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Crimes Bill deferred once again, delaying debate on same-sex rights

Tuesday 24 November 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Local, National

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Crimes Bill deferred once again, delaying debate on same-sex rights
Te Tiare Association (LGBTQ+) and Pride Cook Islands members and supporters have been working to raise awareness in the community and lobby for a change in the country's Crimes Act that bans same-sex relations. MELINA ETCHES / 20092531

Parliamentarians are expected to delay debate on a draft Crimes Bill that decriminalises homosexuality. However, an MP report claims a majority of the public that participated in consultations want to keep the status quo, where the law doesn’t recognise equal rights for same-sex couples.

Parliamentarians are expected to delay debate on a draft Crimes Bill that decriminalises homosexuality. However, an MP report claims a majority of the public that participated in consultations want to keep the status quo, where the law doesn’t recognise equal rights for same-sex couples.


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