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So-called "quota" about supporting communities

Wed 6 Nov 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Louisa Wall Labour MP Louisa Wall says changes to the party’s constitution that have been dubbed a "gay quota" by critics are really about being supportive, of all communities. Labour is altering its guiding document from saying “there shall be no barriers to nominees on the grounds of sexual orientation or marital status” to ensuring the list represents sexual orientations fairly - along with doing the same for Maori, gender, ethnic groups, age, youth and people with disabilities. Wall says she feels it’s about Labour moving from a simple anti-discrimination agenda to one where it’s supportive of all its communities, including the glbti community, and ensuring they are reflected throughout the party. “I think the scaremongers beforehand tried to hijack the agenda. But I’ve got to say, it didn’t work.”      

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 6th November 2013 - 7:17am

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