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Shortland Street - Maia and Jay’s Civil Union

Television (Excerpts) – 2006

On Valentine's Day 2006 Shortland Street featured its first civil union, between lesbians Jay Copeland (Jaime Passier-Armstong) and Maia Jeffries (Anna Jullienne). The ceremony was aptly flush with pink decor and took place in Parnell’s Rose Gardens. Alas it was picketed by Serenity Church protestors and the union later ended — after Jay had an affair … with a man! In 1994 Shortland Street had earlier broken mainstream ground for the LGBT community with a lesbian kiss, between Dr Meredith Fleming (Stephanie Wilkin) and nurse Annie Flynn (Rebecca Hobbs).

Most weddings have at least one hiccup.
– Maia (Anna Jullienne) anticipates the perfect day

Key Cast & Crew

Jaime Passier-Armstrong

As: Jay Copeland

Anna Jullienne

As: Maia Jeffries

Caroline Bell-Booth


Jason Daniel


Libby Magee


Jan Fisher

As: Marriage Celebrant

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