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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    Warkworth baker refuses to make wedding cake for gay couple

    NZ Herald 9 July 2018 Family First Comment: A gracious response… “”I do not wish to offend either of you and I thank you for letting me know that it is a same-sex wedding,” it said. “Even though as individuals you are both fabulous and amazing people, I must follow the integrity of my heart Continue Reading

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    Baker Has Every Right To Freedom Of Conscience & Belief

    Media Release 9 July 2018 Family First NZ says that service providers – including the Warkworth baker – who believe in traditional marriage should have every right to refuse to provide their services for same-sex weddings. “While service providers cannot and should not be allowed to generally discriminate against anyone, neither should they be forced Continue Reading

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    Lee Suckling: Throuples: The truth about three-person relationships

    NZ Herald 27 June 2018 Family First Comment: And so the groundwork of preparing society for group ‘marriage’ continues! This time in the NZ Herald… “As I said, three-person relationships, when consensual, are just as legitimate as any other. They are valid, and for some are the preferred way spend certain periods of their lives. Continue Reading

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    Marriage Celebrants Will Be Sacked Despite Political Assurances

    Media Release 22 June 2018 Family First NZ says that marriage celebrants will be sacked if they refuse to marry a same-sex couple, despite the fact that it goes against their personal convictions, despite the fact that they may have been registered well before the same-sex marriage law was even passed, and despite assurances from Continue Reading

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