Month: March 2013

Shock poll over gay marriage bill

NZ Herald 26 March 2013 Public opposition to same-sex marriage has grown significantly since a law change to legalise it came before Parliament, a Herald DigiPoll survey shows. Same-sex marriage campaigners blame scaremongering by religious groups for the increase in…

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Latest Poll Confirms No Mandate for Same-Sex Marriage

Media Release 26 March 2013 Family First says that the latest NZ Herald poll on gay marriage proves that 70-80 politicians have no mandate to change the longstanding definition of marriage. “As the debate on redefining marriage has heated up,…

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How rational is a brave new era of marriage equality, really?

Carolyn Moynihan – Sunday Star Times 17 March 2013 There is no more reason for the state to bless the romantic relationships of couples who cannot unite sexually than there is for it to bless the affection of two sisters.…

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Conscience Not Coercion on Gay Marriage – Poll

Media Release 25 March 2013 A poll of New Zealanders has found strong support for amendments to the Marriage Act to protect all celebrants, churches and schools if the same-sex marriage law is passed by politicians – despite the issue…

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Sex education ‘should promote value of abstinence’ (UK)

The Telegraph 21 Mar 2013 Parents want sex education to be taught in its “moral context” with an emphasis on marriage and the importance of the legal age of consent, a Government report has found. More than half of respondents…

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Mum And Dad Matter For Adopted Kids – Poll

Media Release 23 March 2013 An independent poll of 1,000 New Zealanders by Curia Market Research has found majority support for families with both a mum and a dad having priority for adoptions. Respondents were asked “Should families where there…

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UPDATE – AFTER 2nd READING Just so we’re absolutely clear…. 2004 Rt Hon HELEN CLARK (Prime Minister): NZ Herald June 21 2004 “Marriage is only for heterosexuals. The Government is not — underline — not, changing the Marriage Act. That…

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Gay marriage, then group marriage?

CNN March 20, 2013 – Robert P. George and Sherif Girgis and Ryan T. Anderson, The attractive civil rights rhetoric of “marriage equality” masks a profound error about what marriage is. Of course, if marriage were simply about recognizing bonds…

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A personal story of surviving prostitution

Melinda Tankard Reist Blog 18 March 2013 by Rebecca Mott Prostitution is full of grief. The grief of seeing a crossroad and always taking the wrong turning. That is how I remember prostitution – that is how it is remembered…

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Is eight too young for makeup?

Stuff.co.nz 13 March 2013 The timetable of childhood is changing and New Zealand schoolgirls are feeling the need to be sophisticated and sexually precocious from a younger age, according to a parenting guru.     New research from the US shows girls…

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