Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • Incest cases becoming ‘more prevalent’ in NZ

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    ONE News 30 Aug 2012 A Dunedin case where a man and his daughter had a child together has highlighted the phenomenon of genetic sexual attraction – but they are not the only ones in...

  • MPs may not remain faithful to gay marriage

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    ONE News 30 Aug 2012 Some MPs who voted in favour of passing the gay marriage Bill through its first reading last night are warning their support may end there. Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage...

  • Gay adoption on the agenda – well, sort of

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    NZ Herald 31 Aug 2012 The issue of gay adoption is set to make its way on to the parliamentary agenda in a private member’s bill sponsored by Labour list MP Jacinda Ardern. But it...

  • The “Rugby Equality Bill” – (the “Redefinition of Rugby” Act)

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    (Author Unknown) Rugby is a game played by most boys in New Zealand in their childhood, though some don’t want to play it at all. A significant section of the community have always preferred to...

  • AUDIO: Grant Illingworth on ZB re churches and same-sex marriage

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    Newstalk ZB 29 Aug 2012 Mike Hosking and Grant Illingworth discuss the effect of the Marriage Bill, if passed, on churches and ministers and faith-based organisations LISTEN...

  • Laurie Guy: Fidelity in marriage an issue for gay men

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    NZ Herald 29 Aug 2012 All you need is love. That is the theme song of pro-same-sex marriage proponents. It is the slogan of Louisa Wall, author of the same-sex marriage bill. If two gay...

  • Marriage bill to go to select commitee

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    Dom Post 30 Aug 2012 MPs voted for gay marriage in a near-landslide last night, with a conscience vote on Labour MP Louisa Wall’s bill passing before a packed public gallery at Parliament. The bill...

  • Ian Bassett, Barrister. Legal Opinion

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    A legal opinion obtained by Family First NZ from Barrister Ian Bassett describes the Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Act Bill, if it is enacted, as having the following effects: 1.         Marriage celebrants (including church ministers)...

  • Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil

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    BBC News 28 Aug 2012 A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said the man...

  • WATCH: Heated debate on gay marriage

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    ONE News 29 Aug 2012 WATCH http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/wednesday-aug-29-5050774/video?vid=5050989...

  • Debate over controversial gay marriage bill rages

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    ONE News 29 Aug 2012 Debate over a controversial same sex-marriage bill is raging, prior to the first reading of Labour MP Louisa Wall’s private members bill at parliment today. This morning, Wall debated her...

  • Bruce Logan: Same-sex marriage threatens civil liberty

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    NZ Herald 29 Aug 2012 Same sex marriage is not an issue of equality nor the success of any couple’s marriage. It is not about the value or validity of homosexuality. The issue is about...

  • More MPs opposing gay marriage

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    NZ Herald 29 Aug 2012 A bill to legalise gay marriage is expected to clear its historic first hurdle this evening, but the battle lines have been clearly drawn as lobby groups and a growing...

  • Signatures Supporting Current Marriage Definition Presented

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    Media Release 28 August 2012 Family First NZ has presented a petition containing the signatures of almost 50,000 kiwis to a group of MP’s from Labour, National and NZ First calling on them to reject...

  • Audio: Grant Illingworth re churches allowing gay marriages on Radio Live

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    28 August 2012 LISTEN...

  • Bill ‘forces same-sex marriages on church’ – lawyer

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    Stuff.co.nz 28 Aug 2012 Church ministers with a moral objection to gay marriage would be criminalised by refusing to wed same-sex couples if a new bill becomes law, a legal opinion states. The view of...

  • 50,000 sign against gay marriage

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    LISTEN Bob McCoskrie on Newstalk ZB with Larry Williams NZ Herald 28 Aug 2012 Opponents of Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Bill say it could open the way for polygamy, incestuous relationships and breaches...

  • Pastors pile pressure on MP over gay marriage bill

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    NZ Herald 28 Aug 2012 Labour MP Louisa Wall has come under intense pressure in her own electorate, with a large group of churches issuing a strongly worded warning to drop her bill to legalise...

  • Church Ministers Cannot Refuse To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

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    Media Release 28 August 2012 A legal opinion obtained by Family First NZ from Barrister Ian Bassett describes the Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Act Bill, if it is enacted, as having the following effects: 1.        ...

  • Marriage commissioners must wed same-sex couples (Canada)

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    The Globe and Mail (Canada) 18 Jan 2011 The Saskatchewan government says “no” is not an option for marriage commissioners who are unwilling to wed same-sex couples. At least one commissioner says the province will...