It’s done, woo hoo!
The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act (2013) passed it’s third reading last night 77-44, legalising gay marriage in New Zealand.
The Act won’t go into effect until later this year, as it still needs to receive the Royal Assent from the Governor General, but that is a mere formality.
This post by Canterbury economist Eric Crampton has some good excerpts from the final speeches. I recommend Maurice Williamson’ speech and the final reading of the tally in particular.
Today is a good day.