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Same-sex couples opt for marriage over civil union

Same-sex couples opt for marriage over civil union

The number of same-sex couples entering into civil unions dropped significantly in 2014, with couples opting to join in marriage instead, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the first full year of same-sex marriage registrations since the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013 came into effect in August 2013. “New Zealanders registered 486 […]

Name Suppression Continues in HIV Case

Name Suppression Continues in HIV Case

An Auckland man accused of infecting another man with HIV has applied for continued name suppression, supported by the police. The defendant appeared in the Auckland District Court this afternoon facing one count of causing grievous bodily harm with reckless disregard and one of committing a criminal nuisance by doing an unlawful act. His lawyer […]

Request for Ellis Commission of Inquiry declined

Request for Ellis Commission of Inquiry declined

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. Mr Ellis was convicted in 1993 on multiple charges of sexual offending against children. He was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. […]

Video: New Zealand Parliament Passes Marriage Equality Bill

Youtube: New Zealand Parliament Passes Marriage Equality Bill Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s Parliament as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalise same-sex marriage. Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 in favour of the gay-marriage bill on its third and final reading […]

LGBT News

Let’s Accentuate the Positive

“According to Stuff, the government and some members of the Labour Party aren’t keen on supporting a proposed policy for publicly funded access to hormone replacement therapy and gender reassignment surgery – because they don’t think it is an important enough issue for New Zealanders. I disagree with this response for one reason only: society […]

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