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SO proud to be a kiwi tonight!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Marriage is legal for everyone in NZ! About time, and I hope the rest of the world starts following our lead. We are the 13th country to allow everyone to marry, no matter the sex of the people involved.

Kia kaha, NZ. I've never been more proud to be a kiwi!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 4/21/2013 3:23PM

    Hooray!!!! That's wonderful! I wish my country would legalize it everywhere, at the federal level. It's only fair! Hopefully it'll happen this summer when our Supreme Court is supposed to make its ruling on a couple of key cases...

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SCOTTSDAME 4/18/2013 6:45PM

    Yup, this made the news here in Canada. Way to go New Zealand! Well done!

Now if we could just get Australia and the US to pull their heads out of their collective bums on the matter.....

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COLETTEISGREAT 4/18/2013 10:44AM

    It's legal here in emoticon ! Proud to be a Canadian!

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TOTHEFUTURE1 4/17/2013 9:03PM

    Talk is that Aussies will be coming to take advantage of this. Well done

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ANASARI 4/17/2013 8:10PM

    Awesome, hope the States join you soon!

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CATLADY52 4/17/2013 3:59PM

    I am happy for you. emoticon

It would be nice if my country could just get to the point where we don't limit marriage possibilities at all. emoticon

Cheers emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNSEY723 4/17/2013 1:33PM

    So great!! I was so happy to live in Washington State when they passed it here.

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LULUBELLE65 4/17/2013 10:02AM

    That's so great!

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MAPLECANDY3 4/17/2013 9:43AM

    Im so happy that another country has legalized it!! Its so ridiculous that its banned ANYWHERE.

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CARLA-216 4/17/2013 9:22AM

    And that's how it should be!

Meanwhile, in my state [North Carolina], last May it was voted on and, embarrassingly, it was decided that our state constitution would be amended to deny this right, even though it was already illegal. This amendment impacts not only same sex couples, but heterosexual couples as well stating that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State”- meaning that civil unions and potentially other types of domestic partnerships will no longer be legally recognized.

Unreal that the nutjobs running our state legislature allowed a civil rights issue to be voted on [and not even in a general election, but a primary election where turnout is always lower]. Also unreal that we basically have this law based on so many people's "religious" beliefs.

Whew, thanks for letting me vent!

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ADARKARA 4/17/2013 8:41AM


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CDCSMITH2013 4/17/2013 7:54AM

    My state was the first to do the same (although Vermont recognized civil unions first) and I was so proud, so I understand what you mean.

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    I understand your excitement. When New York State passed same-sex marriage, I felt proud of my state legislature, my governor and my mayor, the last two of whom actively supported the legislation. The legislature took a long time to come around, so they were a happy surprise.

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ELRIDDICK 4/17/2013 6:58AM

  Thanks for sharing

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CANDEE412 4/17/2013 6:55AM

    good for you

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