Posts Tagged ‘John Roughan’

Tribute to a good father

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

One benefit of bearing an unusual name is that anybody I meet who knew my father is liable to ask, “Are you any relation to Vaughan Roughan?” Though he was a primary school principal whose career was spent in Southland and Canterbury, his former pupils and colleagues are everywhere. “He was a nice man,” they Read more

Same sex adoption – different rules for men and women?

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

If the the law is changed to allow same sex adoption will the new law treat female couples and male couples equally? Under existing law it is illegal for a single male to adopt a female. If the law is changed to allow same sex couples to adopt, will a male couple be allowed to Read more