What about gay Kiwis Bakshi? Does your strong tradition of human rights extend to them?

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi has come out against Richard Prosser’s “Wogistan” comments on Facebook:

“Mr Prosser’s uninformed and offensive comments have the potential to seriously damage New Zealand’s international reputation, and our standing as a fair and tolerant nation,” Mr Bakshi said.

“New Zealand prides itself on being an inclusive society, and we have a very strong tradition of human rights. However, from time to time we are reminded that closed-mindedness still exists in our community.

“As a Sikh, and member of a minority community, I understand how hurtful comments like this can be. 

That’s nice Bakshi. I get that…I really do.

I wonder though, I take it your new found opposition to closed-mindedness that still exists in our community shows that you will now support marriage equality? Surely you can understand how hurtful your previous comments about the LGBT community could have been?


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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.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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