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Craig concedes no impact on own marriage

Thu 4 Oct 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig says that while gay couples being able to marry will not have any impact on his own marriage, and he doesn't know what impacts it will have on society, he still wants the right reserved for straight couples only. Daily News asked him whether his marriage, or his daughter’s potential marriage, would mean any less, be less important, heartfelt or rewarding, if marriage equality happens. He evaded with: “that’s not the question that I ask in considering this.” When our reporter countered with: “but that’s the question I am asking you,” he replied “ah, no. But I think it would affect the society in which I live. “And that may have downstream effects. Do I know what those are? No. “Do I think those effects will be major? On balance, probably no. “But do I think I want a society which has marriage reserved as man and woman? Yeah I do.” You can read a full feature on our interview will Colin Craig here    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 4th October 2012 - 2:23pm

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