Article Title:Public forum on civil unions in Wgtn
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:23rd January 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2192
Text:A public forum on same-sex marriage and civil unions is to be held this coming Wednesday in Wellington. Organised by GLBT community group 9 July Project, the forum will host several experts on the issues surrounding equality for same-sex couples, aiming to provide answers to the question of whether marriage or civil unions are the best option for couples. Speakers include human rights lawyer Nigel Christie, who has been involved internationally in the debate around same-sex marriage, equality and citizenship, and Calum Bennachie, who has been engaged in GLBT politics since 1993 and has appeared before several parliamentary select committees on issues affecting the queer communities. The Rev. Margaret Mayman of St. Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington, will serve as moderator. During her ministry in Christchurch, she came out as a lesbian and has been working towards full inclusion of GLBT people in the Presbyterian Church. The event will be held 6pm on Wednesday 28th January at Pound Level 1, The Oaks Complex, Dixon Street, Wellington.    
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