Marriage Bill does not have the numbers

December 7th, 2005 at 7:44 am by David Farrar

Tony Milne predicts (and knowing where he works I suspect he has a good basis for his predictions) that there will be at least 71 votes against the United Future Marriage Bill.

I presume Brian Donnelly is the one NZ First vote against. Will be interesting to see how the National MPs vote on this.

Personally I don’t see this bill as big an issue as the CIvil Unions Bill. This bill will not really change anything (which is why I would vote against it) and is just United Future trying to win some brownie points claiming “they saved marriage”.

Rather ironic that instead they will now be responsible for Parliament rejecting their definition of marriage – an act which ironically could lead a future Supreme Court to change its interpretation of the Marriage Act.

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