AmeriNZ 298 – Equality

Today I have one topic: Marriage equality arriving in New Zealand one week ago today. I start by telling you about some of my impressions the night. I also give you my full impressions of what New Zealand’s far right did—and is up to now! After some slight diversion into other NZ politics, I tell you about what happens now. One thing I know for sure is that this battle is over: The rightwing cannot repeal or even revisit this issue. Kiwis just don’t do that. Finally, I tell you the background to that video of the vote.

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Links for this episode
Favourite moment – my blog post on the moment marriage equality was approved
Favourite speech – again from my blog
The New Zealand Parliament’s YouTube Channel is called InTheHouseNZ. To find the videos, look for “Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill – Third Reading – Part # (where # is 1 – 20).
Looking ridiculous – my blog post on a silly rightwinger entertaining the Internet
Final analysis – my blog post wrapping-up the campaign for marriage equality and what happened.
All my blog posts on this topic are tagged NZ Marriage Equality.

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One thought on “AmeriNZ 298 – Equality

  1. Congratulations on Marriage Equality being passed in New Zealand!!! I was thrilled when I heard the news. A friend of mine sent me the video of Maurice Williamson’s speech on the floor of Parliament and I was cheering along. I didn’t realize he’s in the National Party until I listened and am glad you shared that with us.

    Cheers and here’s hoping everything works out for you and Nigel to tie the knot fully . It would be interesting in a future show for you to talk about what differences legally there are in New Zealand if you stay domestic partners vs getting married under the new Marriage Equality law.

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