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‘Stuff’ Article Appears To Support The Insane Notions Of Colin Craig RE: Marriage Equality Is A Slippery Slope To Moral Decay.

Am I reading this wrong or does this piece appear to say that as a Facebook page has been set up on the notion of multi-partner relationships be recognized, this means Colin Craig was correct and NZ is now on a slippery slope to incestuous relationships and these evil polyamorous relationships becoming law? because that seems a giant leap in logic? And also MSM should not get stories off social media sites.

A group is calling for the Government to consider legalising multi-partner marriages.

The group set up a Facebook page just before the Marriage Amendment Bill passed through Parliament last week, legalising gay marriage.

A statement on the page described multi-partner – or polyamorous – marriage as “responsible, adult, committed non-monogamy,” and said all committed loving relationships between adults regardless of number should be respected and given legal acknowledgement.

“Some Australian Greens have now got a lobby group going, there are several MPs around the world coming out as poly and poly-friendly and it seems the time is right to at least bring it to the attention of the New Zealand public and New Zealand parliament,” the group said.

“This will be a long-term project but with the rest of the world getting on the bandwagon legal multiple partner marriages/unions may one day be accepted.”

The “slippery slope” towards legalising polygamy, polyamory or incestuous relationships has often been an argument raised by opponents of the Marriage Amendment Bill.

Last year the member in charge of the bill, Labour Party MP Louisa Wall, and Conservative Party leader Colin Craig went head to head in a live online debate about marriage equality.

At the time Mr Craig predicted the bill would inevitably raise issues surrounding discrimination to people in polygamous or polyamorous relationships who could not marry and yesterday said it was “no surprise” the Support Legalise Polyamory in New Zealand group had started up and there was no doubt marriage would be further redefined in the future.

“We have opened the doors to this.”

He said it had begun when the line was moved for civil unions.

“They said that was it, they’d never touch marriage again, and that’s what they’re saying now.”

Mr Craig said legalising gay marriage created a precedent for further redefinition of marriage, which he had been against from the start.

Last year Ms Wall said marriage was based on love, which was why gay and lesbian people wanted the same rights.

“Marriage is the institution of two people who love each other committing themselves to a shared life together. This bill will not address polygamy or other forms of relationship.”

Mr Craig said if people were intellectually honest they would see the arguments for legalising gay marriage could apply directly to those in other alternative relationships.


LEARN – Why ‘X Factor’ New Zealand Is Not Working For Me.

The judges. I only really know Stan Walker and he weems rather fresh meat to be hosting. No idea who Ruby Higgins is. Daniel seems very last century in a one hit wonder way. And the cold lady seems to have taken one too many valiums. And as I do not know who the judges are I just do nor care what they think or say. So I stopped watching after ten minutes on demand as I just did not care. Full disclosure, last year I was watching the OZ, U.S. U.K versions and gave up on all of them before the end. Just too much shite talent and bullshit and ‘making people over’. I also do not like the hardship stories. Awful and manipulative. The seams are showing in the franchise. Shall not watch again.

The Lovely NZ Rock Pioneer Dave McArtney Has Died.

I first met Dave around 1998 when I was working at the Shakespeare and he was teaching English round the corner. I always loved his music, both with ‘Hello Sailor’ and his solo work so was totally in ‘heaven’. He was very much bemused and we hit it off well until he realized I found him smoking hot and wanted to root. Once we had sorted that shit out, we just always got on so well. He was a lovely, thoughtful man. And we always ran into each other lots after that with the huge return to the public eye for ‘Sailor’ after the turn of the century.

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Martyn Bradbury Launches ‘The Daily Blog’ – A Collective Of NZ’s Best Bloggers. will bring together 30 of the best left-wing bloggers and progressive opinion shapers in NZ all onto one site to critique the news, the media, and politics to provide the other side of the story.

This has me hard. These people have some of the best minds in NZ. And all so human, as in their writing comes from the heart. And such minds!

Professor Jane Kelsy – one of NZs best known activist academic
Phoebe Fletcher – media lecturer and political commentator/blogger
Coley Tangerina – From the Wellington Feminist whanau
Sue Bradford – Former Green Party MP and social welfare activist
John Minto – MANA Vice President and one of NZ best known anti-racism activists
Gareth Renowden – one of the best climate change bloggers in NZ
Frank McKasky – political blogger
Robert Winter – political blogger
Lynn Prentice – Editor of the Standard
Morgan Godfery – the best Maori blogger in NZ – blogging at Maui street
Queen of Thorns – hilariously sharp feminist blogger. Pure superstar.
David Slack – Metro satirist and anarchist cyclist
Efeso Collins – Pacific Island Broadcaster and commentator
Dr Wayne Hope – one of the best media academics in NZ
Amanda Kennedy (burnt out teacher) – blogging debut from an ex-teacher blogging on education beyond the class room
Matt McCarten – General secretary of UNITE and political commentator
Aaron Hawkins – Radio 1 morning breakfast host
Wayne Butson – General Secretary of the RMTU
Marama Davidson – leading the Idlenomore movement in NZ
Chris Flatt – General secretary of NZDWU
Chris Trotter – blogger, commentator and author
Selwyn Manning – journalist and commentator who helped set up Scoop.
The Liberal Agenda – weekly wrap up of cultural and community events liberal folk like to do when not fighting the revolution.

Just an amazing line-up. People I read all the time. We need information getting out and this seems a brilliant and easy way of doing it. The site, The Daily Blog, launches March 1. No bloody idea what I shall be able to add, but by Gods it will make me take my game up a notch. Thanks Martin, brilliant idea. i want to post this scene from the brilliant ‘Land and Freedom’. Even when things look really bad, and NZ seems destined for disaster if National keep up, we must keep going and fight, spread information and facts. And get through this time.

Kevin Black has Died Suddenly.

First Ross Goodwin, Now Kevin Black. Was in the radio industry for years.


He got off a ship in London one day in the 60s, went to a pub and met a bloke who knew a bloke in pirate radio and that was the beginning of his radio career, but I got that from the clips because I wasn’t about to ask. He seemed quite keen on the idea that we stay until 4pm (it was 11am) and get on the gin, but he’s always had more stamina than normal people and being 67 doesn’t seem to have slowed him down much.

He is, like many ageing rock’n’rollers, conservative, and Conservative. He said, when giving me his address: “Bwing a Wange Wover.” He lives in Victoria Ave, in Remmers. That was a terrible joke. He might be a bit embarrassed about the rebel rock DJ having ended up on Vickie Ave. I don’t know about that either, because at first he said, yes, a bit, probably, and then he said, “I guess I’m proud of it as an achievement but I don’t want it to be a measurement, right?”


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