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New Zealand Lawmakers Approve Gay-Marriage Bill

Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, politics, society, world, New Zealand, media, government, freedoms, rights, news, culture, ethics )

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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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Nyack Clancy (540)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 4:45 pm
Kudos, New Zealand!

Lisa sick Windsor (149)
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.

Natasha Salgado (672)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 5:46 pm
Congrats N.Zealand!! I'd like to welcome you to modern civilization!! Thx Cal

John B. (194)
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. (138)
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 Adams (218)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 5:45 am
Good for them!

Gloria picchetti (305)
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

Marlene Dinkins (269)
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. (155)
Thursday April 18, 2013, 3:41 pm

Eternal Gardener (750)
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. (619)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 5:37 pm
good for them, thanks Cal
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