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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    Kiwi ‘love coach’ marries hundreds to themselves

    NZ Herald 16 October 2017 Family First Comment: And why not. Love is love – free to marry the person or persons you love. It’s called Marriage Equality. But sshh – don’t tell anyone, but it’s not actually Marriage. “People recited vows to themselves and some even gave themselves wedding rings. There was lots of Continue Reading

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    At Least Australians Get A Say on Marriage

    Media Release 16 October 2017 Family First NZ, an advocacy group in New Zealand which led the opposition to redefining marriage, says that the kiwi politicians are wrong when they try to argue that there have been no concerns since marriage was redefined to allow same-sex marriage, and that Australians at least are having a Continue Reading

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    Laurie Penny: ‘I’ve been polyamorous for nearly a decade. Here’s how I make it work’

    NZ Herald 15 October 2017 Family First Comment: Oh look! Yet another column by the mainstream media promoting and normalising polyamory. But hey! Redefining marriage won’t lead to further distortions of the definition. That’s just “scaremongering” …. apparently. www.protectmarriage.nz Polyamory- if you believe the newspapers – is the hot new lifestyle option for affectless hipsters Continue Reading

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    Woman gives up on men, marries dog

    NewsHub 11 October 2017 Family First Comment: Why not? Love is love, eh. A woman from Northern Ireland has married who she calls her “king” – but he’s not the husband most women would have in mind. Wilhelmina Callaghan, 43, has just celebrated her eighth wedding anniversary with her Yorkshire terrier Henry. Ms Callaghan says Continue Reading

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