Tag Archive | Grant Robertson

New Zealand: Govt backs transgender inclusion

New Zealand: Govt backs transgender inclusion

(Reuters) – New Zealand’s Sports Minister Grant Robertson said on Thursday that inclusion should be the starting point for any discussion about the participation of transgender people in the sex class of their choice. Robertson was responding to an open letter from 43 former Olympic champions and athletes calling on the government to widen consultation […]

New Zealand: First openly gay deputy PM sworn in

New Zealand: First openly gay deputy PM sworn in

(Reuters) – New Zealand swore in its new cabinet on Friday, including five Maori, and its first openly gay deputy prime minister [Grant Robertson], as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s government increased its majority with the release of full results of an October17 general election. In separate vote results, New Zealanders narrowly rejected the legalisation of […]