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Craig and Wall: gay marriage debate heats up

Saturday 4 Aug 2012 1:41 p.m.

The heated debate over gay marriage isn't going away.

Labour Party MP Louisa Wall is leading the charge on a bill which would amend the Marriage Act, to define it as a union between two people regardless of their sexual orientation or gender.

She debated the issue with the Conservative Party leader Colin Craig on TV3's The Nation programme this morning.

“Our Marriage Act doesn’t have a definition, which is why my bill is about defining it between two people, essentially who love each other,” she says. “The churches have a different definition. The Church’s definition is very different to the State’s definition.”

Mr Craig says the definition is one that has come through legal precedent.

Ms Wall says the opportunity to marry is a basic human right.

Watch the video for the full debate.

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