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Progressive supports non-discrimination

Progressive supports non-discrimination

"The Progressive Party supports the legislation before Parliament which will strengthen long-term relationships. "Progressive believes that any effort or honest attempt to strengthen meaningful relationships deserves support because there is no doubt that society as a whole benefits from individuals being inside of caring, stable and long-term relationships because that delivers more social stability," Progressive MP Matt Robson said. "For individuals themselves, stable and caring long-term relationships deliver better heath and more happiness than unstable, uncaring and unsatisfying ones," he said.

"The proposed civil union legislation removes unfair discrimination, which means New Zealand is meeting its obligations under international law," Matt Robson said.

"Laws like 4 weeks’ minimum leave for workers, paid parental leave, a Families Commission and this new law are all designed to strengthen long term relationships to the benefit of children and society as a whole," he said

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