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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    New Zealand’s longest-married couple celebrate 100 years

    Stuff.co.nz 24 May 2016 Family First Comment: Our longest married couple are both 100 years old this year – Mr this month, and Mrs beginning of next month. Two letters from the Queen! So that makes them the OLDEST & the LONGEST married couple in NZ The country’s longest-married couple are about to notch up Continue Reading

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    Women with multiple partners more likely to experience stress and depression

    Child & Family blog.com May 2016 Family First Comment: “Mothers with children conceived by multiple partners were more likely to be depressed both around the birth of the child and two years later… “Depression around the birth of the child correlated with the degree of involvement of the biological father. Women with children by multiple Continue Reading

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    Anglican Synod fails to approve gay marriages

    NZ Herald 13 May 2016 Gay Anglicans are reacting with a mix of fury and resignation after the Anglican Synod today failed to approve the blessing of gay marriages. Wellington Anglican Paul Day posted on Facebook that he was leaving the Church for a second time “over the ongoing hatred they show for people like Continue Reading

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    Ecosexuals: The weirdest new sexual fetish?

    NZ Herald 12 May 2016 Family First Comment: Slippery Slope? It’s becoming the Dopey Slope! “On May 1, 2014, the pair publicly married the soil – they were attracted to its power to give life, its beauty and the fact it’s “real dirty”.” Sigh. Walking into a sex chamber you would expect to see whips, Continue Reading

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