Article Title:Dunne not homophobic enough
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:28th June 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2400
Text:United Future leader Peter Dunne has been attacked for not being anti-gay enough by a Christian interest party. Dunne, who voted against the Civil Union bill last week, has said he will be voting for the accompanying Relationships Bill, which removes discrimination against same-sex couples from law, including next-of-kin rights. Christian Heritage leader Ewen McQueen feels Dunne is trying to have it both ways. "The Christian-family values constituency did not elect United Future so Mr Dunne could support this sort of legislation," he says. McQueen recently appeared with Destiny Church pastor Brian Tamaki on television and was confronted over his stance on the Relationships Bill. When asked what was wrong with the bill granting next-of-kin rights to same-sex partners, McQueen sidestepped the question and replied that people were missing the point.    
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