Now before this post gets started I need to clarify that I am not homophobic as I am sure the left will claim. I was one of the biggest supporters of the marriage equality bill and don’t care one bit who someone chooses to sleep with or what sex they are. This post is simply about perceptions and plain facts, with no emotion or otherwise intended.
The past week has been interesting to say the least as Labour announced a few selections.
Ever since Damien O’Connor expressed his own frustration about the “gaggle of gays” Labour has been at pains to state how inclusive they are, while at the same time implementing exclusive rules like their Man Ban.
However with the march of their candidate announcements plus some recent replacements one really does now have to ask what it takes to get selected for Labour if you are a straight bloke.
Labour selected Tony Milne for Christchurch Central, he is a reasonable sort of a candidate, young, well meaning, earnest even, Â …and never had a real job. He is also gay.
Then Tamati Coffey was selected in Rotorua and Kelly Ellis in Whangarei.
Yesterday they announced the selection of Richard Hills as their Northcote candidate, pretty much extinguishing any chance of Darien Fenton remaining relevant inside Labour.Â Read more »