Bil Browning

NZ Parliament Passes Marriage Equality & Breaks Into Song

Filed By Bil Browning | April 17, 2013 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: breaking into song, marriage equality, New Zealand, Pokarekare Ana

This morning the New Zealand parliament passed marriage equality legislation by a vote of 77 to 44. Immediately following passage, the room broke out into song as spectators and legislators alike crooned "Pokarekare Ana," a traditional indigenous love song.

I'm not known for my kind and gentle nature, but even my hard and cynical heart cracked when I watched this. I'll admit it; it made me cry. You will too.


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