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Candlelight April 17 2013 10:52 AM

New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage
 
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10878073

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A bill to legalise same-sex marriage has passed into law after its third reading in Parliament tonight, after months of emotional debate, parliamentary submissions, and passionate protests from people on either side of the issue.
New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in law.
The Marriage Amendment Bill will take effect in mid-August and comes 27 years after New Zealand decriminalised homosexuality.
Hooray for us.

Roger Wilco April 17 2013 11:19 AM

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Congrats. :)

Miss Chicken April 17 2013 11:42 AM

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Excellent. New Zealand - the leading light of Oceania.

iguana_tonante April 17 2013 11:58 AM

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Bravo. :)

teacake April 17 2013 12:01 PM

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Miss Chicken wrote: (Post 7957294)
Excellent. New Zealand - the leading light of Oceania.

Otherwise known as The Pacific.

Serial thread killer April 17 2013 12:15 PM

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Love this guy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=XCA8CA2hUoQ

Miss Chicken April 17 2013 12:18 PM

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teacake wrote: (Post 7957372)
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Miss Chicken wrote: (Post 7957294)
Excellent. New Zealand - the leading light of Oceania.

Otherwise known as The Pacific.

Oceania usually only refers to a portion of the Pacific.

Collingwood Nick April 17 2013 01:10 PM

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That's wonderful. I hope Australia gets its act together and follows suit.

NCC1701 April 18 2013 12:35 AM

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Serial thread killer wrote: (Post 7957414)

:guffaw:And yes, as the comments in the link say he is a conservative MP. Nice to see our politicians have got it right for a change, so we're now the 13th country legalise same-sex marriage, although it likely won't become law until late August. Go us! :techman:

Santa Claus April 18 2013 12:37 AM

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Hooray! Good news for equality! :D

Sector 7 April 19 2013 03:36 AM

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Serial thread killer wrote: (Post 7957414)

Who is he? I'd vote for him... trust me, I never thought I'd say that about a conservative again.:techman:

auntiehill April 19 2013 05:45 AM

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Yet another reason to think that New Zealand is awesome.

Orac Zen April 19 2013 08:17 AM

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Well done to our mates across the ditch. :bolian:

NZ continues to kick our collective arse on social issues. It's way beyond embarrassing at this point.

StarMan April 19 2013 11:22 AM

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125'000 views? Shessh!

Yes, he's certainly made the headlines. He's already been invited on the Ellen show (though it's been reported he had to decline).

Wintertainment April 19 2013 04:13 PM

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nice job new zealand! :)


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