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Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is a New Zealand journalist with a special interest in family issues. She began her working life as a secondary school teacher but always fancied the life of the scribe. Too late, she realised that the latter is even more work than teaching Shakespeare to 15-year-olds and the pay is generally less. Being a reluctant geek, she has never quite got over the surprise of finding herself the deputy editor of an online magazine—a pleasant sensation for the most part.

She once wrote a book—the history of New Zealand’s own anti-porn movement in its heyday—for which she got mixed reviews and no awards. She lives in the country’s largest city, Auckland, which is three hours by plane from Sydney—the hub of MercatorNet—and too far for comfort from anywhere else of importance. Still, it is a very nice vantage point from which to meddle in the affairs of the world.

French turn out again against marriage law change
26 Mar 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: France, same-sex marriage
Hundreds of thousands in Paris protest against same-sex marriage. But will the legislators listen?

Square peg syndrome
24 Mar 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Me & Folly, same-sex marriage

A new editor for Family Edge
21 Mar 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
A young Sydney journo, Tamara Rajakariar, is now in charge.

Does “the end of men” begin in fatherless homes?
21 Mar 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: labour market, men, single motherhood
A new study indicates fatherless boys do worse than girls in the labour market.

Global family values and Spanish schizophrenia
19 Mar 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family values, single motherhood, trust, working mothers
The World Family Map -- a final report, in which we find that 80 percent of adults in Spain support the idea of a woman deciding to have a child on her own, while 78 percent think a child is happiest with a mother and a father. Go figure.

If two lesbians, why not two sisters?
18 Mar 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: New Zealand, same-sex marriage, siblings
If marriage is all about love, commitment and stability, why can't I marry my sister?

“More than two” is the next marriage frontier, admits former Dutch MP
17 Mar 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Netherlands, polyamory, polygamy, same-sex marriage
It will take a while, says gay human rights activist Boris Dittrich, but he does not rule it out.

NZ “definition of marriage” bill passes second reading
17 Mar 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: New Zealand, same-sex marriage
Wednesday night New Zealand time a two-thirds majority of the country’s parliament passed a same-sex marriage bill at its second reading.

Could the donor-conceived daughter of a lesbian queen end up on the British throne?
14 Mar 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: British Monarchy, donor-conceived children, same-sex marriage
When you mess with fundamental aspects of human biology and society you simply cannot predict all the consequences.

A world family profile in which Chile stars
12 Mar 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family meals, family relationships
Why are the Latin cultures doing better at family life?

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