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Committee backing an "important milestone" - Wall

Wed 27 Feb 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

Louisa Wall Louisa Wall is looking ahead to the second reading of her marriage equality bill, now it has been supported by the Government and Administration Select Committee. “This is another important milestone towards achieving a fairer more equal New Zealand,” the Labour MP and sponsor of the Bill says following the release of the Select Committee’s report. “Chair Ruth Dyson ran a robust and thorough process that gave New Zealanders a free and frank forum for discussion. “I want to extend a special thanks to everyone who submitted to the committee. Suggested amendments have been reported back to Parliament and have helped make the intent of the Bill crystal clear. “Marriage equality is about fairness and choice. This process has showed that that message has really resonated with New Zealanders and has been echoed overseas with the recent passage of similar legislation in the UK. “We have seen a high level of engagement in the debate and I am looking forward to taking the Bill through to its second phase,” Louisa Wall said. The second reading is scheduled for 13 March.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 27th February 2013 - 11:40am

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