and welcome to the LeGaLE website.

LeGaLE maintains a focus on the issue of full and equal access to marriage for same-sex couples both here in New Zealand and in overseas jurisdictions.

In this regard, the key intent of this site is to present comment on domestic and international developments impacting on the legal recognition of same-sex couples, with particular reference to recognition through marriage.

However, the website also contains information and comment about:

  • other issues affecting same-sex couples
  • sexual orientation generally
  • other rights-related legal topics

To find out more about LeGaLE and the information contained on this site, you can go to the Contents page, or you can select any one of the other links to go directly to pages of interest.

Happy browsing –


LeGaLE, PO Box 5235, Wellington, New Zealand