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Gender change 'makes sense' to NZ First

Mon 17 Feb 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Louisa Wall MP Support for Louisa Wall's proposed amendments to have clearer gender identity protection inserted into the Human Rights legislation may come from an unlikely political quarter. Speaking at the lighting up of the Auckland War Memorial Museum in rainbow colours this evening, Wall said she has sounded out NZ First's justice spokesperson, Denis O'Rourke, and "he says it makes sense to him." NZ First has historically voted against advances in social and legal equality for glbti people, with its leader Winston Peters claiming that matters such as Marriage Equality should have been put to a referendum - in the absence of which the party's MPs have block-voted against the pro-gay equality measures, regardless of their personal views. Wall says she has support from the Greens and Labour and has sent letters to the Mana, Maori, Act and United Future parties. Speaking from the steps of the museum, Wall said her role in Parliament is to continue the legacy of those who have fought so hard for our human rights. "Our community is so strong and so resilient that we can do whatever we want," she said. "Together we can achieve greatness."    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 17th February 2014 - 9:48pm

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