This section contains the written transcript (Hansard) of various parliamentary proceedings relating to LGBTI rainbow issues.
The New Zealand Homosexual Law Reform Society's petition was tabled in Parliament by the Hon. A. H. Nordmeyer.
Report of the Petitions Committee (8 November 1968)
The Crimes Amendment Bill was introduced by National MP Venn Young. The Bill sought to legalise homosexual acts between consenting adults in private. The age-of-consent was set at 21. The Bill was lost at its second reading.
MP Warren Freer told Parliament that he would no longer proceed with a private member's Bill that would have decriminalised homosexual activity between consenting adults.
Personal Explanation (20 June 1980)
The Human Rights (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill was introduced by Labour MP Georgina Beyer on 21 October 2004. The Bill offered specific protection from discrimination on the grounds of gender identity. The Bill was withdrawn on 23 August 2006.
Bill withdrawn (23 August 2006)