Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Marriage Bill – Democracy Denied

4 February 2013

Media Release

Marriage Bill – Democracy Denied

Right to Life supports the call of Family First for more time to hear submissions on the Marriage [Definition of Marriage] Amendment Bill. It is of the utmost importance that those 200 citizens who have made a written submission with a request to make an oral submission be heard.

It is deplorable that this highly controversial Bill is being rushed through the select Committee with unseemly haste. Mankind has upheld the institution of marriage as being exclusively between one man and one woman since the beginning of recorded civilisation more that 12,000 years ago. Man has always recognised that man was made for woman and woman for man. Our ancestors who dwelt in caves knew this, why is it then that there are amongst us those who would challenge this fundamental institution.

Why then, after 12,000 years, has the government decided that we should deal with unseemly haste the private member’s Bill of Labour List Member of Parliament, Louisa Wall. Her Bill seeks to redefine marriage to include marriage between two men and marriage between two women. This has never been marriage, it is not marriage and it will never ever be marriage.

It is evident that the government and the Labour caucus want this Bill dealt with quickly to minimise opposition from its core voters who oppose the redefinition of marriage. It is believed that the government does not want a fully informed public debate on this socially destructive Bill. There has been no debate on Parliament usurping authority to redefine the institution of marriage which was instituted by our Creator. We have yet to have a debate about legislating to deprive children of a mother or a father. There has been no debate about the promotion of the homosexual agenda in our schools. The media have abysmally failed the community by failing to encourage an informed public debate on this contentious and destructive Bill.

The government have a serious duty to be the champion and defender of marriage as being exclusively between one woman and one man. They have a duty to defend with determination and vigour the Marriage Act. It is deplorable that the government has fled the battlefield and left it to a back bench member of the opposition and her well meaning but misguided supporters. The government has shamefully abdicated its responsibility to defend families and the common good by defending the Marriage Act.and strenuously opposing this destructive Bill. In doing so, they have failed society and future generations.

It is not too late for government to rally in defence of traditional marriage the source of new life and our future citizens and to oppose this attack on the family and society.
ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The IOC’s Treatment Of Russian Sport, And Lone Wolf Terrorism

A blanket ban on Russian athletes would also have exposed the IOC to criticism that its treatment of Russia would have been marked contrast to its treatment say, of the track and field team from Kenya – a country about which the IOC has very similar doping concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Sounds Like A Plan: Auckland Council Receives Unitary Plan Recommendations

A key milestone in New Zealand planning history was reached today when the Independent Hearings Panel delivered the reports containing its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More>>

ALSO:

National Park Expansion: Forests And Coast Of Kahurangi Protected

Five parcels of high value land totalling more than 890 hectares have been formally gazetted as part of the National Park. More>>

ALSO:

PPP Go-Ahead: SkyPath Gets Unanimous Support

Auckland’s SkyPath project has been given the go-ahead to be delivered through a public private partnership, after a unanimous decision at today’s Finance and Performance Committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Reserve Bank, The UN Shortlist, And Trump

Can there really be there any link between the US presidential elections and yesterday’s RBNZ signals on interest rates and the NZ dollar? Well, maybe. And it would be this: the improving US economy is reportedly putting a tailwind behind the US dollar, and rendering the actions of our Reserve Bank virtually irrelevant. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On What John Key Should Be Asking Joe Biden

No doubt, US Vice-President Joe Biden will be updating Prime Minister John Key on the chances of a TPP vote taking place in the ‘ lame duck’ session of Congress that’s held between the November’s election and the inauguration of a new President in January. More>>

ALSO:

Make NZ Make Again: Greens Will Establish A Minister For Manufacturing

The Green Party announced today that it will establish a Minister for Manufacturing in Cabinet, to better represent the interests of manufacturers and ensure they thrive. The Minister will be inside Cabinet and have responsibility for the long-term interests of the manufacturing sector. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news