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  • Children need heterosexual parents, says pope after gay pride march

    08/08/2015 6:46:48 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 136 replies
    Deseret News ^ | JUne 15, 2015 | Rosie Scamell, RNS
    Pope Francis on Sunday stressed the importance of children having heterosexual parents, just a day after Rome’s gay pride march demonstrated the changing attitudes about same-sex couples outside the Vatican walls. Addressing around 25,000 followers from the Diocese of Rome, the pope said the differences between men and women are fundamental and “an integral part of being human.” The pontiff likened a long-lasting marriage to a good wine, in which a husband and wife make the most of their gender differences. “They’re not scared of the differences!” the pope said. “What great richness this diversity is, a diversity which becomes...
  • Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children By

    02/11/2014 12:13:50 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Yahoos ^ | 2-11-14 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first time .The legislation appears to have wide support in the largely liberal country.
  • Kevin Rudd's gay turn denies facts on same-sex families

    05/27/2013 8:01:00 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | May 25, 2013 | Christopher Pearson
    ON Tuesday, Kevin Rudd declared himself in support of same-sex marriage. He told us that, after deep reflection, he found he was able to reconcile his religious faith with his secular ethical principles. His last line of argument was that: "30 years of research has seen the Australian Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association acknowledge that same-sex families do not compromise children's development". But Rudd hasn't kept up to date with recent research and his claim is misleading. Last July, in the journal Social Science Research, Mark Regnerus published a large-scale study comparing children...
  • Retired Israeli Judge Spreads Controversy in Australia

    03/18/2013 9:45:31 AM PDT · by Love for Israel · 4 replies
    Arutz UnPromisedLand ^ | March 18, 2013 | Sol Havivi
    Tel Aviv, ISRAEL – 18 March 2013. Public outcry in Israel led to Philip Marcus’ early retirement last year. Marcus’ controversial views came to light when he denied custody to a gay father because he claimed his court had no way of knowing whether this homosexual father was a pedophile. That father had Marcus’ ruling overturned on appeal. The backlash over this case forced then-Judge Marcus into early retirement. Philip Marcus’ troubles did not end there. A group of Israeli parents brought his rulings to a committee hearing at the United Nations and successfully proved the family court system which...
  • Kansas sperm donor ordered to pay child support prepares for battle

    12/31/2012 8:39:51 AM PST · by redreno · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/31/2012 | By Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Kansas sperm donor who was ordered to pay child support for the baby he helped a lesbian couple conceive plans to fight back in court, and suggested he might be a victim of bias against same-sex parenting. William Marotta told he might never have agreed to provide sperm to Angela Bauer and her former partner, Jennifer Schreiner, had he known the legal morass that awaited him after responding to the women’s Craigslist ad for a donor in March 2009. The Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) recently filed a child support claim against Marotta after the couple...
  • 'Donor Unknown' chronicles real-life children of anonymous sperm donors...

    04/28/2011 4:49:20 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 28, 2011 | Jane Ridley
    Sitting in her basement den, 12-year-old Danielle Pagano looked expectantly at her parents as they walked into the room. Their body language was awkward, she recalled. "There's something we need to talk to you about," said her mom, in a serious tone. The next few sentences made Pagano's head spin: Her dad was not her biological father. Instead, she was the product of donor insemination. "They said they'd had fertility problems and used an anonymous donor," recalls Pagano, a 22-year-old international relations student from Seaford, L.I. The soon-to-be teenager took the news badly. [...] "Parents who don't tell the truth,...
  • Sydney’s Mardi Gras Neglected Children’s Rights

    04/15/2011 2:51:30 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | 16 April, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    “Tatchell heads up Mardi Gras think-tank,” gushed Same Same, a rah-rah “gay marriage” website. But no amount of glitter can hide the truth: 2011’s Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras ignores children’s rights. For starters, organizers encouraged potential ticket buyers to, “Join one of the world’s most controversial and influential LGBTI and human rights activists, Peter Tatchell, as he speaks his mind about the campaign for equal marriage rights in this very special [emphasis mine] Mardi Gras event.” The Talks and seminars page, however, failed to mention Tatchell’s colourful past. Or as Peter Hitchens of the UK’s Mail Online put...
  • Give fathers their rights back

    09/22/2010 4:50:02 PM PDT · by fanfan · 35 replies
    The National Post ^ | Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 | Barbara Kay
    ~snip~ For many years Canadian justice ministers from both governing federal parties seem to have been more concerned with protecting the interests of the divorce industry, which takes up 40% of Canadian courts' time, rather than serving the needs of children. According to a 2003 study by actuary Brian Jenkins, "What do the children want?", 86% of children in North America have no voice in custody arrangements. Decades ago women told men they had to take more responsibility for active parenting. They listened. Fathers have earned the moral right to equality of involvement in their children's lives in post-separation agreements...
  • Sen. DeMint: Ratifying U.N. Children’s Rights Treaty Would Turn Parental Rights

    08/06/2010 9:54:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    CNSNews ^ | August 6, 2010 | Christopher A. Guzman
    Complete title: Sen. DeMint: Ratifying U.N. Children’s Rights Treaty Would Turn Parental Rights ‘Over to International Community’ Sen. Jim DeMint, Washington, D.C., August 4, 2010. ( photo/Penny Starr) Washington ( - Sen. Jim DeMint (R- S.C.) said that if President Barack Obama gets his way and the Senate ratifies the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the precedent would be set to place parental rights under the jurisdiction of the international community. “We believe we need to take clear action here in Congress to protect the rights of parents to raise their children," DeMint said at a Wednesday panel...
  • Marriage deserves more because it gives more

    09/02/2007 8:20:25 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 299+ views ^ | Friday, 31 August 2007 | Chris Meney
    Chris Meney | Friday, 31 August 2007 Marriage deserves more because it gives more The continued provision of preferential support for parents and children over other types of unions is vital for society. The ongoing debate in Australia over the access of same-sex couples to social benefits and so-called entitlements is a distraction from the real issue at hand. The real issue is not one concerning any infringement of rights. Rather, it is about what heterosexual marriage can offer society that other forms of relationships cannot. Married heterosexual unions are not simply a legal invention with an associated bunch...
  • Redefining parenthood (feminist dares question the left's anti-family social engineering)

    10/03/2006 10:19:19 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 9 replies · 642+ views
    EDMONTON SUN (Canada) ^ | Monday, October 2, 2006 | Mindelle Jacobs
    Redefining parenthood Edmonton Sun Monday, October 2, 2006 By Mindelle Jacobs While a lesbian waits to see if she'll be recognized as the third parent of a little boy, a new report is warning that kids are being harmed by adult self-indulgence. "In the global rush to redefine parenthood, we need to call a time out," says the study, released last week by four conservative groups, including the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada. The report examines what it describes as the "global clash" between adult rights and children's needs in an age when the concept of parenthood is...
  • Losing the right to a mommy and daddy (matriarchal socialism's war on conventional families)

    09/27/2006 8:55:15 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 5 replies · 649+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Wednesday, September 27, 2006 | Barbara Kay
    Losing the right to a mommy and daddy Barbara Kay National Post Wednesday, September 27, 2006 "I believe children have the right to a mother and a father, and preferably their biological parents." These words -- I agree with them, and so do the UN Conventions of the Child -- were once the equivalent of saying you believed in peace on Earth and goodwill toward men. But in postmodern societies obsessed with gender equity, as ours has been for the past quarter-century, "mother and father" and "biological parents" have become politically incorrect locutions when joined to "children's rights." Just...
  • Unwed Fathers Fight for Babies Placed for Adoption by Mothers

    03/19/2006 10:41:42 PM PST · by Giant Conservative · 189 replies · 3,486+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 19, 2006 | Tamar Lewin
    Jeremiah Clayton Jones discovered that his former fiancée was pregnant just three weeks before the baby was due, when an adoption-agency lawyer called and asked if he would consent to have his baby adopted. "I said absolutely not," said Mr. Jones, a 23-year-old Arizona man who met his ex-fiancée at Pensacola Christian College in Florida. "It was an awkward moment, hearing for the first time that I would be a father, and then right away being told, 'We want to take your kid away.' But I knew that if I was having a baby, I wanted that baby." Mr. Jones...
  • 'Harry Potter' Author: Stop Caging Children

    02/06/2006 8:59:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies · 1,419+ views
    Newsmax ^ | February 5, 2006 | Carl Limbacher, et al.
    The spectacle of a hapless little boy staring through the heavy mesh of a cage launched mega-successful author of the Harry Potter books, J.K. Rowling, on a crusade to end the caging of Eastern European tots. Referring to a 2004 story in Britain’s Sunday Times about little Vasek Knotek imprisoned in a Prague hospital, Rowling wrote in today’s Times, "If you read the piece and it’s as bad as the picture, then you’ve got to do something about it.” The story hit her hard, she wrote, especially since she has a horror of what she sees as "one unendurable terror...
  • Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Adoption by Gay People

    01/10/2005 4:47:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 90 replies · 4,444+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 10, 2005 | DAVID STOUT
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 -- The Supreme Court declined today to hear a challenge to Florida's ban on adoption by gay people, the only such state law in the country. The justices refused without comment to consider an appeal by four Florida men who had argued that the 1977 law violated their rights to equal protection under the United States Constitution, and that it was irrational because it automatically excluded potential adoptive parents for abandoned children. The case, Lofton v. Secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families, 04-478, had been closely watched as a possible test case. But with...
  • Homosexual Groups, ACLU Aid Lesbian Seeking Visitation

    12/08/2004 11:34:17 PM PST · by kattracks · 16 replies · 477+ views ^ | 12/08/04 | Melanie Hunter
    ( - Two homosexual advocacy groups and the American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday appealed the case of a lesbian woman who is being denied visitation with the daughter she had with her former partner. Janet Miller-Jenkins is seeking to enforce a court order from a Vermont court that granted her regular visitation with the two-year-old daughter she and her former lover, Lisa Miller-Jenkins, had when they were joined in a Vermont civil union. "My daughter has a right to have access to both of the parents she was born to. I'm in this for her -- she is...
  • Ex-lesbian battles former partner over child

    12/08/2004 12:54:48 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 49 replies · 1,841+ views ^ | Wednesday, December 8, 2004
    A woman who gave birth to a child months before entering a same-sex civil union in Vermont is appealing a court ruling that granted parental standing to her former partner. Cheryl Barlow, who says she no longer is a lesbian, was united with Keri Jones, both residents of Utah, five months after Barlow became pregnant by artificial insemination in 2001. But the relationship ended in 2003 after Barlow discovered Jones was seeing another woman. Jones then sued for parental visitation rights to Barlow's child and was granted favor by Judge Timothy Hanson in Utah's 3rd District Court in Salt Lake...
  • Fetal Frontier (suggestion that women show even token concern for aborted fetus outrages feminists)

    12/07/2004 1:04:39 PM PST · by dead · 53 replies · 1,571+ views
    Village Voice ^ | December 7th, 2004 10:45 AM | Sharon Lerner
    Pro-choice advocates wrestle with the uncomfortable For 35 years, Frances Kissling has been at the forefront of the pro-choice movement. She directed an abortion clinic, got arrested protesting at the Vatican's diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., helped found the National Abortion Federation and the Global Fund for Women, and as president of Catholics for a Free Choice, has taken the pope to task and shouted down the likes of Jerry Falwell. So the focus of her latest manifesto on the pro-choice cause may come as a surprise to people on both sides of the abortion debate: the value of the...
  • KIDNAP KID HOME (Father prevailed in French Court)

    12/05/2004 2:12:43 AM PST · by jocon307 · 6 replies · 618+ views
    The New York Post ^ | December 5, 2004 | Dareh Gregorain and Erin Calabrese
    David Washington's 18-month fight for his daughter ended on a New Jersey tarmac last night, as the New York man and his child, Charlotte, finally touched down, safe and sound, on American soil. The 4-year-old's French mother, Sophie Maumousseau, kidnapped the girl in 2003 and spirited her to a French village, where locals backed their compatriot and battled fiercely to keep hold of the stolen child. The joyful dad was exhausted after the flight, but happy that a French court finally coerced Charlotte's mother into handing over the girl. "I feel good," he told The Post. "It feels good to...
  • Could your kids be given to 'gay' parents?

    07/01/2004 5:02:35 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 612+ views
    WND ^ | July 1, 2004 | Stephen Baskerville
    Thursday, July 1, 2004 Could your kids be given to 'gay' parents? Posted: July 1, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Stephen Baskerville © 2004 In the debate over gay marriage, strikingly little attention has been paid to the impact on children. Some question the wisdom of having children raised by two homosexuals, but the best they can seem to argue is that serious flaws vitiate the literature defending it. Almost no attention has been devoted to what may be the more serious political question of who will supply the children of gay "parents," since obviously they cannot produce children...