Thursday, March 14, 2013

New Zealand: next country to legalize same-sex marriage?

Following in the footsteps of French and British Parliaments, the New Zealand's parliament has approved the marriage equality bill in second reading. 

Labour MP Louisa Wall, the bill’s sponsor, emphasised: “It’s not about gay marriage, same-sex marriage or straight marriage, it’s about equality”.

After an intense debate, the bill has passed with 77 votes to 44 in favour of the legalization of same-sex marriage. The result has been a little different from the 80 to 40 votes in favour reached in the first vote the past August. 

However, the second vote uses to be the most crucial one. But third and final vote is likely to be a formality and could be taken next month. 

Finally, polls indicate about two-thirds of New Zealanders support gay marriage.

I really hop that they get it !!!

MP Labour Louisa Wall

One of the demonstrations in favour of equal marriage in New Zealand

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