Month: February 2013

When political correctness tries to ban reality

Brighton Council to open ‘gender neutral’ public toilets (UK) Mail Online 18 Feb 2013 A council is planning to replace traditional  male and female lavatories with ‘gender neutral’ toilets in an attempt to  facilitate the transgender community. The facilities will…

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TV watching linked to criminal activity

Stuff.co.nz 19 Feb 2013 Children who spend hours watching television after school are more likely to become criminals, researchers say. A University of Otago study found the risk of having a criminal conviction by early adulthood increased by about 30…

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Unaware of implications of marriage bill

Party leader funds attack on MPs NZ Herald 19 Feb 2013 Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is using his personal wealth to make a nationwide drop of leaflets which criticise MPs who do not follow their electorate’s wishes. His office…

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Gay marriage: no opt-out for Christian registrars (UK)

The Telegraph (UK) 15 Feb 2013 Christian registrars will not be able to opt out of performing gay marriages if they object on grounds of belief, the Government’s human rights watchdog has said. In guidance to MPs, the Equalities and…

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Gay marriage a feelgood fight for issues-lite elite

The Australian 11 Feb 2013 Has there ever been a weirder political issue than gay marriage? A cool-headed look back at events in Britain last week, where David Cameron’s gay marriage bill was passed in the House of Commons, suggests,…

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Abortion linked to significantly increased chance of preterm birth

Lifesite News 13 Feb 2013 Yet another study, this time conducted in Canada, has found a clear link between induced abortion and a much higher risk of subsequent pregnancies ending in preterm birth. The link between preterm birth and abortion…

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Contrast these two stories

Morning-after pill use rises in US BBC News 14 Feb 2013 Use of the morning-after pill in the US is on the rise, a trend driven largely by wider use among younger women, a major government study has found. Some…

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Women with more sex partners turn to drink and drugs

NZ Herald 15 Feb 2013 Having multiple sexual partners is a significant predictor of women turning to drink and drugs in later life, a new study suggests. The study, based on a world-renowned programme that has followed 1000 people born…

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So this is the new tolerance??

Protest greets gay-marriage opponent writing Superman story TodayNews.com 14 Feb 2013 More than 9,000 signatures have been gathered on an online petition  protesting the news that science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card, an  outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, is among a…

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Is this the view of ‘same-sex marriage’?

From the NZ Herald today – an interview with David Herkt who is a writer and TV producer and who has penned a history of gay Auckland for this month’s Pride Festival. Partnered for 35 years. What do you think…

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