Month: April 2013

Chch Press finally catches up to us

Stuff.co.nz 18 April 2013 New Zealand’s abortion laws should be changed to reflect the real reasons women decide to terminate unwanted pregnancies, Christchurch researchers say. New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, suggests abortion does not reduce the mental…

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Heck – we even made the BBC News!

bbc.co.uk 17 April 2013 New Zealand’s parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups. The bill was passed…

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New Zealand becomes 13th country to legalize gay ‘marriage’

LifesiteNews.com 17 April 2013 AUCKLAND, New Zealand (LifeSiteNews.com) – New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.  The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill was passed in Parliament Wednesday night 77 votes to 44.…

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Marriage equality bill – How MPs voted

Dominion Post 17 April 2013 The interactive map below shows how electorate MPs voted in all three readings of the marriage equality bill. The table below the map shows how all MPs voted. The charts at the bottom show a…

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Chch Press finally catches up to us

Stuff.co.nz 18 April 2013 New Zealand’s abortion laws should be changed to reflect the real reasons women decide to terminate unwanted pregnancies, Christchurch researchers say. New research from the University of Otago, Christchurch, suggests abortion does not reduce the mental…

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Children ignored in gay marriage debate

Yahoo News 17 April 2013   One of the senior MPs who will tonight vote against legalising gay marriage says there has not been enough debate around the rights of children. Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman says every child deserves a loving mother…

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77 Politicians Commit Act of ‘Cultural Vandalism’

Media Release 17 April 2013 In response to the ‘shot-gun’ passing of the bill redefining marriage this evening, National Director of Family First NZ and co-ordinator of the Protect Marriage campaign, Bob McCoskrie, says: “In passing the ‘shot-gun’ same-sex marriage…

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VICTORY: ‘Bride’ and ‘groom’ will stay on

NZ Herald 16 April 2013 Government officials have backed off plans to delete the terms “bride” and “bridegroom” from marriage certificates if Parliament votes tomorrow to legalise gay marriage. Internal Affairs spokesman Michael Mead said the department had reconsidered an…

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Grandparents angry after assault by children

Stuff.co.nz 13 April 2013 Elderly people are worried and outraged after an attack by children on a Feilding grandmother, and are calling for more police presence in the community. Feilding police are investigating an early morning March 27 assault in…

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Lawyer defends incest: Client is professor charged with sex with daughter

Examiner.com 8 April 2013 “It’s ok for homosexuals to do what they want at home, how is this different?” A respected professor at one of the nation’s leading Ivy League universities is defending the incestuous relationship with his daughter, as…

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