Article Title:Special rights for heterosexuals
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:28th October 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2074
Text:Fundamentalist political party Destiny New Zealand announced the first of its policy initiatives on Saturday, which include bribing people into marriage with financial incentives based on marriage longevity, handouts for married first home buyers, and kickbacks for women who remain home to look after their children. "While we recognise in 2003 there is a diversity of family structures that are lobbying for recognition, we believe that the intergenerational family centred on marriage is the epitome of family ideals, and the single most important contributor to the social and economic prosperity of our nation," said party leader Richard Lewis. Amongst other objectives are an abstinence education programme for schools, plans to “recover, protect and empower” the institution of marriage, immediate means-test reviews for sickness beneficiaries, a “review” of abortion laws, and re-criminalisation of prostitution.    
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