Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • NZ’ers Asked To Sign Marriage Pledge

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    Media Release 28 March 2013 Family First NZ has launched a website which gives New Zealanders the opportunity to make the issue of redefining marriage a key election issue for themselves. MyMarriagePledge.org.nz was launched this...

  • MPs Confirm Coercion Over Conscience on Gay Marriage

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    Media Release 28 March 2013 Family First NZ says that at the same time as politicians reject a referendum of the people and demand a conscience vote, they have confirmed that the same-sex marriage bill...

  • MPs Allowed Conscience But Not Celebrants, Churches

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    Media Release 27 March 2013 Family First NZ is calling on politicians to support amendments to the Marriage Amendment Bill to allow for conscientious exemption for all celebrants and marriage registrars, places of faith, and...

  • Same-Sex “Marriage”: The Roman Emperors

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    Craig Turner fitzgerald griffin foundation 25 March 2013 As the Supreme Court takes up two cases regarding the legalization of same-sex “marriage,” Americans may be surprised to learn that same-sex marriage was legalized once before....

  • Gender DOES matter – to Maori and Green parties

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    The Greens and the Maori parties are both arguing that gender doesn’t matter – and that same-sex couples should be able to marry But look at their own rules. “One Male, One Female” Apparently gender...

  • Shock poll over gay marriage bill

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    NZ Herald 26 March 2013 Public opposition to same-sex marriage has grown significantly since a law change to legalise it came before Parliament, a Herald DigiPoll survey shows. Same-sex marriage campaigners blame scaremongering by religious...

  • Latest Poll Confirms No Mandate for Same-Sex Marriage

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    Media Release 26 March 2013 Family First says that the latest NZ Herald poll on gay marriage proves that 70-80 politicians have no mandate to change the longstanding definition of marriage. “As the debate on...

  • How rational is a brave new era of marriage equality, really?

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    Carolyn Moynihan – Sunday Star Times 17 March 2013 There is no more reason for the state to bless the romantic relationships of couples who cannot unite sexually than there is for it to bless...

  • Conscience Not Coercion on Gay Marriage – Poll

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    Media Release 25 March 2013 A poll of New Zealanders has found strong support for amendments to the Marriage Act to protect all celebrants, churches and schools if the same-sex marriage law is passed by...

  • Mum And Dad Matter For Adopted Kids – Poll

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    Media Release 23 March 2013 An independent poll of 1,000 New Zealanders by Curia Market Research has found majority support for families with both a mum and a dad having priority for adoptions. Respondents were...

  • Gay marriage, then group marriage?

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    CNN March 20, 2013 – Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson, The attractive civil rights rhetoric of “marriage equality” masks a profound error about what marriage is. Of course, if marriage...

  • Bill denies kids what they need

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    Stuff.co.nz 18 March 2013 The words “mum” and “dad” offer intrinsically different comfort when you say them as a child, and even as an adult. Most of us, no doubt, would agree, and would find...

  • Marriage: What It Is, Why It Matters, and the Consequences of Redefining It

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    heritage.org 13 March 2013 Abstract Marriage is based on the truth that men and women are complementary, the biological fact that reproduction depends on a man and a woman, and the reality that children need...

  • Laws: Gay marriage law creates new inequity

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    Stuff.co.nz 17 March 2013 Michael Laws OPINION: In the week in which a new Catholic pope was elected, secular New Zealand overwhelmingly voted to mainstream homosexual and lesbian marriage. Two thirds of parliamentarians rejected the...

  • Gay marriage and preserving religious freedom for celebrants

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    Pundit 18 March 2013 Will all marriage celebrants be immunized? The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Bill will soon, it seems, be passed. The Second Reading went through comfortably by 77 votes to 44 in Parliament...

  • How did MP’s vote in the 2nd Reading

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  • Redefining Equality

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  • No Public Mandate For Gay Marriage Bill

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    Media Release 16 March 2013 Family First NZ says that two online polls taken during the week show a continuing trend of declining support for the same-sex marriage bill currently being debated in Parliament. An...

  • Former Dutch MP Admits Polygamy, Group Marriage Next

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    Media Release 15 March 2013 A former Dutch MP who was behind the first same-sex marriage legislation in the world, and brought to NZ by supporters of the same-sex marriage bill to make a submission...

  • More problems with Wall’s study on gay parenting

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    We referred previously to a study quoted by Labour MP Louisa Wall on TVNZ’s Q&A – read our critique ‘The problem with Louisa Wall’s study on gay parenting’ We’ve found more information about the study...