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News: Brad Pitt donates to gay marriage campaign

October 31, 2012 3 comments

Actor and film star Brad Pitt has announced that the plans to donate $100,000 to the National Marriage Fund to promote same sex marriage rights in various US states. The National Marriage Fund, from US organisation the Human Rights Campaign, was set up to help fund campaigns to pass gay marriage legislation in Maine, Maryland,…

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News: Children’s Minister writes about care leavers

October 31, 2012 0 comments

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Children’s Minister Edward Timpson has written to directors of children’s services around the country highlighting a number of initiatives designed to improve the lives of young people leaving care. He wrote: “As many of you know, I grew up alongside foster children. I know how important and difficult the transition into adulthood can be or…

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News: Chinese man sues wife for deception over looks

October 30, 2012 1 comment

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A man from northern China has successfully sued his wife for deceiving him over her looks before their marriage. According to a report from TV station Fox 31, Jian Feng was outraged by the appearance of the couple’s first child. He said it was “incredibly ugly” and did not look like either of her parents….

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News: Australian MP introduces civil partnership bill

October 30, 2012 1 comment

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Independent Australian MP Bob Such has introduced a private members’ bill proposing a universal right to civil partnerships. The bill, tabled at the state parliament of South Australia in Adelaide, would be open to both homosexual couples and to heterosexual couples seeking an alternative to conventional marriage. Both partners would need to be resident in…

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News: Court dismisses Hague Convention application

October 30, 2012 0 comments

A Mexican mother’s application for the return of her child under the Hague Convention on Child Abduction has been dismissed in a recent Family division hearing at the High Court. The case, referred to as Hunt v Hunt, concerned an English father and a Mexican mother. They lived together in the UK and had a…

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