Northern Ireland: Sodo-“marriage” is not a “right”, court rules

1.jpgNorthern 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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She has already lost

theresa-may-1200x520The UK will elect a new Parliament today, but even before the vote takes place the loser seems certain: it is Theresa May.

She had a narrow but solid majority in the Commons and three more years to go, but she thought that through a snap election she might still better herself: a bigger majority, a longer term. But this is not going to happen. Continue reading

Welcome inclusion of girl with Down Syndrome in “Portrait of Britain” exhibition

2115In its recent photography exhibition, Portrait of Britain, displayed throughout the UK high streets, the British Journal of Photography featured a beautiful portrait of Beth Costerton, photographed for ‘This Is Me’, an exhibition of 50 portraits of children who have Down’s syndrome. This is a welcome development at a time when children with Down syndrome are at risk of extinction.

The nationwide exhibition on digital screens in railway stations, shopping centres, high streets and bus stops around the UK was based on a call for photographs that celebrate the UK’s unique heritage and diversity. Of nearly 4000 entries, the British Journal of Photography selected the portraits that capture the diversity of British people. The inclusion of the picture by photographer Andrew Shaylor of a girl with Down syndrome, Beth Costerton, sends a clear signal that such persons are equal members of British society. Continue reading

“Progressive values” – the Guardian’s plea for donations

Like many other newspapers that try to force their ideology on readers rather than informing them, the Guardian is losing readers and, by consequence, revenues. But it seems that this is not going to lead to a change in the editorial line (for example to be more factual and less opinionated). Instead, the editors have chosen to use the unexpected outcome of the US elections as an occasion for a rather unusual fundraising campaign: Continue reading