California’s top court has ruled that a state law banning marriage between same-sex couples is unconstitutional, accrording to a BBC report.
The state’s Supreme Court said the “right to form a family relationship” applied to all Californians regardless of sexuality.
I wonder if this ruling will re-ignite debate on the status of relationships here in NZ? As a contender for the top job it would be good to get a definitive answer out of Mr Key, who in the past has presented two different views on local Civil Union laws:
To the Gay community he said that he had no problem with civil unions.
Key: (to GayNZ):“Personally I have no problems with Civil Unions”
Yet he voted against the Civil Union Bill.
Key (to right-wing Christian-style magazine Investigate on why he voted against the bill): “I thought it was a gay marriage bill, and I thought the government should have just been honest enough to say that.”
So does that mean he’d support gay marriage if it was up front?
It’s hard to see many of our politicians re-engage with this topic – but i have no doubt the question will return eventually.