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To: The Cook Islands Government, The New Zealand Government, The United Nations Convention Signatories Committee

Petition for the Support to Decriminalize Homosexuality in the Cook Islands

Reason for signing

  • As an anthropologist who studies Pacific prehistory, an author and a gay man, I know the Cook Islands law is not consistent with Polynesian history and traditions, nor with a careful study of the Bible in the context of ancient biblical cultures. I visit the Cook Islands regularly and have many friends there. It is time to respect and honour the Cook Islands LGBTQ community and not punish them because of how they were made.