New Zealand Legalizes Gay Marriage

The vote was passed 77-44 in parliament to applause and singing, and makes New Zealand the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to allow same-sex marriage, and the 14th worldwide.

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S.