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Gerry Brownlee explains marriage u-turn

Wed 27 Mar 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Cabinet Minister Gerry Brownlee has explained why he reversed his vote on the marriage equality Bill. The Senior National MP was one of four members of Cabinet who voted for the Bill in its first reading, then voted against it at the second reading. Brownlee says he made the decision based on his own views, but mindful of his Ilam constituents. “This is a group of people who for centuries, if not long, said respect us for being different, and are now saying treat us the same,” he says of the push for marriage equality from the GLBT community. Brownlee is also worried there is not enough protection for celebrants who don’t want to marry same-sex couples.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 27th March 2013 - 5:29pm

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