Posts Tagged ‘Same-sex marriage’

All Germany’s Muslim MPs vote yes to same-sex marriage Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Germany’s “marriage for all” bill was passed last Friday with 393-226 votes and four abstentions. Surprising conscience vote results show all six Muslim MPs voted in favour of it. Chancellor Angela Merkel, known for her liberal views, voted against it. Four of the six Muslim MPs are with the Green Party, one is with the Read more

Married gay priest says he’s still ordained and Church is wrong Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Married gay priest Fr Bernard Lynch says he’s still ordained and Church is wrong in its attitudes to gay people. In an interview on Irish-channel Clare FM’s Morning Focus, Fr Lynch said the message of God is to love and to love one another. He said the Catholic Church “does terrible damage and it is Read more

Catholic Church Will Change Views on Same-Sex Marriage Comments 14

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Same-sex marriage and the Catholic church’s views on it are likely to change, says US Democratic Vice-presidential candidate and devout Catholic, Tim Kaine. His comments were made on Saturday at the US annual national dinner for the Human Rights Campaign. “My support for marriage equality now — my full, complete, unconditional support for marriage equality Read more

Gay priest suspended for supporting LGBT rights Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Warren Hall, who is a North Jersey priest, has been suspended by his archbishop after expressing support for a basketball coach who lost her job for being gay. This is not the first time Hall has been in trouble for his views. Hall, 53, who was working at a Hoboken church, told Religious News Service (RNS) he Read more

Australia’s same-sex marriage vote in doubt Comments 0

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Same sex marriage isn’t likely to be an option anytime soon in Australia. It’s unlikely Australians will be asked this year to vote on whether to allow same-sex marriage, but the Turnbull government won’t publicly confirm a February referendum. The Australian Electoral Commission has strongly recommended the government not hold a national vote on the Read more

Same sex marriage is ok so why not polygamy? Pope’s silence suggests it’s a “simple civil right”. Comments 1

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Legalising polygamy is the next step for Italy, now same sex marriages have been legalised. The founder of Italy’s main Islamic organization says since the country now recognizes civil unions for same-sex couples, there’s no reason polygamous relationships shouldn’t also be afforded legal protection. He also claimed Pope Francis’ silence regarding his suggestion means the Read more

Fatima end times call cited in Mexico marriage debate Comments 1

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

A reference by a Fatima visionary to an end times battle over marriage and the family has been cited as a same-sex marriage debate looms in Mexico. Desde la Fe, the weekly of the archdiocese of Mexico, wrote of a statement from Sr Lucia dos Santos. This comes as Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Read more

Aussie bishops speak out on marriage ahead of election Comments 0

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Ahead of Australia’s federal election, Catholic bishops have spoken out about political decisions that can damage marriage and hurt families. In a statement from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) released yesterday, the bishops stated that “political decisions” can damage the institution of marriage and hurt families. Australia’s federal election is scheduled for July 2. The Read more

Norway church seeks to pull out of state wedding role Comments 0

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Norway’s Catholic Church is to seek the Vatican’s permission to have its clergy withdraw from officiating at marriages on the Norwegian state’s behalf. The move comes after the governing synod of Norway’s predominant Lutheran Church voted to allow gay marriages. Catholic Bishop Bernt Eidsvig of Oslo said “it’s clear we must distinguish our own church Read more

Aust Telstra drops out of same-sex marriage debate Comments 0

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has declared it will no longer drive further debate on same-sex marriage. But the company denied it had changed its position on the issue, after pressure had come from the Catholic Church. Telstra was one of several major Australian corporations to sign an Australian marriage equality petition last year. In May, Read more