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Gay couples can legally marry tomorrow

NewstalkZB 18 August 2013 From tomorrow gay couples can legally get married in New Zealand. | However, the national director of lobby group Family First, Bob McCoskrie, says the meaning or purpose of marriage remains the same. He says when…

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Presbyterian head seeks gay-wedding ban for unity’s sake

NZ Herald 17 August 2013 The head of New Zealand’s third-largest church has asked its ministers to consider a temporary ban on gay marriages to preserve the church’s “peace and unity”. The call from Presbyterian Church Moderator Ray Coster comes…

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Americans Say Abortion Morally Wrong by a Three to One Margin

LifeNews 15 August 2013 A new Pew research poll finds Americans say abortion is morally wrong by a 3-1 margin. However, Americas are still divided on the issue of embryonic stem cell research — even though it destroys human life…

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Abolish teacher-name secrecy, MPs demand

NZ Herald 16 August 2013 Teachers appearing before a disciplinary tribunal should be named, a parliamentary select committee has ruled. The Teachers Council’s practice of automatically suppressing the names of school staff complained about is not in accordance with the…

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The more we use Facebook, the less happy we are

OneNews 15 August 2013  We feel more connected online, but Facebook might not be our friend, according to a new study. It suggests that the more people use Facebook, the less happy they are. Social scientists at the University of…

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New laws could penalise reformed parents, Law Society says

OneNews 14 August 2013 The Law Society is concerned proposed child harm prevention legislation could penalise parents who have turned their lives around. Minimum standards for government agencies and those contracted to work for them were outlined yesterday by Paula…

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Child-abusers must prove fitness as parents

NZ Herald 13 August 2013 Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says she will need some convincing over sweeping changes made in an effort to stop child abuse and death in New Zealand. Today Social Development Minister Paul Bennett revealed the…

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My two husbands

Salon.com 5 August 2013 My family is very ordinary to me. We eat dinner together. We gather in the living room and watch movies. Last weekend, we went on a camping trip and sat around the campfire making s’mores, the…

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Hard line on child abuse suspects

Stuff.co 13 August 2013 Suspected child abusers could be banned from being around children for up to 10 years without being convicted of a crime under a proposed law to be announced today. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said the…

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