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Saturday At The Movies

2013/04/20

A marriage equality bill that recognized gay marriage passed in the New Zealand parliament this past week. This is a speech that MP Maurice Williamson gave at that time. I wish Canadian parliamentarians were as clever and well spoken; there is precious little witty repartee in the House of Commons dominated by Stephen Harper’s nasty Conservative party these days!

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And if you are intrigued by this speech, check out the impromptu song that rang out in their parliament immediately after the bill passed. My husband and I spent two months cycling around New Zealand in the late 80s, and liked it so much we wanted to move there. Clearly, we have the right instincts – Kiwis are so cool!

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  1. Gaile Whelan Enns permalink
    2013/04/20 12:21 pm

    The Legislature in New Zealand broke into song from the galleries after the vote was announced. A Maori love song ( traditional and known by New Zealanders ) was song by all present !

  2. 2013/04/20 12:27 pm

    Hi Gaile – thanks for dropping by! The Kiwis really have class, don’t they?

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