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Straw poll shows glbti support for Labour/Greens

Mon 21 Nov 2011 In: New Zealand Daily News View at NDHA

A small straw poll of glbti Auckland voters shows the majority are supporting either Labour or the Greens in this weekend's election, partially due to the parties' stances and track records on queer issues. Over the past two Saturdays Daily News staff asked 59 people out and about in gay venues who they would like to see in the next Government, with 29 saying they will vote for Labour, 17 for the Greens, nine opting for National and two favouring each the Maori Party and the Mana Party. When it came to whether glbti issues such as adoption and gender identity affect the way they vote, 28 people said they take them into account, 19 said they are a deciding factor and 12 said they do not have much impact. Daily News also asked people whether performers whose work glorifies violence against glbti people should be allowed to perform in New Zealand. A clear majority of 43 were against it, while the remaining 16 said they should be allowed, citing freedom of speech or saying such artists' work should not be taken seriously. will have full live election night coverage on how out candidates fare, key battlegrounds, and analysis on what impact the nation's decision might have on our communities.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 21st November 2011 - 2:11pm

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