There is absolutely no argument that justifies the view marriage should not be extended to same-sex couples. Not one. If you oppose same-sex marriage, and opposing same-sex marriage is different from opposing marriage generally, then you support the notion that particular people should be deprived of a right extended to all others by virtue of their sexual orientation. You stand hand-in-hand with those people who once told women they could not vote and blacks they were not allowed to own land. You tell me that my brother and my best friend are lesser beings worthy of lesser rights. If you are a Member of Parliament, it is time to listen to your people, stand up and reject those arguments founded in bigotry and hatred, and push for marriage equality.
—My plea to John Key submitted here: http://www.marriageequality.co.nz/