New Zealand votes to legalize same-sex marriage and breaks into song

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      New Zealand's parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage today (April 17).

      Upon the passing of the third reading—which passed 77 to 44—the gallery broke into song, singing “Pokarekare Ana", a traditional love song.

      If the law is given royal assent by the country's governor-general (all but a sure thing), New Zealand will become the 13th country to legalize same-sex marriage.

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      RUK

      Apr 17, 2013 at 6:37pm

      That was incredibly moving! Wow

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      Martin Dunphy

      Apr 17, 2013 at 8:27pm

      Unlike anything we have ever seen in the House in our country.

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