Media ID 0102-A
Morning Report (10 July 1986) on the morning after the passing of the Homosexual Law Reform Bill (9 July 1986)
Bill Logan, Fran Wilde, George Gair, Graeme Lee, John Banks, Kate Leslie, Rodney Knight
0080-B, 0083-B, 0136-AB, 0140-A
The audio on this tape appears on a number of other cassettes. Use this tape (0102-A) and 0080-B as I believe it is probably closer to the original audio.
This summary gives general themes as to the content of this recording. It is not a verbatim transcript. Always refer back to the original audio. This is a working document and any amendments/corrections are welcome.
Morning Report, National Programme
Programme introduction – Geoff Robinson and Kim Hill
Peter Fry – The Homosexual Law Reform Bill was passed last night…
George Gair – voting in favour of the Bill
John Banks – responding to Gair’s speech
Fran Wilde – there has been a change of attitudes during the course of the Bill
Wilde – losing the second part of the Bill on discrimination
Wilde – personally, it’s been a terrible strain
Graeme Lee – the people of this country will make sure this Bill is defeated
Salvation Army response – Major Rodney Knight - we respect the democratic right
AIDS Foundation – Kate Leslie – delighted with the result
Leslie – Stop AIDS campaign
Bill Logan – 5 votes is a fine margin. There has been a move in public opinion. This debate has started to change attitudes.
Logan – Age of Consent … gives the message that it is OK to be gay.
Logan – Attitudes are changing. We need to move to a world where it is illegal to discriminate against gays.
Logan – I’m glad that Graeme Lee and his friends are continuing their struggle – it’s their struggle that is educating New Zealand.. opinion is changing .. making it an election issue.