The Christian Institute - Marriage and the Family News https://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-and-family The latest marriage and the family news posts from The Christian Institute en-us Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:39:56 +0000 Sat, 20 Oct 2018 12:39:56 +0000 info@christian.org.uk (The Christian Institute) Most Scottish voters oppose criminalising parents who smack their children https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-voters-oppose-criminalising-parents-smack-children/ Less than a third of voters in Scotland support plans to criminalise parents who smack their own children, a new poll has found.

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Mon, 15 Oct 2018 14:29:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/scottish-voters-oppose-criminalising-parents-smack-children/
Marriage referendum fails to pass in Romania https://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-referendum-fails-pass-romania/ A referendum seeking to enshrine the traditional definition of marriage in Romanian law has failed, due to low turnout.

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Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:55:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/marriage-referendum-fails-pass-romania/
Peers challenge plans for no-fault divorce https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peers-challenge-plans-no-fault-divorce/ Plans to reform divorce law are deeply flawed, a top family lawyer has said.

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Fri, 05 Oct 2018 12:41:13 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/peers-challenge-plans-no-fault-divorce/
PM wants civil partnerships for heterosexual couples https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-wants-civil-partnerships-heterosexual-couples/ Theresa May has spoken of her pride in backing same-sex marriage as she pledged to introduce civil partnerships for heterosexual couples.

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Tue, 02 Oct 2018 14:51:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/pm-wants-civil-partnerships-heterosexual-couples/
The Times slammed for organising 'one-sided' divorce debate https://www.christian.org.uk/news/one-sided-divorce-debate-cant-disguise-marriage-benefits/ Columnist Rod Liddle has slammed a divorce debate for its overt bias.

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Fri, 28 Sep 2018 14:22:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/one-sided-divorce-debate-cant-disguise-marriage-benefits/
Govt launches ‘no-reason’ divorce consultation https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-launches-no-reason-divorce-consultation/ The Government has launched a consultation on removing the requirement to provide a reason for divorce.

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Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:19:36 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-launches-no-reason-divorce-consultation/
Politicians overwhelmingly back marriage referendum in Romania https://www.christian.org.uk/news/politicians-overwhelmingly-back-marriage-referendum-romania/ Romania’s Senate has backed a referendum on marriage, after pro-family groups organised a petition signed by millions.

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Fri, 14 Sep 2018 11:21:57 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/politicians-overwhelmingly-back-marriage-referendum-romania/
Gulags were great at re-educating: Send 'bigots' there, says LGBTQ+ group https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gulags-great-re-educating-send-bigots-says-lgbtq-group/ People who believe men cannot become women should be sent to Soviet-era labour camps for re-education, according to Goldsmiths university’s LGBTQ+ society.

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 16:04:39 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/gulags-great-re-educating-send-bigots-says-lgbtq-group/
Government edges towards no-fault divorce https://www.christian.org.uk/news/government-edges-towards-no-fault-divorce/ Ministers are looking “extremely closely” at ways of changing divorce law – including introducing no-fault divorce – a Government Whip says.

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Mon, 10 Sep 2018 15:59:58 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/government-edges-towards-no-fault-divorce/
‘Absentee fathers to blame for gang culture in black communities’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/absentee-fathers-blame-gang-culture-black-communities/ Young black men without fathers are being drawn into gang culture because they have grown up without positive role models, an author and educational consultant has said.

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Wed, 05 Sep 2018 15:55:11 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/absentee-fathers-blame-gang-culture-black-communities/
Chaplain who supports biblical marriage under fire from LGBT students https://www.christian.org.uk/news/chaplain-supports-biblical-marriage-fire-lgbt-students/ A church minister, who believes the Bible’s teaching on marriage, has survived an attempt to remove him as a school chaplain.

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Wed, 22 Aug 2018 11:18:14 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/chaplain-supports-biblical-marriage-fire-lgbt-students/
BBC’s Strictly rejects pressure for same-sex couples https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbcs-strictly-rejects-pressure-sex-couples/ Strictly Come Dancing 2018 will continue with its traditional format of opposite-sex dance partners, the BBC has said.

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Tue, 21 Aug 2018 15:41:25 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/bbcs-strictly-rejects-pressure-sex-couples/
Survey: ‘No-fault divorce may make people take marriage less seriously’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/survey-no-fault-divorce-may-make-people-take-marriage-less-seriously/ Almost three-quarters of divorced people believe a ‘no-fault’ divorce system could make married couples less concerned about going back on their vows.

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Thu, 16 Aug 2018 09:50:52 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/survey-no-fault-divorce-may-make-people-take-marriage-less-seriously/
Opposition to Wales smacking ban revealed https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opposition-wales-smacking-ban-revealed/ Welsh Government plans to criminalise parents for smacking their own children have failed to win clear support in a consultation, prompting campaigners to call for a change in approach.

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Tue, 07 Aug 2018 11:08:19 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/opposition-wales-smacking-ban-revealed/
Five-year-olds set to be taught: ‘Your gender is what you decide’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/eight-year-olds-set-to-be-taught-your-gender-is-what-you-decide/ Children as young as five could be told they can be a boy, a girl or neither, under draft lesson plans backed by the Scottish Government.

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Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:05:38 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/eight-year-olds-set-to-be-taught-your-gender-is-what-you-decide/
Barnardo’s wants to redefine marriage in Northern Ireland https://www.christian.org.uk/news/barnardos-wants-redefine-marriage-northern-ireland/ Children’s charity Barnardo’s – which claims to still be “firmly based” on its Christian founder’s philosophy – has called for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.

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Thu, 02 Aug 2018 14:48:22 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/barnardos-wants-redefine-marriage-northern-ireland/
‘Govt must act on civil partnership injustice’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-must-act-civil-partnership-injustice/ A woman who has lived with her sister for most of her life has railed against the “injustice” of tax laws which punish people in family circumstances like hers.

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Mon, 30 Jul 2018 13:26:44 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/govt-must-act-civil-partnership-injustice/
Judges reject court bid to allow no-fault divorce https://www.christian.org.uk/news/judges-reject-court-bid-allow-no-fault-divorce/ Judges at the UK Supreme Court have ruled against a woman seeking to divorce her husband on the grounds that she is unhappy.

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Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:39:47 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/judges-reject-court-bid-allow-no-fault-divorce/
Top UK judge: Christian Institute Supreme Court case is ‘most important’ https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-uk-judge-christian-institute-supreme-court-case-important/ President of the UK Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, says The Christian Institute’s legal victory on family freedoms is a ‘most important’ case.

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:51:35 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/top-uk-judge-christian-institute-supreme-court-case-important/
First Minister prioritises criminalising parents via smacking ban https://www.christian.org.uk/news/first-minister-prioritises-criminalising-parents-via-smacking-ban/ The Welsh First Minister has said that a smacking ban will be one of his top priorities during his final months in office.

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 09:07:27 +0000 https://www.christian.org.uk/news/first-minister-prioritises-criminalising-parents-via-smacking-ban/