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Old Apr 18th 2013, 2:10 am
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To allow homosexuals marriage

Good funny speeches in Parliament I felt whilst discussing it. The rainbow rain comment was magnficient. So nice to see some light heartedness being spoke round the government table

First as well to allow this in the asia-pacific region. Didn't realise Australia rejected this, thought they'd have gone down the same route as well

I hope one day to be invited to one of these weddings, be a unique experience I reckon. As long as it's not too overboard like those gypsy weddings are
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Old Apr 18th 2013, 3:02 am
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Australians in racist/sexist/anti-gay non shocker .

Name and shame time:
How Your MP voted in the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill:


FOR: 80

Amy Adams (N); Jacinda Ardern (L); Chris Auchinvole (N); John Banks (A); Maggie Barry (N); Paula Bennett (N); Jackie Blue (N); Steffan Browning (G); Gerry Brownlee (N); Cam Calder (N); David Carter (N); Charles Chauvel (L); David Clark (L); David Clendon (G); Jonathan Coleman (N); Judith Collins (N); Clayton Cosgrove (L); David Cunliffe (L); Clare Curran (L); Lianne Dalziel (L); Jacqui Dean (N); Catherine Delahunty (G); Peter Dunne (UF); Ruth Dyson (L); Kris Faafoi (L); Darien Fenton (L); Te Ururoa Flavell (MP); Craig Foss (N); Julie Anne Genter (G); Phil Goff (L); Paul Goldsmith (N); Jo Goodhew (N); Kennedy Graham (G); Tim Groser (N); Kevin Hague (G); Hone Harawira (M); Tau Henare (N); Chris Hipkins (L); Parekura Horomia (L); Gareth Hughes (G); Paul Hutchison (N); Shane Jones (L)
Steven Joyce (N); Nikki Kaye (N); John Key (N); Annette King (L); Iain Lees-Galloway (L); Andrew Little (L); Jan Logie (G); Moana Mackey (L); Nanaia Mahuta (L); Trevor Mallard (L); Mojo Mathers (G); Murray McCully (N); Ian McKelvie (N); Sue Moroney (L); Russel Norman (G); Hekia Parata (N); David Parker (L); Rajen Prasad (L);Grant Robertson (L); Denise Roche (G); Jami-Lee Ross (N); Eugenie Sage (G); Pita Sharples (MP); David Shearer (L); Scott Simpson (N); Lockwood Smith (N); Maryan Street (L); Rino Tirikatene (L); Chris Tremain (N); Metiria Turei (G); Tariana Turia (MP); Phil Twyford (L); Nicky Wagner (N); Holly Walker (G); Louisa Wall (L); Kate Wilkinson (N); Maurice Williamson (N); Megan Woods (L)

AGAINST: 40

Shane Ardern (N); Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi (N); David Bennett (N); Chester Borrows (N); Simon Bridges (N); Bill English (N); Christopher Finlayson (N); Nathan Guy (N); John Hayes (N); Phil Heatley (N)); Brendan Horan (NZF); Colin King (N); Melissa Lee (N); Asenati Lole-Taylor (NZF); Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga (N); Tim Macindoe (N); Tracey Martin (NZF); Todd McClay (N); Mark Mitchell (N); Alfred Ngaro (N); Damien O'Connor (L); Simon O'Connor (N); Denis O'Rourke (NZF); Winston Peters (NZF); Richard Prosser (NZF); Ross Robertson (L); Eric Roy (N);Tony Ryall (N); Mike Sabin (N); Katrina Shanks (N); Su'a William Sio (L); Nick Smith (N); Barbara Stewart (NZF); Lindsay Tisch (N); Anne Tolley (N); Louise Upston (N); Andrew Williams (NZF); Michael Woodhouse (N); Jian Yang (N); Jonathan Young (N)
From my local MP who voted against:
Mr Hayes said he believed strongly in voting according to the majority views of his electorate.
Majority view huh? I very much doubt this being at least equally familiar with the electorate .
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From my local MP who voted against:

Majority view huh? I very much doubt this being at least equally familiar with the electorate .
"In response to my request for constituents' views, I have received several thousand replies by way of phone calls, letters, and emails."

His request must have been in the local free rag. Well, I only use that to line the bottom of the cat's litter trays.... so he didn't get my view, either. And as there are 38,610 people in his district, 'several thousand replies' hardly seems to be 'a majority'. Idiot needs to learn how to count! But hey, he's a politician, and if he was able to count he could get a proper job.
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The gays (can I say that?) put on a local debate with Labour MP Louisa Wall and Green Party MP Kevin Hague and their opponents Conservative Party leader Colin Craig but National MP John Hayes couldn't be bothered to turn up so they substituted a religious mentalist.

He later said that despite the capacity attendance he didn't think it was an important issue. I can at least respect Colin Craig for being willing to debate his views (and he did articulate them very well even saying he felt the issue should go to a referendum), MP John Hayes however... completely unjustifiable for an elected MP in my view .
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