Posts Tagged ‘Gay marriage’

Ruling legalising gay marriage upsets Costa Rica’s bishops

Thursday, August 16th, 2018

A ruling legalising gay marriage by the Constitutional Chamber of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court has upset the country’s Catholic bishops. “In a democratic and pluralistic society like ours, legal recognition can be given to persons of the same sex that live together,” the bishops said. However, they continued, it would be “unjust if such recognition Read more

Sydney’s ethnic communities say no to gay marriage vote

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

More than 10,000 people from numerous ethnic communities rallied together in Sydney last weekend to demonstrate their ‘no’ vote in Australia’s gay marriage referendum. The rally combined a fiesta atmosphere with fairground rides, food stalls, music and dancing. There were addresses by Members of Parliament, the Coalition for Marriage, his Excellency Robert Rabbat, Melkite Bishop Read more

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

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

Gay marriage not a civil right, rules court

Monday, September 4th, 2017

The Israeli Supreme Court has unanimously rejected an appeal for the law against gay marriage to be overthrown. The court justices ruled that Israel’s practice of not recognising same-sex marriages does not contravene Israel’s Basic Law on Human Dignity and Liberty. The ruling followed an appeal to the court from Israel’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Read more

Elite Australian Catholic schools: same-sex marriage is ok

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Same-sex marriage is alright. That’s the message put out by two of Australia’s elite Jesuit schools, St Ignatius’ College, Riverview and Xavier College. Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart is declining to comment on remarks made by the schools last week that seemed to support gay marriage. The Australian Bishops Commission for Catholic Education is also Read more

Gay marriage ok with Australian Catholics

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Gay marriage should be legal, say two thirds of Australian Catholics, despite church leaders demanding they vote no. Catholics were the most likely people of faith to indicate they would vote yes in the upcoming postal vote, along with non-Christian religions, a new poll found. Read more

Swedish PM tries forcing priests to celebrate gay marriage

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Swedish Prime Minister says he and his party think all Swedish Church priests should celebrate same-sex marriages. They should have to celebrate these marriages regardless of their personal views, he says. Stefan Lofven says as they are members of Sweden’s State church which agreed in a recent Synod that it would support same sex Read more

Anglican proposal for same-sex marriage blessing in New Zealand

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Blessings for same-sex marriages could be permitted in the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia if a new proposal is adopted by its General Synod. After a debate at the Synod in 2014, a working group was established to find a way for opponents and supporters of same-sex marriage to co-exist in the Read more

Bainimarama’s comments on same sex marriage criminal

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Homosexual activist and attorney Aman Ravindra-Singh has accused Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama of breaking the law by the manner in which he responded to a suggestion the same sex marriage be legalised. Singh claims that the prime minister has violated section 26 of the Fiji constitution, and he should be charged under the criminal Read more

Cardinal says homosexual orientation God-given

Friday, December 11th, 2015

An Indian cardinal has said he believes that the sexual orientation of homosexual people might well be given by God. In an interview with The Hindu, Cardinal Oswald Gracias said he knows “there is still research being done whether it’s a matter of choice or matter of orientation and there are two opinions on this matter”. Read more