Month: August 2012

Raise the Drinking Age To Reverse Teen Alcohol Harm

Media Release 30 August 2012 Family First NZ is calling on politicians to vote to raise the purchase age to 20 to protect young people and reverse the harm that alcohol is causing to our young people. “Health boards, health…

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Laurie Guy: Fidelity in marriage an issue for gay men

NZ Herald 29 Aug 2012 All you need is love. That is the theme song of pro-same-sex marriage proponents. It is the slogan of Louisa Wall, author of the same-sex marriage bill. If two gay people love each other and…

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From the ‘we already knew that’ file

Lasting IQ harm from teen dope use NZ Herald 28 Aug 2012 The persistent use of cannabis before age 18 has been linked to lasting harm to intelligence, according to a large study. Analysis of more than 1000 New Zealanders…

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Let the real debate begin

Marriage bill to go to select commitee Dom Post 30 Aug 2012 MPs voted for gay marriage in a near-landslide last night, with a conscience vote on Labour MP Louisa Wall’s bill passing before a packed public gallery at Parliament.…

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Once you change the definition once…..

Three-person civil union sparks controversy in Brazil BBC News 28 Aug 2012 A notary in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo has sparked controversy by accepting a civil union between three people. Public Notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues has said…

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Debate over controversial gay marriage bill rages

ONE News 29 Aug 2012 Debate over a controversial same sex-marriage bill is raging, prior to the first reading of Labour MP Louisa Wall’s private members bill at parliment today. This morning, Wall debated her bill, which proposes that all…

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Bruce Logan: Same-sex marriage threatens civil liberty

NZ Herald 29 Aug 2012 Same sex marriage is not an issue of equality nor the success of any couple’s marriage. It is not about the value or validity of homosexuality. The issue is about the link between the state…

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More (brave) MPs opposing gay marriage

NZ Herald 29 Aug 2012 A bill to legalise gay marriage is expected to clear its historic first hurdle this evening, but the battle lines have been clearly drawn as lobby groups and a growing number of MPs declare their…

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