Category Archives: News

  • Kiwi ‘love coach’ marries hundreds to themselves

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    NZ Herald 16 October 2017 Family First Comment: And why not. Love is love – free to marry the person or persons you love. It’s called Marriage Equality. But sshh – don’t tell anyone, but...

  • At Least Australians Get A Say on Marriage

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    Media Release 16 October 2017 Family First NZ, an advocacy group in New Zealand which led the opposition to redefining marriage, says that the kiwi politicians are wrong when they try to argue that there...

  • Laurie Penny: ‘I’ve been polyamorous for nearly a decade. Here’s how I make it work’

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    NZ Herald 15 October 2017 Family First Comment: Oh look! Yet another column by the mainstream media promoting and normalising polyamory. But hey! Redefining marriage won’t lead to further distortions of the definition. That’s just...

  • Woman gives up on men, marries dog

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    NewsHub 11 October 2017 Family First Comment: Why not? Love is love, eh. A woman from Northern Ireland has married who she calls her “king” – but he’s not the husband most women would have...

  • The ins and outs of marrying yourself

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    NewsHub 6 October 2017 Family First Comment: It’s incredible that we’re even having this discussion!!! Apparently the ‘kicker’ is that you can’t marry a ‘relative’. Say what?? But apparently marrying yourself is not technically covered...

  • ABC- Caught spreading fake news over Same Sex Marriage Debate

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    Daily Telegraph 1 October 2017 Family First Comment: Family First (and the factual experience of NZ since the same-sex marriage law) is quoted extensively in this leading column in Australia today…. “We went and had...

  • PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

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    Media Release 22 September 2017 Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues to the Australian media that there have been no concerns since marriage was redefined...

  • PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ

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    Daily Bulletin 22 September 2017 Family First Comment: Bill English was asked about the effects of same-sex marriage in New Zealand by the Australian media. We’ve had to set the record straight! Family First NZ...

  • Churches say no to Same-sex couple wedding

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    ‘It pains us to say no’: Church refuses to marry Kāpiti couple Stuff co.nz 25 September 2017 A same-sex couple have been refused a church wedding … Saunders contacted St Peter’s Anglican Church to book...

  • Employee sacked for voting No in Plebiscite (Aust)

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    Kids party entertainer ‘let go’ for same-sex marriage view hits back Stuff co.nz 21 September 2017 Family First Comment: Incredible. “Tolerance and diversity” – except if we disagree with you. Imagine if it was the...

  • VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage

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    The redefinition of marriage has been one of the most significant political issues of our time. A politician’s position on this issue exposes his or her worldview and gives a clear indication of how he...

  • What’s changed in Britain since same-sex marriage?

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    The Spectator 7 September 2017 Family First Comment: An interesting read and very similar to what NZ is experiencing (as we have documented) https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2017/09/our-message-to-australia-the-consequences-of-redefining-marriage/ Four years ago, amid much uncertainty, 400 British members of parliament...

  • VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage

    The redefinition of marriage has been one of the most significant political issues of our time. A politician’s position on this issue exposes his or her worldview and gives a clear indication of how he...

  • Why is the daughter of lesbian parents against gay marriage?

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    Ask the Bigot: Who is Katy Faust and why is the daughter of lesbian parents against gay marriage? Lateline (Australia) 13 August 2015 Family First Comment: A fascinating interview from 2015 – but even more...

  • SSM vote maybe trump moment says gay couple who oppose it (Aust)

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    The Australian 5 September 2017 Family First Comment: Interesting commentary from Australia “This could be the Brexit or Trump moment for Australia, where the polls are saying one thing but you go to the ballot...

  • Our Message to Australia – The Consequences of Redefining ‘Marriage’

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    Compiled by Family First New Zealand New Zealand redefined marriage in April of 2013 to allow for same-sex marriages. The first weddings were performed in August of that year. DO IT OR ELSE! – Marriage...

  • Love is a many-gendered thing

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    The Spectator 19 August 2017 Family First Comment: This is a very funny read. Based on the current plebiscite in Australia on same-sex marriage, this is looking in to the future – a plebiscite on...

  • BIAS ALERT – Australia media caught photoshopping anti-LGBTI posters

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    ANTI-LGBTI POSTERS SHOWN TO BE PHOTOSHOPPED: NEWS OUTLETS ON CALL TO STOP MANUFACTURING FAKE NEWS Coalition for Marriage 28 August 2017 Family First Comment: Incredible! “After an unsubstantiated allegation that anti-LGBTI posters were displayed in...

  • Deregistration – This issue is actually far bigger than just Family First

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    WE’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE. We haven’t been deregistered just yet! The media have misinterpreted the impact of the decision by the Charities Board to deregister Family First. They were quick to broadcast the news that...

  • Triple talaq: India court bans Islamic instant divorce

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    BBC News 23 August 2017 India’s top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women’s rights activists. In a 3-2 majority verdict, the court called the...