Protest at Parliament

Protest at Parliament

Crimes Amendment Bill (1974)

In 1974 Venn Young, National MP for Egmont, introduced the Crimes Amendment Bill to legalise homosexuality for those 21 and over, but it failed to get it passed into law (34 votes against; 29 votes in favour and 24 abstentions). This recording contains part of the second reading debate in Parliament on 4 July 1975.

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  • 0:00:00 - [unidentified MP]
  • 0:01:44 - Keith Holyoake (Pahiatua, National Party)
  • 0:16:05 - Bill Birch (Franklin, National Party)
  • 0:23:20 - Gavin Downie (Pakuranga, National Party)
  • 0:31:10 - Jim Bolger (King Country, National Party)
  • 0:43:30 - Joe Walding (Palmerston North, Labour Party)
  • 0:46:38 - Ken Comber (Wellington Central, National Party)
  • 0:54:30 - John (Jack) Marshall (Karori, National Party)
  • 1:03:30 - Venn Young (Egmont, National Party)
  • 1:14:25 - Vote [result not included in this recording]

A more detailed log of this recording is available on the LAGANZ website, see pages 0203-B and 0203-A.

Citation information

Record date:4th July 1975
Audio courtesy of:Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand (LAGANZ)