Same-Sex Marriage Research Disputed

MEDIA RELEASE 19 July 2011
Family First NZ is disputing a Research NZ poll on same-sex marriage saying that similar polling in March suggests the exact opposite.

“The Research NZ poll of just 500 people found that 60% of those polled supported same-sex marriage. However, polling of 1,000 NZ’ers through independent research company Curia Market Research found greater support for maintaining the definition of marriage as a man and a woman,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

“The Curia poll found 52% of respondents support defining marriage as being between a man and a woman, with 42% opposed and 6% unsure or refusing to say. This is in direct contrast to the 60% support for gay marriage argued by Research NZ.”

“The only similarity in the polls was that females were more in favour of same-sex marriage than males. The Curia research found that women were a net 12% in favour of changing the definition of marriage, while men were a very high net 39% in favour of maintaining the status quo.”

“All this suggests that there is debate to be had on this issue and the politicians would do well to progress slowly on this issue rather than capitulate to strong lobbying to change the definition. At the end of the day, same sex couples have the option of civil unions to recognise their relationship so there is no need for redefining marriage.”

“Same-sex marriage is, by definition, an oxymoron. Equality does not mean we must redefine marriage for everyone. Marriage encourages the raising of children by the mother and father who conceived them. Social science confirms that children who are raised by their own married mother and father are happier, healthier, and more prosperous than those raise in any other family structure,” says Mr McCoskrie.

“Marriage is not a religious belief. Almost every culture in every time and place has had some institution that resembles what we know as marriage, and it has always been associated with procreation. Every society needs natural marriage.”

“Gays and lesbians have a right to form meaningful relationships – they just don’t have a right to redefine marriage.”

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6 comments for “Same-Sex Marriage Research Disputed

  1. Kevin
    19 July 2011 at 2:48 am

    Bob, everything you have said above is common sense, which then infers that some of our bureaucrats and policy makers do not have common sense.
    I have several acquaintances that are homosexual, but hold back on calling them friends.
    I would go further than you have Bob.
    There is no such thing as anal sex…. it is called SODOMY, and in my books that is disgusting and unnatural and should be returned back to the legal books as a crime. Sure I agree that heterosexual couples might also commit sodomy but gays have more temptation to spread this filthy action.

  2. Massoud
    20 July 2011 at 1:42 am

    First things first: the fact that two different sets of statistics on the same subject has produced different data proves the old adage that statistics can be made to represent anything and therefore prove nothing.

    Secondly, who can let the sanctimonious bile of “Kevin” go unchallenged above? He wants to see, along with various other illuminaries, like the Ayatollah, the return of punishment for private sex acts between consenting adults. Perhaps stoning? Whipping? Killing?

    I fail to see how what two men do in the intimacy of their bedroom (or women, or swingers, or sado-masochists, etc), is any business of Kevin or the justice system. Why does it rile him so? One also wonders how it could be policed. Titillating stuff.

    What else is in this sharia-admiring writer’s enraged sights? Oral sex? Any position other than the “missionary”? French kissing? Coloured condoms?

    This is hardly a sex forum, but I wonder about your description of anal sex as a”filthy action”. An examination of much of humanity’s sexuality would appear quite “animalistic” if examined logically under the cold eye of science.

    Surely it is more “filthy” that the myth texts of Judaism/Christianity/and Islam have turned sexuality into a dirty word that has led to centuries of unnatural repression – more unnatural than any sex act.

  3. Reece
    27 September 2011 at 4:09 pm

    If you dont like same sex marriage, dont marry someone of the same sex. You people are mental

  4. Bob
    27 September 2011 at 8:01 pm

    If you don’t want to marry someone of the opposite sex, don’t get married 🙂

  5. Mark
    29 September 2011 at 12:02 am

    How about you only worry about your own marriage and leave the “others” to marry as they please as it should not diminish or matter to your own relationship.

  6. Bob
    29 September 2011 at 2:09 am

    Exactly. A man and a woman are free to marry.

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