New Zealand Passes Same Sex Marriage Bill

New Zealand’s same-sex marriage legislation has gone through its final stage and the forward thinking nation will now be the 13th state in the world to recognise same sex marriage and the first in the pacific Asia region.
Sadly, Australian PM Julia Gillard wasted no time in asserting that NZ’s nextdoor neighbour would not be following suit. This is no surprise as¬†Australia¬†has consistently trailed behind New Zealand in adopting equalities legislation.