Little Johnny is being a bit silly, in a fuddy-duddy kind of way.
MARRIAGE equality is “nonsense” and children should be raised in an “ordinary, orthodox, heterosexual marriage”, former Prime Minister John Howard says.
Mr Howard was in Adelaide today bolstering support for the Coalition , particularly in Hindmarsh, which is sitting on 50/50 in the polls.
He did a good old-fashioned shopping-mall walk, where he had a ridiculous number of selfies taken with strapping young lads. Read more »
It looks like the UK will be the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage.
The Queen is expected to be asked to give her approval to the Bill – one of the most radical pieces of social legislation of her reign – by the end of this week.
It opens the way for the first legally recognised same-sex weddings to take place in England and Wales by next summer and brings the centuries-old understanding of marriage as being solely between a man and a woman to an end.
Peers gave their assent to the third reading of the Government’s same-sex marriage bill without a formal vote after a short debate in the Lords, also backing plans for a review of pension arrangements for gay couples.
Unless MPs object to the bill at the eleventh hour during a short Commons debate set to take place on Tuesday, it is expected to receive royal assent within days. Read more »
Yesterday I blogged about the pommy bastards who will actually be bastards by 2016.
Now the explaining has started…and the debate for marriage equality has barely even started in the UK do the “filthy gays” can’t be blamed for the demise of marriage this time.
This week, the Office for National Statistics predicted that most children in 2016 will be born out of wedlock. In 2012, 47.5 per cent of births were such; in 1988 it was 25 per cent; in 1979, 11 per cent.
This is a huge cultural change within one lifetime (yours, mine, those children’s); such changes deserve sociological inspection. If we don’t measure outcomes, then we can’t know, in any proper sense, what’s happening. Read more »
According to official figures pommy bastards will most likely be bastards by 2016.
One thing for sure is you can’t blame gay marriage for this…it hasn’t yet been passed in the UK.
The proportion of children born to unmarried mothers hit a record 47.5 per cent last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. The figure has risen from 25 per cent in 1988 and just 11 per cent in 1979.
If the trend continues at the current rate, the majority of children will be born to parents who are not married by 2016. Read more »
Word is leaking out of a good old fashioned barney in the National Party’s leafy green electorate of Epsom.
At a meeting the other night, Paul Goldsmith was shredded by some of the long serving party members of Mt Eden and Epsom branch over his decision to support the marriage equality bill.
Clearly Goldsmith was on the right side of history, even if on the wrong side of heaven (as they see it)
Some of his strongest supporters in the local branch accused Goldsmith of completely failing them, betraying the values he was elected on. Others, post meeting, threatened to roll poor Paul at a selection next year or help Colin Craig and the Conservative Party. Read more »
The high level of marriage between blood relatives within the Pakistani community accounts for nearly a third of birth defects in babies of Pakistani origin, a study shows.
Cousins who marry run double the risk of birth defects in their children, says the largest study of its kind in the Asian community. Read more »
A gay couple in Pennsylvania have had to resort to all sorts of legal trickery in estate planning because their state doesn’t recognise same-sex marriage. Poor buggers…this is just sad when you think about it.
A man in Pennsylvania has adopted his partner of 44 years to circumvent high property taxes that would be imposed on either of the men if the other dies.
John, 65, and his partner Gregory*, 75, made the decision to become father and son to avoid a 15 per cent tax on any property and assets willed to one if the other should die – a much higher tax than married spouses or family members are required to pay.
The state of Pennsylvania, where the men reside, recognizes marriage as being only between a man and a woman and has no provision for civil unions at this time.
William Tapley, the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse and the Co-Prophet of the End Times shares his thoughts about the Supreme Court, Gay Marriage, Call me maybe & Gangnam Style.
Apparently, according to the Third Eagle of the Apocalypse, the Anti-Christ is already in ascendance, but remains hidden… Read more »
Colin Craig opposed marriage equality, along with other idiots like Bob McCoskrie ont he basis that the kids were at risk, and that their world view that a mother and a father was the only valid family unit,
Well bad news for Colin and Bob…the kids are doing fine.
Children of same-sex parents are doing as well or better than the rest of the population on several key health indicators, according to initial findings of the world’s largest study of such children.
The Australian Study of Child Health in Same-Sex Families collected data on 500 children nationally, up to the age of 17. Of the 315 gay, lesbian and bisexual parents who completed the globally recognised child health questionnaire, 80 per cent were women.
An interim report found there was no statistical difference between children of same-sex couples and the rest of the population on indicators including self-esteem, emotional behaviour and the amount of time spent with parents. Read more »