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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    How Jacinda Ardern’s engagement bucks the trend

    NewsHub 4 May 2019 Family First Comment: “We should be concerned that marriage rates are at an all-time low. The weakening of marriage is one of the most important social issues we are facing.” Congratulations to Jacinda and Clarke for planning to marry! #protectmarriage It’s probably a coincidence Jacinda Ardern announced her engagement on the same day statistics Continue Reading

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    Government Should Not Sideline Fathers

    Media Release 3 May 2019 Family First NZ says that women should have to name the father of their child, and the government is wrong to turn a blind eye to mothers who withhold this information from the state. “Not only does the state have a right to pursue the father for his contribution to Continue Reading

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    Social Problems Will Worsen As Marriage Rates Decline

    Media Release 3 May 2019 Family First NZ is warning that the declining marriage rate is a disturbing link to social problems in our society including rates of child abuse, domestic violence, teen crime and child poverty. “According to statistics just released, the general marriage rate in 2018 is 10.8 couples marrying per 1,000 people Continue Reading

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    Is polyamory on the rise?

    Radio NZ News 28 March 2019 Family First Comment: As predicted, the promoting and normalisation of polygamy / polyamory continues. Once you redefine marriage to include any genders, there is no reason to oppose any number – unless you’re a bigot. Apparently. No thanks. #MarriageOneManOneWoman www.protectmarriage.nz Interest in polyamorous lifestyles may go beyond mere titillation, says Continue Reading

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