Why can’t Labour’s gay policy talk straight?

David Farrar draws attention to Labour’s quietly released Rainbow policy and the lies and obfuscations of Charles Chauvel and Grant Robertson.

The policy is pretty reasonable apart from the excessive use of weasel words. For example:

Labour should just say in clear plain language that:

  • Gays can adopt
  • Gays can marry

What is hard about that? It makes it very clear. Anyone would think that Labour are afraid of talking about gay marriage and gay adoption. I have blogged on this many times and it is a policy that I support. But what concerns me is that Labour don’t seem to be able to say that they support it in such a way that is unambiguous or clear.

As far as I am concerned we have much bigger problems in this country to worry about than whether or not a small percentage of homosexual New Zealanders want to have a mother-in-law or adopt children. They are already in relationships and already looking after those children so what is the big deal. There is a better than even chance that they will make far better parents than some of the heaving pathetic underclass that are currently breeding and marrying.

If I was the government I would simply gazette the changes and get on with focussing on the things that really matter.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

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