Family First’s McCroskrie handed his balls by Lynda Topp

If you’re going to pick a fight with people, at least have the balls to stand behind your own words

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Entertainer Lynda Topp has married her partner Donna Luxton at their home in Staveley, in the foothills of the Southern Alps.

And yes, Topp is adamant “marriage” is the correct word to describe their union.

In a fiery statement issued this week, Topp blasted an anti-gay marriage group for trying to hijack her ceremony.

Family First leader Bob McCoskrie tried to use Topp’s ceremony to make a point for his cause. In his blog on March 1, with links to Protect Marriage NZ, McCoskrie congratulated Topp and Luxton for choosing a civil union.

He said by doing so they showed there was no need to legalise gay marriage.

Topp, one half of country music duo the Topp Twins, retorted: “WRONG. We do not believe in civil union.

It is discrimination, My partner and I are getting married, so there. PS, would appreciate it if this website did not use our good name to promote … anti-marriage views for the gay and lesbian community.”

McCoskrie removed his comments and thanked Topp for “clarifying”.

Asked if he wished Topp and Luxton well, McCoskrie said: “I wish everybody well.”


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