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Gay marriage opponents face jobs ban (US)

Christian Institute 30 July 2013 The seventh largest city in the US is considering a law which could ban anyone who disagrees with gay marriage from working for the city government. San Antonio City Council in the US state of…

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Labour proposes gambling harm changes

3News 4 August 2013 Sweeping amendments to crack down on gambling are being proposed by Labour after Government representatives “gutted” a gambling harm bill. Labour’s internal affairs spokesman Trevor Mallard has unveiled a dozen proposed amendments to Maori Party MP…

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Russia bans adoptions by single Kiwis

NZ Herald 3 August 2013 Unmarried Kiwis are no longer able to adopt Russian children because New Zealand has legalised gay marriage, devastating an Auckland woman who was months away from bringing home a baby girl. The 36-year-old single woman…

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Millionaire gay fathers to sue the Church of England for not allowing them to get married in the church

Daily Mail 2 August 2013 Gay father Barrie Drewitt-Barlow declared: ‘I  want to go into my church and marry my husband.’ He added: ‘The only way forward  for us now is to make a challenge in the courts against the…

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Surge in teen self-harm blights positive survey

NZ Herald 2 August 2013 Deliberate self-harming is reaching epidemic levels among Kiwi teenagers – but the teens say it has become “almost fashionable”. An Auckland University survey of 8500 students in 91 secondary schools has found that 29.1 per…

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Abortion and subsequent mental health: Review of the literature

Online Library 16 July 2013 Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences July 2013 The risk that abortion may be correlated with subsequent mental disorders needs a careful assessment, in order to offer women full information when facing a difficult pregnancy. All research…

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‘I abused my husband’

Stuff.co 2 August 2013 Anger masked the anxiety one woman felt for almost eight years, leading her to abuse her husband and almost ending the marriage. Now she’s an advocate for an anger management model that got her life back…

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Votes with value, every day

Stuff.co 2 August 2013 Hubris is an insidious disease from which politicians habitually suffer. They mistakenly believe their knowledge and station in society places them in a far superior position to that of the public when it comes to deciding…

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Kiwi teens want more time with parents – report

OneNews 1 August 2013 A large number of Kiwi teenagers feel that they do not spend enough time with their parents, according to a new report. The report, Health and Wellbeing of New Zealand Secondary School Students, was conducted by…

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Swedish Trends in Criminal Assaults against Minors since Banning Spanking, 1981-2010

Lifescience Global 25 April 2013 Robert E. Larzelere1, Taren Swindle2 and Byron R. Johnson3 International Journal of Criminology and Sociology This study uses Swedish trends in alleged criminal assaults against minors to investigate whether societal violence has decreased since their…

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