New Zealand Gay Marriage

New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage and the first in the Asia-Pacific region. On Wednesday night, the New Zealand parliament, backed by Prime Minister John Key voted on a bill to amend the 1955 Marriage Act.

New Zealand joins the following countries who recognise same-sex marriage:

Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, South Africa, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Uruguay.

More information click here.

Do you think that New Zealand’s bill amendment will encourage other countries in the region to follow suit?

Note: The original Marriage Act that was amended on Wednesday was the 1955 Marriage Act, not the 1995 Marriage Act as originally reported.

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  1. healthiestbeauty says:

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  2. scottfack says:

    Thanks for sharing this with everyone! I moved to New Zealand in 1996 to be with my partner Noel (a Kiwi). We’ve been together ever since. Now we can get married! Hurray!

    (BTW, I think the Marriage Act is from 1955 not 1995…)

    Thanks for supporting us!

    • joshvansant says:

      Thank you for your post and for contributing. And most importantly, thank you for pointing out the date error. The marriage Act is indeed from 1955 and I will amend this right away – much appreciated!

      Wishing you and your partner a huge congratulations. Hopefully other countries will follow suit and witness how your choice to marry the one you love does not lead to the downfall of New Zealand!

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