My wife and I have been married for 38 years. We were married in a Catholic Church by a Catholic priest in a ceremony we devised ourselves. We chose the church because it was near where as penniless newlyweds we were to have the party and we chose the priest because he was known to both of us as a friend. Marriage is a loving and committed relationship and we have many friends who are in the same position. The proposed new law will make no difference to any of us and will make no significant difference to our New Zealand community.It will simply confirm the notion of fairness that underpins our society and help to recognise our diversity.
Philip McCabe, Wellington
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