Judge rules Newfoundland discriminated against marriage commissioner who refused to do gay ‘weddings’

Thaddeus Baklinski  in LifeSiteNews.com , Feb. 12, 2015

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland, February 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Supreme Court judge in Newfoundland says the province discriminated against a marriage commissioner who was forced to resign in 2005 after she refused to conduct same-sex “weddings.”

Newfoundland Supreme Court Justice Alphonsus E. Faour said that the province’s conduct was “a prima facie case of religious discrimination” on the basis of Desirée A. Dichmont’s religious beliefs.

In his February 9 ruling, he ordered the province’s Human Rights Tribunal to give a full hearing to a complaint by Dichmont complaint that the province violated her religious and conscience rights. Continue reading

The EFC Welcomes the Decision of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia

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For immediate release from The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada

January 28, 2015

THE EFC WELCOMES THE DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF NOVA SCOTIA

OTTAWA – “This decision in TWU v. NSBS is a significant affirmation of the freedom of religious institutions to provide a quality education in an ethos in keeping with their religious tradition,” said Bruce J. Clemenger, President of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.  “Religious institutions have a long history of contributing to the public good of Canada and make up an important part of the Canadian mosaic.” Continue reading

Same-sex marriage harms free speech, new Ontario judge wrote in 2012

SEAN FINE - JUSTICE WRITER, The Globe and Mail

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A law professor named an Ontario judge this week wrote two years ago for a conservative, U.S.-based institute that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada has harmed religious freedom and free speech, and led to the “indoctrination” of children in public schools. Continue reading

[U.S.] School District Apologizes for Showing Same-Sex Marriage Propaganda Video

CitizenLink, May 27, 2014

School District Apologizes for Showing Same-Sex Marriage Propaganda Video

by Bethany Monk

A Wisconsin school district apologized for showing a one-sided video promoting same-sex marriage. The video also attacked Christian beliefs, according to a legal group. Continue reading

The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ . . .

The next marriage redefinition? Massachusetts lesbian ‘throuple’ expecting their first child

by Ben Johnson        Apr. 24, 2014, LifeSite News

BOSTON, MA, April 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Three “married” lesbians in Massachusetts have announced they are expecting the first of several children intended for their polygamous union. But marriage advocates say the story confirms their warnings about the slippery slope created by redefining marriage and granting legal privileges based on a self-identified characteristic like sexual orientation. Continue reading