Pacific community discusses marriage equality

3 News 20 Aug 2012
Members of the Pacific community have met tonight to discuss Labour MP Louisa Wall’s private member’s bill on same-sex marriage. It comes after Labour MP Sua William Sio warned it would lose Labour the Pacific Island vote and cost them the next election. This debate on one of our most polarising subjects was held in a central Auckland church, and Ms Wall was doing her best to convince a community that is largely religious to support her bill. “For me, this is about the state allowing two consenting adults to marry, while at the same time allowing churches to continue to define what marriage means to them,” she says. Gay Green Party MP Kevin Hague spoke in support, while New Zealand First once again called for a referendum and remained ambiguous on whether it will abstain.

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