Category Archives: Latest News

  • 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...

  • Family First angry people might be allowed to choose what gender’s on their birth certificate

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    NewsHub 19 August 2017 Family First says letting people to choose the gender on their birth certificates will make them meaningless. The Government Administration Committee has recommended Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne changes the Births,...

  • Why marriage should be between a man and a woman

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    Sydney Morning Herald 10 August 2017 Family First Comment: Australia are going to be voting on the redefining of marriage – so some interesting commentary is coming out. Especially this one… (PS: Senator Wong (referred...

  • Now is the government’s chance to promote marriage and tackle our social problems

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    The Times – Sir Paul Coleridge 13 July 2017 Family First Comment: This is a great commentary by a senior family court judge in the UK: “In 2012, after 43 years in the family justice...

  • Three-way Colombian gay wedding world’s first

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    NewsHub 5 July 2017 Family First Comment: And so the push begins – or is that, continues….. “Victor Hugo Prada, Manuel Bermudez and Alejandro Rodriguez will sign a document that states the three of them...

  • Swedish PM tells priests to carry out same-sex marriages ‘or do something else’

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    RT.com 24 June 2017 Family First Comment: This is a disturbing development for people of ANY faith or personal conviction… Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has suggested that all Church of Sweden priests be compelled...

  • Involved Dads Save Daughters from Risky Behavior

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    Christian Headlines 16 June 2017 Family First Comment: “The authors note it was the quality of dad’s time in the home that made the biggest impact. When his influence and presence was positive, the older...

  • Price of getting hitched rises for couples and celebrants

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    NZ Herald 18 June 2017 Family First Comment: Very good point! “My contention is, in a country that says we want to value marriage a licence should be granted on application for no fee.” A...

  • And so it begins: Colombia grants landmark marital union to three “husbands”

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    Colombia Reports 12 June 2017 Family First Comment: As predicted…. A notary in Colombia’s second-largest city Medellin granted full legitimacy to a marital union between three men, the first such arrangement to be recognized in...

  • Being married ‘protects your health’

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    BBC News 7 June 2017 Marriage appears to be good for your health, boosting your survival chances if you have a major heart risk factor such as high cholesterol, say researchers. A loving spouse might...

  • Bill to stop forced marriages has unanimous support

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    NewsHub 8 June 2017 Family First Comment: This law change makes sense. But it’s interesting that a 16-17 year old needs help when deciding to marry, but doesn’t need any help when having an abortion!...

  • Ten reasons marriage is good for your health

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    NZ Herald 23 May 2017 Family First Comment: We already knew all of this – but the NZ Herald has finally caught up. Notice the heading is not “Cohabitation is good for your health”!  😊...

  • Venue ends ban on same-sex weddings despite beliefs of founder

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    Luxury venue Stoneridge Estate ends ban on same-sex weddings in on-site chapel Stuff co.nz 20 May 2017 Family First Comment: You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that this venue was starting...

  • SOLOGAMY: The Saddest Trend You’ve Ever Heard Of

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    Daily Wire 15 May 2017 Family First Comment: We warned that once something is redefined once, there will be no stopping further redefinitions. Unfortunately…. we were right. http://www.protectmarriage.org.nz Apparently, people are now marrying themselves. Well,...

  • Babies with involved fathers learn faster, study finds

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    BBC News 10 May 2017 Family First Comment:This study comes after research by Oxford University found confident fathers, who embraced becoming a parent, were less likely to have children who displayed behavioural issues before the...

  • NZ proves popular as same-sex marriage destination

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    TVNZ One News 3 May 2017 Family First Comment: No surprises. As we have previously said, 58,540 traditional marriages of kiwis v 1,422 same-sex marriages of kiwis over the same period. Since gay ‘marriage’ was...

  • Married At First Sight NZ will trivialise marriage, church says

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    Stuff co.nz 25 April 2017 Family First Comment: Marriage should not be about ratings, voyeurism, or social experimentation. It’s a significant natural act based on commitment, love and intimacy. Three’s latest reality television import cheapens...

  • Good for Mike Pence wanting to protect his marriage

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    National Review 30 March 2017 Family First Comment: The media and the left are in an uproar because the Vice President made a decision years ago never to place himself in a compromising situation or...

  • In Europe, cohabitation is stable…right?

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    Brookings 27 March 2017 Family First Comment: “It turns out that even in Europe, cohabitation is markedly less stable for children than marriage. Analyzing data from 16 countries across Europe, we find that children born...