Serial Rooter Brendan Horan calls for Gay Marriage Referendum

via Stuff

via Stuff

It seems to be the in-thing to call for Inquiries, Official Inquiries and Referendums.

Horan, who voted against Gay Marriage, now has submitted a supplementary order paper calling for a referendum on the issue :  

Independent MP Brendan Horan is attempting to one-up his former party, NZ First, with a call for a referendum on gay marriage.

NZ First is voting against marriage equality legislation, saying it should instead go to a public referendum.

Mr Horan, who was expelled from NZ First after the first vote on the bill, hasn’t changed his stance on the legislation.

In fact, he’s beaten them to submit a supplementary order paper calling for a referendum on the issue.

His amendment would require parliament to hold a referendum within six months of the bill’s passage, asking the public whether the law should be brought into effect.

Mr Horan’s amendment says the legislation should then either come into effect, or be repealed, 12 months after the outcome of the referendum is declared.

He’s narrowly beaten his former party, New Zealand First, to the punch

NZ First has since submitted its own amendment, which is very similar to Mr Horan’s – although it specifies that the referendum would be held alongside next year’s election.

Well, if anyone knows to get your tickets early to be in the win, it would be Horan.

A referendum would be a complete waste of time an taxpayer’s money.  This issue isn’t marginal enough for the referendum to be any use.

Public polling and even informal surveys through newspapers and web sites have made it very clear that the majority of New Zealand voters will not repeal the now inevitable passing of the Marriage Equality bill.


Source:  3 News

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