Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Campaign for Marriage Equality welcomes support

Campaign for Marriage Equality welcomes support from select committee

The New Zealand Campaign for Marriage Equality has welcomed the release of the Government and Administration's Select Committee report today, which has strongly endorsed the Marriage Equality Bill before Parliament.

"The report sends a clear message that New Zealand is ready for marriage equality. It is a ringing endorsement of love, fairness, family, and for the equal treatment of all kiwis before the law" said campaign spokesperson Conrad Reyners.

The Campaign acknowledges the thousands of New Zealanders who made submissions in support of marriage equality. “So many kiwis told incredibly personal stories in support of the bill. Their courage has been rewarded by the select committee report released today,” said Conrad Reyners.

The campaign is also pleased to see the rights of religious organisations protected, with the select committee recommending an amendment to the Bill to protect the religious beliefs of celebrants and organisations.

The Campaign for Marriage Equality supported over 10,000 submissions in favour of the Marriage Equality Bill. This was in addition to support from a range of community stakeholders, including Churches, NGOs, legal organisations and the Human Rights Commission.

"The majority of submissions to the select committee prove that ordinary kiwis want marriage to be about love, family, fairness and equal treatment. It's fantastic to see the select committee report reflect this modern reality" said Conrad Reyners.

The Campaign for Marriage Equality is delighted with the release of the select committee report supporting the bill and urges all members of parliament to vote in favour of this historic change at the bill's second reading on 13 March.
For more information about the campaign see:
http://marriageequality.co.nz
http://thecasefor/marriageequality.co.nz
www.facebook.com/campaignformarriageequality

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Politics
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news