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Craig admits marriage tilt would be 'naive'

Fri 13 Dec 2013 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Colin Craig won't go after marriage equality without a referendum The much-hyped Conservatives will not attempt to overturn New Zealand’s marriage equality law, should they make it into Parliament at next year’s election. Leader Colin Craig has admitted it would be "rather naive to think you are going to change the redefinition of marriage" given the overwhelming conscience vote in favour in April. "The only way it would change is if it went to a referendum of New Zealanders and they said by clear majority 'change it',” he’s told the New Zealand Herald. Criag was one of the biggest mouthpieces against marriage equality as it went through the parliamentary process, with his arguments including homophobic drivel such as his belief that people “choose” to be gay and that "it's just not intelligent to pretend that homosexual relationships are normal.” He has also stated that “Equality in my view does not require that we all be the same, or that we are necessarily treated the same in all respect.” Craig has been the man of the minute once more since incumbent Prime Minister John Key announced he would work with the Conservatives if it meant staying in power. While it's not yet clear what electorate seat Craig might make a tilt for, and whether his chances might be boosted by a cup of tea with Key, his party has had mixed results in recent political polls, but has consistently polled below three per cent.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 13th December 2013 - 9:09am

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