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VIDEO: What MPs think of gay marriage

Friday 27 Jul 2012 7:00a.m.

VIDEO: What MPs think of gay marriage

By Lloyd Burr

Labour MP Louisa Wall’s private member’s bill legalising same-sex marriage was pulled out of the ballot yesterday and will start its journey through Parliament.

Most MPs spoken to by reporters were undecided but there were some who were staunch in the side they will take.

Watch a video montage of MPs reactions

Most notably against the bill was NZ First MP Richard Prosser who gave a definitive “no”, saying it goes against the institution of marriage.

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has also opposed the bill saying it is "not intelligent to pretend that homosexual relationships are normal".

His fellow party member Brendan Horan says there were far more important things to worry about but would consult his party before making his decision.

Government ministers Bill English, Tony Ryall, Jonathan Coleman, Amy Adams, David Carter and Steven Joyce all said they hadn’t given it much thought.

Green MP Kevin Hague says he and his 14-strong party will support the bill.

United Future leader Peter Dunne says he supports gay marriage and will vote for the bill in its first reading.

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says the time has come for same-sex marriage and he will vote in favour for the bill.

National MP Jonathan Young says he would consult his electorate before saying anything but his colleague Tau Henare says he would support it.

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