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August 1, 2014

'... It’s hard to make the argument that any two people or any three or four people shouldn’t be able to get married'

Rick Santorum is making clear he has no plans to shift on his view of gay marriage if he makes another run for the Republican party's presidential nomination in 2016.

Santorum, who finished an overall second to Mitt Romney in the primaries in 2012, told Eagle Forum Live over the weekend that conservatives have to push back even harder against liberals who have 'devalued marriage.'

December 21, 2013

Ruling by federal judge clears way but state's attorney general has filed to halt ceremomies pending an appeal

Michael Adam Ferguson and J. Seth Anderson wasted no time.

Once they learned that a federal judge had declared Utah's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Friday (20 December), they rushed to the Salt Lake County Clerk office and got their marriage license.

After they were married, Anderson posted their photo on Facebook: 'Me and my new husband!! My polygamous Mormon great grandparents would be so proud!'

June 18, 2013

'What I said was correct,' says Liberal senator Cory Bernardi about comment that gay marriage will lead to polygamy and bestiality 

Controversial former Liberal frontbencher Senator Cory Bernardi said in an interview this morning that he does not regret linking gay marriage to bestiality.

Bernardi said during a debate in the Australian federal parliament last September that legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality. His comments prompted opposition leader Tony Abbott to ask him to resign as shadow parliamentary secretary.

June 5, 2013

New poll shows acceptance has gone up by 25% in last 12 years

Older Americans are becoming increasingly accepting of same-sex relationships, according to a new poll released this week.

A Gallup study revealed that - for the first time - a majority of those age 55 and older (51%) are now accepting - an increase of 25% since 2001.

It also means a majority of American adults across all age groups approve of gay relationships with 18-34 year olds at 74% and 35-54 year olds at 54%.

May 31, 2013

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, has launched an attack on gay marriage just ahead of the UK House of Lords vote on marriage equality next week

Legalizing gay marriage will pave the way for polygamy and even siblings getting wed, the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord George Carey warns in a new book.

The 77 year-old Lord argues the marriage equality bill will lead to demands for multiple-spouse marriages and weddings between cohabiting sisters, in a paper published by the Civitas think-tank.

The intervention from Lord Carey comes after the House of Commons voted to legalize marriage equality and ahead of a vote on the matter next week in the House of Lords.

April 2, 2013

Michael Reagan uses slippery slope argument once used against interracial marriage

The eldest son of Ronald Reagan comes out swinging against gay marriage in a column today using the same slippery slope argument that was also used in the 1960s against interracial marriage.

November 13, 2012

Spokesman for the Vatican, the Catholic Church's governing body in Rome, slams gay marriage laws in France, Spain and the US

'If we accept same-sex marriage, we have to accept polygamy as well,’ claims a spokesman for the Vatican.

The Reverend Federico Lombardi made the comment in reaction to the introduction of gay marriage in France by Francois Hollande’s government, the passing of similar legislation by the Spanish Constitutional Court and the legalization of same-sex marriage in three US states.

October 4, 2012

Is monogamy always the answer or could an ‘open relationship’ be better for you and your partner?

The first time I heard the phrase ‘open relationship’ I cringed at the thought of it. Why on earth would someone want to be in a relationship and at the same time what to hook up with someone else?

At that time I was bathing in the glorified illusion of my morality and the ideological deceit of ‘happily ever after’. I won't try to claim I can speak much about morality, but hey, I was in a monogamous relationship for one year.

I will never try it again.

September 29, 2012

Defense of Marriage Act lawyer returns to a 1885 polygamy ruling to defend the law

The lawyer defending the Defense of Marriage Act is using an 1885 polygamy case as one of the reasons why the US federal government cannot honor gay marriages.

Paul Clement was in a New York court this week supporting DOMA's language. The law was passed in 1996 and prohibits the US government from recognizing same-sex marriages, even in states where such unions are legal.

August 24, 2012

Alliance Defending Freedom has released an anti-gay marriage video which attacks President Obama

Christian group Alliance Defending Freedom has published an anti-gay marriage video which compares gay people who want to get married to racists and polygamists.

The video suggests not just marriage equality supporters, but racists and polygamists have been trying to sabotage ‘traditional marriage’ for centuries.

ADF say same-sex activists have a ‘powerful ally’ in Obama, and quote the president as saying: ‘My administration is no longer defending the [Defense of Marriage Act] in the courts.

July 2, 2012

More than 100 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have held a mass resignation over issues of gay marriage and polygamy

Troubled by issues of polygamy and homophobia, over 100 members of the Mormon Church have resigned in Salt Lake City.

The rally marked the largest display of defiance from members of the Utah based church. The Mormon Church is infamous for its culture of obedience, but the organisers of the rally told the Huffington Post they mean no disrespect to restive Mormons.

June 18, 2012

MPs urged to end discrimination when they vote on the issue later this year

A four-month cross-party parliamentary inquiry into legalizing same-sex marriage in Australia published its report today.

The report does not make recommendations but the chair of the committee that led the inquiry, Labor MP Graham Perrett, said in his foreword:

May 10, 2012

Conservative Party MP, Craig Whittaker, joins homophobic Scottish group in warning against dangers of equal marriage

A Conservative politician in northern England has joined homophobic Scottish campaigners in warning that gay marriage could lead to the legalization of polygamy.

Craig Whittaker, MP for Calder Valley in Yorkshire, wrote on his blog that he feared if the UK government goes ahead with plans to give same-sex couples equal marriage rights, then it would be a slippery slope towards far more radical laws.

January 23, 2012

King Goodwill Zwelithini falsely claims there were ‘traditionally’ no same-sex relationships in his kingdom

The Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has branded people in gay relationships ‘rotten’.

He was speaking yesterday (22 January) in the presence of South African president Jacob Zuma at Nquthu, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, during the 133rd commemoration of the Battle of Isandlwana, which the Zulu regiments won.

January 6, 2012

Town hall appearance in New Hampshire grows testy when presidential candidates tries to school students on the topic

Rick Santorum was booed by a group of college students Thursday (5 January) when he compared gay marriage to polygamy during a campaign appearance in New Hampshire.

'If you're not happy unless you're married to five other people, is that OK?' he asked at one point, drawing boos from the audience at New England College in Concord, N.H.