Locking lips for same-sex rights
Locking lips for same-sex rightsANNA PEARSON
Wiremu Wilson and Connor McLeod walked into Lush Cosmetics in Nelson and kissed for the first time - all in the name of human rights.
The friends were among those taking part in a nationwide event on Saturday organised by a community organisation called LegaliseLove.
"It was amazing. I'm going to be thinking about it all day," laughed Connor, who is co-leader of the Nayland Alliance of Gays and Straights at Nayland College. "It's a great way to promote the cause."
Kiss and Tell invited people across the country to lock lips at 1pm in the name of marriage and adoption equality for same-sex couples in New Zealand.
Lush Cosmetics is supporting the campaign with a vibrant green bubble bath product called Freedom Foamer.
Gay, Nelson-based Labour list MP Maryan Street was at the event and said that equality for same-sex couples was a matter of human rights.
They should be entitled to the same treatment as heterosexuals when it came to marriage and adoption laws, she said.
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