One Man. One Woman. That’s Marriage. Marriage Should Not be Redefined


The following post is from Bob McCoskrie (pictured) of the Family First Website

Marriages are a matter of significant public concern, as the record of almost every culture shows. 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, and the state would not have been interested in it. The state – which did not invent marriage – has no authority to re-invent it.

Marriage encourages the raising of children by the mother and father who conceived them. On average, children raised by their biological parents who are married have the best outcomes in health, education and income, and by far the lowest involvement with the criminal justice system. As Prominent Irish homosexual and political commentator Richard Waghorn says, this is certainly not to cast aspersions on other families, but it does underscore the importance of marriage as an institution

click here to read on on the Family First website


  1. Rhona says

    However, the problem that I and many other pro-lifers have with Bob’s passionate defense of traditional marriage in this context is the fact that Family First seems wedded :) to the idea of binding citizens referenda in this context.

    While I admire this dear, dear man for his perserverance on these issues, and wish him luck on this issue and others, I cannot go all the way when it comes to binding citizens referenda, because they have been used in Switzerland and the United States to legalise and maintain access to euthanasia in Oregon, Washington state and Switzerland’s Zurich.

    As I have said before, if the End of Life Choices Bill comes up for debate during this parliamentary session, we would be in dangerous territory, especially if Maryan Street agreed to the inclusion of a referendum clause in the private member’s bill in question.

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