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New Zealand legalizes gay marriage, according to AP

Posted by Jim Lopata  April 17, 2013 06:11 AM

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New Zealand became the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to allow same-sex couples the right to civil marriage, according to the Associated Press via NYTimes.com. From the report:

Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand's Parliament as the country become the thirteenth in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.

Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 Wednesday night in favor of the gay-marriage bill.

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