(thanks to Hanna for the link!)
On Wednesday, local time, the New Zealand House of
Commons Representatives passed a bill allowing same-sex marriage (they have had civil unions for same-sex couples since 2005).
Upon declaration of the passage of the bill, the chamber burst into song. Here is a video, which I think is adorable and absolutely made my day.
Congratulations New Zealanders of all sexual identities and relationship types!
cross-posted at the family scholars blog.
Daniel Copeland said:
Minor niggle — House of Representatives, not Commons. But yes, I'm proud of my country today.
In case you aren't aware, the song is a Maori love song that I suspect everybody in NZ knows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pokarekare_Ana
And yes, watching that still makes me cry.
Fixed! Thank you 🙂 … I went with the Canadian headline, which apparently got it wrong?
Thanks for the link! I did hear it was a love song, but didn't realize it was such a widely-known piece (although, duh, since everyone in the room seemed to know the tune and lyrics!)