New Zealand becomes the 13th country and 1st in the Asia Pacific region to allow same sex marriage.
(Image and text stolen from my facebook sources)
WOHOOO… but how exciting is this? Can’t wait to see the social change that occurs.
The Definition of Marriage Amendment Bill has passed into New Zealand law, 77-44, making same sex marriage and joint adoption by married same sex couples legal. After the bill was announced, the entire hall of parliament burst into song together, singing Pokarekare Ana, a maori love song about a couple separated by distance and culture. It was one of the most moving things I have ever experienced, and I am very proud to be a New Zealander tonight.