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Young Labour calls for marriage debate in New Zealand

Young Labour calls for marriage debate in New Zealand

New Zealand Young Labour, Sunday 4 December 2011

Press Release for Immediate Release

Seventeen Young Labour delegates from around New Zealand are attending the Australian Labor Conference in Sydney this weekend.

Ella Hardy President of Young Labour said, "We are excited to be here and learn from our sister party, we are learning how to push for progressive policy advances, about different party structures and what we can do better to bring a progressive New Zealand."

"We have been particularly excited to see the marriage equality debate and see it become part of the ALP policy platform."

"We believe that it's also time to end marriage discrimination in New Zealand- if two people love each other they should be able to get married. It is an issue of fundamental human rights."

Young Labour Rainbow representative Sam Thompson said that "we will mirror this discussion at our own Party Conference where I believe we will have more success at the end of this year.

"It is simply unacceptable for progressive parties to not stand up for equality.

"Young Labour was proud to march alongside 10,000 people in downtown Sydney yesterday calling for an end to marriage discrimination. It is time for New Zealand to also face up to this important issue."

You can follow Young Labour's trip in Australia at younglabour.org.nz/category/alp2011/

ENDS.

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