Ir­rel­e­vant

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION - ROBERT BRACE, Mana

Ed­i­tor,

I’m gen­uinely puz­zled. KMN (Septem­ber 4) re­ported the Porirua City Coun­cil has “en­dorsed gay mar­riage”.

What does that ac­tu­ally mean? Will the coun­cil be mak­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tions to the Se­lect Com­mit­tee on the Bill be­fore Par­lia­ment? How did the coun­cil ob­tain its man­date for this po­si­tion? I don’t re­call any con­sul­ta­tion with the elec­torate.

I have to agree with coun­cil­lor Shep­herd that, what­ever our per­sonal views (and they will be var­i­ous and deeply held), the mat­ter is ir­rel­e­vant for a lo­cal author­ity.

I now look for­ward to read­ing that “the coun­cil en­dorses mar­riage be­tween a man and a woman” so that the rest of us can feel af­firmed.

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