Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • Committee Should Hear All Submissions on Marriage Bill

    Media Release 16 November 2012 Family First NZ says that all organisations, families and individuals who have requested to make oral submissions on the Marriage Amendment Bill should be heard by the Select Committee because...

  • Bullet Points to Defend Marriage

    NEW RESOURCE We’ve put together a one page summary of the key points to help you defend marriage as it has always been defined. Perfect to slip in your wallet or handbag or have on...

  • Perfect example of ‘activist’ research

    A study on same sex parenting gets significant media coverage. But does it deserve it? Let’s apply the same yardstick as the opposition do 🙂 Oh, by the way, the study is on 78, yes just...

  • MP fights to stop forced marriage

    Stuff.co.nz 13 November 2012 After hearing of a distraught schoolgirl forced to marry by her parents, Auckland-based National MP Jackie Blue knew she couldn’t stand by and do nothing. One hundred teenagers nationally, including  50...

  • MP fights to stop forced marriage

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  • When they say NZ’er support gay marriage, don’t be so sure

    Just noticed this recent online poll from the NZ Herald 29 Aug (yes – not scientifically perfect, but still indicative – and consistent with other trends)....

  • Books portraying ‘traditional’ families could be barred – EU

    MailOnline 7 Nov 2o12 Books which portray ‘traditional’ images of  mothers caring for their children or fathers going out to work could be barred  from schools under proposals from Brussels. An EU report claims that...

  • No longer taboo, but divorce still damages children

    MailOnline 7 Nov 2012 Family breakdown is as devastating for  today’s children as it was when divorce was a source of social disgrace, a  state-backed report warned yesterday. Even though divorce is no longer considered...

  • US state policies on same-sex marriage

      http://www.pewforum.org/Gay-Marriage-and-Homosexuality/Election-Day-Victories-for-Same-Sex-Marriage.aspx...

  • Gay marriage a human right: MP

    Dominion Post 7 Nov 2012 Denying homosexuals the right to marry is denying them basic human rights, Labour MP Louisa Wall says. Ms  Wall gave the opening submission on her Marriage (Definition of  Marriage) Amendment Bill...

  • ‘Gay marriage’ next step

    New Zealand Pacific 28 Oct 2012 For readers of the New Zealand Pacific, it is timely to publish correspondence and comments received by its offi ce and staff so far, on an issue that cuts...

  • How Common Are Stable Same-Sex Couples?

    National Review Online 1 Oct 2012 The October issue of Journal of Marriage and Family published an analysis by Charles Lau of a British probability sample, “The Stability of Same-Sex Cohabitation, Different-Sex Cohabitation, and Marriage.”...

  • Gay Marriage Threatens Our Freedom

    American Thinker 28 Oct 2012 Despite  thirty-plus campaigns, there has been  little informed public discussion about what marriage is and the state’s  interest in maintaining traditional marriage (sadly, the proponents of  redefining marriage prefer to...

  • Same-Sex Marriage Ten Years On: Lessons from Canada

    The Witherspoon Institute 5 Nov 2012 The effects of same-sex civil marriage in Canada—restrictions on free speech rights, parental rights in education, and autonomy rights of religious institutions, along with a weakening of the marriage...

  • ‘I do?’ Opposition dogs French gay marriage plans

    NZ Herald 6 Nov 2012 A plan to legalize same-sex marriage and allow gay couples to adopt was a liberal cornerstone of Francois Hollande’s election manifesto earlier this year. It looked like a shoo-in for...

  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Most Anglicans don’t support same-sex marriage

    Lifesite News 5 Nov 2012 Despite apparent support for same-sex “marriage” from leadership in the Anglican Church, Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury admitted recently at a youth forum in New Zealand that most of...

  • I led the charge on gay marriage – John Key

    “No, I’m voting for gay marriage, I’m hardly homophobic – I led the charge on it.” John Key – Prime Minister 5 November 2012 http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10845253...

  • Marriage vote – National confusion, or just voting with the boss?

    We’ve done an analysis of the National party vote on the recent Marriage Amendment Bill. We have compared their vote on this bill with earlier votes on Civil Unions, and the Marriage (Gender Clarification) Amendment...

  • UK Catholic Care loses gay adoption fight

    BBC News 1 Nov 2012 A Roman Catholic adoption agency has been told it cannot turn away gay couples if it wants to keep its charitable status. Catholic Care, run by the Diocese of Leeds,...

  • Marriage and the fear of democracy

    NationalReview.com 1 Nov 2012 Ever since the rise of the progressive movement, the American Left has championed political reforms to create direct democracy: ballot initiatives, popular referenda, direct election of senators, and recall initiatives. But now,...