Article Title:Dunne still gay-bashing to no effect
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:4th August 2004 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2459
Text:United Future leader Peter Dunne is continuing his anti-gay 'pink think' rhetoric, despite the ideology doing nothing to lift his Christian-tinged party in the polls. In a press release entitled 'Govt is anti middle NZ values', Dunne says the government has elevated prostitution to a "fully fledged career choice" and "would sooner thrust gay marriage upon New Zealanders, than help teach their children the values of fairness, caring and social responsibility." Dunne told Queer Nation after the first reading of the Civil Union Bill that he had a great respect for all people in stable relationships, and that they should draw strength from those relationships but he didn't feel the state needed to be involved. When asked if he would then, logically, be campaigning for the abolition of marriage, a visibly confused Dunne replied "Err...no." A TV3 poll of 1000 voters released earlier this week had United Future tracking at 1.8%.    
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