Month: July 2012

Neither Male Nor Female. Really?

Transgender passport changes possible Stuff.co.nz 3 July 2012 New Zealand could soon follow in Argentina’s footsteps by making it easier for transgender and transsexual people to change their gender on their passports. But some in the trans community say gender…

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Garth George: Kids need dose of better parenting

Bay of Plenty Times 2 July 2012 First it was children; now it’s pets: Less than perfect behaviours are being labelled as diseases. An article from the London Daily Telegraph published this week tells us that seemingly natural behaviour in a…

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Concern over sex ed programmes

Newstalk ZB 2 July 2012 There’s a call for the Government to withdraw funding from the sex education programmes run by Family Planning and Rainbow Youth. Family First says these organisations resources and websites fail to tell the full facts…

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France to pass gay marriage, adoption law

Reuters 29 June 2012 France’s new Socialist government is to legalize marriage and adoption for same-sex couples, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Friday, reflecting a shift in public attitudes in the majority Catholic nation. President Francois Hollande, who took…

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Auckland Council finds its ‘moral compass’ at last

Erotica Expo ‘blacklisted’, Crow claims Auckland Now 2 July 2012 Porn tycoon Steve Crow says the Erotica Expo has been blacklisted at Auckland Council-run venues. Six Auckland Council venues from around the city have rejected requests to host the controversial…

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Well done, Lyttleton!

Lyttelton in revolt over new brothels Christchurch Press 2 July 2012 Plans to allow major brothels in Lyttelton could be scuppered after an outcry from residents. The town has reacted strongly to the Christchurch City Council’s proposed bylaw regulating brothel…

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Raise alcohol buying age: poll – yet another

NZ Herald 2 July 2012 Raising the age at which people are allowed to buy alcohol has been given overwhelming support in a HeraldDigiPoll survey. More than half of those polled supported a purchasing age of 20 for all types…

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