INDEPENDENT NEWS

Legalise Love Press Release - 21 Aug 2012

Published: Tue 21 Aug 2012 10:05 AM
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
level.
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
August 29.
"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.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

New Zealand Secures Major Free Trade Deal With European Union
By: New Zealand Government
New Measures To Help Manage COVID-19 As Country Stays At Orange
By: New Zealand Government
Prime Minister's Remarks At NATO Summit
By: New Zealand Government
New Era For Better Health In Aotearoa New Zealand
By: New Zealand Government
Alcohol Harm Minimisation Bill Pulled From Biscuit Tin
By: Green Party
Wellington’s Rapid Transit Option Progresses To Next Stage
By: New Zealand Government
EU Market Remains Largely Closed To NZ Dairy
By: Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand
Winners And Losers In NZ-EU FTA
By: Business NZ
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media