Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Is this a form letter. or a form??

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    The Select Committee has discounted thousands of submissions on same-sex marriage because they are ‘form letters’. Is this a form letter (below), or a form? Because if you used this handy easy-to-use form, you were...

  • Marriage bill: MPs urged to consider social change

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    Newstalk ZB 28 Feb 2013 Members of Parliament are being urged to carefully consider the magnitude of social change that’s before them when it comes to the Marriage Amendment Bill. A select committee is recommending...

  • Committee approval for gay marriage bill

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    NZ Herald 27 Feb 2013 A Parliamentary Select Committee has recommended that a bill to legalise same-sex marriage be passed into law. The Government Administration Committee said the private member’s bill should progress, but with...

  • Churches & Celebrants Not Protected By Marriage Bill

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    Media Release 27 February 2013 Family First NZ says that the proposed Select Committee amendments to the same-sex marriage Bill will not protect places of faith from having to host ‘same-sex weddings’ if their facilities...

  • Brave New World: HE is the ‘mother’.

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    The Catechesis of Caroline 23 Feb 2013 Remember how everyone scoffed at the idea that following ‘same-sex marriage’, the next step would be to follow in the footsteps of Spain and replace the terms of...

  • ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ To Be Removed From Family Laws

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    Media Release 27 February 2013 Family First NZ says the Select Committee report on the same-sex marriage bill confirms that the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ will be removed from 16 pieces of legislation as it...

  • Poor people value marriage as much as the middle class and rich

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    UCLA 16 July 2012 Poor people hold more traditional values toward marriage and divorce than people with moderate and higher incomes, UCLA psychologists report in the current issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family....

  • Ron Hay: Momentous shift a loss for us all

    NZ Herald 25 Feb 2013 Ron Hay says the proposed law change redefining ‘marriage’ will have deep implications for society. …The proposed legislative change, however, is no light thing. To change the meaning of the...

  • No Public Mandate for Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ – Poll

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    Media Release 26 February 2013 A poll of New Zealanders has found that only 47% now believe that Parliament should change the definition of marriage, and 43% believe that civil unions are sufficient for same...

  • Not enough time for marriage bill submissions, says MP

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    Newstalk ZB 20 Feb 2013 A New Zealand First MP is unhappy about people not being able to make oral submissions to select committee hearings on the Bill that allows same sex marriage. Lole Asenati...

  • Committee Confirms Muzzling of Thousands of Submitters

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    Media Release 19 Feb 2013 Family First NZ says that the chair of the Select Committee considering the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill has today disclosed in Parliament that there have been 21,533 submissions...

  • Party leader funds attack on MPs

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    NZ Herald 19 Feb 2013 Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is using his personal wealth to make a nationwide drop of leaflets which criticise MPs who do not follow their electorate’s wishes. His office has...

  • Gay marriage: no opt-out for Christian registrars (UK)

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    The Telegraph (UK) 15 Feb 2013 Christian registrars will not be able to opt out of performing gay marriages if they object on grounds of belief, the Government’s human rights watchdog has said. In guidance...

  • Gay marriage a feelgood fight for issues-lite elite

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    The Australian 11 Feb 2013 Has there ever been a weirder political issue than gay marriage? A cool-headed look back at events in Britain last week, where David Cameron’s gay marriage bill was passed in...

  • Protest greets gay-marriage opponent writing Superman story

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    TodayNews.com 14 Feb 2013 More than 9,000 signatures have been gathered on an online petition  protesting the news that science-fiction writer Orson Scott Card, an  outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, is among a number of...

  • Just to be clear – PM leads the pack on same-sex marriage bill

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    From the GayNZ website This afternoon, in a brief speech from the main stage of the Get It On Big Gay Out, Key upped the ante, confirming his intention to vote for the bill in...

  • Dispelling the Same-Sex Marriage Myths

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    CultureWatch 19 Feb 2012 Myth One: Discrimination One complaint often made by homosexuals is that they are being discriminated against under current marriage laws, and they are being denied their rights. But these arguments are...

  • ‘Mother’ and ‘father’ to be scrapped from Scottish law

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    The Christian Institute 11 Feb 2013 The words “mother” and “father” will be dropped from Scottish matrimonial law under First Minister Alex Salmond’s plans to redefine marriage. Official consultation documents which accompany the Scottish Government’s...

  • Quote of the day!

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    “We believe same sex marriage to be homophobic – it demands recognition for gay relationships, but at the price of submitting those relationships to heterosexual definition.” Roger Scruton and Phillip Blod – ResPublica Think Tank...

  • Swinging MPs in firing line

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    NZ Herald 11 Feb 2013 Opponents of a law change to allow same-sex marriage are stepping up their campaign, targeting MPs they feel may change their vote at the bill’s next hurdle. Conservative lobby group...