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September 23, 2012

Terms like ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ will be obsolete if the Scottish government goes ahead with introducing same-sex marriage, warns the Free Church of Scotland 

The Free Church of Scotland claimed that terms such as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ could vanish from official paperwork if the Scottish Government legalise same-sex marriage.

In addition the church said its ‘unconvinced’ by the safeguards being proposed by the government to people and institutions who object to gay marriage.

June 10, 2012

Anti-marriage equality campaigners have been caught spreading misinformation in their fight against reform

The Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) has been caught out using false claims to argue that marriage equality will impact on religious freedom after it claimed that Denmark had legislated to force all churches to marry same-sex couples.

“Australian Parliamentarians would be naive to think [that] activists will not target the church here after Denmark’s Parliament finally caved into their demands for church weddings,” the ACL’s managing director Jim Wallace said.

January 11, 2012

Australian celebrants back same-sex marriage and call for change to law.

Gay couples in Australia may be able to walk down the aisle sooner than they thought after the country's national civil celebrants association endorsed same-sex marriage.

In a statement issued today, the National President of the Australian Federal of Civil Celebrants (AFCC), Lance Tapsell, said they are committed to marriage equality.

They are keenly awaiting changes in legislation which will end discrimination for couples in loving same-sex relationships, he added.

December 8, 2011

Scottish supporters and religious opponents of gay marriage face each other at Parliament

Supporters of gay marriage have been met by a noisy resistance outside the Scottish Parliament on Thursday (8 December).

Members of the Humanist Society had gathered at Holyrood the day before a Scottish Government consultation on the issue closes.

But they were at times drowned out by religious supporters of the institution of (straight) marriage.