Samoa Fa'afine Association opposed to same sex marriage

13:35 pm on 24 April 2013

The president of the Samoa Fa'afafine Association, So'oalo Roger Stanley, says Samoa won't adopt a law approving same-sex marriage.

According to Talamua online, So'oalo says the Samoan culture and traditions as well as Christian values so prevalent in Samoa will not allow a union between two people of the same sex.

The prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, who is the Association's patron, has already made his opposition to same-sex marriage clear, saying just because it is popular overseas does not mean Samoa has to adopt it as well.

Last week, New Zealand legalised same sex marriage and this week, France became the 14th country to adopt such a law.

This means it will also apply in the French Pacific territories.