Frances Kelly | 25 October 2012
It is often the case that the presenters of reasoned and reasonable arguments end up driving their opponents to a level of frustration which makes them explode violently – because they have no reasoned argument with which to respond. Is this a case in point?
Marriage = biology (not bigotry)
Carolyn Moynihan | 22 October 2012
A five-minute video gives an excellent summary of the case against same-sex marriage.
10 reasons not to redefine marriage
Michael Cook | 21 October 2012
Here's an excellent resource. The Coalition for Marriage, a UK group that supports traditional marriage and opposes any plans to redefine it, has released "10 reasons why the government is wrong to redefine marriage".
New York court rules DOMA unconstitutional
Michael Cook | 19 October 2012
Because homosexuals are discriminated against and are a “politically weakened minority”, a divided federal appeals court in New York ruled yesterday that the US Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.
Where are the facts backing up California’s ban on conversion therapy for minors?
Philip Sutton | 18 October 2012
Do sexual orientation change efforts harm young people? An American psychologist says that no good professional would ever engage in harmful therapy.
Heterosexuality “not the norm”, says Australian school programme
Carolyn Moynihan | 17 October 2012
A report in the Australian Daily Telegraph today reveals that a programme teaching that it is wrong to regard heterosexuality as the norm for relationships is being piloted in 12 schools in the Australian state of New South Wales.
Luca era gay
Michael Cook | 11 October 2012
Sorry, we missed this one. It’s a bit off the central topic of Conjugality, which is same-sex marriage, not homosexuality. But since one of the main arguments for same-sex marriage is the unchangeable nature of same-sex attraction, this award-winning pop song from Italy will be of interest.
Where is the science behind California’s ban on orientation change for minors?
Christopher Rosik | 11 October 2012
California has banned sexual orientation therapy for minors. Is there any science to support this?
It’s just not fair, is it?
Frances Kelly | 09 October 2012
Segregating genders in marriage to suit the sexual attractions of less than 2% of the population isn’t enough. This woman with same-sex attraction wants scientists to “try harder” and give “priority” to making it possible for two women to procreate. Michelle Cheever says: “I want to have babies the way straight people do.”
Approaching the last taboo
Michael Kirke | 09 October 2012
Witte is content to let people have sex with however many people they want. But in marriage, he says, the state must insist that it knows best. In a wedded union, three is a crowd. Brake argues for an almost complete disestablishment of marriage. Even same-sex marriage (SSM) advocates are too restrictive for Brake in that they would confer benefits on two people alone; SSM advocates leave out “urban tribes, best friends, quirkyalones, polyamorists” and other diverse groups united by a common bond of caring.
Tasmanian same-sex marriage supporters lost in Parliament, but they win in the schools
Michael Cook | 03 October 2012
Education Minister Nick McKim, a Greens MP, plans to roll out a radical sex education curriculum to all Tasmanian schools by 2014.
Love, Sex and Marriage in the Tower of Babel
Michael Kirke | 03 October 2012
In a lecture on Love, Sex and Marriage in Liberal Societies, delivered to the Iona Institute in Dublin last Friday night, Professor Haldane argued that about the only non-conflicted terms in his title were the two words “and” and “in”. Everything else had more or less gone by the board and utter confusion seemed to reign around them in public and private discourse. The consequences of this were nothing short of disastrous.
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