New Zealand Prime Minister 'Not Opposed' To Gay Marriage

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has said he is “not opposed” to allowing gay couples in the country to marry.

However, while Kay stated he had no “personal” objections to gay marriage the New Zealand prime minister also stated that the government had no plans to introduce a bill to legalise same-sex marriage. Kay added that a bill could be introduced to parliament on the issue.

As with other countries around the world, such as the UK, New Zealand does currently have Civil Unions for gay couples. Civil Unions were introduced to the country in 2005 in a move opposed by Mr Key at the time, citing voter opinion as his reason. David Shearer, leader of the Labour Party, has said he supports gay marriage in principle.

[Written by Martha Kirkpatrick, LGBT Editor. Via Pink News]