Monthly Archives: August 2012

  • MP Attempting To Muzzle Free Speech on Marriage

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    Media Release 12 August 2012 Family First NZ is shocked and disappointed to hear that a Labour MP has sent a veiled threat to a pro-marriage organisation in an apparent attempt to muzzle them. “Labour...

  • Solo parent trap widens gap for rich and poor

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    Sunday Star Times 12 August 2012 Growing up with two parents in a stable family, Cassandra Faithfull never envisaged the life she now leads. She would study, work hard, find a partner, have children and...

  • It’s about liberty, not equality, the French say

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    Otago Daily Times 10 August 2012 Bruce Logan warns about what he sees as the dangers in same-sex marriage. Here in France, like New Zealand, same-sex marriage is presented to a puzzled population under the...

  • Marriage, Religious Liberty, and the “Grand Bargain”

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    Robert P George – McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. July 2012 It was only yesterday, was it not, that we were being assured that the redefinition of marriage to include same-sex partnerships would...

  • ‘Gaggle of gays’ MP courted by gay lobbyists

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    NZ Herald 9 Aug 2012 West Coast-Tasman Labour MP Damien O’Connor, who copped flak last year with his ‘gaggle of gays’ comment is now being courted by gays, ahead of the marriage equality bill. Mr...

  • Same-sex marriage bill may harm Labour: MPs

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    NZ Herald 9 Aug 2012 MPs from the Labour Party’s South Auckland strongholds are divided over a bill which would legalise same-sex marriage, with two concerned it could seriously hurt the party’s support in its...

  • Labour MP wants same-sex marriage bill withdrawn

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    Radio NZ 8 August 2012 The Labour Party’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson, Su’a William Sio, wants fellow Labour MP Louisa Wall to withdraw her member’s bill proposing the legalisation of same-sex marriage. Mr Sio says...

  • Nearly 20,000 sign against same-sex marriage

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    NZ Herald 8 August 2012 An online petition opposing the legalisation of same-sex marriage has been signed by nearly 20,000 people in its first week. Conservative lobby group Family First launched the petition on its...

  • Labour Call to Withdraw Marriage Bill Welcomed

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    Media Release 8 August 2012 Family First is welcoming calls from Labour Party’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson, Su’a William Sio, calling for the withdrawal of the same-sex marriage bill. “Mr Sio is quite correct when...

  • Marriage Petition Hits 20,000 Signatures In First Week

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    Media Release 8 August 2012 A website to protect the current definition of marriage as ‘one man one woman’, and cyber-attacked by opponents in an ‘unprecedented attack’, has experienced phenomenal interest, media coverage, and a...

  • So much for tolerance

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    St Louis Post-Dispatch 2 Aug 2012 Colleen Carroll Campbell is a St. Louis-based author, former presidential speechwriter and television and radio host of “Faith & Culture” on EWTN. Her website is www.colleen-campbell.com. Remember “live and...

  • Pro-Marriage Chick-fil-A Has ‘Record-Setting’ Sales on Appreciation Day

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    ABC News 2 August 2012 Chick-fil-A posted “record-setting” sales on Wednesday as thousands of people swarmed the chicken chain for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day after the chain’s chief made anti-gay comments (NO – pro-marriage comments!). “While...

  • Hasn’t stopped govts recommending law changes

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    ‘No reason’ to legalise polygamy Auckland Now 3 August 2012 Even if you believe in polygamy that is no reason to make it law, the Auckland-based head of the New Zealand Islamic Society says. Haider...

  • Marriage equality debate: Craig raises polygamy

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    Stuff.co.nz 2 Aug 2012 If Parliament moves to make same-sex marriages legal, then “polygamous relationships need recognising as well”, says the leader of the Conservative Party . In a live discussion today, Labour MP Louisa Wall...

  • On Auckland University’s B FM

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  • Download the Petition Form

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  • Bob McCoskrie: State has no authority to reinvent marriage

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    NZ Herald 1 August 2012 Stephen Rainbow (on this page yesterday) seems to make a plausible argument that allowing same-sex marriage will attract back to NZ same-sex couples who want to be married – until...