Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • Polyamorous marriage in NZ

    The Daily Blog 2 April 2013 Features writers such as Chris Trotter, David Slack Efeso Collins, John Minto, Keith Locke, Sue Bradford and more When Bob McCroskrie stirred the pot by pointing out that we...

  • Gay Marriage – And now on to polygamy

    The Economist 8 April 2013 THE excitement over the Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage has probably died down until the court comes back with a decision. And what with a majority of senators now...

  • Legalize Polygamy! No, I am not kidding

    Legalize Polygamy! No, I am not kidding Slate 15 April 2013 – Jillian Keenan Recently, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council reintroduced a tired refrain: Legalized gay marriage could lead to other legal forms...

  • How they voted on the 3rd Reading

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  • Children ignored in gay marriage debate

    NewsTalk ZB 17 April 2013 One of the senior MPs who will tonight vote against legalising gay marriage says there has not been enough debate around the rights of children. Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman says...

  • Call to alter NZ’s abortion law

    Stuff.co.nz 18 April 2013 New Zealand’s abortion laws should be changed to reflect the real reasons women decide to terminate unwanted pregnancies, Christchurch researchers say. New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, suggests abortion...

  • Heck – we even made the BBC News!

    bbc.co.uk 17 April 2013 New Zealand’s parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby...

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

    LifesiteNews.com 17 April 2013 AUCKLAND, New Zealand (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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...

  • Marriage equality bill – How MPs voted

    Dominion Post 17 April 2013 The interactive map below shows how electorate MPs voted in all three readings of the marriage equality bill. The table below the map shows how all MPs voted. The charts...

  • Call to alter NZ’s abortion law

    Stuff.co.nz 18 April 2013 New Zealand’s abortion laws should be changed to reflect the real reasons women decide to terminate unwanted pregnancies, Christchurch researchers say. New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, suggests abortion...

  • Children ignored in gay marriage debate

    Yahoo News 17 April 2013 One of the senior MPs who will tonight vote against legalising gay marriage says there has not been enough debate around the rights of children. Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman says...

  • 77 Politicians Commit Act of ‘Cultural Vandalism’

    Media Release 12 April 2013 In response to the ‘shot-gun’ passing of the bill redefining marriage this evening, National Director of Family First NZ and co-ordinator of the Protect Marriage campaign, Bob McCoskrie, says: “In...

  • NZ Herald 16 April 2013 Government officials have backed off plans to delete the terms “bride” and “bridegroom” from marriage certificates if Parliament votes tomorrow to legalise gay marriage. Internal Affairs spokesman Michael Mead said...

  • Lawyer defends incest: Client is professor charged with sex with daughter

    Examiner.com 8 April 2013 “It’s ok for homosexuals to do what they want at home, how is this different?” A respected professor at one of the nation’s leading Ivy League universities is defending the incestuous...

  • Bruce Logan: Thatcher, and God, are of another era

    NZ Herald 12 April 2013 Bruce Logan says the death of Baroness Thatcher comes as the state expands its power inexorably. The death of Margaret Thatcher is symbolic as much as it is real. It’s...

  • Family First’s ‘offensive’ flyer ruled okay

    NZ Herald 13 April 2013 Watchdog cites free speech for rejecting complaint against anti-gay marriage pamphlet.  The Advertising Standards Authority says the pamphlet meets the test for “robust expression of belief or opinion”. Photo /...

  • New marriage form: No more ‘brides’, ‘grooms’

    NZ Herald 13 April 2013 The words “bride” and “bridegroom” will disappear from official marriage forms if Parliament votes, as expected, on Wednesday to legalise same-sex marriages. A departmental briefing paper to the select committee...

  • Regnerus and Marks Study Still Spooking Gay Advocates

    Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute 11 April 2013 Homosexual advocates seem obsessed by a social science study that goes against them. They say the research is unimportant but can’t stop talking about it. A...

  • Washington state sues florist who refuses gay ‘wedding’

    Seattlepi.com 10 April 2013 State Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Tuesday filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Arlene’s Flowers & Gifts, a Richland florist that refused to supply flowers to the same-sex marriage of a...

  • 11y/o – “Which parent do I not need – Mum or Dad?”

    Legislature Can’t Answer Child’s Question: ‘Which Parent Do I Not Need: Mom or Dad?’ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/legislature-can-t-answer-child-s-question-which-parent-do-i-not-need-mom-or-dad...