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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    Reality Check: Hillary Clinton’s history with same-sex marriage

    KRDO.com 27 July 2016 Family First Comment: Gosh – Hillary used to believe in Marriage as one man one woman. But politics slowly changed that. “Could have been sooner.” During the primary season, “Saturday Night Live” comic Kate McKinnon schooled Hillary Clinton on punctuality when it came to supporting same-sex marriage equality. At the star-studded Continue Reading

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    The phenomenon of divorce regret

    NZ Herald 23 July 2016 Family First Comment: An interesting discussion – although note that there is very little discussion around what’s best for children, and their needs. “Divorce has never been easier and, for marriages where abuse or genuine incompatibility is at play, shooting the horse can be the best option. But for others Continue Reading

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    Financial infidelity causes more break-ups than sex

    NZ Herald 6 July 2016 Family First Comment: Interesting. “A 2013 study from Kansas University also found arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce, regardless of the couple’s income, debt or net worth.” Financial infidelity is replacing sexual infidelity as a leading cause of relationship breakdowns. It’s when people lie to their partners Continue Reading

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    Incest should be legal, says German govt’s Ethics Council

    Daily Mail 30 September 2014 Family First Comment: Calling this group an “ethics” council is an oxymoron. Actually, ‘moronic’ is more suitable. For example…. “The German Ethics Council said in a statement that ‘criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo’, adding that the risk of disability to children is enough Continue Reading

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