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Gay rights advocates mobilise in the Cook Islands

A storm is brewing in the Cook Islands over what many say is a backdown by lawmakers to do away with a part of the crimes act which makes it illegal to be a homosexual.

The chance in heart has come from the Parliamentary Select Committee that’s supposed to re-write the law. Instead, they want to keep it, and in fact, widen it. John Utanga has this story.

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