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Celebrations are taking place across England and Wales for newly-married same-sex as well as opposite-sex couples. Soon equal marriage will be in place in Scotland too. This is cause for rejoicing not only for the newly-weds, their families and friends but also the wider community.
“Imagine...it's easy if you try”. It's a good lyric but John Lennon was not entirely accurate. What might pejoratively be described as airy-fairy and perhaps slightly wishful supposition is not particularly difficult. More is asked of us by the kind of creative, imaginative thinking which has the power to transform.
'Equality and religious freedom: what accommodation is reasonable?' is the title of an important meeting on Tuesday 4th February, 6.30pm, at the House of Commons, Westminster, in Committee Room 15.
The fright wig and jester's mask slipped last Wednesday. Boris Johnson, delivering the annual Margaret Thatcher lecture, showed the ugly reality behind the motley as he made his bid for the support of the Tory right and attempted to position himself as successor to David Cameron.
What are the prospects for equality in a Scotland that either strikes out towards independence or remains within the United Kingdom?
Support for monarchy relies more on emotion than it does on reason. It is therefore only sensible to admit that this is not the most fruitful time to be a Republican.
Exodus International, which for decades claimed to be able to change people’s sexual orientation, has apologised and is closing.