Marriage equality vote: As it happened

Donna Luxton and Linda Topp celebrate the final reading of the Marriage Amendment Bill at Parliament. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Donna Luxton and Linda Topp celebrate the final reading of the Marriage Amendment Bill at Parliament. Photo / Mark Mitchell

A bill to legalise same-sex marriage has passed into law after its third reading in Parliament tonight, after months of emotional debate, parliamentary submissions, and passionate protests from people on either side of the issue.

New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to enshrine marriage equality in law.

Read the blog to see how tonight's debate, inside and outside Parliament, went down.

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