New Zealand leads way in Pacific with gay marriage law
ABC News: New Zealand has become the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage.
The bill was passed by parliament 77 votes to 44, making New Zealand the 13th nation worldwide to take the measure. The law redefines marriage as a union between two people, rather than a man and woman.
Photo: New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. (Phil Walter / Getty Images, file)