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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    Marriage of minors bill would give power to courts, not parents, to stop forced marriage

    Stuff co.nz 15 February 2018 The Human Rights Commission is calling for the marriage of minors to be outlawed in New Zealand. The call for a debate on the age Kiwis should be able to marry was echoed by women’s organisation Shakti, during a Justice Select Committee hearing on the Marriage (Court Consent to Marriage of Minors) Continue Reading

  • marriage elderly

    Elderly couples share how they make their relationships work

    Stuff co.nz 13 February 2018 Family First Comment: Some great quotes in this article from three long-married couples – on Stuff! “They said their dedication to God kept them together. William described their relationship as “peaceful”. Elizabeth said their relationship lasted because they saw the best in each other.” And “Marjorie’s advice for couples was Continue Reading

  • Longest married couple 2018

    NZ’s longest-married couple reveal secret to happiness

    NewsHub 14 February 2018 Family First Comment: Nice coverage on Newshub As couples across the country celebrate their love on Valentine’s Day, New Zealand’s longest married couple says the secret to their own union is tolerance. For the third year running Auckland’s Jeram and Ganga Ravji are the longest married couple in New Zealand – Continue Reading

  • Longest married couple 2018 WINNERS

    Almost 83 yrs – NZ’s (& Possible World’s) Longest Married Couple

    Media Release 14 February 2018 For the third year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won the previous two annual awards may not only be NZ’s longest married couple again this year, but the world’s longest married couple. Continue Reading

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