Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Time up for the Marriage bill

It looks like Larry Baldock's Marriage (Gender Clarification) Amendment Bill will not be voted on this Parliamentary term. But it has probably served its purpose anyway in whipping up the bigot vote in the runup to the election. Though I'm not sure if it will garner enough support to return Baldock to Parliament, especially when he has to compete for that vote with Destiny NZ.

Meanwhile, we now have another reason to hate Taito Philip Field: he asked for permission to cross the floor and vote for the bill. Again, if you live in Mangere, and are in the liberal part of the left, I suggest voting for Clem Simich instead.


Well, I wouldn't mind Field being a reactionary nitwit quite so much if he actually had anything resembling a spine (or a pair of balls permanently resident in his scrotum, for that matter).

It always seems that as soon as he's called on any of the votes you cited, it's duck and roll behind "the constituents" and refuse to answer questions about what he believes and stands for.


Posted by Craig Ranapia : 7/27/2005 03:01:00 PM

Yes, but at least he isn't
a party leader, unlike a
certain other figure whose
backbone melted at a
crucial point on an issue
related to LGBT relationship

Craig Y

Posted by Anonymous : 7/29/2005 10:14:00 AM