Marriage, civil unions, religion, solo parenting and families
If you're not busy pondering new theories on time travel or reading a paper on using RPC ports, the NZH has a good set of articles on marriage, civil unions, religion, solo parenting and family generally today.
- How solo parents became a political football:
Forty-one per cent of Pakeha babies, 55 per cent of Pacific babies and 76 per cent of Maori babies were born last year to unmarried parents.
- Don't turn children into the scapegoats:
political parties are being warned not to punish the children as they grapple with policy to offset one of New Zealand's most common and growing family formats -- the sole-parent family.
- Young women flock to NZ: ever wondered why some ethnic groups are represented in New Zealand more by women than men?
A new study has found that New Zealand has a higher ratio of women to men in the peak childbearing ages of 30 to 34 than any other industrialised country, with 9 per cent more women than men.
- New Pope takes swipe at Labour's civil union law:
The Vatican's news service reported that he made the comments specifically about New Zealand at a speech to seven new ambassadors to the Holy See.
- Tamaki becomes a Bishop today: apparently 3000 people showed up at a ticket cost of $55 (in other words, of course, giving around $165000 in revenue). Yikes.
- Underdog-fighter scrubs up:
Sue Bradford says she discovered through politics that there were people in the world like her.
On a related note, there will be some more scanning of S27(1) books next week.