New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

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  1. Candlelight

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    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10878073

    Hooray for us.
     
  2. Roger Wilco

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    Congrats. :)
     
  3. Miss Chicken

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    Excellent. New Zealand - the leading light of Oceania.
     
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    Otherwise known as The Pacific.
     
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    Oceania usually only refers to a portion of the Pacific.
     
  8. Collingwood Nick

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    That's wonderful. I hope Australia gets its act together and follows suit.
     
  9. NCC1701

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    :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:
     
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    Hooray! Good news for equality! :D
     
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    Yet another reason to think that New Zealand is awesome.
     
  13. Orac Zen

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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.
     
  14. StarMan

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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).
     
  15. Avon

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    nice job new zealand! :)
     
  16. PopBoy

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    I always thought Australia had gay marriage (or civil partnerships). Strange. Its pretty proud of its gay history - its pride festival is a major tourist draw and featured in its opening Olympics ceremony (I think). But yay for NZ!
     
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    Good. Now the homoerotic bed-jumping scene at the end of LOTR is slightly less awkward. :p
     
  19. RJDiogenes

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    Congratulations, New Zealand. You set a great example. :bolian:

    Same-sex marriage has been legal in my State for a while, and in several other States, but not the entire country; hopefully, the Supreme Court will fix that in June, just as they did for so-called interracial marriage back in 1967.

    "Enormous big Gay rainbow." :rommie:
     
  20. Mitty

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    I'm so happy for New Zealand but this is a major embarrassment for Australia where we like to think we are "ahead" of New Zealand (even though they are technically ahead of us as far as Time Zones go, hehe).

    I still can't fathom why Julia Gillard (our left wing Prime Minister) doesn't support gay marriage. It makes no sense at all, I can only think she's pandering to religious groups.

    Meanwhile we keep hearing rumblings that Liberal Party (conservative) leader Tony Abbott may eventually allow a conscience vote by his party on Gay Marriage should the issue rise again in Parliament. With several State leaders now for it and popular opinion definitely for it, I would hope we might see it realised after the next Election, which is already set for September 14.