New Zealand: Marriage Equality Bill Passes Crucial Hurdle, Likely to Become Law

Written by scott on March 13th, 2013

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!

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