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NZers mostly happy to see CU bill pass

Sat 2 Oct 2004 In: New Zealand Daily News

More than half of New Zealanders accept the provisions of the Civil Union Bill as it applies to same-sex couples, according to both a Herald DigiPoll survey, and extensive on-street discussions with the public by reporters. Although the Herald found some people held strong views, most were open-minded. 56.4% favoured the idea of same-sex civil unions, and 57% believed that civil unions should carry the same rights as marriage. Reporters on the street in the suburb of Ellerslie and the town of Paeroa found that up to two-thirds of those spoken to were happy to see the legislation pass.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Saturday, 2nd October 2004 - 12:00pm

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