Monthly Archives: February 2013

Jim Shannon’s speech in marriage debate

The following speech was made in today’s parliamentary debate on the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill by the Democratic Unionist MP for Strangford, Jim Shannon, who is a Baptist.  It is a great privilege to stand here today in the greatest … Continue reading

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Edward Leigh’s speech in marriage debate

The following speech was made in today’s parliamentary debate on the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill by the Conservative MP for Gainsborough, Edward Leigh, who is a Catholic.   We should indeed treat one another with tolerance and treat everybody’s sexuality … Continue reading

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Jim Dobbin MP’s speech in marriage debate

The following speech was made in today’s parliamentary debate on the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill by the Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton, who is a Catholic.  I will give my personal view, which I know differs from the views … Continue reading

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Robert Flello MP’s speech in marriage debate

The following speech was made in today’s parliamentary debate on the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Bill by the Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent South, Robert Flello, who is a Catholic.   I’m deeply saddened at the divisions and the upset this issue … Continue reading

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Church of England spells out its opposition to gay marriage

On the eve of the parliamentary debate on the Government’s gay marriage bill, the Church of England — which solemnises about a quarter of all marriages in the UK — has sent a briefing to MPs urging them to vote … Continue reading

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Has SSM strengthened or weakened marriage? The evidence from abroad

One of the Government’s claims in favour of gay marriage is that it will strengthen the institution of marriage. This idea has been particularly embraced by Conservative Party exponents ever since the prime minister announced, last summer, out of the … Continue reading

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