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Greens share excitement about progress

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

Kevin Hague at the Big Gay Out today “What a difference a year makes,” Green MP Kevin Hague has exclaimed at the Big Gay Out, remarking that this time last year there seemed to be no prospect of marriage equality. He expressed pride at being part of the campaign, which has seen Labour’s Louisa Wall’s bill sail through its first reading and through select committee hearings, on towards the second reading. It could be passed by the middle of the year. “We are on the verge of delivering a historically emphatic win,” he said. “We are entitled to absolute equality on our own terms without having to compromise who we are.” Earlier his leader Metiria Turei told the Big Gay Out crowd that she had been to a wedding before, where the minister stated that marriage was a sacred bond between a man and a woman. “Not for much bloody longer!” She shouted, “Not for much bloody longer!”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 10th February 2013 - 3:10pm

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