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News Round Up

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Krista-Seigfrids-in-Finlands-Eurovision-performanceAnother week closer to the Hidden Perspectives Festival, (June 1st!) and it’s time for another News Round Up!

This week in the news:

PinkNews is reporting that the UK Government “intends to review the future of civil partnerships exactly five years from the point when the same-sex marriage bill comes into law”, with the possibility of abolishment, or the inclusion of heterosexuals. However on BBC Question Time Defence Secretary Philip Hammond claimed there was ‘No huge demand for same sex marriage’.

Peter Tatchell is to meet with Lottery officials over funding of religious groups linked to homophobia. More info here.

Minnesota has become the 12th state to legalise equal marriage, shortly after Delaware became the 11th.

This years Eurovision entry from Finland has found herself in the final, after a performance of her pro-equal marriage song, which included a lesbian kiss. More info here.

The entry has gone viral after fans turned it into an advert for gay marriage. The parody video has already notched up 175,000 hits and counting!


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A research project within the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) at The University of Sheffield.

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