Same-Sex ‘Marriage’: Why did Bill English change his stance?

On the day that Prime Minister Bill English was appointed to his new job last year, he announced that he was no longer opposed to same-sex marriage and would “vote differently now”. He had previously voted against civil unions (2004), for a bill explicitly defining marriage as one man one woman (2005), and against same-sex marriage (2013). So why the change? Here’s his response to that exact question when asked by the media….

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