One Man.
One Woman.
That's Marriage.

Marriages are a matter of significant public concern, as the record of almost every culture shows. If it weren’t for the fact that sexual intercourse between a man and a woman leads to children and brings with it a further obligation to care for those children, the notion of marriage would probably never have existed, and the state would not have been interested in it. The state - which did not invent marriage - has no authority to re-invent it.
  • The effect on churches and marriage celebrants

    IAN BASSETT – Read the legal opinions obtained by Family First NZ from Barrister Ian Bassett which describe the effects of Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Act Bill, if it is enacted.

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  • Marriage Should Not be Redefined.

    BOB McCOSKRIE – FAMILY FIRST NZ: Marriages are a matter of significant public concern, as the record of almost every culture shows. If it weren’t for the fact that sexual intercourse between a man and a woman leads to children and…

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  • Beyond Gay Marriage

    STANLEY KURTZ – THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Among the likeliest effects of gay marriage is to take us down a slippery slope to legalized polygamy and “polyamory” (group marriage). Marriage will be transformed into a variety of relationship contracts, linking two, three, or more individuals…

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  • I’m gay but I’m against same-sex marriages

    RICHARD WAGHORN – Marriage is vital as a framework within which children can be brought up by a man and woman. Not all marriages, of course, involve child-raising. And there are also, for that matter, same-sex couples already raising children. But the reality is that marriages tend towards child-raising and same-sex partnerships do not.

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  • Let us not forget the point of what marriage is for

    MIRANDA DEVINE: One of the consequences of remaking marriage to include gays is that it will be transformed from an institution centred around the wellbeing of children to one centred on the self-fulfillment of adults.

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    Minimal Interest for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

    Media Release 2 Dec 2016 Three years on from the definition of marriage being changed, statistics show that the demand has been insignificant, and has had to be boosted by overseas couples which represent almost half of all same-sex ‘marriages’ during this period. There have been 58,540 traditional marriages of NZ residents during a three-year Continue Reading

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    We must not avoid the topic of domestic violence and family structure

    Iona Institute 21 November 2016 Family First Comment: Family Structure matters, but politicians won’t mention it…. “Children living with a divorced or separated mother were seven times more likely to witness domestic violence than children living with their two married biological parents. Researchers often attempt to explain away this kind of finding by reference to Continue Reading

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    Arranged marriages happier, claims former High Court family judge

    The Telegraph 18 November 2016 Family First Comment: A fascinating study “It appears at first counter intuitive that Muslim women have such successful relationships when many are in arranged marriages. In fact, Muslims in arranged marriages have many of the ingredients for a really successful long term marriage. – They enter marriage without artificial and Continue Reading

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    Mike Pence: What does the new US Vice President really believe?

    NewsHub 12 November 2016 Family First Comment: Actually, when you read what he believes – as opposed to the ‘loaded’ heading by the media – he sounds SUPERB! US Vice President-elect Mike Pence is little-known in New Zealand, but unlike his boss Donald Trump, he has been a politician for 16 years. But what does Continue Reading

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