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U-turn on threat to church weddings in Northern Ireland

(Photo: Unsplash/Maico Pereira)Authorities in Northern Ireland have U-turned on a threat to de-register churches if they did not state their position on conducting same-sex weddings. Churches in the province were given just a few weeks to respond to a letter from the General Register Office (GRO) informing them that they needed to fill in a... Read more

High Court approves legal challenge against Government U-turn on online age checks

(Photo: Unsplash/Christian Wiediger)The High Court has given the go ahead for a legal challenge over the Government's decision to abandon age verification checks for online p0rnography.  Legislation to introduce the scheme was passed by Parliament in 2018 with the aim of protecting children.  The plans were hit by repeated delays before finally being shelved for... Read more

High Court approves legal challenge against Government U-turn on online p0rn age checks

(Photo: Unsplash/Christian Wiediger)The High Court has given the go ahead for a legal challenge over the Government's decision to abandon age verification checks for online p0rnography.  Legislation to introduce the scheme was passed by Parliament in 2018 with the aim of protecting children.  The plans were hit by repeated delays before finally being shelved for... Read more

Cornwall pastor launches drive-in church service after council U-turn

Rev Matt Tims said the U-turn was a "miracle".A drive-in church service that was nearly cancelled because of objections from the local council's health and safety team has gone ahead in Cornwall.The drive-in church is the idea of Rev Matt Timms, pastor of Wave House Church in Newquay.  It was launched as a way for... Read more

Government U-turn on gender self-identification welcomed by campaign groups

(Photo: Pexels/Tim Mossholder)News that Boris Johnson is planning to scrap changes to gender recognition laws has been welcomed by campaigners.The Sunday Times reports that the details are contained in a leaked paper setting out the Government's response to a public consultation on the plans, which would make it easier for transgender people to change their legal gender... Read more