You'll Never Believe What Happened When New Zealand Passed Gay Marriage (Video)

New Zealand just passed gay marriage and it was supremely awesome. Check out what happens at 1:20 to see what kind of amazingness took place.


As the bill passed with 77 people in favor and 44 against, the house exploded in cheers. Spectators in the House began a powerful rendition of the New Zealand love song "Pokarekare Ana." Many MPs reached out to Louisa Wall, the sponsor of the bill to hug and congratulate her. It was one beautiful scene to watch.

Although New Zealand has allowed same-sex unions since 2005, it has now become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage. According to the Associated Press, this means that gay couples will have the same rights and benefits as any other married couple, which includes the right to adoption.

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Elizabeth is a Senior Correspondent at Mic and the host of Flip the Script.

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