2112 signatures received.
The Campaign to Pardon Gays in Aotearoa
Campaign update
On 6 July 2016, the petition was presented to Parliament by MP Kevin Hague. It was referred to the Justice and Electoral Select Committee, which sought public submissions on the issue.

At this stage, we are awaiting the report of the Select Committee.
Click here to learn more about the public submission process.
Should you wish to contact the Campaign to learn more, click here to view our contact details.
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External media items

Below is a list of media items about the petition, which were released by various news agencies and organisations. This list is provided in the hope that it will be helpful, but none of these items are endorsed by the Campaign.

NZ Government to consider erasing historic gay sex convictions
Type: News
Publisher: New Zealand Herald
Date: 15 December 2016

Homosexual convictions before law reform could be pardoned next year
Type: Video item
Publisher: TVNZ (TV1)
Date: 14 December 2016

Call for views on gay pardon petition
Type: News
Notes: no audio
Publisher: Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa (Radio New Zealand)
Date: 28 August 2016

Pardons considered for men convicted of homosexual acts
Type: News; audio item
Publisher: NewstalkZB
Date: 25 August 2016

Editorial: Gays deserve an apology for decades of legal oppression
Type: Opinion piece
Publisher: Stuff.co.nz
Date: 11 July 2016

Commission celebrates 30 years of Homosexual Law Reform Act
Type: Press release
From: Human Rights Commission
Date: 8 July 2016

30th anniversay of homosexual law reform marked at Parliament
Type: Audio item
Publisher: Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa (Radio New Zealand)
Date: 7 July 2016

Government to consider pardons for gay men
Type: Audio item
Publisher: Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa (Radio New Zealand)
Date: 7 July 2016

Commission joins calls for pardons
Type: News
Publisher: New Zealand Herald
Date: 7 July 2016

Editorial on governments reaction to the petition
Type: Opinion piece
Publisher: Gay Express
Date: 7 July 2016

Raw video of petition being presented to Parliament
Type: Video item
Publisher: Parliament Video on Demand (inthehouse.co.nz)
Date: 6 July 2016

Wrongful convictions for being gay need to be overturned
Type: Press release
From: MP Kevin Hague
Date: 6 July 2016

Interview with campaign organiser
Type: Audio item
Publisher: Radio New Zealand
Date: 6 July 2016

Petition tabled in Parliament calling for a Government apology for convicted homosexuals
Type: News
Publisher: Stuff.co.nz
Date: 6 July 2016

Reversing homosexual sex convictions 'too difficult'
Type: News
Publisher: New Zealand Herald
Date: 6 July 2016

Thirty years on, campaign to pardon gay men convicted under restrictive laws continues
Type: Video item
Publisher: TVNZ (TV1)
Date: 6 July 2016

Petition to be Tabled in Parliament to Pardon Wrongful Homosexuality Convictions
Type: News
Publisher: Gay Express
Date: 6 July 2016

Petition to wipe homosexual convictions reaches Parliament
Type: Video item
Publisher: NewsHub / TV3
Date: 6 July 2016

Campaign to pardon convicted gay men
Type: News
Notes: no audio
Publisher: Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa (Radio New Zealand)
Date: 2 Febuary 2015

Interview with campaign organiser
Type: Audio item
Publisher: Te Reo Irirangi o Aotearoa (Radio New Zealand)
Date: 2 February 2015

Pardon petition needs community action
Type: Community news release
Publisher: GayNZ.com
Date: 7 December 2014
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