No sub­mis­sions

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION - JOHN WAT­SON, Ti­tahi Bay

Ed­i­tor,

The Mar­riage (Def­i­ni­tion of Mar­riage) Amend­ment Bill has passed first read­ing sta­tus at Par­lia­ment and so far it’s not even be­fore a com­mit­tee of the House. No sub­mis­sions have been called for as yet.

That be­ing the case, why did the Porirua City Coun­cil as­sume the uni­lat­eral right to de­cide on the ef­fect of the amend­ment bill by a notice of mo­tion on Au­gust 30 with­out first con­sult­ing the community, es­pe­cially as it was a non-party con­science vote in Par­lia­ment?

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