Gay marriage in the spotlight

Gay marriage is the latest social issue to be thrust into the political spotlight. For politicians on the right, the issue is reasonably unproblematic as vague positions tend not to be challenged by supporters so much – see Claire Trevett’s Key ‘not against’ gay marriage. But for politicians of the left, the issue is a minefield. This is possibly why we’ve seen a perceived vacillation on the issue from Labour leader David Shearer – see: Hayden Donnell’s Labour leader (almost) supports gay marriage.

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