Polyamory Isn’t Good for Children: My Story

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Public Discourse 11 May 2015 Recently, I had a discussion about marriage with someone who calls herself a “Darwinian gay feminist.” I asked her, “Is there any principled reason that marriage should be limited to only two people? There is now such a thing as a ‘throuple’—a three-way relationship. Should they have a right to […]

Today’s toddlers spend 11 hours or more in daycare


Stuff co.nz 10 May 2015 It is dark when Sarah Topsom wakes her children and it is dark when they get home. On a good day the alarm sounds at 5.15am, on a bad day it is 4.30am. Their daughters are dressed and bundled into the car.  It can be up to two-hours in peak […]

More single women seeking IVF treatments


NZ Herald 10 May 2015 The number of single women seeking fertility treatment has almost doubled in two years as career-minded professionals without partners opt to parent alone. Demand at New Zealand’s largest private fertility clinic is so high women are waiting 18 months for sperm donors. Fertility Associates’ Dr Simon Kelly said numbers of […]

Cricket World Cup streaker ‘exposed himself to millions’

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Stuff co.nz 11 May 2015 A British man who streaked at the opening game of the Cricket World Cup “tainted a historic sporting event in New Zealand” a judge has said. Joseph Brook, 22, appeared before Judge Michael Turner in Queenstown District Court charged with invading the pitch of a major sporting event, on February 14. […]

‘Doctors are not God’ says health minister (Sth Africa)


News24 3 May 2015 Giving doctors the right to end a life is dangerous and could lead to a situation in which unscrupulous families arrange the premature deaths of their terminally ill loved ones to cash in on insurance payments. That was Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s reaction to a landmark court ruling in favour of a […]

Court gives win to euthanasia activist (Sth Africa)


NZ Herald 9 May 2015 Five years after Sean Davison was arrested for helping his mother to die, an organisation he founded has won a landmark victory allowing assisted suicide in South Africa. Auckland-born Dr Davison served five months’ home detention in Dunedin in 2011 for giving a lethal dose of morphine to his mother, […]

Parents Try to Block School’s Transgender Policy

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Fox News 7 May 2015 The Fairfax County Public Schools School Board voted Thursday night to add “gender identity” to its nondiscrimination policy in spite of massive opposition from parents and the area’s religious community. Police were summoned to control a standing-room-only crowd as board members approved the controversial measure. Critics argued it would allow […]

Iona Institute Releases New Marriage Referendum Video (Ireland)

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This one minute video explains why we should vote No in the marriage referendum on May 22.

Correcting Six Mistakes from the Same-Sex Marriage Oral Arguments (US)

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Public Discourse 7 May 2015 In the craziness of the two and a half hours of oral argument last week concerning whether the Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex relationships as marriages, it’s understandable that some errors were made. With the luxury and wisdom of hindsight, this essay corrects those errors. Error Number One: Massachusetts […]

Retailers face prosecution over Easter trading

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NZ Herald 7 May 2015 Two retailers face prosecution for breaching trading laws that require them to close their doors over Easter weekend. Shops must close on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, and face a $1000 fine if they do not. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) said over this year’s Easter weekend […]