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Labour's marriage equality efforts cheered

Sun 10 Feb 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Grant Robertson Party leader David Shearer has trumpeted the work his party has done on marriage equality, telling the Big Gay Out “we believe it will be law by the middle of the year,” to welcoming cheers. Shearer paid tribute to the bill’s backer Louisa Wall, who was unable to be at the Big Gay Out, saying she has been pushing for the law gently and resolutely. He said the party has continued its tradition of progressing gay rights. Shearer’s openly-gay deputy Grant Robertson then added that this time next year when they take the stage we will have marriage equality. He said he was proud of Wall’s work and also proud of all those who made submissions in favour to the select committee. “We musn’t be complacent,” he warned.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 10th February 2013 - 1:59pm

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