New Zealand Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

Earlier today, New Zealand became the thirteenth country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. In this video footage, Prime Minister Maurice Williamson delivers a stirring and drole answer to the bill’s opponents.

Rainbow on day of SSM Legal in NZ

View from PM Williamson’s office after legalization of same-sex marriage in New Zealand

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One Response to “New Zealand Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage”

  1. XAU Says:

    Wow – waking up this morning nothing has changed, the sky has not fallen (softly raining), the dogs still want attention and husband Joff still needs a coffee. One thing however remains changed from last night & that is that our marriage is now legal in Aotearoa New Zealand. 
    Awesome as we were at Parliament to see it happen. (we’re in suits front left hand side of gallery) I did wonder if the sky might just fall when John Banks spoke (he was a leading opponent of 1986 Homosexual Law Reform who then called decriminalising homosexuality “evil and sickening”. Last night: “after three decades, and ten Parliaments, I have had time to reflect”, he told Parliament before voting for Gay Marriage “To reflect on what I said, and what I did.”If I knew then, what I have learned since, I would have acted differently.”
    But the crowning moment was when we broke into love song Pokarekare Ana – so special & such a New Zealand response.

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