Thu, 09 Aug 2012 7:47a.m.
There are deep divisions emerging in the Labour Party over the Marriage Equality Bill.
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12/09/2012 4:22:47 p.m.
Craig Young wrote:
It is possible to exaggerate this. Only three Labour MPs ended up voting against the first reading of the bill, while twenty nine National MPs did so. This seems to indicate that National is more divided than Labour on this issue, as one would expect.
28/08/2012 4:37:25 p.m.
"Mr Sio says the bill could cost Auckland up to 30,000 votes in the South Auckland heartland where the conservative religious Pacific Island community are opposed to the idea of gay marriage."
all this tells me is that we need to work harder to educate people about the fact that their rights stop right where someone else's begin. It does not harm anyone ELSES rights for gay people to be allowed to marry legally. nobody. I'm sorry, but not being offended, while often treated as a right, actually isn't, and never should be.
16/08/2012 11:27:27 a.m.
LARRY I did not mean to offend, in the early days and for many hundreds of years Europeans would have replied How high Sir too - for fear of being killed, but now we have looked deeper and used science to question Christianity? What does it really represent and stand for?? What is the true history behind it? Mr Sio does have the right to stand by his thoughts just as I have the right to stand by mine and gays have the right to stand by theirs! If Labour lose votes it is not because of this bill it is because voters have lost confidence with the party!
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