Homosexual Law Reform (1985-86)

Audio from some of the parliamentary proceedings relating to the Homosexual Law Reform Act (1985). The Act was partially passed by the New Zealand Parliament on 9 July 1986 after 16-months of heated nationwide debate. It decriminalized homosexual acts between men and set the scene for later law changes around discrimination and recognition of same-sex partners. Please note that not all proceedings were recorded.


Introduction (8 March 1985)

Introduction (8 March 1985)Audio from the introduction and first reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill in Parliament, 8 March 1985...

Tags: 1980s, activism, adoption, gay, heterosexual, homosexual...

Published: March 1985

Second reading debate (9 October 1985)

Second reading debate (9 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 October...

Published: October 1985

Second reading debate (16 October 1985)

Second reading debate (16 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 October...

Published: October 1985

Second reading debate (23 October 1985)

Second reading debate (23 October 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 23 October...

Published: October 1985

The Petition (5 November 1985)

The Petition (5 November 1985)Audio from parts of the debate on the report back of the petition against the Homosexual Law Reform...

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Published: November 1985

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)

Second reading debate (6 November 1985)Audio from parts of the debate during the second reading of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 6 November...

Tags: 1980s, age of consent, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual...

Published: November 1985

Committee of the Whole House (20 November 1985)

Committee of the Whole House (20 November 1985)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 20 November...

Published: November 1985

Committee of the Whole House (5 March 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (5 March 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 5 March...

Tags: 1980s, equality, filibuster, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual law...

Published: March 1986

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (25 March 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 25 March...

Tags: 1980s, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual law reform peti...

Published: March 1986

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (2 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 2 April...

Tags: 1980s, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual law reform peti...

Published: April 1986

Committee of the Whole House (9 April 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (9 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 9 April...

Published: April 1986

Committee of the Whole House (16 April 1986)

Committee of the Whole House (16 April 1986)Audio from parts of the Committee of the Whole House during the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, 16 April...

Tags: 1980s, equality, homosexual, homosexual law reform, homosexual law reform peti...

Published: April 1986