Gay marriage could be allowed in New Zealand after Labour MP Louisa Wall had her Bill drawn from the Members’ ballot today.
The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill would enable same sex marriages and would have implications for gay adoption.
It is likely to be a conscience vote.
The Government has further battles on its hands after Labour had four out of five bills drawn from the Members’ ballot.
The Members’ ballot is drawn every time the progression of bills on Members’ night makes room for Parliament to debate further legislation.
MPs can only have one bill in their name in the ballot.
Today’s ballot was considered a record because it will see five new bills introduced to Parliament.
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The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill