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...


The Labour Party doesn't have a consistent view or belief on this, I imagine it's more about the fear of its own conservative constituencies and MPs than external factors.

Posted by Anonymous : 7/12/2006 12:32:00 PM