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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    Polyamorous relationships may be the future of love

    BBC Future 23 June 2016 Family First Comment: And so the ‘lobbying’ continues in the media – now the BBC. No surprises – It’s just a matter of time. But this part is interesting…. “A 2012 survey of 4,000 polyamorous people revealed that about 76% of the respondents would be interested in legal marriage if Continue Reading

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    FIVE WAYS Fathers Matter

    Child Trends 15 June 2016 Family First Comment: If you’re a dad, take a moment to read this – and be encouraged about your value! :) Research shows that fathers’ positive engagement can improve child well-being whether they live full-time with their children or not. Fatherhood is a complex and evolving concept, but there are Continue Reading

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    Vow to self: Why one woman married herself

    Stuff co.nz 4 June 2016 Family First Comment: Heard of “sologamy”? Oh you will – and probably soon…… “Right now in our western society there have never been more alternatives to the once traditional relationship model – that of the heterosexual couple heading up the family unit – and people are openly choosing from a Continue Reading

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    New Zealand’s longest-married couple celebrate 100 years

    Stuff.co.nz 24 May 2016 Family First Comment: Our longest married couple are both 100 years old this year – Mr this month, and Mrs beginning of next month. Two letters from the Queen! So that makes them the OLDEST & the LONGEST married couple in NZ The country’s longest-married couple are about to notch up Continue Reading

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