A dispute over a gay man barred from training to become an Anglican priest, is centring on how the Human Rights Act is interpreted.
Auckland Bishop Ross Bay admits the denial of priesthood training for a man in a same-sex relationship could be seen as discrimination.
A gay man who says he has been barred from training to become an Anglican priest says his same sex relationship is akin to marriage.
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has abandoned plans to sue a satirical news website for defamation.
Colin Craig has threatened to sue a satirical website after it published an article making fun of him.
Political reporter Tova O'Brien takes a look at the political issues of the week.
The legalisation of same-sex marriage in New Zealand has been making headlines in Australia.
Maurice Williamson has become an unlikely gay icon following his speech at the final reading of the same-sex marriage bill.
Gay couple Kyran Kissick and Ellie Moloney say Labour MP's Louisa Wall's bill will save lives.
A priest this morning has said he is "saddened and concerned" with last night's vote to legalise same-sex marriage.
"We've all woken up now to a New Zealand that fundamentally believes in the human rights of all New Zealand citizens."
The public gallery erupted into song after Deputy Speaker Lindsay Tisch announced the same-sex marriage bill had passed its final hurdle.
Marriage between same-sex couples has been legalised tonight after Labour MP Louisa Wall's bill passed its final hurdle at Parliament.
National MP Maurice Williamson left his colleagues in fits of laughter at the final reading of the bill legalising same-sex marriage.
Before the day is out, barring any unexpected turns, legislation will be passed allowing same-sex couples in New Zealand to marry.
English is not supporting same-sex marriage, but says the debate has been good at encouraging young people to think about tying the knot.
Ten men flaunting wedding gowns paraded through the capital this afternoon, ahead of tonight’s final reading of the same-sex marriage bill.
Chinese Labour MP Raymond Huo was the only fence-sitter in the first reading but last night revealed his support for the bill.
Youth party support of the Marriage Equality bill coincides with the Queen signing a charter against discrimination.
The president of NZ First's youth wing has signed a pledge in favour of same-sex marriage, going against the party's official stance.
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