Nov 30, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Family Life International, New Zealand has released a statement warning that The Civil Union Bill proposing the legalisation of same sex unions, to be brought before New Zealand’s parliament this thursday, is severly lacking in due democratic process, is loaded with conflicts of interest, contains false claims, and has been unduly rushed in order to take advantage of the public’s lack of knowledge of the precise nature of the bill.
The Bill, on which a final vote is expected by December 7th , “is far too important to be handled the way it has been and the negative ramifications which will follow if it is passed into law will be felt for many generations to come,” says Family Life, who have called it “one of the most disgraceful abuses of political position and totalitarian ignorance that this country has witnessed in a long time.”
Conflict of interest
Right from its inception this Bill has been driven and sustained by minority politics, say Family Life, who point out that the Select Committee proposed for Civil Union Legislation was chaired by MP Tim Barnett, an openly homosexual public supporter of the bill who has stated that the equal-rights agenda needs to take advantage of the queer-friendly government now in power.