Article Title:MPs turnaround on CU welcomed
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:1st July 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2406
Text:A Labour MP's decision to support the Civil Unions Bill has been welcomed by a civilunions.org.nz spokesperson. Mackey was out of the country when the Bill received its first reading last week but she is now sorry she said the Civil Union Bill had been hijacked by gay MPs, according to Prime Minister Helen Clark. "We were pleased to see Janet Mackey has decided to support the concept of Civil Unions," says Jeremy Lambert. "Her support will assist the campaign as debate continues through the select committee phase."" Lambert says more than 1.3 million New Zealand adults support the Civil Unions legislation. "This is an incredibly complex issue for many Members of Parliament and New Zealand generally. Mrs Mackey has obviously been reflecting considerably on the various issues and decided to support what is right and fair," says Lambert.    
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