Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups, research suggests

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    The Guardian 28 September 2014 Women and children are hit hardest following the breakdown of a relationship, with research showing that one in five mothers falls into poverty following a split. Comprehensive analysis of how...

  • German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government

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    The Independent 25 September 2014 Germany’s national ethics council has called for an end to the criminalisation of incest between siblings after examining the case of a man who had four children with his sister....

  • Does marriage ’cause’ teenagers to behave better …

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    Marriage Foundation Blog 9 September 2014 It’s official. British teenagers are more likely to behave better if their parents are married. Not only that, but whatever is making the difference is above and beyond the...

  • Poll: Support for gay marriage may be leveling off

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    NZ Herald 23 September 2014 A survey released Monday from the Pew Research Center indicates American support for same-sex marriage could be leveling off after several years of dramatic growth in acceptance of equal rights...

  • The Next Three Years..

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    The votes have been counted and the winners have celebrated. And we got some great feedback from our Value Your Vote election resource.. My daughter turned 18 on Thursday so has only just become eligible...

  • YOU Are The Kingmaker, Not Them!

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    This is our final email before you vote on Saturday. And it’s a reminder that your vote matters – to families. Do you know which parties will oppose upcoming attempts to decriminalise euthanasia, abortion, and...

  • Protect Marriage When You Vote

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    In 2013, the politicians IGNORED thousands of your submissions. They IGNORED calls for a referendum on a massive cultural change, at the same time as demanding a referendum on state asset sales! They demanded their...

  • Is Polygamy the Next Gay Marriage?

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    The Daily Beast 9 September 2014 Should we really care if more than two consenting adults want to marry each other, or if polygamy advocates see the LGBT movement as an inspiration? A few years...

  • Straight mates marry to win RWC trip

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    3News 12 September 2014 The marriage of two heterosexual New Zealand men to win tickets to 2015 Rugby World Cup in London in a radio show promotion is horrifying gay rights and conservative groups. Travis...

  • More Meddling with Marriage

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    Otago Daily Times 11 September 2014 Travis McIntosh and Matt McCormick wrote their wedding vows yesterday, brimming with ”nervous excitement” about their big day. The Dunedin men will marry tomorrow, but their move has horrified...

  • Outrage Over Mock Marriage Ironic

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    Media Release 11 Sep 2014 Family First says that the outrage being expressed by gay rights groups against a radio competition involving a same-sex ‘marriage’ is ironic. “We have always argued that by redefining marriage,...

  • Gay Marriage Harming Labour Vote

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    Media Release 10 Sep 2014 Family First is not surprised by a report today that the same-sex marriage bill introduced by Labour MP Louisa Wall is harming their traditional Pasifika support base. “Labour MP Su’a...

  • No such thing as a ‘good divorce’, says US study

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    The Christian Institute 5 September 2014 The negative impact of divorce on children is the same whether parents remain amicable or not, according to a new study in the US. Researchers asked 270 parents who...

  • ‘Uneducated’ lead decline in marriage

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    NZ Herald 6 September 2014 Young people without educational qualifications are increasingly being left on the shelf by potential partners, New Zealand researchers say. Social researchers Paul Callister and Robert Didham have found that the...

  • New Peanut Butter Cheerios presents: #HowToDad

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    To all the dads out there: this one’s for you....

  • Ewen McQueen: Cinderella effect can’t be ignored

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    NZ Herald 2 September 2014 In the Weekend Herald last Saturday, psychologist Nigel Latta summed up the 10 things he had learned from presenting his television series on social problems in New Zealand. Number five...