Tag: same sex marriage

Vatican says Catholic Church can’t bless same-sex marriage: God ‘cannot bless sin’

Originally published in The Christian Post The Vatican released a statement on Monday announcing that churches have no power to bless same-sex marriage since God “cannot bless sin,” which clarifies Pope Francis’ stance on same-sex unions.    The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a formal response to a question […]

Same-sex couple enters fray, wants R2m from Beloftebos

The unfair discrimination case instituted against Beloftebos wedding venue by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has intensified after another same-sex couple filed legal papers against Beloftebos, seeking R2 million in damages for the impairment of their dignity and pain and suffering. In their application, Sasha-Lee Heekes and Megan […]

‘Conscience rights under attack as parliamentary legal advisers mislead MPs again’

By Cause For Justice Parliament is considering a legislative proposal that has major implications for human rights in general and in particular, the rights to equality, human dignity and freedom of conscience, religion and belief.[i] The Civil Union Amendment Bill (the Bill)[ii] proposes the removal of civil marriage officers’ right to conscientious objection[iii] – a […]

Wedding venue discrimination case could set bar for freedom of conscience in SA

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Monday, launched an unfair discrimination application in the Equality Court against Western Cape wedding venue Beloftebos which has been in the news for refusing, on the grounds of conscience and religious belief, to host same-sex weddings. The media, apparently, were provided with the […]