Posts Tagged ‘NZ Human Rights Commission’

Human rights case could prompt changes in the hiring and training of church ministers.

Monday, March 11th, 2019

The Anglican Church is facing a landmark case from a parishioner arguing it should be responsible for abusive priests – one of whom allegedly harassed her in counselling sessions after her baby’s death. It will be the first time a New Zealand church has been tested as an employer under human rights law, and if Read more

Should Richard Prosser be banned from flying?

Friday, February 15th, 2013

A blogger has, perhaps light heartedly, called for New Zealand’s airlines to ban “Richard Prosser and his fellow Islamophobes from aircraft!” “How would he and they feel if that happened? Not too happy I would imagine!” says Chris Ford. On Wednesday Prosser apologised for comments made in a magazine column that young Muslim men should be Read more

Lawyer questions Human Rights Commission: ministers of religion not free over same gender marriage

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Church ministers with a moral objection to same gender marriage would be criminalised by refusing to wed same-sex couples if a new bill becomes law, a legal opinion states. Ian Bassett’s opinion suggests church ministers, marriage celebrants and even wedding photographers who withheld their services to same-sex couples on the grounds of a moral objection Read more

HRC: Religious ministers have right to refuse to marry a same-sex couple

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

“Religious ministers have the right to refuse to marry anyone. That right will not change if the Bill becomes law,” says Human Rights Chief Commissioner David Rutherford. “It will be up to any individual marriage celebrant, including those who are religious ministers, to decide whether or not they wish to marry a same-sex couple.” The Human Read more

NZ Human Rights Commission endorses same gender marriage

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

The New Zealand Human Rights Commission has formally endorsed same gender marriage and a non-discriminatory approach to adoption that gives primacy to the best interests of the child. The conclusion to The HRC’s short paper states: “In order to ensure formal legal equality, including the right to found and form a family regardless of sexual orientation or Read more