New Zealand Gay Marriage Bill: Passed!

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New Zealand has become the 13th country to legalize gay marriage!

The bill was approved by a vote of 77 to 44.

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As the result was announced, a joyous crowd began to sing the indigenous New Zealand love song "Pokarekare Ana."

The bill's sponsor, Louisa Wall, said in her speech to lawmakers, "In our society, the meaning of marriage is universal. It's a declaration of love and commitment to a special person."

"Nothing could make me more proud to be a New Zealander than passing this bill."

A spokesman for a pro-gay marriage Australian lobbying group has said that in order to spark gay marriage to pass in Australia, gay couples are being encouraged to visit New Zealand to wed.

The other countries that currently allow gay marriage are the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Canada, South Africa, Norway, Sweden, Portugal, Iceland, Argentina, and Denmark.

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Don't know whether the same-sex bill is right or not, but I do know what is right. People from their own country doing their own thing, and people of other countries who have no business with others should just buzz off. You have your own problems to solve, stop messing with ours. Nothing good to say,then don't say it

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@ GC

well said

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as i said i m from new zealand and your responces show me why america is such a violent place. you reap what you sow and you are sowing red neck central. I feel sorry for all of you and no i m not gay i am married with 3 kids and none off them gay
I just come from an enlightend country

Jean jacques burlamaqui

Same-sex marriage is an injustice, an insult to the noble faculty of reason, and an absolute mockery of: the Laws of Nature, civil society, and the preservation and perfection of mankind. The broken families which same-sex marriages purposely create are necessarily vicious toward those naturally occurring consanguineous obligations between family members from which nations, sociability, and benevolence have naturally emanated. Children are not pets one purchases from rescue shelters(adoption clinics) and puppy mills(insemination and surrogacy). Children are human beings endowed with a natural desire to be procreated from an engendered act of love between a husband and a wife. Same-sex marriage is adulterous by nature and thereby destructive to not only children, but to our civilization. Same-sex marriage proponents demand “Marriage Equality”, yet, in return, they offer less-than-equal protection of the child's happiness than can be afforded by the presence of both biological parents. Same-sex proponents profess that it is love which gives the right to join the institution of marriage, yet, in doing so, they selfishly violate the principle loving objective of this noble institution; to protect a child's Natural Right to be raised by both biological parents. Same-sex marriage is not justice in the eyes of a child. Same-sex marriage is an abuse of power, a tyrannical subversion of the fundamental principles of marriage and the duties which it enjoins; contrary to the nature and state of man, same-sex marriage is merely the unwarranted whims of an ignorant and selfish generation whose conduct is nothing less that an embarrassment to the dignity of mankind. Here are two truths regarding marriage: (1) A man creating a family with another man is not equal to creating a family with a woman, and (2) denying children parents of both genders at home is an objective evil. Kids need and yearn for both. In fine, same-sex marriage is an unnatural extravagance which the supporters most ignorantly claim to be a “right”. “No one has a right to do that which, if everybody did it, would destroy society.” ---Immanuel Kant

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@ Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui

ALL THAT WILL HAVE SEEN YOUR MAGNIIFICENT MARTIALING OF , IN FINEST ORDER AND POWERFUL THRUSTING DOWN INTO THE DIRT , DEAD , THE LIES OF FOUL EVIL , THE FAIR AND GLORIOUS TRUTH OF LOGIC AND THE LAWS OF THE BOUNDLESS UNIVERSE , SHALL NOW FOREVER , IF THEY ARE GOOD , GO FORWARD HEREFROM WITH CLEAR CERTAINTY AS TO THE MATTER .. GOOD JOB , JEAN .

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@ Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui

Wow, you do go on and on and on and on about rubbish - archaic and well worn out arguments you have - while you in USA are stunted (land of the free, yea right) we here in New Zealand will bask in our Freedom.....btw I am not Gay but am very much looking forward to going to my first Gay wedding, it will be Fabulous

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always heard they were the worst of e worst off the penal colony criminals dumped there long ago; and hat no animal was safe there ... never go there !!!

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@ Lynn

hi just letting you know new zealand is an amazing country that accepts people for all reasons and are caring i am a 16 year old girl raised in new zealand and i love it, our country is filled with lots of different cultures we never had a passed where we killed people because of there colour unless you talking about the people from other countrys coming to ours and doing the murdering. oh yea and criminals were never sent here that was to australia the british signed a treaty with the maori (our native people) we are normal people in a country that belives in marriage and that everyone should have that right. so please dont judge unless you know what your talking about. thanks

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CHANGE THE LITLE ASS-UCKER COUNTRY'S NAME TOO :: " NEW KNEELAND" GOOD LUCK , COCK SUCKER LANDERS

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@ JOY

i am from new zealand happly maried to my hushband with 3 kids and ithank you showing us we are right. You have justshown us that you are a true representation of america red neck narrow minded yanks america is so backwards

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@ shell

OH YES ... !!!! YOU MUST BE RIGHT .. SODOMY IS COOL !!!! IT'S JUST THE REST OF THE WORLD - WHERE SODOMY IS A CRIME - THAT HASN'T ATTAINED YOUR ASTOUNING BRILLIANCE.... NO WONDER ALL THE SHEEP SKINS FROM THERE ARE STICKY . UUUK