Category Archives: LGBT

Day 7 of the marriage equality challenge – email your MP

Day 7 of the marriage equality challenge – email your MP

It’s day 7 of the marriage equality challenge and today’s challenge is to email your MP. The third vote on the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill is being held this week.  Now, more than ever, it’s important that you tell your MP why you want him/her to vote in favour of marriage equality. So:Continue 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

The Economic Benefits of Marriage Equality.

Over the past few months, we’ve heard many arguments both for and against marriage equality, and as we keep up New Zealand’s campaign for marriage equality we need to push those arguments ‘for’.  After the close of written submissions and as the Select Committee hears oral submissions, starting with Louisa Wall the other week, let’sContinue Reading

More good news!

More good news!

But wait, there’s more good news!  A huge congratulations Tammy Baldwin! In a significant first, the US has elected its first openly gay senator yesterday – more information is available here. This is in addition to all the other events that have happened around the world in recent days, see our post yesterday for aContinue Reading

A whirlwind ride for marriage equality around the world.

A whirlwind ride for marriage equality around the world.

Well, what an amazing whirlwind ride for marriage equality around the world these last couple of days!   Firstly, Spain has reaffirmed marriage equality in a constitutional court ruling – Spain’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, has ruled that gay marriage is protected under the Spanish Constitution.  Great news for Spain!  While same sex marriageContinue Reading