New Zealand Parliament breaks into song as equal marriage bill is passed

  • aus_Sean36

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    Apr 18, 2013 1:59 AM GMT
    We Aussies love to hate on our Kiwi brothers, but you have to love this.

    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2013/04/17/video-new-zealand-parliament-breaks-into-song-as-equal-marriage-bill-is-passed/
  • aus_Sean36

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    Apr 18, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    And some more awesomeness from a Pakuranga MP, Maurice Williamson

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pCDEiaoEP2U
  • MrBurnerd

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    Apr 18, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    Ok, that was pretty awesome. icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 18, 2013 3:25 PM GMT
    I thought that was great, thanks much for sharing!

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    Apr 18, 2013 3:46 PM GMT
    Fkn love how u can single out the shit dogs who voted no haha
  • FRE0

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    Apr 19, 2013 6:57 AM GMT
    Fantastic! I wonder if there will be singing in Congress or any state legislature here in the U.S. of A. if same-sex marriage passes. What do you suppose they'd sing?
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    Apr 19, 2013 7:27 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidFantastic! I wonder if there will be singing in Congress or any state legislature here in the U.S. of A. if same-sex marriage passes. What do you suppose they'd sing?


  • roadbikeRob

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    Apr 20, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    This is great news. New Zealand now joins Canada as the only British Commonwealth country that legalises and recognizes gay marriage. Now when are lawmakers in Australia, the UK, and the US all going to get off their overpaid, underworked rear ends and make gay marriage national lawicon_question.gif
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    Apr 21, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    I wonder how many (gay) Kiwis will go back home now and stop taking all our jobs and ruining our Aussie way of life. Maybe if its a better place to live in NZ than Oz we can save on some dole money and feed/ clothe our indigenous folk.

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    LOL lets see if the Americans get this loving rivalry we have going on

    Good on you NZ

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    Apr 21, 2013 2:51 AM GMT
    Fantastic...loved the way they all sang a song together !! touching :-)
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    Apr 22, 2013 4:51 AM GMT
    FRE0 saidFantastic! I wonder if there will be singing in Congress or any state legislature here in the U.S. of A. if same-sex marriage passes. What do you suppose they'd sing?


    Show tunes?
  • Webster666

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    Apr 22, 2013 5:05 AM GMT
    Does anybody know what the song was ?
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    Apr 22, 2013 10:06 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidDoes anybody know what the song was ?


    Ba ba black sheep.
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    Apr 22, 2013 10:13 AM GMT

    From the article..

    Someone in the public gallery then calls out, before an emotional pause, and the song Pokarekare Ana, a traditional love song, written in 1917, and considered by some an unofficial National Anthem.

    The tune of the song Pokarekare Ana is borrowed from the Irish Hymn to the Blessed Virgin, and the lyrics, roughly translated, include: “Oh my beloved, come back to me, my heart is breaking for of love for you,

    “My poor pen is broken, my paper is spent, But my love for you endures, and remains forever more… Come back to me, I could die of love for you.”
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    Apr 22, 2013 10:14 AM GMT
    It's a song in the Maori language