing difficulties, so that by God’s mercy they can always be joyful models of faith, love and generous service in our communities.

  • Posted: 04/02/2014
  • |
  • Category: Global: Marriage and Family
  • |
  • Source:

  • Tags: , ,

European Parliament President: “Cut aid to African countries with anti-gay laws”

Social conservatives are mobilizing in France, leading to talk of a tea party

Mexico City looks to set the pace in Latin America on same-sex “marriage”

In UK, state has eviscerated marriage and society must rebuild it

“An anti-gay marriage tea party, French style?”

Peter Berger: French movement against same-sex “marriage” focuses on rights of children

Australian same-sex couples can “marry” in UK consulates from June

Britain set to hold first same-sex “weddings”

Austin Ruse: What makes a hate group according to the SPLC?

Kenyan Christian leaders oppose polygamy bill

UK Justice Minister: Only secular weddings should have legal status

Secretary Kerry: “US to send scientists to discuss homosexuality with Ugandan president”

No automatic right to leave for moms in EU using surrogates

Nigel Farage: Ukip would strip Christian weddings of legal status

A Comparative Analysis of Laws Pertaining to Same-Sex Unions

Iraqi bill to legalize child marriage criticized

UK: Registration opens for first same-sex “marriages”

UK punishes single-earner families, tax report finds

UK: Lib Dem minister backs “secular marriage”

Iraqi women protest against proposed Islamic child marriage law

Canadian same-sex “marriage” to be recognized in Britain

The surrogacy industry treats women like disposable commodities

Nigeria vows to resist same-sex “marriage” pressure

Croatian Parliament debates “life partnership” bill

Uganda president signs Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Uganda: Museveni “seeks US advice on homosexuality”

German court rules against allowing same-sex couples to adopt

UK Supreme Court judge Lord Wilson backs same-sex “marriage”

In Germany, polyamory strives for greater acceptance

Scottish adoption row: a victory that should not disguise major concerns

Church of England rules out blessings for same-sex “marriages”

Ugandan president to sign “Anti Homosexuality” bill; President Obama objects

Russia: Singles from countries where same-sex “marriage” legal not allowed to adopt

Meet les sentinelles, the silent watchmen against same-sex “marriage” and euthanasia

Della Wolf is British Columbia’s 1st child with 3 parents on birth certificate

UN panel: Russia should annul homosexual “propaganda” law

Olympic sponsor AT&T condemns Russia’s law banning “homosexual propaganda”

Scotland’s marriage redefinition bill is passed

French gov’t retreats on family policy reforms after big protests

100,000 French protest gov’t “family-phobia”

Scottish Catholic adoption society wins legal victory

Holy See, Malta revise concordat on marriage