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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    Married At First Sight NZ will trivialise marriage, church says

    Stuff co.nz 25 April 2017 Family First Comment: Marriage should not be about ratings, voyeurism, or social experimentation. It’s a significant natural act based on commitment, love and intimacy. Three’s latest reality television import cheapens marriages and is “a ratings-driven trivialisation”, say church and family lobby groups. Married At First Sight pairs couples “at the Continue Reading

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    Reality Show Cheapens Significance of Marriage

    Media Release 24 April 2017 In response to the announcement that TV3 are producing a NZ version of “Married At First Sight”, Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ has made the following statement: “Marriage is not a ‘social experiment’. It’s not a ‘reality show’. Getting married should never be based on ‘ratings’. “It’s Continue Reading

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    Good for Mike Pence wanting to protect his marriage

    National Review 30 March 2017 Family First Comment: The media and the left are in an uproar because the Vice President made a decision years ago never to place himself in a compromising situation or place of temptation in order to protect his marriage. “If you read the Post’s story in full, you’ll see that Continue Reading

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    In Europe, cohabitation is stable…right?

    Brookings 27 March 2017 Family First Comment: “It turns out that even in Europe, cohabitation is markedly less stable for children than marriage. Analyzing data from 16 countries across Europe, we find that children born to cohabiting couples are about 90 percent more likely to see their parents break up by the time they turn Continue Reading

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