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New Zealand legalizes gay marriage
(Blogmensgo, April 18, 2013) Members of New Zealand government have legalized gay marriage, April 17, 2013, amending the 1955 law on marriage in the third and final reading. The final vote garnered 75 votes against 44, despite the hostility of the Family First group that claimed to protect the "traditional" family and children.
Immediately after the results were announced, members chanted Pokarekare Ana traditional love song in the Maori language.
This is the gay MP Louisa Wall, who introduced the text to the Assembly under the Labour Party (opposition). Prime Minister John Key (center right), also militated in favor of gay marriage, as well as part of the Assembly. Family First tried to stop the debate, pleading in vain to a petition signed by 75,000 people.
"All we are doing with this bill it Allowing two people love each other and Have Their love Recognised by way of marriage," summarized MP Maurice Williamson after the adoption of this law (see video below). ( "With this law we only allow two people who love to see a recognition of their love through marriage.")
The same-sex couples could already PACS in New Zealand since 2005. New Zealand is now the thirteenth country to legalize gay marriage. The neighboring Australia dismissed in September 2012, the legalization of marriage between persons of the same sex.
Comment. 's media heroes of this parliamentary happy epilogue is perhaps Maurice Williamson. New Zealand MP, adoptive father of three children, celebrated the new law by a speech combining joy and humor, laughs and puns. The evidence in this video:
The beginning of his speech, for those who understand English should be taught in all schools in the world. Here's an excerpt (I summarize). "A priest told me I was going to burn in the flames of hell for eternity. But I know it's wrong, because I am a graduate in physics. [This book and a clever calculation ...] In fact it will only last 2.1 seconds, ie not quite forever. "
Maurice Williamson finished his speech with a weather element. At the same time the law was passed, there was a huge rainbow sky in his neighborhood. What to all believers in the camp of the pro-gay marriage, concluded facetious member.
It is hoped that a member of the French National Assembly will do the same laugh colleagues such a spiritual way. And all elected to the Chamber Choir will sing a traditional air, eg The cherry as soon as the law "marriage for all" has been definitively adopted.
This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.