Click here to watch the ten min. video: http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/nigel-latta-and-bob-mccoskrie-debate-marriage-equality-video-5264957
Nigel Latta comes across like a schoolboy in this, with silly gesticulations and face pulling, while Bob McCoskrie argues with integrity and respect.
Latta argues that “marriage culture has constantly changed” as some sort of justification that we should change “marriage” now. So, does he mean we should accept polygamy?Why discriminate?
Then Latta discriminates by insisting on “gentleman’s rules.” Is that sexist and discriminatory?
McCoskrie argued clearly and logically and stuck to the central issues. Latta was patronising and drew in double negatives all the time. He argued that inequality and discrimination is bad; but was unable to answer Bob’s point, ‘why is your (Latta’s) discrimination against threesomes getting married ok?’ Good point which Latta brushed off with a throw away about cats.
This video shows how some in the liberal world patronize and mock conservatives who are simply arguing to maintain what has always been accepted in law and culture.
And why does the media continually insist on the misnomer “Marriage Equality Bill” which is the semantics of the pro-bill lobby? Kinda unbalanced and lacking in objectivity. It’s called the “Redefinition of Marriage Bill.” It has nothing to do with equality. Vegans can’t marry as vegans, Morris Dancers can’t marry as morris dancers, they are unequal and discriminated against too, if you accept that logic. Gay people are as entitled to get married as any one else, just not to someone of the same gender, in the same way that a non-gay man can’t marry his daughter, grandmother, or a second wife.