Article Title:Kids encouraged to submit against CU bill
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:24th July 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2439
Text:The Maxim Institute have moved into overdrive to get submissions into Parliament against the Civil Union and Relationship bills, sending out sample letters through their mailing list and an anti-civil union video which has been sent to all churches. Although the Civil Union campaign website provides empty template submissions and paragraph examples of what supporters have been saying, Maxim have gone a step further and produced entire letters for different groups to sign and send off – married people, teachers, counsellors, and even kids. Sample Letter 4 (from a pupil) reads: "Some of us have no dad in the house, and we know how hard it is for mum to cope. More importantly, we miss our dads, and wish they were living with us. We would hate even more the idea of having a second mum in the house, pushing dad out of the way...Some of us are also very confused. We thought it was good to get married. But now the government seems to be saying that marriage doesn't matter. In fact, we don't have to get married to get everything that married people have. So why should we bother? Why do you want to take away any reason to get married?" It is understood Maxim's anti-civil union video has been supplied to churches, and that Maxim are asking them to play it to their congregations and encourage church-goers to make Parliamentary submissions.    
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