|BREAKING:Following a complaint lodged several weeks ago, rather than dismiss the complaint, the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner has decided to proceed with prosecution of Julian Porteous, the Archbishop of Hobart and the co-accused national conference of Catholic bishops. The complaint was lodged by an Australian Greens Federal Candidate for the seat of Franklin (TAS). SIGN THE PETITION|
(From www.spectator.co.uk 12/9/15) Recent momentous events in Ireland and the United States regarding the legal status of same-sex marriage have triggered a debate reverberating around the world – what’s next?
The Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts, has set the hares running with his opinion that there is now no reason for governments to prohibit polygamy. ‘It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning (in support of gay marriage) would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage,’ Roberts stated in his dissenting report on the historic Supreme Court judgment legalising same-sex marriage. Read the full article
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|The world’s 400 million under-age marriages is a global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Developing countries make up the top 20 nations for child brides, according to data from UNICEFs Demographic and Health Surveys, as summarised by the Girls Not Brides website. Read the full article.|