Posts Tagged ‘gay marriage’

National hypocrisy about the gay pride parade

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, February 23rd, 2015 - 86 comments

National engages in Auckland’s Gay Pride parade by sending two MPs who voted against marriage equality and an Auckland Councillor who on Facebook calls a young man who pointed this out as a “little c*ck”.  Way to blow relations with the gay and lesbian community.  Update: And Linda Cooper has apologised, sort of …

Marriage equality bill progresses

Written By: - Date published: 1:21 pm, February 27th, 2013 - 25 comments

Good news, as Louisa Wall’s Marriage Equality Bill progresses through select committee.

Britain – gay marriage bill progresses

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, February 6th, 2013 - 9 comments

After a fascinating debate in Britain, their gay marriage bill has passed it’s first hurdle with a huge majority. This bodes well…

ImperatorFish: On “The Issues That Matter”

Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, September 5th, 2012 - 36 comments

Scott writes in response to Stuart Nash and Jordan Carter‘s differing views on “strategy” for Labour around marriage equality.

Marriage equality – how they voted

Written By: - Date published: 10:57 am, August 30th, 2012 - 165 comments

How they voted, some wise words on the range of christian belief, and credit to John Key.

Marriage Equality and other bills

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 pm, August 29th, 2012 - 51 comments

It’s Members Night in Parliament and the Marriage Equality Bill has passed its first reading. Future Asset Sales have not been entrenched however and National are currently arguing against raising the minimum wage.

Marriage equality set to pass

Written By: - Date published: 8:23 am, August 28th, 2012 - 33 comments

Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill comes before Parliament tomorrow – there’ll be a rally outside. It should pass comfortably. 61 MPs have said they’ll support it to at least first reading and only quarter of that number say they will oppose it. Many of the 30-odd undecideds will vote no but some will be voting ‘yes’. I think we’ll see about 70 votes in favour.

Conscience votes

Written By: - Date published: 7:06 am, August 28th, 2012 - 91 comments

Two high-profile conscience votes are coming up in Parliament over the next two days. It will be interesting to see the breakdown of who votes which way on the issues. But the level of malice expressed by some of those opposed to marriage equality is disturbing.

Gay marriage

Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, July 28th, 2012 - 181 comments

What possible reason is there to deny a couple marriage? With luck the only dissenting voices will be isolated extremists like Colin Craig.

Gay marriage – what is wrong with us

Written By: - Date published: 10:48 am, May 14th, 2012 - 38 comments

Gay marriage looks set to become a “key election issue” in the Obama vs Romney presidential contest. How utterly depressing.

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