Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Civil unions - The sky hasn't fallen in

A year has passed since the first Civil Union occurred in New Zealand.

While there hasn't been a rush of Civil Union's the fact is that 458 unions have occurred in the past 12 months. (Just over 2% of the total number of marriages in the same 12 months).

Interesting the critics who claimed that the introduction of civil unions would undermine marriage are slightly quiet. If they say anything they now say civil unions are irrelevant to the majority of people due to the low numbers.

Some of the critics do concede that for some people they are important.

What is clear for the 916 people, their family and friends the civil union bill is important.