NZ becomes first country in Asia-Pacific region to approve gay marriage
April 17, 2013 7:47 AM Subscribe
New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage
, becoming the first country
in the Asia-Pacific region and the 13th country
to do so.
The bill was passed with a wide majority, with 77 votes in favour and 44 against. "In our society, the meaning of marriage is universal - it's a declaration of love and commitment to a special person," said Labour MP Louisa Wall
. The declaration of the vote was followed by a waiata