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‘Mother’ and ‘father’ to be scrapped from Scottish law

By on September 27, 2020

first_imgThe Christian Institute 11 Feb 2013The words “mother” and “father” will be dropped from Scottish matrimonial law under First Minister Alex Salmond’s plans to redefine marriage. Official consultation documents which accompany the Scottish Government’s draft Bill spell out the changes to terminology. Where current matrimonial law refers to “mother” and “father”, the Scottish Government plans for legislation to use the gender–neutral term “parent”. The proposals have been described as “politically stupid” by Gordon Wilson, the former leader of the Scottish National Party. Mr Wilson said: “The politically correct elite are going mad. They are going far beyond what people envisage.” Norman Wells of the Family Education Trust said: “The Scottish Government’s plan to introduce a new lexicon for family relationships shows just how far its proposals to redefine marriage extend. “It is engaging in a linguistic revolution to accommodate the wishes of a tiny minority of same-sex couples who want their relationships to be recognised as a marriage.The Scottish Government denies the proposals to scrap “mother” and “father” are specifically related to the Bill to redefine marriage. It says the proposal is part of an ongoing policy of using gender-neutral terminology in new legislation. ** http://www.christian.org.uk/news/mother-and-father-to-be-scrapped-from-scottish-law/** (despite it being part of the Consultation paper on Marriage in Scotland http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0041/00410328.pdf )last_img read more

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Van Lange, Thomas named in Guyana’s Junior & Cadet table tennis teams

By on September 18, 2020

first_imgTHE Guyana Table Tennis Association (GTTA) has named their junior and cadet squads for the 2019 Caribbean Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship.Following the National Junior Table Tennis championship, which was played on the weekend of March 1-3 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Guyana Table Tennis Association named Guyana’s national Junior and Cadet teams with a view of having Guyana represented at the Caribbean Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championship, scheduled for April 11-13 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.The Caribbean Junior and Cadet Table Tennis championship engages players between 15 years and 18 years and under boys and girls. The championship will be used as the qualification event for the Pan American Junior and Cadet Table Tennis championship scheduled for June in Cancun, Mexico.Guyana’s most formidable challenge will emerge from the U-15 Boys team who have an abundance of talent with young U-18 and U-15 champion Jonathan Van Lange as well as the immensely talented Kaysan Ninvalle, Isaiah Layne and Krystian Sahadeo.There are some challenges with which the association will have to navigate in the Boys’ U-18 category given that most of the players are in the examination cycle.The team will consist of 2018 U-18 champion Nickolous Romain, the talented and determined Jamal Nichols, Terrence Rausche, Niran Bissu and Yuedistir Persaud.Newcomer Crystal Melville will be participating in the U-15 category after some impressive displays at recent local tournaments.Teams listed below:Boys U-15 Girls U-15Jonathan Van Lange Thuraia ThomasKaysan Ninvalle Crystal MelvilleIsaiah Layne Nkechi Mc CraeKrystian Sahadeo Jasmine BillinghiBoys U-18 Girls U-18Nicholas Romain Neveah ClarkstonJamal Nicholas Aneka PhilipsTerrence RauscheNiran BissuYuedistir Persaudlast_img read more

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