Timeline: Gay rights in New Zealand

Labour Party MP Georgina Beyer hugged by then Prime Minister Helen Clark after her maiden speech to Parliament.
Labour Party MP Georgina Beyer hugged by then Prime Minister Helen Clark after her maiden speech to Parliament.

New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage.

MPs debated the biggest change to gay and transgender rights since homosexual law reform 25 years ago, with a historic vote on the third reading of the Marriage Amendment Bill. The bill passed with 77 votes to 44.

Scroll through our interactive timeline above to see NZ's history of gay rights.

- NZ Herald

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