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Craig would back marriage equality referendum

Sun 10 Jun 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

Colin Craig He professes to be against marriage equality; however Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has conceded he would support a referendum to allow same-sex couples to marry if New Zealanders decide they "are ready for a change". Rainbow Labour Chair Louisa Wall has submitted a marriage equality bill to the ballot, and debated the issue with Craig on TVNZ’s Q+A this morning. Craig said he is opposed to gay marriage, but would "absolutely" back a referendum on the issue if New Zealanders support it. "If all New Zealanders decide `hey yeah we're ready for a change', fair enough, but I don't think that's where New Zealanders are at," he said. That’s despite a One News Colmar Brunton poll this week finding 63 per cent of people think same-sex couples should be able to marry if they wish, and just 31 per cent are opposed.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 10th June 2012 - 1:36pm

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