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Poll shows support for same-sex marriage

Wednesday 6 Jun 2012 8:23 p.m.

A poll has shown there is support for same-sex marriages

A poll has shown there is support for same-sex marriages

The Greens are putting more pressure on the Government to pass a law allowing same-sex couples to marry after a poll showed public support for the move.

A One News poll conducted by Colmar Brunton found that 63 percent of New Zealanders think same-sex couples should be able to marry, while 31 percent were opposed.

Prime Minister John Key has said he would vote for a gay marriage bill if an MP put one up but he won't put the issue on the government's agenda because it isn't a priority.

Labour MP Louisa Wall has drafted a bill to allow same-sex marriages and Greens MP Kevin Hague says he will put his Marriage (Equality) Amendment Bill into the next members' bill ballot where it competes with other bills for selection.

"It is time for New Zealand to amend our laws to reflect the change in society's views on same-sex marriage," Mr Hague said.

All Green MP's will vote in favour of marriage equality.

Civil unions between same-sex couples have been allowed in New Zealand since 2005.

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