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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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    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...

    1791 days ago
    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.....
    1793 days ago
    It's legal here in emoticon ! Proud to be a Canadian!
    1794 days ago
    Talk is that Aussies will be coming to take advantage of this. Well done
    1794 days ago
    Awesome, hope the States join you soon!
    1794 days ago
    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
    1795 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    So great!! I was so happy to live in Washington State when they passed it here.
    1795 days ago
    That's so great!
    1795 days ago
    Im so happy that another country has legalized it!! Its so ridiculous that its banned ANYWHERE.
    1795 days ago
  • CARLA-216
    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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  • CDCSMITH2013
    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.
    1795 days ago
    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.
    1795 days ago
    Thanks for sharing
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  • CANDEE412
    good for you
    1795 days ago
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