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Old April 17 2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar...ectid=10878073

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.
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Old April 17 2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Re: New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

Congrats.
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Old April 17 2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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Excellent. New Zealand - the leading light of Oceania.
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Old April 17 2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Re: New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

Bravo.
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Old April 17 2013, 12:01 PM   #5
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Excellent. New Zealand - the leading light of Oceania.
Otherwise known as The Pacific.
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Old April 17 2013, 12:15 PM   #6
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Re: New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

Love this guy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=XCA8CA2hUoQ
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Old April 17 2013, 12:18 PM   #7
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Excellent. New Zealand - the leading light of Oceania.
Otherwise known as The Pacific.
Oceania usually only refers to a portion of the Pacific.
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Old April 17 2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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That's wonderful. I hope Australia gets its act together and follows suit.
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Old April 18 2013, 12:35 AM   #9
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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!
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Old April 18 2013, 12:37 AM   #10
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Re: New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

Hooray! Good news for equality!
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Old April 19 2013, 03:36 AM   #11
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Who is he? I'd vote for him... trust me, I never thought I'd say that about a conservative again.
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Old April 19 2013, 05:45 AM   #12
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Yet another reason to think that New Zealand is awesome.
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Old April 19 2013, 08:17 AM   #13
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Well done to our mates across the ditch.

NZ continues to kick our collective arse on social issues. It's way beyond embarrassing at this point.
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Old April 19 2013, 11:22 AM   #14
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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).
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Old April 19 2013, 04:13 PM   #15
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nice job new zealand!
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