Gay Marriage

NZ Lawmakers Fret Over Gay Marriage

Labour MPs fear supporting marriage equality could hurt the party's prospects


MPs from the Labour Party's South Auckland strongholds are divided over a bill which would legalise same-sex marriage, with two concerned it could seriously hurt the party's support in its heartland electorates.

Labour MP for Mangere Su'a William Sio said he would oppose fellow MP Louisa Wall's bill when it came up for a conscience vote, and called for it to be withdrawn.