Article Title:Civil union float at Otago Uni grad
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:12th May 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2326
Text:A float designed to raise awareness of the Civil Union bill in Dunedin was staffed by around 20 university students on Saturday at Otago University's graduation parade. UniQ Otago co-ordinator Nathan Brown says the float consisted of a flat-bed truck, a white metal wedding arch, rainbow flags, and a banner reading “Queer students support civil unions”. Leaflets explaining the Civil Union bill and its purpose were handed out to the public on route. The atmosphere was generally more supportive than previous years, although an ice-cream was lobbed at the students at one point during the parade. Last year, the students received an apology after mud was thrown at them.    
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