Month: July 2015

From someone who would know: Gender neutral fitting rooms unnecessary

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3News 21 July 2015 The co-founder of a transgender support group says a department store’s move to ditch separate men’s and women’s fitting rooms is “totally unnecessary”. Farmers is making its fitting rooms ‘gender-neutral’ after a complaint was laid by…

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Stats NZ enters land of confusion

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Commentary: According to Stuff; A new gender option will be available in the collection and sharing of public information, and New Zealand is the first country to introduce it. The ‘gender diverse’ classification will be available when Statistics New Zealand…

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New gender category ‘problematic’

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Radio NZ News 18 July 2015 The term ‘gender diverse’ is being introduced as a category to encompass people who do not identify as either male or female. Family First national director Bob McCoskrie said he was questioning the reasoning…

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Kiwi binge drinking condemned by Presbyterian Church

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3News 18 July 2015 The Presbyterian Church has made a public statement condemning New Zealand’s binge-drinking culture and calling for effective government policies to combat it. Moderator of the Presbyterian Church, the Right Rev Andrew Norton, says the church isn’t…

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‘Gender diverse’ classification will be used in NZ

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NZ Herald 17 July 2015 A new gender classification for people who don’t see themselves as just male or female has been developed and New Zealand will be the first to adopt it. “Gender diverse” will now join the “male”…

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Angela Merkel doesn’t believe in gay marriage – ‘For me, personally, marriage is a man and a woman living together’

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The Independent 15 July 2015 Angela Merkel has insisted that marriage should only be between a man and woman. The German Chancellor backed equal benefits for same-sex couples – such as tax breaks – and said that while discrimination should…

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Rate rises: Poorest areas in Auckland hit hard

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NZ Herald 16 July 2015 Some of the poorest people in Auckland are being hit the hardest with big rates rises this year. Households in the suburbs of Mangere and Otahuhu face an average rates rise of 16.9 per cent…

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Undercover video shows Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal organs used for research

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Note: Family Planning in NZ is affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Stuff co.nz 15 July 2015 A US anti-abortion group has released an undercover video of an official at the family planning group Planned Parenthood discussing in graphic detail how to abort…

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Big Win for Traditional Family at UN Human Rights Council

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C-Fam.org 9 July 2015 A monumental development for the pro-family movement came last week in Geneva when the Human Rights Council approved a resolution calling for countries to take concrete steps to protect the family, described in the Universal Declaration…

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