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New Zealand Lawmakers Approve Gay-Marriage Bill

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Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand's Parliament on Wednesday as the country became the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage

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Lisa W (143)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:26 pm
Yeah! Glad to know, hope they make an example for others!

Alan Lambert (91)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:30 pm
Yet another domino falls...

Kit B (276)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:37 pm

I guess even the most remote and backwards countries will move this along before the US. Congratulations to the grown-ups in New Zealand.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:46 pm
Congrats N.Zealand!! I'd like to welcome you to modern civilization!! Thx Cal

John B (185)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:35 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Nick Perry. Kudos to MP Louisa Wall, the Bills sponsor and the 76 other members who voted for passage. A great day in New Zealand! Read and pridefully noted!

pam w (139)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:47 pm
I agree with the rest of the world hurries to recognize humanity, love and logic....religious fanatics in the US stamp their feet and point fingers!

Jason S (50)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:00 pm
Good posting, thanks

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:15 pm
Awesome. Noted and shared.

Stan B (123)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 1:47 am
Great news thanks Cal.

Danny M (83)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 4:18 am
Bravo, New Zealand!

Winn A (178)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:45 am
Good for them!

Gloria p (304)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 6:39 am

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 1:45 pm
Nice, now abolish gun laws and socialism!

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 1:47 pm
Australia will follow now i am sure

noted thanks

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:03 pm
noted Cal thnx!!!! good for them, great Victory!!!!!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 2:03 pm

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:41 pm

Eternal Gardener (745)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:12 pm

Sue Clayton (8)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 10:41 pm
Way to go N.Z. Hopefully other countries will follow you. Well done!!

Edgar Zuim (47)
Friday April 19, 2013, 7:49 am
Good news. After all gays and lesbians are citizens like any other citizen and has therefore the same civil rights and obligations.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday April 19, 2013, 8:55 pm
Marvellous. Canada has done this years ago and the sky has not fallen in. Good to see that New Zealand is favouring non-discrimination. Some campaign against moving towards equality in their own nations but equality always wins out in the end.

Ethan H. (0)
Monday April 22, 2013, 8:44 pm
Good job, NZ. This is great news!

Anne Woods (23)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 5:09 am
good on you NZ, I hope Australia follows in your footsteps

Carmen S (611)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 5:37 pm
good for them, thanks Cal
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