Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • Cook Islands PM rules out marriage equality

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    RNZI 28 April 2013 The Cook Islands prime minister, Henry Puna, says his government will not be following New Zealand’s move to legalize same sex marriage. Mr Puna says the Cook Islands will not stray...

  • Summary of Legal Opinions re Ian Bassett

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    JUST RELEASED Download Legal Opinion by Ian Bassett, Barrister (dated 6 March 2013) http://bobmccoskrie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Legal-Opinion-6-March-Marriage-Act-Amendment-Bill.pdf Gay Marriage Exemption ‘Unprincipled’, ‘Discriminatory’ – Legal Opinion Family First Media Release 8 March 2013 http://www.protectmarriage.org.nz/archives/gay-marriage-exemption-unprincipled-discriminatory-legal-opinion Previously… Download Legal Opinion by...

  • Births, deaths and marriages up for debate

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    Sunday Star Times 28 April 2013 Gay adoption and euthanasia are among the final social frontiers for our parliament to cross. They’re both on the political agenda and politicians are ready and bracing for the...

  • Brian Edwards – Why I Am Opposed To Gay Adoptions

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    Brian Edwards Blog I am opposed to any change in the law which would allow gay couples to adopt children. My opposition is not rooted in homophobia. I was an early and vocal supporter of...

  • Controversial conference speakers anger gay community

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    News.com.au 24 April 2013 A psychiatrist who believes she can cure gayness and a politician who believes marriage is now “meaningless” after New Zealand legalised gay marriage are causing a stir before they’ve even landed...

  • Changing a few words doesn’t make gay marriage real

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    Waikato Times 22 April 2013 – Narelle Henson Same-sex marriage is not, by its very nature, the same as heterosexual marriage. It never will be. No matter how much we fiddle with the law, or...

  • Bells still ring for traditional weddings

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    NZ Herald 27 April 2013 New Zealanders are putting off getting married longer and longer – but a new study has found that most end up having surprisingly traditional weddings eventually. Even though the vast...

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  • When gay marriage comes to your kid’s school

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  • Legalise multi-partner marriage – group

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    Stuff.co.nz 24 April 2013 A group is calling for the Government to consider legalising multi-partner marriages. The group set up a Facebook page just before the Marriage Amendment Bill passed through Parliament last week, legalising...

  • Anti-marriage equality website hacked

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    TVNZ 23 April 2013 Family First is vowing to keep its anti-marriage equality website running for the next few years after it was repeatedly attacked by hackers. The Protect Marriage website suffered another attack by...

  • Mike Butler: The gay-marriage self-parody

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    Breaking Views – NZCPD 19 April 2013 The phrase “gay rights for nuclear-free whales” quite accurately parodies the shallow, trendy, bumper-sticker campaigns of the New Zealand left. Shallow trendiness dominated parliament this week as Labour...

  • France legalises gay marriage after harsh debate

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    NZ Herald 24 April 2013 Just days after New Zealand voted gay marriage into law, France has followed suit, becoming the 14th country to do so. France’s lower house National Assembly overnight (NZT) adopted a...

  • Maurice Williamson dances to nihilist beat

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    ANDRE VAN HEERDEN – NZ Catholic 22 Apr 2013 ….To be sure, Williamson was by turns impassioned, indignant, and ingratiating, but the lasting impression he left on any rational listener would have been one of...

  • Gay weddings ban: Churches say no

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    NZ Herald 23 April 2013 Gay marriage has been legalised by Parliament – but it is still banned by most of New Zealand’s 10 main religions. A Herald survey has found that five of the...

  • Key: Ellen a chance to promote NZ as tolerant

    NZ Herald 22 April 2013 Prime Minister John Key says he gave approval to National MP Maurice Williamson to appear on American talkshow Ellen because it was an opportunity to promote New Zealand as a...

  • Protect Marriage Website Still Under Attack

    Media Release 23 April 2013 The Protect Marriage website www.protectmarriage.org.nz suffered another major attack by hackers, just a few days after the same-sex marriage bill was passed. “At about 9pm Sunday night the Protect Marriage...

  • Confirming the bias of the media – Shame

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  • Tradition still matters :-)

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    NZ Herald 16 April 2013 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10877768...

  • New Zealand becomes 13th country to legalize gay ‘marriage’

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    Lifesite News 17 April 2013 New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.  The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament Wednesday night 77 votes to...