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Invisible power: how the Catholic Church influences Italian politics

Invisible power: how the Catholic Church influences Italian politics

Posted: Thu, 26 May 2016 10:39 by Stefano Bonino

Italy's bill on civil unions is an important landmark in the history of successful and unsuccessful attempts by the Vatican to influence Italian politics, writes Stefano Bonino.

The gay community should recognise and oppose its chief oppressor

The gay community should recognise and oppose its chief oppressor

Posted: Tue, 17 May 2016 15:02 by Terry Sanderson

While people of all faiths and none have campaigned for and against LGBTQ rights, the merger of religious and state power has always been the greatest threat to LGBTQ rights around the world and turns bigotry into discrimination, argues NSS president Terry Sanderson.

Religion is not accommodated, it is privileged

Religion is not accommodated, it is privileged

Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:56 by Anne Marie Waters

Anne Marie Waters reports on an event, held on 4 February, organised by the Cutting Edge Consortium, a group which campaigns against homophobia in religion, and looks at how far religious belief should be, and is being, accommodated in employment and public life.

I’m grateful every day that I live in a secular society – and so should we all be

I’m grateful every day that I live in a secular society – and so should we all be

Posted: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 08:45 by National Secular Society

Anne Marie Waters on why we need to remember – and everyone needs to know and understand – just how thankful we should be for secularism.

Children in Scotland awaiting adoption - who puts their best interests first?

Children in Scotland awaiting adoption - who puts their best interests first?

Posted: Thu, 28 Feb 2013 13:05 by Alistair McBay

Who really has the interests of children awaiting adoption at heart? A tale of two adoption agencies by Alistair McBay.

Edward Leigh’s Bill to put religious conscience opt-out into Equality Act is doomed

Edward Leigh’s Bill to put religious conscience opt-out into Equality Act is doomed

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 06:23 by Keith Porteous Wood

Keith Porteous Wood on why Edwards Leigh's bill to amend the Equality Act to add "conscientious beliefs about the definition of marriage" as a protected characteristic alongside disability, sex, and sexual orientation should never make the statute book

Acceptance of gay rights is an indication that USA is secularising

Acceptance of gay rights is an indication that USA is secularising

Posted: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:20 by Adrian Tippetts

Adrian Tippetts argues that if the GOP is to remain a serious force in US politics, a secular leadership capable of sidelining the extremist loons and offering rational, reasonable, constructive alternatives is urgently needed.

Stonewall is right – the Cardinal is a bigot

Stonewall is right – the Cardinal is a bigot

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 20:37 by Terry Sanderson

After coming under fire for nominating Cardinal Keith O'Brien as "Bigot of the Year", Terry Sanderson defends Stonewall and agrees the Cardinal is a bigot, and that the award was appropriate and well-deserved.