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Well Done New Zealand!

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Below are three videos, all taken during the “Marriage (Definition of Marriage)Amendment Bill, in New Zealand.

In the first one Louisa Wall gives a great speech. It is simple, concise, and to the point.

In the second video, which I shamelessly stole from albertesmor Maurice Williamson, gives a brilliant speech, which shows just how ridiculous it is to be worried about the passing of such a bill.

The last video left me with rather wet eyes. The song sung, is “Pokarekare Ana” It is a Maori love song.

Well done New Zealand!


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Apr. 21st, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty taken with the New Zealand dialect, and yep they seem to be very to the point down there.

I'd love to see my parliament burst out in song, or maybe not...

Apr. 22nd, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
From what I have seen they do get right to the main point, I like that.

Our politics are rather on the boring side, if those sitting through a reading, no matter what the topic, were to burst into song, it would certainly liven them up a bit.:)

Apr. 22nd, 2013 11:15 am (UTC)
I can't imagine gay marriage ever happening here in Australia. Tony Abbot the leader of our Liberal party is a Christian fundamentalist, and our labor party crashed and burnt when they knifed Kevin Rudd

Well done new Zealand
Apr. 22nd, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
It does rather depend on the party at the time, doesn't it?

We had a Liberal Government at the time, in 2005, though most provinces had allowed it for several years before that.

At present we have a Conservative Government, and though the majority of the BC population, including the BC government, want to legalize cannabis, we can't, because the Federal Conservative Government won't...well to be more exact, Stephen Harper won't, the PM.

It's rather like in the US, where poles show the people want more gun control, but the few who hold that power don't.

Not sure how we change that, other than the obvious...not re-electing them, seem to me, we who do the electing, are having little say these days.

Sorry for the rant, we are having an election here in BC. and the debates in this house are going strong.:))
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