On August 26, The Labour Party formally pledged to tackle a number of issues specifically affecting the GLBT community, announcing their Labour policies.
Labour’s promises included: Making our schools safer, stating it would eradicate, “discrimination, violence and bullying. Improving the lives of trans* and intersex New Zealanders by implementing the ‘To Be Who I am’ report.” This would include adding ‘Gender Identity’ to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. Modernising child adoption laws, “to ensure equal treatment of same-sex couples,” and says it will, “tackle youth mental health, especially suicide and self-harm and improve the access to and quality of health services.”
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