Article Title:Students celebrate first CU victory
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:27th June 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2397
Text:A group of students who organised a picnic at Parliament in support of Thursday's Civil Union bill vote are celebrating the victory, but condemning the remarks of some MPs. UniQ Co-President AJ Marsh says some students found particular comments from MPs Dale Jones and Peter Brown (both of NZ First), highly offensive. "To be called an abomination, and to have it insinuated that gay men are likely to sexually abuse their children, is extremely upsetting to many people,” he says. The picnic itself was more positive, though. “It was a very positive afternoon, with several MPs turning out to speak in support of the Bill, people bringing their children and a generally festive atmosphere". “We will be working very, very hard over the next few months to ensure the public has as much information as it needs to make an informed decision” adds Madeliene Drew, UniQ Co-President.    
Disclaimer:This page displays a version of the GayNZ.com article with all formatting and images removed. It was harvested automatically and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly: access this content at your own risk. A copy of the full article is available (off-line) at the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand. This online version is provided for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of PrideNZ.com. If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us
Reproduction note:Just before GayNZ.com closed in May 2017, the website owners wrote this article about reproducing content from the website: "our work has always been available for glbti people to use and all we ask is that you not plagiarise it... if you use it anywhere please attribute it to GayNZ.com and where there is an authors name attached please acknowledge that writer."