Venn Young - homosexual law reform in New Zealand

Venn Young (left) stands with two National Party members in 1980. In 1974 Venn Young introduced a Crimes Amendment Bill to legalise homosexuality for those 21 and over, but he failed to get it passed into law.


Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EP/1980/3156
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