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The 1970s saw the growth of the modern feminist and gay movements in New Zealand.Member of Parliament Venn Young introduced the Crimes Amendment Bill in July 1974, which was the first bill to propose decriminalising homosexual acts between consenting adults.The bill passed its final reading on 9 July 1986, 49 votes in favour to 44 opposed.

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Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have most of the same rights as other people in New Zealand.

The protection of LGBT rights is advanced relative to other countries in Oceania and one of the most liberal in the world, with the country being the first in the region and thirteenth in the world to enact same-sex marriage.

The Act is very similar to the Marriage Act with "marriage" replaced by "civil union".

The following year, the Relationships (Statutory References) Act 2005 was passed to remove discriminatory provisions from most legislation.

Until a marriage bill was passed in April 2013, same-sex marriage and adoption were the final barrier before full LGBT formal and substantive equality in New Zealand.

In July 2012, a private member's bill by Labour MP Louisa Wall which proposed defining marriage to be inclusive regardless of gender was drawn from the ballot.

Individuals convicted and imprisoned for homosexual offences prior to August 1986 are not automatically eligible to hide the offences under the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004, since the Act applies retrospectively to current and abolished offences equally.

However, individuals with an otherwise clean criminal record can apply to a District Court to have the conviction disregarded.

In 1972, academic Ngahuia Te Awekotuku was denied a visitors permit to the United States on the grounds that she was a homosexual.

Publicity around the incident was a catalyst in the formation of gay liberation groups in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.

Throughout the late 20th century, the rights of the LGBT community received more awareness and male same-sex sexual activity was decriminalised in 1986, with an equal age of consent of 16 to heterosexual intercourse.

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