Article Title:Lesbian minister defends same-sex parents
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or Credit:GayNZ.com News Staff
Published on:24th October 2003 - 12:00 pm
Published by:GayNZ.com
Story ID:2069
Text:A Wellington lesbian Presbyterian minister has defended the parenting skills of same-sex couples to a select committee considering the Care of Children bill. Representing her St Andrews on the Terrace parish, Mayman told the MPs that diversity in family relationships is already a reality in society. The Bill is designed to overhaul guardianship laws to extend equal recognition to defacto and same-sex parents but is opposed by right-wing religious groups including the United Future party which want to see married couples receive legal preferences.    
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