Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Zealand Legalizes Same-sex Marriage

Today, Maurice Williamson delivered his opinion in the New Zealand legislature. I wish all lawmakers could be so entertaining.

Shortly afterward, New Zealand's parliament passed a bill amending the definition of marriage to include same sex couples. When the vote was announceed, the gallery broke into song, singing "Pokarekare Ana,"  a traditional Maori love song, which is viewed as an unofficial national anthem. That meant that all the legislators stood up in respect to the music. (via Metafilter)

1 comment:

Bruce from Australia said...

Makes me proud to be nearly a New Zealander.