Category Archives: Latest News

  • Marriage of minors bill would give power to courts, not parents, to stop forced marriage

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    Stuff co.nz 15 February 2018 The Human Rights Commission is calling for the marriage of minors to be outlawed in New Zealand. The call for a debate on the age Kiwis should be able to marry...

  • Elderly couples share how they make their relationships work

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    Stuff co.nz 13 February 2018 Family First Comment: Some great quotes in this article from three long-married couples – on Stuff! “They said their dedication to God kept them together. William described their relationship as...

  • NZ’s longest-married couple reveal secret to happiness

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    NewsHub 14 February 2018 Family First Comment: Nice coverage on Newshub As couples across the country celebrate their love on Valentine’s Day, New Zealand’s longest married couple says the secret to their own union is...

  • Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage after legalising it a year ago

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    Stuff co.nz 9 February 2018 Family First Comment: 🎉🎉🎉 A new bill has been signed into law giving domestic partners similar rights as married couples – but without the legal title. In an unusual move,...

  • Teenagers still wedded to idea of marriage

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    The Times 27 January 2018 Family First Comment: And why not? Even young people aspire to the ‘gold standard’ (not perfect, but still miles ahead of the alternatives)….. “Cohabiting parents are also far more likely...

  • Eighty years married: think before you fight, they say

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    NZ Herald 26 January 2018 Family First Comment: Congratulations. A great effort – but not the longest. 2nd! See https://www.familyfirst.org.nz/2017/02/nzs-longest-married-couple-possibly-the-worlds/ Eighty years of marriage is a rare thing, but Lillian Brinsdon says there’s no real...

  • Bermuda abolishes same-sex marriage

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    Catholic Herald 11 December 2017 Family First Comment: Perhaps this is as a result of hosting the America’s Cup. We could start a trend! 😊 www.ProtectMarriage.nz Just six months after a court ruling overturned the...

  • British woman in lesbian ‘relationship’ with chandelier named Lumiere

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    NewsHub 6 December 2017 Family First Comment: “This isn’t the only famous case of objectophilia, American woman Erika LaBrie ‘married’ the Eiffel Tower in 2007, while Swedish-born Eija-Riitta Berliner-Mauer ‘married’ the Berlin Wall over 30...

  • “Can I kiss myself?” – Of course! Sologamy is Marriage Equality

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    ‘Can I kiss myself?’ – Kiwi officiates as sologamist marries herself on Aussie beach TVNZ One News 30 November 2017 Family First Comment: Once you redefine something once, the possibilities are endless….. #slipperyslope www.ProtectMarriage.nz A...

  • Want to avoid dementia? Get married, research suggests

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    The Telegraph 28 November 2017 Family First Comment: Another good reason to promote marriage Getting married could significantly reduce the chances of developing dementia, a new study suggests. Levels of social interaction may explain the...

  • Religious beliefs mean English midwife faces deportation

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    NewsTalk ZB 28 November 2017 Family First Comment: What the….!!!??? “She married her New Zealand husband Matt a year ago, but because of their religious beliefs they didn’t live together before marriage. Witt told Mike...

  • One day in the not too distant future….

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    NZ MPs welcome Australian marriage equality vote for polygamy / group marriage Press Release: Cross Party Parliamentary Rainbow Network Original media release is HERE – our small amendments underlined The New Zealand Cross Party Rainbow...

  • New study reveals that marriage and decency makes men happy (shock, horror!)

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    The Telegraph 30 October 2017 Family First Comment: “The researchers surveyed over 2,000 men and assigned their answers a positive mindset score of between zero and five. They found that men in a marriage or...

  • 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...

  • 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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    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...