‘If I think about it I’ve had a few’ – Simon Bridges talks political regrets and gay marriage stance
TVNZ One News 28 February 2018
Family First Comment: One day (hopefully), a political leader will stand up and say
“I voted against same-sex marriage. I still would. Parliament chose to reject the obvious cultural and natural character of marriage and the subsequent creation and care of children, and made marriage just about partnership. The equality cause is not advanced by destroying institutions. Equality should respect difference, not destroy it. There was no discrimination in the law as it stood. We are now using the word ‘marriage’ to describe something else – not commonly or traditionally conceived, but conceived by politics and political correctness. As Metiria Turei rightly said in 2004 “Marriage as understood in our society, and as formalised in law, is a specific culturally and historically bound institution.”
Shortly after his appointment as the new National Party leader, Simon Bridges sat down with 1 NEWS political reporter Katie Bradford where he was asked about political regrets and some of his more conservative stances on issues of the day.
Mr Bridges wasn’t given much time to reflect on his new role before answering some tough questions on his political views.