New Zealand may be one of the next countries to get full marriage equality, after lawmakers voted for it 77-44. The Washington Post reports:
New Zealand lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing same-sex marriage Wednesday, all but assuring that it will soon become law. Lawmakers supported the bill 77 to 44 in the second of three votes needed for a bill to be approved. The second vote is typically the most crucial one. The third and final vote is likely to be little more than a formality and could be taken as early as next month. Wednesday’s vote came after a committee of lawmakers considered emails and letters from thousands of New Zealanders.
We’re excited for all of our kiwi friends!