Tag Archives: Marriage

When your belief in marriage results in job loss & court (UK) — Protect Marriage NZ

The Coalition for Marriage in their latest newsletter have highlighted a number of cases where people who disagree with same-sex marriage have been punished in their careers and occupations, despite recent legal victories, and despite assurances that this would not happen (similar to misleading assurances in New Zealand!) In 2006 Archbishop Mario Conti, then Roman…

via When your belief in marriage results in job loss & court (UK) — Protect Marriage NZ

Bill to decriminalize polygamy earns unanimous approval from Utah Senate committee — Family First NZ

 

The Salt Lake Tribune 12 February 2020Family First Comment: As we predicted would happen….Remove the gender. Why not the number?“Ora Barlow, who was raised in a polygamous community, said she realized that all her life she had been thought of as property but the law was on her side. “The law is there for a reason,”…

via Bill to decriminalize polygamy earns unanimous approval from Utah Senate committee — Family First NZ

World’s Longest Married Couple In New Zealand — Family First NZ

 

Media Release 13 February 2020 NZ’s longest married couple is believed to be also the world’s longest married couple. “New Zealand couple JERAM & GANGA RAVJI will celebrate 85 years of marriage this April, and both will turn 104 years old in May and June respectively. That is an incredible feat. Based on international media…

via World’s Longest Married Couple In New Zealand — Family First NZ

Celebrants Still Being Rejected Despite Political Assurances — Family First NZ

 

Media Release 3 January 2020 Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants continue to have their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their personal beliefs or convictions, despite assurances by politicians that this would not occur, and despite recent comments by the director-general…

via Celebrants Still Being Rejected Despite Political Assurances — Family First NZ

The Future Of Men & Marriage Is Bleak — The Wentworth Report

The Future Of Men & Marriage Is Bleak, by Suzanne Venker. With Father’s Day upon us, the time has come to address as a nation what Heather Mac Donald noted earlier this year is “the greatest social catastrophe of our time”: fatherlessness. Fatherlessness is the No. 1 cause of nearly all social ills we face. […]

via The Future Of Men & Marriage Is Bleak — The Wentworth Report

Boycott Backfire: New Rankings Show Chick-Fil-A Is Thriving — Daily Wire

Despite endless efforts to boycott Chick-fil-A from the Left, Yahoo Finance reporter Myles Udland announced Wednesday that the fast-food eatery has become the third-largest restaurant chain in the nation and has tripled its sales over the last ten years.

via Boycott Backfire: New Rankings Show Chick-Fil-A Is Thriving — Daily Wire

Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ? — Family First NZ

 

Media Release 12 February 2019 For the fourth year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won the previous three annual awards may not only be NZ’s longest married couple again this year, but the world’s longest married couple.…

via Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ? — Family First NZ

Alan J. Hawkins and Hal Boyd: How (and Why) Government Should Invest in Marriage — Family First NZ

 

Public Discourse 20 August 2018Family First Comment: Excellent commentary..“Divorce doesn’t just end a marriage, it frequently also involuntarily weakens a parent-child relationship—usually with the father—and, over time, can result in the negative effects of little or no connection at all. A generation of extensive scholarship shows that children who experience the divorce of their parents…

via Alan J. Hawkins and Hal Boyd: How (and Why) Government Should Invest in Marriage — Family First NZ

Pope Francis Affirms: Marriage Between Man And Woman — Daily Wire

The supposedly liberal Pope Francis has once again affirmed marriage as being between a man and a woman. Francis has made similar affirmations multiple times throughout his pontificate and while he was Cardinal Bergoglio.

via Pope Francis Affirms: Marriage Between Man And Woman — Daily Wire

Commentary Request — Letters to a Young Conservative

A couple of days ago, I received an ask from commentary on a few topics and I’ll address them here: The first thing I was asked was my thoughts on whether or not I believed there was an actual government-granted right to healthcare. Upon initial analysis, I don’t believe so. I don’t believe that the […]

via Commentary Request — Letters to a Young Conservative

Kiwis marrying and divorcing considerably less than 25 years ago – new stats reveal — Family First NZ

TVNZ One News 3 May 2018Family First Comment: We can see the effects of declining marriage rates in society – sadly.www.protectmarriage.nz Kiwis are marrying and divorcing considerably less than they were 25 years ago, but married couples are staying together for longer too, new stats reveal. While the total number of New Zealanders marriages has…

via Kiwis marrying and divorcing considerably less than 25 years ago – new stats reveal — Family First NZ

Religious beliefs mean English midwife faces deportation — Family First NZ

NewsTalk ZB 28 November 2017Family First Comment: What the….!!!???“She married her New Zealand husband Matt a year ago, but because of their religious beliefs they didn’t live together before marriage. Witt told Mike Hosking that because of this, when she applied for a partner visa it was denied. “They said that our relationship doesn’t count…

via Religious beliefs mean English midwife faces deportation — Family First NZ

New study reveals that marriage and decency makes men happy (shock, horror!) — Family First NZ

The Telegraph 30 October 2017Family First Comment: “The researchers surveyed over 2,000 men and assigned their answers a positive mindset score of between zero and five. They found that men in a marriage or civil partnership scored the highest of any relationship status, at 3.6, while single men languished at the bottom, on 3.2. Interestingly,…

via New study reveals that marriage and decency makes men happy (shock, horror!) — Family First NZ

