New Zealand legalizes same-sex marriage

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 11:19am

New Zealand has become one of the largest nations to legalize same-sex marriage. The New Zealand Parliament voted 77 to 44 to amend the marriage act of 19-55, allowing same-sex couples to wed.

The law is expected to take effect in August. New Zealand is the 13th country to legalize same-sex marriage and the very first in the Asia-Pacific region.

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