Bob McCoskrie blogs:
We’ve been contacted by a number of supporters asking about the voting record of new ACT party leader Dr Don Brash, who may be a key player in forming the next government. …
On the positive side, he voted
AGAINST Civil Unions and Relationships Bills,
FOR Parental Notification for teenagers seeking an abortion,
AGAINST the Care of Children Bill,
and FOR the Marriage Amendment Bill which defined marriage as one man and one woman.
Most importantly, while in Parliament, he voted AGAINST the Anti-smacking bill …
On the negative side, he voted
FOR the decriminalisation of Euthanasia,
FOR the decriminalisation of Prostitution,
AGAINST Raising the Drinking Age back to 20,
and AGAINST the ability for Manukau City to ban the problem of Street Prostitution.
It should come as no surprise that what FF lists as negatives, I regard as positives. While Don was not entirely consistent, he generally has been a social liberal on “moral” issues. He did flip on civil unions, having voted for at first reading and then against at second reading. It would be interesting to know what his stance is today on issues such as civil unions, the drinking age etc.