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“Big gay rainbow” MP considers Mayoralty bid

Fri 3 May 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News

Maurice Williamson The straight MP who became a global gay rights superstar with his memorable ‘big gay rainbow’ speech is considering running for Auckland mayor. Maurice Williamson has told the New Zealand Herald he is thinking about throwing his hat in the ring. Williamson told the Herald he was "getting a lot of approaches from a lot of people wanting me to stand for the mayoralty". "At this point I'm doing nothing other than just giving it some consideration. I have made no decisions whatsoever." After chugging along as MP for Pakuranga since 1987, Williamson became known all over the globe thanks to what one punter declared “a speech for the ages” during the final reading of marriage equality legislation last month.     

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 3rd May 2013 - 12:08pm

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