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New Zealand: Conservative Party leader calls for referendum on equal marriage debate

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  1. PN should probably point out the Conservative party in NZ is a fringe party and not NZ’s equivalent of our Conservative party, which is the National Party in NZ. At least to my understanding….

  2. That There Other David 22 Jan 2013, 5:35pm

    Not the referendum time-wasting nonsense again. Aren’t they tired of this now? The NZ electorate have put a government into office that is left of centre. It’s a good indication that the NZ electorate are also left of centre, even without opinion polls showing that the proposal is popular anyway. So let the representatives do their job and let the rest of the NZ public get on with their lives.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 22 Jan 2013, 5:42pm

    Even if were put to referendum and passed, bigots like him still would not be satisfied and claim it was rigged.

    Ok Colin Craig, now how would he like it if there were a call to abolish religion by referendum? He’d be the first to say no.

  4. Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preussen 22 Jan 2013, 6:01pm

    Very attractive men … How sad! Why homophobic men are so often so attractive?

  5. One day it’s “a core issue” then it’s of no importance as there are so many more important issues to deal with. One thing that really bugs them is that if SSM was to be introduced tomorrow, no one other than the people directly involved would notice any difference. And they know that.

    I wonder if this guy is also acting on orders from a foreign state?

  6. bobbleobble 22 Jan 2013, 6:38pm

    It should probably be pointed out that this man’s party has no seats in the New Zealand parliament. They’re just an irrelevance.

  7. Actually, the current New Zealand governmment is centre-right, and Key is apparently good mates with David Cameron.

    Colin Craig and other NZ fundies also fail to realise that referenda are a wedge issue for many conservative Catholics. They don’t want a referendum on marriage equality because they fear that it might lead to one on euthanasuia law reform.

  8. Delay and Deny, what shewed polititions they are….Who do they think their fooling. Canada has had SSM since 2005.. There is no rise in Crime rate , there are no persecutions of churches or religious people,Hetrosexuals are not converting to homosexuallity in droves. Those that can are still having babies.the world goes on as if normal. I might add that throughout this world economic crisis Canada seems to be faring considerably better than most western Countries who have not adopted SSM for their people. Perhaps God is looking upon Canada with favor for delivering his people from persecution and rewarding them in kind. Just a thought for all those Christian do gooders claiming the wrath of God will befall all nations that implement SSM.

  9. Antipodean 23 Jan 2013, 9:38am

    This is a stupid piece of coverage. Colin Craig formed the Conservative Party of New zealand in 2011 as a vehicle for his own ego driven self promotion to be in time for the 2011 in which they did not win a single seat. So this is not ven big enough to be a fringe party. It is totally and absolutely irrelevant. Why is pink News bigging this fool up?

    1. That should have read “2011 election”

      Ironic that this little twerp who believes in binding referenda for just about everything (not just gay marriage) totally failed to get elected as Auckland mayor or win any seats in the election.

    2. I would not say that they are ‘bigging’ him up. However, I would imagine that they are reporting it because of the equal marriage debate and issues which are taking place in NZ at the moment and is similar to events happening here in the UK.

  10. He is a business mane who does not even have a seat in the New Zealand Parliament and neither do any of his party.

    Secondly, as I understand it, many New Zealander’s are also generally in favour of equal marriage so this man should concentrate on his business and not politics.

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