The ins and outs of marrying yourself — Family First NZ

NewsHub 6 October 2017Family First Comment: It’s incredible that we’re even having this discussion!!!Apparently the ‘kicker’ is that you can’t marry a ‘relative’. Say what??But apparently marrying yourself is not technically covered in the Marriage Act. Sigh!“So could we see a sologamist marriage in New Zealand? Well, kind of – although such an arrangement wouldn’t…

via The ins and outs of marrying yourself — Family First NZ

PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ — Family First NZ

Media Release 22 September 2017 Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues to the Australian media that there have been no concerns since marriage was redefined to allow same-sex marriage – a law change which he voted against. “Mr English fails to mention marriage celebrants who…

via PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ — Family First NZ

PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ — Family First NZ

Daily Bulletin 22 September 2017Family First Comment: Bill English was asked about the effects of same-sex marriage in New Zealand by the Australian media. We’ve had to set the record straight! Family First NZ says that New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English is wrong when he argues that there have been no concerns since marriage…

via PM Wrong On Effects Of Redefining Marriage In NZ — Family First NZ

VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage — Family First NZ

The redefinition of marriage has been one of the most significant political issues of our time. A politician’s position on this issue exposes his or her worldview and gives a clear indication of how he or she understands the role of family in civil society. In 2013, Parliament chose to reject the traditional and natural…

via VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage — Family First NZ

VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage — Protect Marriage NZ

The redefinition of marriage has been one of the most significant political issues of our time. A politician’s position on this issue exposes his or her worldview and gives a clear indication of how he or she understands the role of family in civil society. In 2013, Parliament chose to reject the traditional and natural…

via VALUE YOUR VOTE 2017: Marriage — Protect Marriage NZ

Why marriage should be between a man and a woman — Protect Marriage NZ

Sydney Morning Herald 10 August 2017Family First Comment: Australia are going to be voting on the redefining of marriage – so some interesting commentary is coming out. Especially this one…(PS: Senator Wong (referred to) is a key supporter of same-sex marriage)“On the issue of marriage I think the reality is there is a cultural, religious,…

via Why marriage should be between a man and a woman — Protect Marriage NZ

Now is the government’s chance to promote marriage and tackle our social problems — Family First NZ

The Times – Sir Paul Coleridge 13 July 2017 Family First Comment: This is a great commentary by a senior family court judge in the UK:“In 2012, after 43 years in the family justice system (14 sitting as a judge) watching the inexorable and seemingly unstoppable rise in family breakdown, I began to talk publicly…

via Now is the government’s chance to promote marriage and tackle our social problems — Family First NZ

Bob McCoskrie interviews PM Bill English — Family First NZ

Bob McCoskrie interviewed the Prime Minister Rt Hon Bill English at their annual Forum on the Family and found out his views on a number of family-related and conscience issue policies. Where does he stand personally on the issues of abortion, euthanasia, the redefining and role of marriage, abortion, euthanasia, gender ‘identity’, the role and…

via Bob McCoskrie interviews PM Bill English — Family First NZ

Three-way Colombian gay wedding world’s first — Family First NZ

NewsHub 5 July 2017Family First Comment: And so the push begins – or is that, continues….. “Victor Hugo Prada, Manuel Bermudez and Alejandro Rodriguez will sign a document that states the three of them constitute a family and are each others’ legal partners. Unfortunately their arrangement cannot be legally considered a marriage, according to their…

via Three-way Colombian gay wedding world’s first — Family First NZ

Ten reasons marriage is good for your health

 

NZ Herald 23 May 2017Family First Comment: We already knew all of this – but the NZ Herald has finally caught up.Notice the heading is not “Cohabitation is good for your health”! 1. You will live a healthy life Good news for Pippa Middleton, who wed financier James Matthews this weekend: being married keeps you…

via Ten reasons marriage is good for your health — Family First NZ

Sologomy: Woman who helps others self-marry reveal what takes place in the ceremonies

 

The Independent 23 March 2017Family First Comment: The push continues to distort the true and natural meaning of marriage – “sologamy”, “monogamish”, polyamorous, group marriage, Dominique, who married herself in 2011 and wears a nose ring as a symbol of her sologamy, talks to The Independent about how she helps other women undergoing the same…

via Sologomy: Woman who helps others self-marry reveal what takes place in the ceremonies — Family First NZ

It’s time for the Church of England to lay down the law on marriage

The Telegraph 16 February 2017Family First Comment: Superb commentary: “People in society expect the Church to believe and teach the Bible. What other authority can the Church have? … The undeniable truth is that the Church can’t give its blessing to same-sex marriages when its sole source of authority does not.” Wednesday’s vote in Synod…

via It’s time for the Church of England to lay down the law on marriage — Family First NZ

NZ’s Longest Married Couple – Possibly the World’s!

Media Release 14 February 2017 For the second year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won last year’s award may not only be NZ’s longest married couple again this year, but the world’s longest married couple. “New Zealand…

via NZ’s Longest Married Couple – Possibly the World’s! — Protect Marriage NZ

Is cohabitation the new marriage? Not for kids

MercatorNet 9 February 2017 In the United States between 2002 and 2010 births to cohabiting couples jumped from 41 percent of all non-marital births to 58 percent. In France and Sweden one in four adults aged 18 to 49 is cohabiting, while in South America families based on non-marital “consensual unions” are a longstanding tradition.…

via Is cohabitation the new marriage? Not for kids — Family First NZ