Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • Evidence That Marriage Select Committee Rushed Process

    Media Release 5 March 2013 Family First NZ has produced evidence that the Select Committee considering the same-sex marriage bill have rushed the process, and in the process ignored possibly thousands of submitters who wanted...

  • Did the Select Committee rush through the submission process?

    You be the judge. This is the advice received by the Select Committee from the Ministry of Justice on 25 January 2013. They specifically mention “in light of the Committee’s desire to progress its deliberations...

  • Coroner First of Many To Be Muzzled For View on Gay Marriage

    Media Release 4 March 2013 Family First NZ says that Coroner Gordon Matenga will be the first of many in public service who will be muzzled or face trial by media because of their views...

  • Police chaplain ‘forced out after criticising gay marriage’ (UK)

    Telegraph (UK) 1 March 2013 A police chaplain says he was forced out of his post after criticising the Government’s plans for gay marriage on his personal website, MPs have been told. Rev Brian Ross...

  • ‘Crisis’ for Cameron as gay marriage row aids Tory defeat

    The Christian Institute 1 Mar 2013 The controversial push to redefine marriage is one of the reasons the Conservatives came third in yesterday’s important by-election, critics say. Same-sex marriage is ‘drastically unpopular’ with activists and...

  • The persecution begins….

    Coroner had attacked gay marriage NZ Herald 4 March 2013 The coroner who declined a full inquest into the suicide of a gay soldier is a Mormon church elder who attacked same-sex marriage in a...

  • Douglas Pratt: Better to celebrate our differences

    NZ Herald 1 March 2013 …Marriage is a term that applies to a particular form of heterosexual relationship. Obviously, homosexual identity and relationship is not the same as heterosexual. To juxtapose the two terms is...

  • What the Select Committee hid from the public, politicians and media

    “A small majority of unique submissions (55 percent) were OPPOSED to the Bill.” http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/CC8B407E-C396-4389-8A3D-196DD11DFD2F/264186/50SCGA_ADV_00DBHOH_BILL11528_1_A318744_Departmenta.pdf But that fact wasn’t included in the Select Committee report Why not?...

  • ‘Bride’ & ‘Bridegroom’ Removed From Marriage Certificates

    Media Release 1 March 2013 Family First NZ says that the terms ‘Bride’ and ‘Bridegroom’ will be removed from Marriage Certificates if the same-sex marriage bill is passed by politicians. The Select Committee report on...