Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Zealand Approves Same-sex Marriage

Finally, the New Zealand's Parliament has approved the same-sex marriage bill. In the third and last vote required, the MPs voted 77 to 44 in favor of marriage equality.

Louisa Wall, the sponsor of this bill, said she is “very proud to be a member of a Parliament that has voted overwhelmingly to give New Zealanders, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, or gender, the right to marry.”

After positive steps taken by France and Uruguay to legalize same-sex marriage, New Zealand will be the 13rd country where gay people can wed as heterosexual people do.

Very good news in this long and hard journey.

MP Louisa Wall, sponsor of this bill
The moment same-sex marriage became legal in New Zealand

One of the demonstration for marriage equality in Wellington