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Public split on civil unions

Mon 3 May 2004 In: New Zealand Daily News

A new poll shows public support is split on civil unions, with 46% in support and 34% opposed. The One News-Colmar Brunton poll surveyed 1000 people and also showed 16% supporting the bill only for heterosexuals. United Future leader Peter Dunne says the Government had no mandate to proceed with the bill, and that the poll proved this. United Future took out nationwide advertisements, paid for by the taxpayer, depicting two women being driven away in a wedding car with “just civil unioned” written on the bumper. "Join with us in opposing this silliness," the ad read.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Monday, 3rd May 2004 - 12:00pm

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