Month: December 2015

Ministers reject simple change to marriage certificates to include mother’s name as unfair to gay couples (UK)

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The Telegraph 26 December 2015 Ministers have rejected a proposed new law to include mothers’ names on marriage certificates because it would not be fair to same sex couples. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has pledged to change the certificates,…

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New palliative guidelines a great step in positive direction

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Lecretia Seales’ husband backs palliative care guidance but says more needed Stuff co.nz 23 December 2015 The husband of Lecretia Seales says new palliative care guidelines are a positive step but will not do enough to help some dying patients…

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Study: Glaucoma patients need better education on marijuana

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UPI.com 24 December 2015 The perception of marijuana’s effects on glaucoma significantly outpace what research has shown, according to a new study that researchers said suggests the public needs to be re-educated on medical uses for the drug. Marijuana has…

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European Parliament condemns surrogacy

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LifeSiteNews 18 December 2015 The European Parliament has condemned surrogate motherhood, even as it is being offered in Europe for $37,500. The Parliament adopted a resolution condemning “the practice of surrogacy, which undermines the human dignity of the woman since…

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Family First launches streaming website

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NZ Herald 24 December 2015 Family First has started its own streaming TV and movie site, akin to Netflix or Lightbox. Launched today, Family First TV offers online content from the conservative Christian lobby group, as well as overseas movies…

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Family First launch Netflix competitor

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Stuff co.nz 23 December 2015 Conservative lobby group Family First have launched an online TV service for parents worried about exposing their children to offensive content. The online streaming service, called “Family First TV”, allows families to rent or buy…

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Newmarket Residential Brothel Harms Families

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Media Release 23 December 2015 Family First NZ says that the ability for a brothel to operate from a residential apartment block in Newmarket in close proximity to other families in the neighbouring apartments and above a family restaurant highlights…

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A Politically Correct Christmas Greeting

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THANK YOU!! We’ve been blown away by the generosity of families throughout NZ who want to ensure Family First has influence and a strong voice in 2016. We know it’s getting really busy at this time of year, but if…

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Grandparents getting paid at last

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NZ Herald 22 December 2015 Thirty-one grandparents who have not received the correct benefit for bringing up their grandchildren are in line for back pay averaging $20,000 to $30,000 each after Work and Income agreed to review their cases. Social…

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