30 August 2012
Maori organisation in New Zealand support marriage equality bill
New Zealand's Maori child advocacy organisation Ririki has said they are in favour of MP Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill.
30 August 2012
Catholic college teacher in New Zealand suspended over marriage equality views
A teacher at a Catholic college in Whangarei, New Zealand, has been suspended and students allegedly threatened in a row with the college's principal over marriage equality.
29 August 2012
Update: New Zealand parliament supports equal marriage 80 votes to 40
The New Zealand Marriage Amendment Bill, which would legalise equal marriage, has passed its first reading with a majority in parliament in support of the change.
29 August 2012
New Zealand MP appeals to opponents and fence-sitters over marriage equality bill
New Zealand's equal marriage bill is to be heard for the first time today in parliament, and various lobby groups and a number of MPs will also be declaring their opposition to it.
29 August 2012
New Zealand: a thousand march on Parliament in support of equal marriage
Around a thousand supporters of equal marriage marched through Wellington to push forward on support for a bill which will have its first reading today, and would legalize same-sex marriage.
26 August 2012
Doctors: Use of gay apps like Grindr linked to syphilis outbreak
An increase in the number of gay men using gay social apps, such as Grindr, is to blame for a syphilis epidemic, according to a New Zealand doctor.
21 August 2012
New Zealand’s Minister of Justice comes out in support of marriage equality and other LGBT rights
The New Zealand Minister of Justice, who previously voted against the country's civil union legislation, has now come out in favour of marriage equality, same-sex couples adopting and legal recognition of gender identity for trans people.
20 August 2012
Australian Greens concerned over too-early vote on marriage equality bill
The Australian Green Party have voiced their concerns over the government attempting to bring an early vote on the marriage equality bill in an attempt to clear it off the political agenda.
16 August 2012
Public debate about marriage equality to be held among Pacific communities in New Zealand
Pacific leaders in Auckland, New Zealand say it is necessary for their communities to hold a public debate on the country's marriage equality bill to quell fears that it will cause conflict with Pacific churches and undermine "traditional values".
3 August 2012
US band Train speak out about anti-gay website’s use of song
San Francisco band, Train, are “upset” that their song “Marry Me” was used on a New Zealand website set up in opposition gay marriage.
1 August 2012
New Zealand: Equal marriage bill ‘likely to pass first reading’
A member's bill selected for a vote in the New Zealand parliament reportedly has enough support from MPs to pass its first reading.
30 July 2012
New Zealand: Prime minister to support MP’s equal marriage bill
New Zealand's prime minister, John Key, has said he will support a member's bill selected for a vote in the House of Representatives that would legalise marriages between two people of the same sex.
10 July 2012
Polynesia: Anglican Church to take view on gay weddings in 2014
The General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has indicated that a decision will not be made on the issue of marriage rights for gay couples until 2014.
11 May 2012
New Zealand prime minister ‘not opposed’ to marriage for gay couples
New Zealand's prime minister has said he is 'not personally opposed' to allowing gay couples to marry, but added that it was not part of the government's legislative programme.
4 May 2012
New Zealand: ‘Gay times are over’ billboard provokes anger
A billboard apparently directed at the first openly lesbian mayor in New Zealand with the slogan 'The gay times are over' has provoked anger from councillors.
5 April 2012
EA ‘harassed’ over gay video game characters
Following the introduction of gay characters in recent game series, video game manufacturer EA says it has been inundated with anti-gay letters.
12 December 2011
Anti-gay US politician’s ‘secret life’ as sperm donor to lesbian couples
An American politician who has campaigned against gay marriage has been accused of having a "secret life" as a sperm donor to lesbian couples.
14 October 2011
New Zealand Labour will allow gay couples to adopt
New Zealand's Labour Party says it will push for gay couples to be allowed to adopt.
7 March 2011
New Zealand sees high number of gay/bisexual HIV diagnoses
New Zealand has seen an alarming number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV last year.
28 February 2011
Website blaming gays for Christchurch quake shut down
A website that blamed the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, on gay people, has been shut down by its Utah-based web hosting provider, BlueHost.