Day 4 of the marriage equality challenge

Day 4 of the marriage equality challenge

We’ve arrived at day 4 of the marriage equality challenge.  And, drum-roll please, it’s the “write me a letter” challenge. Please take a few minutes to write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper (and send it via email, as that’s so much faster).  Naturally feel free to say anything you want inContinue Reading

Day 3 of the marriage equality challenge (the movie star edition!)

Time flies – we’re already at day 3 of the marriage equality challenge (and it’s the the movie star edition!). We have been approached by media wanting to interview some same sex couples leading up to, and on the day of, the third and final vote on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill.  PleaseContinue Reading

Day 2 of the 10 day marriage equality challenge

It’s day 2 of the 10 day marriage equality challenge. As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, the idea behind the challenge is to make sure that people in favour of marriage equality keep lobbying Members of Parliament right up until the third and final reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill. Your 10 minuteContinue Reading

Take the 10 day marriage equality challenge

The third and final reading of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill will very likely happen in 10 days (on 17 April 2013).  This is our last chance to do everything we can to make sure that the Bill becomes law.  It’s especially important that we take this final opportunity to support marriage equalityContinue Reading

Progress for Marriage Equality in New Zealand – One Step Closer to Same Sex Marriage

Progress for Marriage Equality in New Zealand – One Step Closer to Same Sex Marriage

Marriage equality has passed another significant hurdle in New Zealand this evening.  Before a bill can be voted on for the third and final time, it is considered by the Committee of the whole House.  During this process any Member of Parliament can propose an amendment to the Bill.  Each proposed amendment is then votedContinue Reading

Oral Submissions Before the Select Committee

Oral Submissions Before the Select Committee

With hearings before the Select Committee now underway in Auckland, here are a few pointers that you might find useful if you’re still to have your five minutes! First and foremost, make sure you know when and where you need to be.  The Committee’s Administrative Support Officer will have sent you all the relevant information, and askedContinue Reading