New Zealand Inches Closer to Gay Marriage

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New Zealand’s Parliament is inching closer to passing marriage-equality legislation, but without commitments from certain MPs the vote may be too close to call. Labour Party MP Louisa Wall is certainly close to getting the required 57 votes needed to pass the legislations, but so far a poll shows that out of 121 MPs 54 have indicated they would support the legislation or were considering it.  Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First party, though, is calling on a national referendum instead:  “Serious issues like this should be decided by the public of this country and not a few temporarily empowered politicians,” Peters told the Herald.

Click here for a great graphic on who is voting on same-sex marriage.



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