Article Title:Dunne - CU bill not necessary
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:21st June 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2381
Text:Civil unions are not necessary, says United Future leader Peter Dunne, and he doesn't care if he's labelled a fundie Christian for saying so. Dunne firmly believes that gay marriage is being created with the bill, and that the government are “dishonest” in not saying so. His objections to the bill are not rooted in Christianity, merely his belief that sanctioning people's “lifestyles” is not the state's business. He says the Relationships Bill will sort out “many” of the concerns of same-sex couples in regards to human rights issues. He gave no indication whether he would be voting for that bill. A One News Colmar Brunton poll last night had United Future on 2 per cent support, up from 1 per cent in the last poll.    
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