New Zealand legalises same-sex marriage

New Zealand's parliament has legalised same-sex marriage, making it the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.

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Despite opposition from Christian lobby groups, lawmakers in New Zealand approved the bill, which amended the country’s 1955 marriage act. It was passed with 77 votes in favour and 44 against.

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