Monthly Archives: January 2013

  • Marriage bill views differ wildly

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    ThePress 29 Jan 2013 Biology, religion and love came to the fore when the controversial issue of same-sex marriage was debated in front of MPs in Christchurch. The city’s Air Force Museum yesterday hosted the...

  • Committee ‘menacing’ to anti-gay marriage teenager

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    Sunday Star Times 27 Jan 2013 A teenager opposed to gay marriage has accused select committee members of behaving in a hostile and “menacing” way to submitters who are against a proposed law change for...

  • MP’s Accused Of Bullying, Disrespect on Marriage Bill

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    Media Release 26 Jan 2013 Family First NZ is accusing the Select Committee hearing submissions on the same-sex marriage bill of showing disrespect, bias, and of bullying young submitters who they disagree with but who...

  • MPs accused of trying to rush gay marriage bill

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    Newstalk ZB 26 Jan 2013 Members of Parliament are being accused of being desperate to ram through the same sex marriage bill. Family First says both National and Labour want to push it through as...

  • MP’s Desperate To Ram Through Controversial Marriage Bill

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    Media Release 26 Jan 2013 Family First NZ says that both National and Labour are desperate to ram through the controversial same-sex marriage bill as quickly as possible in order to get it off the...

  • ONE News – Presenting 72,000 signatures

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  • Society right to discriminate – Craig

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    NZ Herald 23 Jan 2013 Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says homosexuality is a choice and society is right to discriminate against gay relationships. Mr Craig, a Christian, backed church groups who called at a...

  • 72,000 sign against gay marriage

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    Dominion Post 23 Jan 2013 MPs considering gay marriage legislation have been presented with a 72,000-strong petition opposing the move. Parliament’s government administration select committee is considering Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage (Definition of Marriage)...

  • Marriage is right to discriminate

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    Just to assist the reporter to understand what we actually said If marriage is redefined once, what is to stop it being redefined again? Allowing only same-sex marriage on the basis of love and commitment...

  • Mind-blowing speech from an adopted Asian French child

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    [Translation by Robert Oscar Lopez] http://englishmanif.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/mind-blowing-speech-from-adopted-asian.html Hello to all. I say it once again. My name is Benoît Talleu, I am 17 years old. I am from Vietnam but they adopted me as a baby....

  • Gay marriage would see ‘mother’ and father’ disappear – McCoskrie

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    NZ Herald 22 Jan 2013 Terms such as mother, father, husband and wife could disappear from the law if gay marriage is legalised, MPs have been told. Family First director Bob McCoskrie told the select...

  • Churches ‘could be sued for refusing to agree to gay marriages’

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    Telegraph (UK) 15 Jan 2013 The Prime Minister’s plans for gay marriage could leave churches facing legal action unless they agree to same-sex unions, it emerged today. Legal advice reportedly sent to David Cameron warns...

  • Thousands sign petition opposing gay marriage bill

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    ONE News 22 Jan 2013 A petition opposing the legalisation of same sex marriage has drawn more than 70,000 signatures, says lobby group Family First. The petition will be handed to the select committee for...

  • Why a good night’s sleep could save your marriage

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    Mail Online (UK) 21 Jan 2013 If you were thinking of turning-in a little  earlier tonight, here’s an incentive. Scientists claim that a good night’s sleep could help  your relationship by making you less selfish....

  • 72,000 Signatures For Marriage To Be Presented to MP’s

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    Media Release 21 Jan 2013 The “Protect Marriage” Campaign will be presenting a petition containing more than 70,000 signatures to the Select Committee hearing submissions on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill tomorrow. The...

  • McVicar stands by claim over gay bill

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    NZ Herald 21 Jan 2013 Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesman Garth McVicar is standing by his claim that legalising gay marriage could increase crime, despite a backlash on social media. Yesterday, Mr McVicar said his submission...

  • The marriage ‘split’

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    NZ Herald 19 Jan 2013 …..The bill has sparked an emotional outpouring – 20,000 submissions, including about 18,000 form letters. Out of 1790 substantial submissions posted online by this week, 769 support the bill and...

  • Young brides ‘forced to wed’

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    NZ Herald 19 Jan 2013 Almost 800 girls under 18 were married in New Zealand in the past decade, and women’s rights activists believe a number of those marriages were against the will of the...

  • Huge protest against French gay marriage plans

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    Stuff.co.nz 14 Jan 2013 Several hundred thousand people have massed at the Eiffel Tower in Paris to protest against President Francois Hollande’s plan to legalise gay marriage and adoption by June. Three columns of protesters,...

  • Most gays don’t want to ‘marry’, adopt – French gay leader

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    Lifesite News 16 Jan 2013 The co-founder of a new French homosexual organization, Homovox, says that most homosexuals do not want to marry or adopt children, and are not supporters of the socialist government’s proposed...