Article Title:Maxim - no complaints from the dead
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:3rd July 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2411
Text:The absence of complaints from dead people is evidence that gay couples are not discriminated against, according to the Maxim Institute. The Human Rights Commission has received no complaints from same-sex partners who have not been able to be buried together, says the Institute in its Real Issues newsletter, and very few complaints from other couples on next-of-kin issues. “How are dead people supposed to send complaints to the Human Rights Commission?” asks Michael Wood, Young Labour President. “It is beyond me how anyone can take an organisation seriously when it comes out with such ludicrous statements. The people who work at Maxim demonstrate a regular disconnection from reality, but this really does take the cake.” The Institute was assisted in its research by the Society for the Promotion of Community Standards, who successfully lobbied to have the rating of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ lowered, so children could see graphic footage of Christ being tortured for two hours.    
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