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Old April 21 2013, 05:44 AM   #25
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Re: New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

Gillard is also heavy supported by the Labor right, which would be more inclined to favour a status quo on marriage rights.

As for Abbott, I doubt he'll allow a conscious vote before the next election. Politically he has nothing to gain from one. His current stand saw little movement in the polls last time there was a vote and given the huge margin the Coalition has they can take a hit if it comes. Not to mention that it would deny the Labor government something new to their "legacy".

Anyway, good on the NZ government for doing the right thing.
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