Category Archives: Global: Marriage and Family

Global Marriage and Family Issues

‘Welsh smacking ban would criminalise most parents’

‘Parties treat same-sex marriage opponents as morally inferior’

‘Monty the Penguin’ advert criticized for not being inclusive enough

Pastor Johann Christoph Arnold on “God, Sex, and Marriage”

All schools must back same-sex marriage, say humanists

Celebrity role models causing rise in ‘sexting’

Rome’s extraordinary ecumenical event

QC: ‘Basic human rights infringed’ by Named Person

MLA says court action against Ashers is ‘essentially bullying’

Nearly two-thirds of human trafficking victims are from Asia

Thousands slam Red Cross for axing pro-marriage volunteer

Sex between 13-year-olds is ‘healthy’ says school resource

Victory: Plans to ‘criminalise religious parents’ dropped

Emerging family-friendly towns in Europe

    Family Studies: The scholarly literature on family policies abounds with studies at the national level. Often central European governments establish measures for workers to balance work and family and policies that allow parents to obtain paid or unpaid leaves to care for their children. Yet the lives of most families revolve around towns, whether big or small, so towns or villages often provide kindergarten centers or parenting services for families with children. Nevertheless, scholars have paid little attention to family policies at the local level. There was not a coherent body of literature on such policies in Europe as of 2010, according to Francesco Belletti and Lorenza Rebuzzini, nor does it seem to exist yet.

  • Posted: 11/13/2014
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First ever ‘families test’ for government published

‘PM should challenge Red Cross decision’ – Widdecombe

Children’s lives ‘marred’ by same-sex parents’ legal fight

Ashers: Equality watchdog issues further legal threat

Pope Francis to open Vatican conference on traditional marriage

Red Cross axes volunteer for opposing same-sex marriage

Pope to host international conference on complementarity of man and woman

Russell Moore, Rick Warren to join Vatican conference on marriage and family life

Buddhist nationalist group in Burma calls for restrictions on interfaith marriage

Child sex exploitation ‘social norm’ in Greater Manchester

Downgrade marriage, family judge suggests

Named person website is ‘blatant propaganda’

Buying sex to be outlawed, after historic NI vote

Scrapping adultery law ‘sad and reckless’

Voters leaving us over same-sex marriage, says Tory MP

The ideal and the reality of European family size

Synod releases document with new tone, calling for mercy, listening

Estonia becomes first former soviet country to recognize same-sex partnerships

PM reaffirms support for same-sex marriage in BBC interview

The U.K.’s gloomy marriage forecast

Synod on the family: There is no need to fear debate in the Church

British sex survey 2014: “the nation has lost some of its sexual swagger”

Incest should be decriminalized, says German ethics council

HeForShe: When are we going to get honest about gender issues?

Incest a ‘fundamental right’, German committee says

Redefining marriage was unnecessary – Farage

Clergyman in legal fight against C of E over same-sex marriage

Life, marriage, and family must be affirmed at UN General Assembly session

    Zenit: The General Assembly, fondly referred to as “the GA” by U.N. aficionados, is most known for bringing the leaders of the world together under one roof. But beyond this, the GA is responsible for the creation of several hundred documents outlining the position of Member States on a myriad of issues ranging from women’s rights to sustainable farming, and everything in between. Every year, a handful of these documents touch on controversial life and family issues. While the spotlight shines on the heads of state, the real excitement of the GA extends behind closed doors as country delegates battle over references to reproductive and sexual “rights.”

  • Posted: 09/11/2014
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‘Christians won’t be bullied into accepting same-sex marriage’

Indonesia marriage laws: Students challenge law preventing people of different faiths from marrying

Religion and same-sex marriage debates take center stage in Brazil elections

Registrar sacked for refusing to conduct same-sex marriage wins appeal

A married mom and dad really do matter: New evidence from Canada

Ecuador grants new status to same-sex couples

Iranian study finds singles having sex, recommends ‘temporary’ marriages

PM praises same-sex marriage in major family speech

Archbishop Negri: echoes of fascism in proposed Italian laws

Questions remain about polygamy law as charges laid against men from B.C. sect

European High Court ruling on marriage

Legal challenge: Trojan Horse reaction ‘flawed and unlawful’

Sexual mores in Iran

Slovakia amends constitution to protect marriage

Almost 400,000 kids not living with both parents, stats reveal

Fathers irreplaceable, says Bishop Nazir-Ali

Stonewall boss wants pro-homosexual books in all preschools

Coalition likely to decide on conscience vote over same-sex marriage

Scotland to require a government-selected “named person” to monitor every child until 18

Male prisoners ‘exploiting’ transsexual policy

Christian bakery criticized by new NI minister

UK broadband users reject porn filters, watchdog finds

Should parents or government raise children?

Marriage now gender-neutral in Chambers dictionary

European Human Rights Court: No right to same-sex marriage

Slovakia: Conservatives push for further marriage protection

Support for same-sex marriage on the rise in Australia

Incest next ‘civil right’? Judge reprimanded for suggesting incest is legal

Canadian town boots Chick-fil-A leadership conference over restaurant’s marriage stance

Legal committee in Finland votes against same-sex marriage

Clergyman in same-sex marriage told he can’t conduct services

Canada: Trans kids referred to as ‘xe’ instead of ‘he’ or ‘she’