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Marriage Equality!

Third reading passed! We watched the NZ Parliament TV as MPs gave speeches, mostly powerfully and emotionally supportive, and we mocked the elevator music as the votes were cast, and then we cheered as the count came back. And I personally cheered as the whole Parliament & gallery broke into song, Pokarekare Ana…

While on the other side of the world, Margaret Thatcher’s funeral.

Huge congratulations to all my friends whose lives just changed in a tangible way. It’s about bloody time. I kiss you all. Yay!

{ 6 } Comments

  1. Alasair | April 18, 2013 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    So are you guys going to upgrade to marriage now? 🙂

  2. housemonkey | April 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I don’t feel gay yet, how long does it take to kick in?

  3. morgue | April 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    There’s your answer alasair – when the gay feels kick in, we’ll look at an upgrade 🙂

  4. Stephanie | April 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink


  5. Jet Simian | April 19, 2013 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Marriage Equality vs Thatcher funeral made for a very disorienting Twitter feed for a while! But what a day, and what a morning to wake up to yesterday.

    Also, can I give a shout out to the other Member’s Bill of the day being passed – our Mondayisation of public holidays one? By ONE VOTE, and (AFAIK) a very rare instance of a non-Govt Bill being passed despite the incumbent Government voting against it. W00t, etc, and bring on ANZAC Day 2015!

  6. Mrs Meows | May 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Yes! I watched video of parliament breaking into “Poekarekare Ana” and got teary and proud. A wonderful moment! Bizarre that it happened under National but obviously a moment whose time has come. 🙂 Hooray! Plus, we beat the Aussies! Hahaha