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New leadership team elected by LegaliseLove

Tue 21 Aug 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

As the first reading of Louisa Wall’s marriage equality bill looms, Wellington-based lobby group LegaliseLove has elected two new co-chairs. Queer youth worker Tabby Besley and student Jett Ranchhod were voted into the roles at a Special General Meeting which asked for fresh involvement from the wider community. "I'm looking forward to working with and involving all parts of the community, especially young people and groups who have not yet had the experience of fighting for their rights," Ranchhod says. LegaliseLove and marriage equality groups within Wellington are currently working together to facilitate and organise a rally on 29 August, which is when the marriage equality bill is likely to have its first reading. "We’re having the rally to welcome the bill into parliament and celebrate the opportunity New Zealand has been given to take a step towards greater equality," Tabby Besley says. For more information, or to get involved, LegaliseLove can be emailed at    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Tuesday, 21st August 2012 - 9:15am

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