Month: February 2015

Same-Sex Parenting: Unpacking the Social Science

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Public Discourse 24 February 2015 An important new collection of peer-reviewed scholarly papers entitled No Differences? How Children in Same-Sex Households Fare has just been released by the Witherspoon Institute. The papers included and summarized in the book all study…


47% increase in family violence – and police say it’s good

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In an incredible display of misrepresenting the true effect of crime, we read this report from the Bay of Plenty Times which highlights that family violence increased 47% in one year (comparing the same months). That is shocking! But both…


Politicians Put Prostitution Harm in ‘Too Hard Basket’

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Media Release 25 Feb 2015 Family First NZ says that politicians are living in ‘la-la land’ when it comes to the concerns of families regarding the ongoing harms of street prostitution and residential brothels, after they voted down a bill…


Family values – Who decides what is “public benefit”?

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Media Release: NZ Christian Network 25 February 2015 NZ Christian Network (NZCN) is encouraging people to support Family First in its upcoming High Court case with the Charities Commission. “People may hold widely different views on Family First. Not all leaders in the Network would…


If Love Is Love, Why Not Three Men ‘Marrying’?

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Charisma News 24 February 2015 If “love is love” and “everyone should have the right to marry the one they love,” then why can’t any number of people come together in “marriage”? On Valentine’s Day, three men in Thailand were…


UK Unions: Do not make gender abortion a crime

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MailOnline 23 February 2015 MPs will today discuss the planned change to the 1967 Abortion Act which has been tabled by Conservative MP Fiona Bruce. More than 100 colleagues have pledged their support to the change. Union leaders are telling…


Nearly half of GPs back euthanasia – survey

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3News 20 February 2015 Nearly half of Kiwi doctors are in favour of euthanasia, or physician-assisted dying (PAD), according to a survey covered in the New Zealand Medical Journal today. This lags well behind public support for PAD, which was…


Florist who rejected same-sex wedding job broke Washington law, judge rules


LA Times 18 February 2015   A Washington state florist who refused to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding, citing religious reasons, violated consumer protection laws, a judge ruled Wednesday.. The lawsuit, filed in 2013 by Washington Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson,…


New voice launched for disabled people opposed to euthanasia

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Yahoo News 19 February 2015 Not Dead Yet Aotearoa, (NDYA) a new voice for disabled people in euthanasia and assisted suicide issues, has launched today. The organisation opposes euthanasia and assisted suicide laws and policies in New Zealand and advocates…


Parents Are Key Sex Educators, Not Schools

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Media Release 20 Feb 2015 Family First NZ is rejecting a call by an Australian sexologist for sex education to be targeted at children as young as five, and says that resources should be targeted at parents to help them…