The Sound Of Equality

Something quite remarkable happened today on the other side of the planet. The New Zealand parliament passed marriage equality for good, making it the first Asia-Pacific country to do so:

Lawmakers approved the bill, amending the 1955 marriage act, despite opposition from Christian lobby groups. The bill was passed with a wide majority, with 77 votes in favour and 44 against. Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated outside parliament after the bill was passed, calling it a milestone for equality.

But what was truly extraordinary is what happened in parliament after the vote. The place suddenly erupted into song, singing the New Zealand love song “Pokarekare Ana“. Just watch it.