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Delighted Hague to honour vows to Wall

Thu 26 Jul 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

Kevin Hague is thrilled Green MP Kevin Hague is “thrilled” Labour counterpart Louisa Wall’s marriage equality Bill has been pulled from the ballot, and will honour a promise to campaign for the legislation. “Louisa and I shared vows of our own – that we would both campaign for whichever of the two bills got drawn first – and I will certainly be honouring that vow,” Hague says. “I expect that we will get together very soon to plan out next steps, but at this stage it looks to me like the First Reading debate is likely to be at the end of August, so members of our communities can expect that we will be approaching with some suggestions for what will be helpful to support the Bill,” he says. Hague says news this morning that Scotland is headed towards marriage equality highlights that the time has come, well and truly, for this modernisation. “More than twice as many New Zealanders support it as oppose it, and while Parliament tends to lag public opinion on issues like this, I believe it is now likely to at least go to Select Committee,” he says. You can discuss this gay New Zealand community news story in the Forum here    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 26th July 2012 - 1:17pm

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