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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    Family First fights to remain tax-free charity

    3News 8 December 2014 Family First NZ says it’s continuing to fight to remain a tax-free charity. The group was advised in 2013 the Charities Commission intended to deregister the charity, citing Family First’s traditional view of marriage being one man and one woman as one of the reasons. Family First is appealing the decision Continue Reading

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    A Legal Perspective on the Marriage Pledge

    First Things 25 November 2014 Many of the responses to the Marriage Pledge from both sides of the divide on same-sex marriage have reflected substantial confusion over the distinction between Christian and civil marriage and what the role of the clergy is in the marriage ceremony. My purpose here is to clarify that distinction and Continue Reading

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    Parents who regularly kiss are ‘less likely to shout at their children and more attentive’

    MailOnline 24 November 2014 Parents who regularly kiss each other and have shared interests are more likely to praise their children, new research shows. A study of 5,000 families has shown couples who feel they have a high level of ‘bliss’ and kiss each other often are likely to be better parents. Experts say the Continue Reading

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    Marriage is a bigger commitment than home loan

    Herald Sun 24 November 2014 THE older we get, the more scared we become of saying until death do us part. And putting a ring on it is a much more intimidating prospect for commitment-phobes than signing their life away to a bank for a home loan. New research by Slater and Gordon has found Continue Reading

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