"The government’s deferral of accepting same sex relationships will make them the laughing stock, so to speak, of the world."
The report (Crimes Bill deferred once again, delaying debate
on same-sex rights) says “majority” asked for the controversial (same sex)
I say it’s more like a handful until a mandatory referendum
such as in Australia is carried out, asking every single Cook Islander to
participate and give their preference.
Islanders hide behind modern day religions introduced by the
missionaries yet in other countries, including New Zealand and Australia, same
sex relationships have built momentum in acceptance
Cook Islands government like the people need to be mindful
that when borders open this could have an impact on potential workers from
other Pacific nations and rebuilding tourism.
It’s about time the Cooks got into modern times, and treat
everyone equally no matter what brackets of relationships they are in.
Why can’t our people understand that a denial of any human right is a threat to all our human rights!
We seem to use our faith as a reason to deny another their
rights, yet equality before the law is not the denial of Christ. How their
relationships or choices impact your faith is beyond me.
And what's more annoying to me is that we are happy to have
them entertain us, make us laugh, create our amazing dancing costumes and
choreography etc, etc, but when they want to be recognised we now want to
silence them and keep them in the corner - cut it out already, let them live
their lives and you live yours.
If you aren’t against having them live the way they want to, then why do you not support decriminalising their own sexuality?
I’d love to also see them get to marry whoever they want in
the Cooks, but it probably won’t happen for a while. What the LGBT+ group are
asking for right now are just plain and simple, and it won’t hurt anybody at
all, remove homosexual acts between two people of the same sex, because it’s
already been proven that sex between them are not at all harmful to society.
And it damages the image of the Cook Islands if we don’t follow international