Twas a busy week here in Wellington! Last Wednesday the sunshine came out to greet 1000 Wellingtonian comrades who marched the streets of Wellington in support of the marriage equality bill. It was heart-warming and exciting to see so many people coming together to stand up for what they believe in, and for the rights of themselves and others. What a fantastic bunch of people to take time out of their day to join in and show their support. And the best part?! One step closer 🙂
The Definition of Marriage Amendment Bill, sponsored by Labour MP Louisa Wall, passed its first reading in Parliament last night [wednesday] by a convincing 80 votes to 40. Numbers were bolstered at the last minute after several National MPs offered initial support so it can now be considered by a select committee which will hear from the public.