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    Homosexuality
    ✔ Legal
    Gay Marriage
    ✔ Legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✔ Legal, surgery not required
    Non-binary gender recognition
    ✔ Recognized
    Discrimination
    Illegal in some contexts
    Employment Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Housing Discrimination
    ✔ Sexual orientation and gender identity
    Adoption
    ✔ Legal
    Military
    ✔ Legal
    Donating Blood
    ✖ Banned (3-month deferral)
    Conversion Therapy
    ✔ Banned
    Age of Consent
    ✔ Equal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #10 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(7.6%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (92.4%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #14 out of 79 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(15.8%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (57.3%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #13 out of 74 regions surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(13.6%) Disagree
Agree (52.2%)

Perceived Acceptance of Gay People

Ranked #12 out of 119 regions surveyed. (Source: Gallup, 2013)

Question: "Is the city or area where you live a good place or not a good place for homosexuals?"

(10%) Not a good place
Good place (69%)

History

Homosexual activity in New Zealand

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Homosexual activity in New Zealand is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 8, 1986
Legal
Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986
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Same-sex marriage in New Zealand

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Same-sex marriage in New Zealand is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 19, 2013
Legal
Law was changed upon the passing of the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act in 2013, which included the amendment under section 5 clarifying the meaning of marriage to "the union of 2 people, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity".
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Apr 26, 2005–Aug 18, 2013
Civil unions
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in New Zealand

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in New Zealand is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In New Zealand, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in New Zealand

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Right to change legal gender in New Zealand is legal, surgery not required.

Current status
Since Feb 11, 2020
Legal, surgery not required
Law was changed to allow trans people to apply through the family court under section 28 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationship Registration Act 1995.
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Jun 1, 2008–Feb 10, 2020
Legal, but requires surgery
Legal
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Jun 1, 2008–Oct 19, 2017
Legal, surgery not required
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in New Zealand

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in New Zealand is recognized.

Current status
Recognized
New Zealand allows an "X" marker on birth certificates and passports.
Sources:
web.archive.org/web/2010111…//www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/Files/GeninfoDeclarationsofFamilyCourt/%24file/GeninfoDeclarationsofFamilyCourt.pdf
nzherald.co.nz/nz/x-marks-t…
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LGBT discrimination in New Zealand

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LGBT discrimination in New Zealand is illegal in some contexts.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 1994
Illegal in some contexts
Under section 21 of the Human Rights Act 1993, discrimination against "heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientations" is prohibited, with no other sexual orientations being protected. Discrimination protections relating to gender identity and transgender persons are ambiguous but regarded as being protected under the ground of "sex".
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LGBT employment discrimination in New Zealand

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LGBT employment discrimination in New Zealand is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 1994
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Human Rights Act 1993 prohibits discrimination in relation to employment and religious grounds, affirmed by section 19 of the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990, which apply everywhere. However, protections only apply to those of heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientations, and currently gender identity is ambiguously regarded as being protected under the ground of sex. That has not been tested yet, and is prone to being interpreted otherwise.
Sources:
Bill of Rights: legislation.govt.nz/act/pub…

Human Rights Act 1993 (See Part 2): legislation.govt.nz/act/pub…

Lack of gender identity protections:
nzlii.org/nz/journals/NZPub…
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LGBT housing discrimination in New Zealand

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LGBT housing discrimination in New Zealand is sexual orientation and gender identity.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 1994
Sexual orientation and gender identity
The Human Rights Act 1993 prohibits discrimination in relation to employment and religious grounds, affirmed by section 19 of the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990, which apply everywhere. However, protections only apply to those of heterosexual, homosexual, lesbian, or bisexual orientations, and currently gender identity is ambiguously regarded as being protected under the ground of sex. That has not been tested yet, and is prone to being interpreted otherwise.
Sources:
Bill of Rights: legislation.govt.nz/act/pub…

Human Rights Act 1993 (See Part 2): legislation.govt.nz/act/pub…

Lack of gender identity protections:
nzlii.org/nz/journals/NZPub…
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Same-sex adoption in New Zealand

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Same-sex adoption in New Zealand is legal.

Current status
Since Aug 19, 2013
Legal
Only for married couples and individuals. Banned still for any couples who are unmarried or in a civil union.
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Serving openly in military in New Zealand

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Serving openly in military in New Zealand is legal.

Current status
Since Feb 1, 1994
Legal
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Blood donations by MSMs in New Zealand

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Blood donations by MSMs in New Zealand is banned (3-month deferral).

Current status
Since Dec 1, 2020
Banned (3-month deferral)
12 month deferral periods were dropped to 3 months across multiple categories of donor, including MSMs.
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Jan 1, 2014–Nov 30, 2020
Banned (1-year deferral)
After a review, the 5 years deferral was reduced to 12 months deferral.
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Mar 1, 2009–Jan 1, 2014
Banned (5-year deferral)
No specific date in March. NZBS lists March 2009 on the linked page. NZBS performed a review in 2013 and results are expected to be public shortly.
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Conversion therapy in New Zealand

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Conversion therapy in New Zealand is banned.

Current status
Since Feb 19, 2022
Banned
With 112 affirmative votes and 8 opposed votes, the Parliament of New Zealand passed the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Act, banning conversion therapy on February 15, 2022, which took partial effect on February 19, 2022, with the remaining protections for those over 18 with "decision-making" capacity where "serious harm" has not been caused will take effect on July 19, 2022.
Sources:
Act (as enacted):
legislation.govt.nz/act/pub…

Parliamentary Hansard (vote as recorded; at bottom of page):
parliament.nz/en/pb/hansard…

CNN (media):
cnn.com/2022/02/15/asia/new…
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Equal age of consent in New Zealand

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Equal age of consent in New Zealand is equal.

Current status
Equal
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