Posts Tagged ‘redefining marriage’

82 same sex marriages since law change

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

There have been eighty-two same sex marriages since 19 August 2013, the first day same sex couples could get married in New Zealand. Thirty eight of these marriages have been between people who had already been in a civil union. 58 couples were resident in New Zealand, 24 were from elsewhere. The Registrar-General of Births, Read more

Archbishop Dew hoped for more time to debate marriage bill

Friday, April 19th, 2013

On Wednesday evening New Zealand became the thirteenth country in the world, and the first in the Asia/Pacific region, to support same gender marriage. Labour MP Louisa Wall’s Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill, allowing same-sex couples to marry, has passed its third reading and final vote in Parliament. In front of a packed public Read more

Sign of the times or time to redesign marriage

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Fear not, Your Majesty. It’s taken a while – 842 years, to be precise – but they’ve done it for you. Got rid of themselves, it would seem, with nary a murmur of dissent. “We don’t care who’s on top.” No hint of the turbulent Becket there, Your Majesty, no call to sustain the separation Read more