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christian yes case

Christian Group Launched to Argue the Same Sex Marriage ‘Yes’ Case

By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House

Christians for Marriage Equality has launched a campaign to argue the yes case in the upcoming marriage survey.

The group describes itself as “a national campaign bringing together churches, church organisations, ordained ministers and ordinary Christians who support civil marriage equality”. Read more

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Same Sex Marriage Legislation: What we can Learn from Canada

By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House

When Canada legislated nationally for same sex marriage in 2005 many couples took advantage of the new law. But more than a decade later, the latest census shows that same sex marriages make up less than 1 percent of all marriages. Read more

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Rules of Engagement for the SSM Survey

By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House

The Parliament has enacted special legislation to govern campaigns for the Same Sex Marriage Postal Survey.

In keeping with the survey itself the rules for the campaign are also contentious. Read more


Millennial Consumers: Why Coke Has So Many Variants

By: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House.

Soft drink behemoth Coke-a-Cola got a huge shock when Woolworths declared they would not stock yet another variation of the iconic beverage.

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Optical Illusions: Why They Work

Author: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House.

Can you trust what you see? Sometimes our eyes play tricks on us — or at least that’s what it seems.

What is actually happening when we are caught out by optical illusions gives a real insight (sorry) into how our brain works.

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My Christian Marriage is More Important Than My Same Sex Attraction

Author: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House

Colin has same sex attraction. He describes it as something he has, rather than who he is. It doesn’t define him.

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Chill, Mum and Dad: the Digital Age Isn’t All Bad

Are parents right to be concerned about the dangers their children face in our increasingly digital world? Psychologist Kirrilie Smout is a reassuring voice for parents.

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The Marriage Debate: Why History, Society and Religion Regard it as Heterosexual

Author: Stephen O’Doherty | Open House.

Heterosexual marriage has been a building block of society for thousands of years.

Ancient history tells us that while same sex relationships have been evident in many civilisations, including Greek and Roman cultures, there was never a question of calling such relationships marriage. Read more