Article Title:Civil Unions Bill delayed six weeks
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:27th March 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2264
Text:New Zealand's Civil Union Bill has been delayed and will not come before Parliament until mid-May. The Bill, under the guidance of Associate Justice minister David Benson-Pope, was due to have been presented about now. However, the resignation of Lianne Dalziel from her ministerial portfolios and a busy government schedule are said to be reasons for the delay. In addition, Benson-Pope says he is unsure if he has enough support for the Bill to be passed in a conscience vote.    
Disclaimer:This page displays a version of the article with all formatting and images removed. It was harvested automatically and some text content may not have been fully captured correctly: access this content at your own risk. A copy of the full article is available (off-line) at the Lesbian and Gay Archives of New Zealand. This online version is provided for personal research and review and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of If you have queries or concerns about this article please email us
Reproduction note:Just before closed in May 2017, the website owners wrote this article about reproducing content from the website: "our work has always been available for glbti people to use and all we ask is that you not plagiarise it... if you use it anywhere please attribute it to and where there is an authors name attached please acknowledge that writer."