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Australians are top of the list when it comes to same-sex couples marrying in New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald reported 812 overseas same-sex couples had married in the country since marriage equality was legislated in August 2013. Of those, 264 lesbian couples and 236 gay male couples – 500 in total – were from nearby Australia. Auckland is being seen as the “gay Vegas” and homosexual couples from around the […]

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September 22, 2015 11:11 pm

The New Zealand Herald reported 812 overseas same-sex couples had married in the country since marriage equality was legislated in August 2013.

Of those, 264 lesbian couples and 236 gay male couples – 500 in total – were from nearby Australia.

Auckland is being seen as the “gay Vegas” and homosexual couples from around the world go there to get married and have children.

Many are from countries where a same-sex relationship is considered illegal – including Singapore, Malaysia and China – or nations such as Australia, where “commitment ceremonies” are popular but do not satisfy everyone.

My Kitchen Rules stars Tresne Middleton and Carly Saunders couldn't marry in Australia so had their ceremony on Waiheke Island. Photo: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/
My Kitchen Rules stars Tresne Middleton and Carly Saunders couldn’t marry in Australia so had their ceremony on Waiheke Island. Photo: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/

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