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STORY OF THE WEEK: Civil Unions Bill Introduced

STORY OF THE WEEK - Week Ending 25th June
Civil Unions Bill Introduced To Parliament

Hard News Addresses The Civl Union Debate - The speeches on the first reading of the Civil Unions Bill were as interesting as they always are on a conscience vote. Our elected members are obliged at these times to depart from the script and speak their minds... Public Address 25/06/04 - Taking Flight

Same-Sex Civil Unions A Step Closer After Conscience Vote - The Civil Union Bill will be referred for Select Committee scrutiny after passing its first reading by a majority of six votes. 66 members voted for the Civil Union Bill's introduction whilst 50 members opposed the Bill. There were no abstentions. See... Civil Union Bill Passes First Hurdle

Hard News & More Is There! - Whatever happens tomorrow, history will not fondly regard the Labour MPs who vote against the Civil Union Bill. If it passes its first reading and eventually becomes law, they will be seen as having stood against an act of social justice whose apparently ... See... Public Address 23/06/04 - All Tomorrow's Parties

Big News: What Civil Unions Are Not - Now that the Relationships (Statutory References) and Civil Union bills are out, people can stop speculating: They can stop saying that the bills will make marriage irrelevant. See... Big News: 2 Partners 2 Bills -Too Much Speculation
- Peter Dunne - Dunne Well-meaning Ron off the mark on Civil Union

PM's Presser: Civil Unions Top Of Mind - In This Edition: Civil Union Bill - NZ SAS soldiers injured in Afghanistan - New Zealand intelligence services and the Cold War - Polls and preferred coalition partners. See... PM's Presser: Civil Unions, SAS, SIS & Coalitions

Civility On Civil Unions Disingenous - Green MP Metiria Turei says critics of the Civil Union Bill should "stop the spin" and come clean on why they are opposing it. See... Bill opponents should stop being civil, come clean
- Libertarianz - Gay and Lesbian Marriage Should be Allowed
- PrideAlliance - PrideAlliance says CUB doesn't go far enough
- Relationship Services - Civil Union Laws Give Couples A Fairer Deal

Civil Union Petition Gathers Support - “A fantastic response!” was the response of Conor Roberts, a spokesperson for - the Campaign for Civil Unions. Mr Roberts was reacting to news that his online petition, which was set up in support of the Civil Union Bill legislation, has climbed ...See... Civil Union Petition Hits 1000
- Judith Collins - Marriage comments cynical and confused
- Christian Heritage -Civil Unions – Escape From Religion, Or Commitment
- Young Nats - Young Nats support amendment to Marriage Act
- Maxim - Civil Union Bill and Human Rights Demands


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