Tag Archives: Britain

Marriage Gives UK Haters The Sadz

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for ...

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BRITAIN: House Of Lords Approves Marriage Equality Bill

The House Of Lords today approved its version of the marriage equality bill on its third reading. The upper, unelected chamber approved the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill without a vote in London today. Some members of the house wore pink carnations to mark the occasion. The legislation has already been passed by the Commons amid opposition from more than ...

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Where Britain’s Marriage Bill Stands

Yesterday the House Of Lords finished the report stage on its version of the marriage equality bill. Pink News explains what happens next: As it is now in its final form, it will return to the House of Lords on Monday for a vote. If passed in its Third Reading, the bill will be different to that which passed in ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Final Day Of Marriage Bill Report Stage In House Of Lords

The House Of Lords today wraps up the debate on the report stage of the marriage equality bill for England and Wales. Live streaming video is here.  Pink News is running a live blog here.  Earlier today an amendment that would have stipulated a difference between opposite and same-sex marriage was withdrawn. Amendment 85, introduced by Lord Armstrong of Ilminster, ...

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Two Minutes Of British Hate #21

Male wives and female husbands! The world’s gone mad.

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LIVE VIDEO: Same-Sex Marriage Bill Now In Report Stage At House Of Lords

Britain’s same-sex marriage bill today entered the report stage in the House Of Lords. Live streaming video is here. Pink News is running a live-blog of the proceedings. Their first entry: “Amendment 1 put forward for marriage terminology – whether there should be a distinction between ‘same-sex couples’ and ‘opposite sex couples.'”

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STUDY: Sex Keeps You Younger Looking

According to a British study: “My message is that lovemaking is good,” Dr. David Weeks told the British Psychological Society. Former head of old age psychology at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Weeks said he spent a decade prying into the private lives of thousands of men and women of all ages. Weeks found that sexual pleasure is a “crucial factor” ...

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Pope & Ex-Pope: Straight Marriages Only

Today the Vatican released an 82-page document co-written by Pope Francis and former Pope Benedict in which the pair says that marriage is only blah blah blah. Francis paid tribute to pope emeritus Benedict XVI in the encyclical, saying that the ex-pontiff had “almost completed” the text before stepping down in a historic resignation this year and that he himself ...

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American Street Preacher Arrested In Britain For Homophobic Speech

The religious right has a new martyr in former Los Angeles County police officer Tony Miano, who was arrested in Britain earlier this week for allegedly using homophobic speech as he preached to passersby on the street. Via the Christian Post: He was found to be in violation of Public Order Act Section 5, for “using homophobic speech that could ...

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Britain Bans Pam Geller

Atlas Shrugs blogger Pam Geller and a second American anti-Islam blogger have been banned from entering Britain due to their “inflammatory hate speech.” Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer co-founded anti-Muslim group Stop Islamization of America. They were due to speak at an English Defence League march in Woolwich, where Drummer Lee Rigby was killed. A government spokesman said individuals whose ...

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SCOTLAND: Marriage Bill Introduced

Scotland’s marriage equality bill was introduced yesterday. The BBC reports: A proposed bill to allow same-sex marriage in Scotland has been published at Holyrood. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill aims to revise the law, while protecting rights of religious groups not to carry out ceremonies. Now that the proposal has been lodged it will undergo scrutiny before committee ...

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Want A Chest Hair Coat?

You can have one for about $4000. From Lady Gaga’s meat dress to necklaces made from pheasant’s skulls, some designers use all sorts of weird and wonderful materials in the name of fashion. But the latest design is really quite hair-raising. One company has unveiled the world’s first fur coat made from 100 per cent male chest hair. The coat ...

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BRITAIN: Final House Of Lords Debate On Same-Sex Marriage Now Underway

Today the House Of Lords is debating same-sex marriage for the third and final day of the bill’s committee stage. Pink News is running a live-blog. Watch the video live-stream.

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Two Minutes Of British Hate #18

Gay marriage will “poison public discourse.”

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BRITAIN: Palestinian Activists Call For Pet Shop Boys To Cancel Tel Aviv Concert

Pro-Palestinian activists are planning to picket a Pet Shop Boys appearance in London tonight in protest of the dance duo’s gig scheduled for June 28th in Tel Aviv.  From the protesters’ website: The Pet Shop Boys – Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, recognised as the most successful duo in UK music history, are scheduled to perform in apartheid Israel to ...

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BRITAIN: Queen Elizabeth Awards MBE To Leader Of LGBT Chorus Charity

A London gay man has been named to this year’s list of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honors for his work with LGBT choruses. Martin Brophy, of Muswell Avenue, Muswell Hill, was awarded an MBE for services to music by promoting singing among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The 59-year-old does this through his role as the executive chairman of ...

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BRITAIN: Hate Group Cites Regnerus In “Gay Marriage No Thanks” Newspaper Ad

Pink News reports: A new anti-equal marriage group called ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks’, which has former Christian Peoples Alliance leader Alan Craig as its spokesman, has taken out an advert in The Times – a newspaper which editorially supports marriage equality. The ‘Gay Marriage No Thanks’ group brings together legal, educational, medical and sociological individuals in their joint-opposition of marriage ...

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LIVE VIDEO: House Of Lords Debates Marriage Equality Amendments

A committee in the House of Lords is today debating the many proposed amendments to Britain’s marriage equality bill. Watch live here. Pink News is running a live blog and you can follow along here.

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Another Stalling Tactic In House Of Lords

Three members of the House Of Lords have introduced an amendment that would stop the marriage equality bill from going into effect until after also being approved in a national referendum to be held two or three years from now. The amendment, tabled by Labour peer Lord Anderson of Swansea, Conservative peer Lord Cormack, and crossbench peer Lord Singh of ...

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BRITAIN: DNA Analysis Reveals Prince William Has Indian Ancestry

Britain’s future king has Indian ancestry on his late mother’s side, according to DNA analysis. The Indian Express reports: Prince William, second-in-line to the throne, will be first British king with proven Indian ancestry, DNA analysis has revealed. The DNA analysis of saliva samples taken from the Duke of Cambridge’s relatives have established a direct lineage between the 30-year-old prince ...

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