Consequences of legalising same sex ‘marriage’ overseas (continued…)

first_imgThe legalisation of same-sex marriage (or just the push for it) has had the following consequences:* Tennis great Margaret Court came under attack when she expressed opposition to same-sex marriage early in 2012. Court was accused of spreading “hateful comments” and “inciting the bigots out there” by same-sex marriage activist Kerryn Phelps.5 Court said she felt stunned, victimised, and the target of a “relentless hate campaign” for simply stating her views.6* Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett was subjected to similarly vicious attacks after writing that man-woman marriage was the best environment in which to raise children.7 Kennett spoke from his experience as leader of Beyond Blue, having observed a rise in anxiety among very young children that is often “a direct result” of their family situations. Following outrage from homosexual activists, Kennett backtracked on his statements “in an apparent bid to mollify the gay and lesbian community”.8* Toowoomba GP David van Gend was forced to attend mediation before the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland after expressing similar views which “offended” a homosexual man.9* Also in 2011, a respected Canadian sports anchor was fired after expressing support for the traditional definition of marriage. Damian Goddard used Twitter to express his opinion on marriage, a decision which led to his dismissal from the television station, Sportsnet.14* In 2011, Peter Vidmar was chosen to be chef de mission for the United States at the 2012 London Olympics. Dual gold-medallist Vidmar had been involved with the Olympic movement in the USA for more than 20 years but was pressured to resign because he had supported Proposition 8, the measure which defined marriage as between a man and a woman in California.15You have been warned!5 Tanya Nolan (January 13, 2012), ‘Tennis great accused of inciting gay hatred’, ABC News,http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-13/tennis-great-accused-of-inciting-gay-hatred/37718546 Aaron Langmaid (January 24, 2012), ‘Hatred stuns tennis great Margaret Court’, Herald Sun, http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/morenews/hatred-stuns-tennis-great-court/story-fn7x8me2-12262517481527 Jeff Kennett (September 9, 2011), ‘Children need mum and dad for best mental health’, Herald Sun,http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/children-need-mum-and-dad-for-best-mental-health/story-e6frfhqf-12261325798758 Melissa Fyfe (October 6, 2011), ‘Kennett reversal on gay parenting’, The Age,http://www.theage.com.au/national/kennett-reversal-ongay-parenting-20111005-1l9pu.html9 Angela Shanahan (October 15, 2011), ‘Discrimination police indulging in gay abandon’, The Australian,http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/discrimination-police-indulging-in-gay-abandon/story-e6frg6zo-122616701674114 Cathal Kelly (May 12, 2011), ‘Fired Sportsnet host Damian Goddard ‘stands by’ tweets’, The Toronto Star,http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/989686–fired-sportsnet-host-damian-goddard-stands-by-tweets15 Juliet Macur (May 11, 2011), ‘For Some Sports Figures, Opinions Have a Price’, The New York Times,http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/12/sports/olympics/gay-marriage-stance-costs-vidmar-olympic-role.html?_r=2last_img read more

HiRise Bread Company has joined the Boston Public

first_imgHi-Rise Bread Company has joined the Boston Public Market as of this January, selling breads, muffins, scones cakes, cookies, jam and granola. They are planning to expand their menu to also include sandwiches, soups and salads.Hi-Rise is a family-owned and operated bakery and café that has been a community mainstay in Cambridge since 1996. In sharing her excitement about joining Boston Public Market Hi-Rise owner René Becker said, “We’re really looking forward to sharing our commitment to ingredient-driven, locally sourced, handmade products with a new community.”Hi-Rise Bread Company can be found in front of The Popover Lady, in the space formerly occupied by George Howell Coffee, which moved to a larger stall across the aisle.*Advertisement*last_img read more