High Court judge who spoke out in favour of marriage says he would have been ‘publicly hanged’ if he had spoken out again

An interesting piece on Sir Paul Coleridge, a high court judge who stepped down after being disciplined for campaigning in favour of marriage:


From the article:

Sir Paul, 64, officially retired from the High Court’s family division last month but is continuing to sit as a judge while he finishes hearing three divorce cases.

He set up the Marriage Foundation to research the consequences of family breakdown on children, which he says is increased risk of indiscipline in schools, drug-taking, behavioural problems, gang violence, poor mental health, lack of achievement in exams and failure in the job market.

He said the ‘epidemic’ was damaging the lives of millions of children, with some 3.8million caught up in the family justice system.

He said: ‘I am not saying that every broken family produces dysfunctional children but almost every dysfunctional child is the product of a broken family. Separation of parents may be good for the parents. It is never, never, never good for the children.’

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I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • It would seem that the Judge actually has a right to speak on these issues with some authority as a judge who sits through so many cases. Not so surprising to see him reprimanded by the liberal elite. More surprising that a Cconservative politician takes such an unconservative line.

    • Thanks. For some years – since Cameron became Conservative party leader in 2005, at the very least – the Conservative party hasn’t been marriage- or family-friendly. The tax system drives women into paid employment, who would much rather be stay-at-home mothers. One consequence is higher male unemployment (four out of seven unemployed people are men already) and unemployment is a major driver of male suicide (but not female suicide). Suicide is, of course, the #1 killer of young men. The male/female suicide differential in 1982 was 1.9:1. By thirty years later, 2012, it has almost doubled, to 3.5:1. When you join the dots, you see the state is killing men in large numbers.