Posts Tagged ‘civil union’

Pope’s nod to civil unions isn’t agreement to gay marriage Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Balancing homosexual demands for legal recognition, marital status and church law has led Pope Francis to argue privately that the Church should come out for civil unions as the “lesser of two evils,”. Sergio Rubin, who is Francis’s authorised biographer, says Francis has suggested this would mean rather than homosexual “marriage”, the term “civil unions” Read more

Priest who had sham civil union with man returns to ministry Comments 0

Friday, March 27th, 2015

A British Catholic priest who entered into a sham civil partnership with another man has been allowed to return to ministry. Fr Donald Minchew, who joined the Catholic Church through the ordinariate structure in 2012, went into a civil partnership with a Pakistani friend in 2008 to help him get a passport. When this was Read more

Gay marriage in the spotlight Comments 2

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Gay marriage is the latest social issue to be thrust into the political spotlight. For politicians on the right, the issue is reasonably unproblematic as vague positions tend not to be challenged by supporters so much – see Claire Trevett’s Key ‘not against’ gay marriage. But for politicians of the left, the issue is a minefield. Read more

Aussies flying in for civil unions Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

New Zealand tourism is getting an unexpected boost as an influx of Australian gay couples cross the Tasman to tie the knot. Civil unions still aren’t legally recognised in Australia.

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Same-sex marriage research disputed Comments 0

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Family First NZ is disputing a Research NZ poll on same-sex marriage saying that similar polling in March suggests the exact opposite. “The Research NZ poll of just 500 people found that 60% of those polled supported same-sex marriage. However, polling of 1,000 NZ’ers through independent research company Curia Market Research found greater support for Read more