New Zealand is to allow same-gender couples to marry, according to a draft ruling.
The ruling by the High Court comes after a petition against same-day weddings in the country’s capital Wellington was rejected by the Supreme Court in March.
The court ruled in June that same-date weddings are constitutional, but it was the government that had the final say on when the weddings would be allowed.
The High Court decision, which will come into effect immediately, says same-sorcery marriages must be permitted for “special circumstances” and for a specific purpose.
“The marriage is a special event, for instance, for the benefit of one or more persons in need,” the ruling says.
“It is not a ceremony for the purpose of a common law marriage, nor is it an ordinary marriage between a man and a woman.”
For this reason, it must be held on a day that the ceremony is held for a particular purpose.
“The High-Court ruling said that the Government would be able to exclude a same-year marriage if it deemed the event to be in a “special or extraordinary circumstance” for a reason “in its power to do so”.
The decision came after a number of similar petitions were denied.
The Supreme Court ruling said there were no grounds for the Government to exclude same-month weddings, and “the courts should not consider that to be the position”.”
It appears to us that the courts would not be able and would not have the authority to exclude such marriages from the Marriage Act, as long as they did not consider them to be special or extraordinary circumstances,” it said.”
Such a view, of course, does not seem to be supported by the circumstances of the petition.
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was a matter for the Prime Minister to make a statement.””
This does not change the legal status of the Act and does not affect the validity of the Marriage Amendment Act.”
A spokesperson for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was a matter for the Prime Minister to make a statement.
“We respect the decision of the High Courts.
This decision is a decision made by the Government.”