Thursday, April 18, 2013
All three readings of the marriage equality bill produced memorable speeches, and from both sides of the aisle. Interestingly, each time my favourite was by a National Party MP, and this time was no different.
The speech above is by the National Party’s Maurice Williamson, the MP for Pakuranga. It’s fair to say that ordinarily I wouldn’t compliment Williamson for anything, but his was a great speech—entertaining, on point, and all wrapped up in WIN. This was the speech that made the rounds on the Internet today, and justifiably, I think.
All the speeches are available to watch on the NZ Parliament’s YouTube Chanel, InTheHouseNZ. The date was April 17, and all are “Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill - Third Reading – Part #”, where the # is 1 through 20.