Professor Rex Ahdar, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, comments on the conscience clause inserted into section 29 of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill by the Government Administration Committee, to protect religious liberty. He asks:
“Will all marriage celebrants be immunized?
“Will marriage celebrants who object, on the ground of religious belief or conscience, to conducting marriage ceremonies for homosexual and lesbian couples be protected in law?”
Read his blog post: