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    Surrogates told to pay support - 25-Jan-2009
    The Australian Government is demanding a New Zealand surrogate mother pay child support for the baby she had for two gay Queensland men, amid accusations she abandoned it.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sydney Morning Herald
    Gay couple will be loving parents, says mum - 25-Jan-2009
    An Auckland woman soon to give birth to a surrogate baby for two gay Australian men is excited to help a loving couple become parents, regardless of their gender.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sunday Star Times
    Rabbit Island incidents raise eyebrows - 8-Jan-2009
    Men meeting for sexual encounters and spying on others at Nelson's Rabbit Island run the risk of bringing stigma on the gay community, says the president of the Nelson gay group Spectrum.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - The Nelson Mail
    Gay jibes prove costly for employer - 29-Aug-2008
    An Auckland publishing company employee who was teased about his sexuality has been awarded more than $7000 for hurt feelings and unjustifiable dismissal.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Related Site - Action Media
    Bob Jones cites 'lesbian takeover' for new law - 27-Aug-2008
    Outspoken media personality Sir Robert Jones said he believed a "lesbian takeover" was behind a new law requiring a court jury foreman to instead be called a foreperson.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Southland Times
    Out at Work Seminars - 11-Aug-2008
    The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is holding two seminars for GLBTI union members/delegates in Christchurch (26 August) and Auckland (23 September)
    Read the full story/Visit the site - CTU OUT @ Work
    Brothel in Dannevirke will be a 'challenge' - 18-Jul-2008
    Most prostitutes choose to enter the sex industry of their own free will, and reports of surges in crime around brothels are an urban myth, New Zealand Prostitutes Collective co-ordinator Catherine Healy says.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Manawatu Standard
    Govt plays down gay adoption issue - 11-Jul-2006
    Government officials are reviewing the rules around who can adopt children a move that could take in the eligibility of gay and de facto couples.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Stuff Website
    Government may update law on gay adoptions - 11-Jul-2006
    The Government is giving serious consideration to introducing legislation legalising adoption for gay and de facto couples, says Cabinet minister Chris Carter.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald
    Politicians courageous over homosexuality law - 9-Jul-2006
    New Zealand's gay community is celebrating 20 years of freedom.
    It was today in 1986 that the controversial Homosexual Law Reform Bill was passed.

    Read the full story/Visit the site - Newstalk ZB
    A gay day to celebrate - 9-Jul-2006
    Belief in progress has dwindled in modern times, but sometimes progress actually occurs. The passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Act on this day 20 years ago is such a case. Here is a milestone worth celebrating. On this date the state finally decided it would no longer criminalise an innocent minority. Finally, a society that said it prized freedom and tolerance chose to grant these precious gifts to gay people. True, it took a further seven years before parliament passed the anti-discrimination measures in Fran Wilde's 1986 bill that had been defeated by funk and prejudice. But together, these two law changes represent a victory for enlightenment.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sunday Star Times
    Move to end provocation defence for gay murders - 9-Jul-2006
    Gay bashers who kill men who hit on them sexually will lose their defence of provocation if the Law Commission and Labour MP Tim Barnett have their way.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Sunday Star Times
    Anniversary time to reflect on gay movement - 9-Jul-2006
    Twenty years on, those who spearheaded the nation's gay rights movement are reflecting on the bitter campaign to legalise sex between men.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - Newstalk ZB
    Love that spoke up - and won - 8-Jul-2006
    In New Zealand politics, homosexuality seems to have gone from being the love that dare not speak its name to being the love that isn't even a talking point.
    Read the full story/Visit the site - NZ Herald

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