2,000 same sex marriages

Radio NZ report:

The bill legalising marriage passed its final reading in Parliament in April, 2013, and came into effect on 19 August, 2013.

It said people can marry, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Statistic New Zealand figures show 2118 couples have married since the legislation changed.

So 4,000 people wanted to be married now are. Great. More people are marrying to pledge their commitment to their loved ones.

And the downside has been …. well zero.

Almost 970 of those couples have travelled from abroad to marry here.

Extra tourism spending also.

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