Month: August 2012

Collins toughens child porn laws

3 News 28 Aug 2012 Justice Minister Judith Collins has announced tough new laws  to combat child pornography. They include doubling the maximum sentence for having child  porn and the introduction of a new offence of indecent communication with a …

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Signatures Supporting Current Marriage Definition Presented

Media Release 28 August 2012 Family First NZ has presented a petition containing the signatures of almost 50,000 kiwis to a group of MP’s from Labour, National and NZ First calling on them to reject the bill to redefine marriage…

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Do you believe a legal expert – or a politician?

Bill ‘forces same-sex marriages on church’ – lawyer Stuff.co.nz 28 Aug 2012 Church ministers with a moral objection to gay marriage would be criminalised by refusing to wed same-sex couples if a new bill becomes law, a legal opinion states.…

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50,000 sign against gay marriage

LISTEN Bob McCoskrie on Newstalk ZB with Larry Williams NZ Herald 28 Aug 2012 Opponents of Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Bill say it could open the way for polygamy, incestuous relationships and breaches of the Human Rights Act.…

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Pastors pile pressure on MP over gay marriage bill

NZ Herald 28 Aug 2012 Labour MP Louisa Wall has come under intense pressure in her own electorate, with a large group of churches issuing a strongly worded warning to drop her bill to legalise same-sex marriage. Twenty-five pastors from…

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Tests reveal most crash drivers had taken drugs

Marijuana - drug tests

NZ Herald 27 August 2012 More than half the drivers taken to hospital after causing a crash were found to have drugs in their system, a study has found. The Ministry of Transport study used blood samples taken from 453…

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Church Ministers Cannot Refuse To Perform Same-Sex Marriages

Media Release 28 August 2012 A legal opinion obtained by Family First NZ from Barrister Ian Bassett describes the Louisa Wall’s Marriage Amendment Act Bill, if it is enacted, as having the following effects: 1.         Marriage celebrants (including church ministers)…

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Schools Informed Of Agenda of Sex Ed Groups

Media Release 27 August 2012 Family First NZ has sent a DVD presentation entitled “YOU’RE TEACHING MY CHILD WHAT? Sex Education: A Psychiatrist Calls Foul” to every school principal and every Board of Trustees in New Zealand, highlighting the dangers…

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The next step of ‘marriage equality’

Marriage commissioners must wed same-sex couples (Canada) The Globe and Mail (Canada) 18 Jan 2011 The Saskatchewan government says “no” is not an option for marriage commissioners who are unwilling to wed same-sex couples. At least one commissioner says the…

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