No church will have to perform a same sex marriage, but those who decide to will be free to do so. This brief paper outlines relationship law in New Zealand. The Civil Union Bill provides that two people cannot enter a civil union if either is already married or in a civil union with another person and amends the bigamy provisions of the Crimes Act to enforce this.
Contact: webmaster dia. The Bill amends over 1, provisions across more than separate statutes covering a range of subject areas including commerce, education, health, taxation and social assistance. Since There is no justification for discriminating in the Civil Union Bill between different and same sex couples.
Discrimination regarding sexual orientation and gender identity and expression has been banned since
Are these proposals just for same sex couples? Legal protection, social and religious recognition are all important. Some countries the Netherlands and Belgium have granted same sex couples the right to marry. Why is marriage restricted to couples?
Everyone should have the freedom to marry, Tamati Coffey says. However, individuals with an otherwise clean criminal record could apply to a District Court to have the conviction disregarded.
The Civil Union Act established the institution of civil unions for both same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Information extrapolated from the same census indicates 0. With Civil Unions, New Zealand acknowledged diverse families legally.
Consequently de facto couples face no adverse discrimination from this provision and it is not being extended. LGBT rights in Oceania. The Property Relationships Amendment Act gives de facto couples, whether opposite or same sex, the same property rights as existed since for married couples on the break-up of a relationship.