Same sex marriage

No rush for same-sex marriages

Marriage celebrants in Dunedin are not expecting any sudden influx of gay marriage requests now that same-sex marriage is legal in New Zealand.

Otago ready to welcome gay weddings

Otago ready to welcome gay weddings

Otago is already becoming a favoured destination for same-sex weddings, and tourism professionals expect Queenstown in particular to attract engaged gay and lesbian couples from overseas.

Marriage Bill fires gay pride

Marriage Bill fires gay pride

When the moment came, Parliament erupted.

Same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage

The issue of same-sex marriage has aroused strong feelings. For the gay community and supporters it is about equality and rights, and it represents both actual and symbolic acceptance before the law.

Cross-party youth support for gay marriage

Cross-party youth support for gay marriage

All eight political parties' youth wings have made a joint statement in support of same-sex marriage at Parliament this morning.

Same-sex marriages on cards for August

Same-sex marriages on cards for August

Gay and transgender couples could be able to marry - and adopt children - as soon as August, after a Parliamentary committee approved a change to marriage laws.

Same-sex couples equal already

Redefining marriage is unnecessary, writes former MP Gordon Copeland.

Generations divided over gay marriage

Generations divided over gay marriage

Pensioners are holding out in a dwindling minority opposing gay marriage - as 2013 looks possibly to be the year for it to become reality.

Gay marriage bill's foes 'in denial'

The sponsor of a bill to legalise same-sex weddings says marriage is an evolving institution, and many opponents of a law change were in denial about the fact that homosexuals had held equal rights in New Zealand for 27 years.

Support for gay marriage 'overwhelming': PM

Support for gay marriage 'overwhelming': PM

Prime Minister John Key said there was more support for the first gay marriage vote than he had expected.

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