Article Title:"Nervous nellies" in Labour Caucus
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:5th July 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2415
Text:Bringing in civil unions is the "morally right" thing to do, says Associate Justice Minister David Benson-Pope, despite some "nervous nellies" in the Labour caucus. Speaking to a 40-strong civil union supporters meeting in Dunedin over the weekend, Benson-Pope answered a wide range of questions from the audience, as did MP Tim Barnett who also attended. "There might be a few nervous nellies in our caucus," he said, "but Labour is prepared to take a stand on matters of human rights." Organiser Barb Long was pleased with the turnout at the meeting, attended by straights and gays. A support group has now been formed.    
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