Posts Tagged ‘same gender marriage’

Wellington church defies same sex marriage decree

Friday, October 10th, 2014

A Wellington Presbyterian church will defy the its Church’s decree and will continue to perform same sex marriages. On 7 October the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand decided to ban its ministers from conducting same sex-marriage ceremonies. “What matters in a marriage is the quality of the commitment and the Read more

Same-sex marriage bill in Hawai’i passes Committee stage

Friday, November 1st, 2013

The Hawai’i Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee has voted to pass a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Hawai’i. The vote came after nearly 12 hours of testimony from the public, as more than 400 people addressed lawmakers during Monday’s public hearing before the Senate committee. In addition, Senate clerks say more than 4,000 pages Read more

Members of Select Committee on same sex marriage “hostile”

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Grace Carroll, a Catholic design student from Wellington, has accused  some members of the  select committee on same sex marriage of behaving in a hostile and “menacing” way to submitters who are against a proposed law change for same sex couples. In a press release from Family First she says when she appeared before the Read more

Churches say they will not host same-sex weddings

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

An overwhelming majority of churches would not host same-sex weddings even if the law is changed to allow it. Almost all the major Christian denominations have vowed not to officiate for gay marriage, as have most other religious groups. The same-sex marriage bill passed its first reading in Parliament this week and must now pass two Read more