Northern Ireland’s prohibition of gay “marriage” does not violate same-sex couples’ rights, Belfast’s high court ruled Thursday.
The court dismissed two cases challenging the ban, delivering a setback to gay “marriage” advocates in the only part of the United Kingdom still upholding a ban.
Barring same-sex “marriage” in Northern Ireland does not contravene human rights, the judge ruled, “because that right does not exist.”
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Estonia, which took over the six-month rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU on 1 July, has decided to use its time in the EU driving seat to promote same-sex “families” despite there being no legal basis for such initiatives. The matter is due for discussion at a meeting of Ministers of Employment, Social Affairs, Family and Gender Equality on 19-20 July in Tallinn. Continue reading
Displaying the same lack of backbone in face of the powerful LGBT lobby as conservative parties across the EU, the Maltese National Party (NP) has signalled its intent to go along with the Labour Government’s planned introduction of same-sex “marriage” in Malta. Continue reading
Opponents of sodo-“marriage” in the German Federal Diet (Bundestag) are considering the possibility of filing a complaint with the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVG) in order to challenge the constitutionality of the Diet’s decision to re-define marriage. How will the BVG decide? If its standing case law can be relied upon, it will have no choice but to invalidate the new law.
But the dilemma is: while everyone is fully aware that sodo-“marriage” is patently unconstitutional, it is nevertheless expected that the constitutional judges, if asked, will bend the constitution. Once again, it becomes palpable how the LGBT agenda corrodes state and society.
Two parliamentary votes on same-sex “marriage” have taken place this week in Germany and Austria. In Germany, the cause of sodomy has triumphed, while in Austria it was once more defeated. Continue reading
The United Nations Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the protection of the family and its role in the protection and promotion of the rights of older persons, by a recorded vote of 30 Member States in favour, 12 against, and 5 abstentions. A number of hostile amendments submitted by Malta on behalf of the European Union and by Switzerland, seeking both to replace recognition of the family as an institution with “families” (including in the title) and to recognise the existence of “various forms of the family,” were defeated, prompting EU members, the United States, the United Kingdom, and a number of Latin American countries to vote against the resolution. Continue reading
The European citizen’s initiative “Mum, Dad & Kids”, which is campaigning for the inclusion of the definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman into EU law, has finally released a statement in which it claims to have collected more than one million signatures, which will now be submitted to national authorities for validation. Continue reading