Young Nats to lobby for marriage equality
Thursday 26 July 2012
Young Nats to lobby for
Young Nats support marriage equality and will be lobbying
National Members of Parliament to do the same.
generation overwhelmingly supports marriage equality for all
New Zealanders and our Members of Parliament need to vote
with that in mind," says Young Nats President, Sean
"We believe in freedom and equal opportunity for
all Kiwis and our generation clearly agrees. Marriage
equality is a no brainer," says
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On The Eleanor Catton Rumpus
If anyone was in doubt about the accuracy of the comments made in India by Eleanor Catton, the reaction from some quarters here at home has gone a long way to proving her point.
By ‘some quarters’, I mean (a) RadioLive host Sean Plunket who called Catton a “traitor” and (b) Prime Minister John Key who dismissed her views as being those of a typical Green Party supporter, which is apparently almost as bad.
In context, Catton seemed to be talking about the mixed feelings she felt after what she had created suddenly becoming a kind of public property claimed by the entire country and its leaders. That must feel weird at any time, in any place. Catton evidently finds it particularly alienating when the government of the day has shown little interest in the arts beyond their promotional/economic value. More>>