John Key has hit back at Colin Craig’s stupid mail out and also made an interesting comment about his own marriage and how he was prevented from marrying in the “traditional” way:
The prime minister this morning dismissed the comment, saying: ”Give me a break.”
There were a range of views in every electorate on the subject.
”I suspect there’s an awful lot of support for what I’m doing in the electorate,” he told Radio Live.
Key said there had been ”three or four” calls to his electorate office by voters concerned about his stance but ”nothing spectacular”.
The ”sky didn’t cave in” when civil unions were introduced. ”Some people have strong views that this is a step too far. A whole lot of other people will say ‘well, civil union, marriage’… they may see it as a fairly similar thing.”
Key said he had been forced to marry wife Bronagh outside in a garden. She is an Irish Catholic and he has a Jewish background.
”(That’s) quite different from a traditional marriage that other people might have traditionally had.”
John Key is right, the sky didn’t fall in and neither has it again with the introduction of Louisa Wall’s bill.