Same-sex marriage research disputed

Family First NZ is disputing a Research NZ poll on same-sex marriage saying that similar polling in March suggests the exact opposite.

“The Research NZ poll of just 500 people found that 60% of those polled supported same-sex marriage. However, polling of 1,000 NZ’ers through independent research company Curia Market Research found greater support for maintaining the definition of marriage as a man and a woman,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ.

“All this suggests that there is debate to be had on this issue and the politicians would do well to progress slowly on this issue rather than capitulate to strong lobbying to change the definition. At the end of the day, same sex couples have the option of civil unions to recognise their relationship so there is no need for redefining marriage.”

“Marriage is not a religious belief. Almost every culture in every time and place has had some institution that resembles what we know as marriage, and it has always been associated with procreation. Every society needs natural marriage.”

“Gays and lesbians have a right to form meaningful relationships – they just don’t have a right to redefine marriage.”

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