Press release 21 August 2012
For Immediate Release:
With the first reading of Louisa Wall’s bill likely to be next
Wednesday, the campaign for marriage equality has escalated to a new
Following their regular community meeting last Wednesday, LegaliseLove
Wellington held a Special General Meeting allowing the opportunity for
fresh involvement from the wider community.
Instead of the traditional role of president, the group opted to elect
two co-chairs, queer youth worker Tabby Besley and Theatre, Film and
Media student Jett Ranchhod, whose experiences within New Zealand’s
diverse LGBTI community will only strengthen the group’s goal of
marriage equality. Elections were also held for the other positions.
"I'm looking forward to working with and involving all parts of the
community, especially young people and groups who have not yet had the
experience of fighting for their rights," said Jett Ranchhod.
LegaliseLove and marriage equality groups within Wellington are
currently working together to facilitate and organise a rally on
"We’re having the rally to welcome the bill into parliament and
celebrate the opportunity New Zealand has been given to take a step
towards greater equality," said Tabby Besley.