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Marriage equality? Have YOUR say – courtesy of Family First!

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Conservative, quasi-religious, anti-gay/lesbian organisation, “Family First”, has created a website to oppose marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

For some odd, indefinable reason, these “Family First”  blokes (and blokettes), seem to be labouring under the misapprehension that allowing marriage equality to all consenting adults, regardless of sexual-orientation, somehow impinges on their lives and  human rights.

Buggered if  I know why.

To me, it’s fairly plain and simple; if you’re a bloke of the straight-bloke persuasion, and you don’t fancy marrying another bloke – it’s simple. Don’t marry him.

Genius!

Ditto if you’re a blokette of the straight-blokette persuasion. Don’t fancy your hairdresser, ‘Trixie’? Cool. Don’t marry her.

Sorted!

In opposing marriage equality for gays and lesbians, “Family First” sez,

If it weren’t for the fact that sexual intercourse between a man and a woman leads to children and brings with it a further obligation to care for those children, the notion of marriage would probably never have existed…”

Ancient “notions of marriage  ” also included people in power (usually males), having 50+ wives.

Also, referring to  the ” fact that sexual intercourse between a man and a woman leads to children ” is a bit mis-leading. Not all marriages lead to children. Especially for those who are sterile; too old; carry a contagious organism (eg; HIV); or simply choose not to have children – does that mean their marriages are invalid?

What says “Family First’s” director, Bob  McCoskrie on those points?

Next, “Family First” states,

The state – which did not invent marriage – has no authority to re-invent it.

Fine. In which case we should get rid of all laws enacted by the State, relating to marriage and just have a free-for-all?! Hmmm, “Family First” is more radical than I believed.

Anyway, I’d like to thank “Family First” for assisting the cause for marriage equality.

“Family First”, under their front-organisation, “Protect Marriage”, has set up a website whereby folks can email all 121 MPs, to support equal rights for gays and lesbians to marry (if they so wish),

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Click here

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Simply go to the page above; lick on “All MP’s”; and fill in the email form. Easy peasy.

What a nice bunch these “Family First” folk are, helping us to support marriage equality by providing a platform by which to contact members of parliament.

Enjoy!

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And by the way… the term “Family First” in marriage is a bit of a mis-nomer. Christians prefer that you get Married First; then have a Family Second. Or is Bob  McCoskrie advocating sex before marriage?!

Naughty boy!

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  1. 1 August 2012 at 11:21 am

    Heh. here’s mine: “Grant all our people the freedom to make their own choices about who they commit themselves to in an enduring relationship. Marriages and families have long since moved on from being man + woman + kids forever. Love is our most precious commodity. Love is how most of us console ourselves while the Greedies systematically destroy our good and decent way of life. “

  2. Gail
    1 August 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Very well spoken Kerry, friendship and love are the foundation for any relationship and people forget that gay relationships can also be violent so, for me I honestly don’t care what sexuality marry just as long as people are happy and safe in their relationship, but I’m sick of all the uproar over same sex marriages, gee just let people be I say, let them be happy in whoever they choose as their life partner wife/husband, just be happy people. With everything going on in New Zealand this should not be an issue, of course sadly it’s made a big issue for various religions, sad really because i thought religion was about acceptance, forgiveness, peace and harmony, obviously I’m wrong 😦

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