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Craig Young examines the results of Britain’s general election (including Posie Parker's votes) and wonders if New Zealand might follow. On July 4, the axe finally fell on the factionalised, negligent and incompetent British Conservative government. So what next? Sir Keir Starmer's Labour Party stormed to a landslide victory, as anticipated,...
For LGBTQ+ New Zealanders thinking of hoping the pond, Craig Young offers a backgrounder on the history and culture of our nearest neighbour and its differences from us. Firstly the chief difference between AUS and NZ is that Australia is a federal state, consisting of six states and two territories,...
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The Barbados High Court has overturned the island nation's prohibition on same-sex relationships in a historic decision. After determining that two provisions of the Sexual Offences Act that criminalised "buggery" and "severe indecency" were unconstitutional, the court issued an oral judgement on Monday abolishing those portions. Men who engage in same-sex...
The Singapore court of appeal has upheld the colonial era law criminalising sex between men. It is now up to the Singapore parliament to repeal Section 377A of the penal code, prohibiting sex between men. "Whilst we understand the deeply held personal feelings of the appellants, there is nothing that this court can do...
Despite the setback, there is still hope that the Catholic Church will embrace a GLBT inclusive approach in the near future writes Express Magazine's Levi Joule. There is no doubt that the past week has been a disappointing one for GLBT, GLBT friendly and progressive Catholics. Sadly, the Catholic Church turned its back on...
The Australian state of New Wales has just passed a bill to extinguish historic gay sex convictions.  The Criminal Records Amendment (Historical Homosexual Offences) Bill 2014 was passed unanimously through the NSW Parliament today. The NSW bill establishes a scheme enabling people convicted of consensual homosexual conduct, prior to decriminalisation in...
A promotional competition asking two best mates to get married in order to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2015 Rugby World Cup is insulting, marriage equality campaign LegaliseLove Aotearoa claims. The competition, run by New Zealand radio station The Edge, asks people to register to marry their ‘bro’, in...

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