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Equality lobby excited at opening of submissions

Wed 7 Nov 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

File photo The Campaign for Marriage Equality is welcoming today’s start of the select committee hearings on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill and congratulating Louisa Wall for being asked to present the first oral submission in support. "It's fantastic to see Louisa being given the opportunity to open the oral submission process. This is important recognition for a person who has championed marriage equality so passionately and courageously," says Auckland spokesman, Jeremy Lambert. "This Bill will improve the lives of thousands of New Zealanders, from many different family backgrounds. New Zealanders know that marriage is about love, it's about strengthening families, and it's about treating all New Zealander's fairly and equally; no matter who they are," Lambert says. Wellington spokesman Conrad Reyners says the Campaign for Marriage Equality is looking forward to the Select Committee process getting underway. He says prior to submissions closing the group worked hard to ensure that every New Zealander had a chance to formally have their say. "We are absolutely delighted with the response from New Zealand's many diverse communities and families,” he says. "More than 10,000 Kiwis submitted in favour of marriage equality. Many are eagerly awaiting the chance to sit down in front of the Government Administration Select Committee and tell its members exactly why marriage matters.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 7th November 2012 - 6:44pm

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