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Would-be Scottish leader under fire over gay marriage stance

Kate Forbes arrives at the BBC studios in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday Feb. 20, 2023, confirming she is entering the race to succeed Nicola Sturgeon. Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, a frontrunner to become Scotland’s next leader, is fighting to keep her campaign alive on Tuesday amid a backlash over her opposition to same-sex marriage. (Andrew Milligan/PA via A

London, UKAP A front-runner to become Scotland’s next leader fought to keep her campaign alive Tuesday amid a backlash over her opposition to same-sex marriage. Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes, who belongs to the evangelical Free Church of Scotland, said Monday that her faith would have prevented her from voting in favor of allowing same-sex […]

European court declines to take pro-gay marriage cake case

Northern Ireland Gareth Lee

London, UKAP A top European court declined Thursday to rule in a high-profile discrimination case centered on an activist’s request to have a cake decorated with the Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie and the words “Support Gay Marriage”. The European Court of Human Rights said the case was inadmissible because activist Gareth Lee had […]

Christian bakers? Atheist bakers? Cake meets faith at the Supreme Court

US Supreme Court

RNS  The US Supreme Court is hearing the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd v Colorado Civil Rights Commission with a decision expected next year. PICTURE: Claire Anderson/Unsplash What if an atheist baker refused to bake a cake for a First Communion? What if a college with a religious affiliation didn’t want to rent out its chapel […]

Australian Christian Lobby head speaks out in support of free speech amid furore over Margaret Court’s outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage

Amid growing furore in Australia over tennis champion Margaret Court’s comments this week opposing same-sex marriage, Lyle Shelton, managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby, has spoken out in defence of free speech. In a statement issued on Friday, Mr Shelton said that whatever side Australians are on with regard to the debate on redefining […]