17 April 2013

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New Zealand Legalizes Gay Marriage First Country in Asia Pacific

New Zealand Legalizes Gay Marriage First Country in Asia Pacific

Undeclared World President and U.S. President Barack Obama declared his support for gay marriage.

New Zealand's Parliament Wednesday night as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.

Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 in favor of the gay-marriage bill on its third and final reading.

Lawmakers from most political parties were encouraged by their leaders to vote as their conscience dictated rather than along party lines.

Since 2005, New Zealand has allowed civil unions, which confer many legal rights to gay couples.

The new law will allow gay couples to jointly adopt children for the first time and will also allow their marriages to be recognized in other countries.

The law will take effect in late August.

Same-sex marriage is recognized in the

1)  
Netherlands

2)  
Belgium

3)  
Spain

4)  
Canada

5)  
South Africa

6)  
Norway

7)  
Sweden

8)  
Portugal

9)  
Iceland

10)  
Argentina

11)  
Denmark

Lawmakers in Uruguay approved a law last week that President Jose Mujica is expected to sign.

Nine states in the U.S. also recognize such marriages

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4 comments:

MEcoy April 17, 2013  

well i guess gays also deserves their happy endings

Virendra Kumar Sharma April 17, 2013  

good update thanks for your kind comments.