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July 30, 2012

New Zealand’s centre-right prime minister John Key says he will support same-sex marriage bill in parliament

New Zealand’s National Party prime minister John Key has confirmed that he supports gay marriage and will vote for a same-sex marriage bill that has been put before parliament.

July 26, 2012

Same-sex marriage bill is likely to be passed in New Zealand, with support across all parties

A same-sex marriage bill was picked today to be debated and voted on by the parliament in New Zealand.

The Definition of Marriage Amendment Bill was sponsored by lesbian Labour MP Louisa Wall and it states that marriage should be defined as the union of two people regardless of sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The bill was one of five drawn from a pool of 62 bills in the Members’ Bill Ballot.