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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    PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

    Daily Bulletin 22 September 2017 Family First Comment: Bill English was asked about the effects of same-sex marriage in New Zealand by the Australian media. We’ve had to set the record straight! Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues that there have been no concerns since Continue Reading

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    Employee sacked for voting No in Plebiscite (Aust)

    Kids party entertainer ‘let go’ for same-sex marriage view hits back Stuff co.nz 21 September 2017 Family First Comment: Incredible. “Tolerance and diversity” – except if we disagree with you. Imagine if it was the opposite happening! An Australian Christian kids entertainer who was fired from her Canberra job for saying she would vote ‘no’ Continue Reading

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    VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage

    The redefinition of marriage has been one of the most significant political issues of our time. A politician’s position on this issue exposes his or her worldview and gives a clear indication of how he or she understands the role of family in civil society. In 2013, Parliament chose to reject the traditional and natural Continue Reading

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    What’s changed in Britain since same-sex marriage?

    The Spectator 7 September 2017 Family First Comment: An interesting read and very similar to what NZ is experiencing (as we have documented) https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2017/09/our-message-to-australia-the-consequences-of-redefining-marriage/ Four years ago, amid much uncertainty, 400 British members of parliament voted to redefine marriage in the United Kingdom. Then prime minister David Cameron announced that, despite having made no mention Continue Reading

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