Same-sex marriages opposed by HRPP

By Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi 20 May 2023, 1:00PM

Last week, Parliament reconvened for Members of Parliament to hear reports of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Meetings from delegates who attended these meetings.

One report was tabled and presented by a member of the Faatuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi Party who attended a meeting sponsored by an international organisation supporting Same Sex Marriage

The report presented conclusions for support for this organisation's goal, which is, Same Sex Marriage.

After questions from Human Rights Protection Party Members, the Speaker intervened and stopped discussions of the report because, none of the Cabinet Ministers were in attendance.

Since Parliament Agendas are set by the Speaker in consultation with the Prime Minister, who is the leader of the House, a question arises as to whether this was a ploy to deliberately table the report of a non-Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Meeting, to get the feel of the members of Parliament especially the HRPP Members, and if it is not supported, to quickly withdraw the report on the excuse that the PM and all Ministers are busy and not present to provide answers on an issue requiring a government policy.

Same Sex Marriage is often presented as a human rights issue on gender balance. 

The Human Rights Protection Party opposes Same Sex Marriage for the simple reason, it is against our Christian beliefs.

Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa has already announced that her Government will review our laws on this issue. 

Our people are still awaiting the outcome of her review.


By Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi 20 May 2023, 1:00PM
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