Gay marriage was legalized last night in New Zealand with a historic vote in the parliament, and a song.
Right after the official tally was announced, the crowd of onlookers, joined by numerous members of Parliament, broke into song, singing “Pokarekare Ana,” a love song in the language of New Zealand’s inidgenous Māori people.
The woman in the rainbow shirt is Louisa Wall, the the sponsor of the marriage equality legislation, and a lesbian lawmaker.
Do watch the video, below, of the entire parliament breaking into song. I can’t imagine that happening here. (H/t TowleRoad)