As New Zealand considers passing a marriage equality bill, opponents are pushing for the bill to keep the ban on gay and lesbian adoption, Gay Star News reports:
Anti-gay-marriage lobby group Family First NZ are objecting to same-sex couples being able to adopt children. The group released a statement today claiming that changes to adoption laws ‘are being sneaked in under the radar’. ‘Significant changes to adoption laws should not happen without appropriate debate and consideration,’ said Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. ‘Many people are unaware that changes to the Marriage Act will automatically confer rights to same sex couples to adopt… The two most loving and capable women in the world simply cannot provide a daddy – and two men cannot provide a mum.’
As in Scotland, marriage equality opponents seem resigned to the bill eventually becoming law, and are pushing for whatever anti-gay provisions they can get before it does.