20-year anniversary of homosexual law reform
Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary since consenting male homosexual sex was legalised. Back in 1984 there were huge campaigns both before and against this bill, which was drafted by two gay Auckland lawyers. These scenes have not been repeated since, even including the civil union bill.
I support homosexual law reform. Ironically the leading opponent, The Salvation Army, now does not think male consensual sex should be criminalised. However, in the MMP era, you would not have a select committee chaired by a bill's sponsor, as this one was.