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Protest Civil Union Bill: A Parasitic Pantomime

CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE CIVIL UNION BILL AND RELATIONSHIPS BILL
www.civil-unions.org contact@civil-unions.org

Press Release 7 December

Protest the Civil Union Bill: A Parasitic Pantomime

Marriage, an institution recognised by the state and predating the state, can only by definition involve a relationship between opposite sex partners – one man and one woman – who under the marriage (social) contract become husband and wife. Any eligible committed heterosexual couple who wants to get their relationship recognised in law can do so by visiting a Registry Office. The marriage contract can be entered into without any reference to religion.

Marriage involves justifiable discrimination in law as it recognises the fundamental differences between males and females and the fact that only from the union of opposite-sex partners can children be born into a committed loving relationship where their rights to have a father and a mother are met. A wealth of social science research shows that they develop best within a stable, loving marriage.

WE CALL TO ACCOUNT THE CONSCIENCES OF ALL MPs
VOTE DOWN THE CIVIL UNION BILL. IT IS A PARASITIC PANTOMIME
CHILDREN NEED A MOTHER AND A FATHER

A civil union mimics marriage in almost every feature including: a form of ‘solemnisation procedure’ (the terms “husband” and “wife” are replaced with “civil union partner”), the requirement of a state -sanctioned celebrant and witnesses, dissolution procedures etc. and yet the Bill’s supporters claim its intention is to cast aside the cultural baggage associated with marriage. This is dishonest.

A civil union is clearly designed as “marriage for same-sex couples”. It is an unnatural parasite that draws its sustenance entirely from the virtues that undergird committed marriage (sexual fidelity, faithfulness etc.). Society is under no legal obligation to provide sanction to any form of sexual intimacy outside marriage! It has a moral duty to uphold and strengthen marriage and not endorse parasitic mimics that in law have no real meaning.

Nothing in the Human Rights Act 1993 requires the state to open marriage up to opposite sex couples. (the limitations placed on entry based on gender is a justifiable limitation under section 5 of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990), or invent some new form of ‘relationship recognition’ based on intimate sexual activity outside of marriage (e.g. same-sex relationships, paedophilia, polygamy).

A PUBLIC SILENT PROTEST AGAINST THE CIVIL UNION BILL WILL BE HELD AT PARLIAMENT GROUNDS COMMENCING 12 P.M. THURS. 9 DEC. JOIN THE HUNDREDS EXPECTED. BRING A PLACARD/BANNER STATING “NO TO THE CIVIL UNION BILL!”.

Supporting Donations Welcome. “Support Good Morals Campaign” P.O. Box 31-667 Lower Hutt


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