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 …
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.