Ralph Richard Banks - NY Times
Not long ago, the prohibition of same-sex marriage, like the prohibition of interracial marriage before it, was so deeply ingrained in our social fabric and legal understandings that the recent turnabout by the New York State Legislature might have seemed unimaginable. As recently as 1986, the United States Supreme Court rejected a gay man’s argument for constitutional protection of his sexual relationship, declaring the argument as “at best, facetious.” In 2001, the court overturned that ruling and accorded same-sex partners the same constitutional protection as heterosexuals. Same-sex marriage may soon become legal in even more states.
The Advertiser (Adelaide)
SA Upper House MP Ian Hunter and his partner of 22 years, artist Leith Semmens, plan to wed in New York.
Chuck Colson - Christian Post
New York has become the largest state to approve so-called same-sex “marriage.” Supporters, obviously, were delighted at the news: Parades, street parties and countless other demonstrations of their feelings of moral superiority.
Daniela Elser - Herald Sun
LADY Gaga has asked her Australian fans to make the Prime Minister "hear their screams" against the Government's stance on gay marriage.
Justin Di Lollo - SMH
You could be forgiven for missing it, but the state government quietly launched its latest regulations of lobbying last Thursday, with no media fanfare and a week after Parliament rose for the winter recess.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has warned the Federal Government may be breaching international law by refusing to process asylum seekers currently detained on Christmas Island.
Dennis Shanahan - The Australian
LABOR'S support has slumped to a record low, with the Coalition sitting at all-time highs as Tony Abbott extends his lead as preferred prime minister over Julia Gillard.
Josephine Vivaldo - Christian Post
Sydney's Hillsong Live outsold Beyonce and Lady Gaga on Australia's ARIA Top 50 Album Chart.
Their recent album God Is Able debuted in the top three this week, just behind Adele's 21 at number one and
LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking.
Stephen Ertelt - LifeNews
Prime Minister John Key says he supports taking a look at legislation concerning euthanasia, but his comments are drawing fire from a pro-life group that is concerned about legalizing the practice or assisted suicide.
Kathleen Gilbert - LifeSite News
FRONT ROYAL, Virginia, July 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - When it comes to “personally pro-life” politicians who support pro-abortion legislation, the Vatican’s prefect emeritus of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments minces no words.
Dan Harrison - The Age
THE West Australian government has intervened in a legal challenge to the controversial national school chaplaincy program, telling the High Court that funding chaplains is beyond the federal government's power.
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