New Zealand’s parliament takes first step legalizing gay marriage
The New Zealand parliament has voted 80 votes to 40 in favour of the first step towards legalising gay marriage in the country.
The vote on Wednesday took place in front of a full public gallery, and is the first vote of three New Zealand’s parliament must take, before the bill can become law…
Polls show that around two-thirds of New Zealanders support gay marriage…
New Zealand already accords many legal rights to same-sex couples under same-sex civil union laws, however activists argue this does not give them equal social status…
The movement towards the law was prompted by President Barack Obama in May, who stated his support of gay marriage.
Such a public declaration is credited with prompting John Key, New Zealand’s centre-right prime minister, to say he was “not personally opposed to the idea”.
Bob McCoskrie, founder of the conservative lobby group Family First, said…blah, blah, blah.
Yes, I noticed that I left out the bullshit statement from the rightwing nutball who would deny civil rights to LGBT couples. Why shouldn’t I?
This is not a pantywaist forum open to spreading garbage from the minds of people who would keep this planet locked into the ideology of hatred and bigotry. There is no shortage of sources to provide such crappola. McCoskrie has his own homophobe blog. TV talking heads, newspapers dedicated to being one or another flavor of corporate mouthpiece, “official” spokespeople dedicated to accomplishing nary a single change to life on this Earth – in their lifetime.
I’ve fought against backwards ideology, philosophy, politics and humbug for over a half-century. I haven’t time left to waste on being beloved and acceptable to dimwits.