AmeriNZ 297 – Excitement

I start today talking about the recent earthquakes in Auckland. Then, some New Zealand news since I last podcasted. That includes an update on the marriage equality bill, of course. Personal updates follow, and that leads, eventually, to some talk that might get me into trouble. Oh well, there were things I needed to say.

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Links for this episode
Shaken – my blog post on the Auckland earthquakes
Mondayising bill pleases Kiwi workers – NZ Herald
Gay bill: Another step forward for love – NZ Herald
Asset sales petition arrives at Parliament – NZ Herald
‘Shonky’ sales process means Labour leader signed up – NZ Herald
More than a million complete census online – Newstalk ZB
Drought: “The impact is huge” (video) – NZ Herald
Water restrictions: An interactive map – Stuff

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One thought on “AmeriNZ 297 – Excitement

  1. The one thing I’m not sure I agree with, Arthur, is your disregard for a specific argument by those who oppose marriage equality. They say it’s because men and women can still get married, albeit to people of the opposite sex. I DO believe that they really believe it.

    The argument is almost EXACTLY the parallel narrative in the lower court rulings prior to Loving v. Virginia (1967), as I cited here: “The Lovings lost at every court, with the primary reasoning being that ‘because its miscegenation statutes punish equally both the white and the Negro participants in an interracial marriage, these statutes, despite their reliance on racial classifications, do not constitute an invidious discrimination based upon race.”

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