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"World is watching Wellington," campaigner says

Wed 21 Nov 2012 In: New Zealand Daily News

Boris Dittrich A leading GLBT rights campaigner believes the tipping point has been passed on the issue of marriage equality. Boris Dittrich is currently in New Zealand and attended the first of three speaking engagements at Auckland University this afternoon. The Human Rights Watch advocacy director for GLBT issues is also a former Dutch Parliamentarian, who helped his home nation become the first in the world to legalise marriage between gay and lesbian couples. He believes the tipping point has, now, been passed on the issue of marriage equality, as nations and US states continue to push change through. “I really, really hope that Parliament here as soon as possible will pass the second reading,” he said of New Zealand’s marriage equality legislation. “The world is watching now, what happens in Wellington.” Boris Dittrich will be at an OUTLine function at Auckland’s Amora Hotel tonight, from 6PM. Entry is $25 with all proceeds going to OUTLine. Tomorrow night he and Louisa Wall will speak about marriage equality at St-Matthew-in-the-City from 6PM.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 21st November 2012 - 5:08pm

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