Campaign for Marriage Equality welcomes support
Campaign for Marriage Equality welcomes support from
The New Zealand Campaign for
Marriage Equality has welcomed the release of the Government
and Administration's Select Committee report today, which
has strongly endorsed the Marriage Equality Bill before
"The report sends a clear message that New
Zealand is ready for marriage equality. It is a ringing
endorsement of love, fairness, family, and for the equal
treatment of all kiwis before the law" said campaign
spokesperson Conrad Reyners.
The Campaign acknowledges the
thousands of New Zealanders who made submissions in support
of marriage equality. “So many kiwis told incredibly
personal stories in support of the bill. Their courage has
been rewarded by the select committee report released
today,” said Conrad Reyners.
The campaign is also
pleased to see the rights of religious organisations
protected, with the select committee recommending an
amendment to the Bill to protect the religious beliefs of
celebrants and organisations.
The Campaign for Marriage
Equality supported over 10,000 submissions in favour of the
Marriage Equality Bill. This was in addition to support from
a range of community stakeholders, including Churches, NGOs,
legal organisations and the Human Rights Commission.
majority of submissions to the select committee prove that
ordinary kiwis want marriage to be about love, family,
fairness and equal treatment. It's fantastic to see the
select committee report reflect this modern reality" said
The Campaign for Marriage Equality is
delighted with the release of the select committee report
supporting the bill and urges all members of parliament to
vote in favour of this historic change at the bill's second
reading on 13 March.
For more information about
the campaign see:
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