Live debate replay: marriage equality

Join us from midday when Labour MP Louisa Wall and Conservative Party leader Colin Craig answer your questions about the debate on marriage equality.

Wall, who is leading the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, said its introduction held a personal significance for her and was important for the wider gay community.

The Bill, one of five bills drawn from the members' ballot last week, aims to amend marriage legislation to ensure gay couples are not treated in "a discriminatory manner".

The first lesbian Maori Member of Parliament, Wall is also a former vice captain of the Silver Ferns netball team and a world-champion rugby player.  

Leader of the Conservative Party, Craig, whose party received 2.65 per cent of the vote in the last election, is vehemently opposed to the bill. The Aucklander and millionaire property developer, who dips into his personal fortune to fund much of his political work, last week said on Twitter: "It's just not intelligent to pretend that homosexual relationships are normal.''

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