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In August , Justice Minister Andrew Little announced that a conversion therapy ban could be considered as part of a reform to the Human Rights Act Archived from the original on 8 April Carter united in civil union to his long-time partner of thirty-three years, Peter Kaiser, on 10 February ,  in the first civil union for a cabinet minister or member of parliament since civil unions in New Zealand were introduced after legislation was passed in December