New Zealand Passes Marriage Equality

Today the New Zealand Parliament voted 77-44 to approve marriage equality in its final reading, making it the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so. This marks the first time a marriage equality law explicitly defines protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity β€” rescinding requirements that trans people divorce before they can change their gender marker on their birth record.




New-Zealand-MP-Metiria-Turei

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