Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Downplaying equality

The government is downplaying yesterday's comments by Chris Carter that the government was looking at introducing legislation on gay adoption. Officials are indeed looking at the question, but

[Mark Burton] and Prime Minister Helen Clark's office were at pains to point out that gay adoption was not a specific term of reference for officials' work, nor was introducing legislation on the Government's agenda.

(Emphasis added)

I guess they're simply too afraid of Destiny Church (and Peter Dunne) to stand up for what they believe in...