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I just want you to imagine with me for a moment.

Imagine you've found a person that completes you, that makes you feel happiness that you never thought possible.

They make you laugh.

They wipe away your tears.

You melt in their embrace.

Their kisses leave you breathless.

Their body, mind and soul, fit yours in what can only be described as perfection. To say you're in love with this person, is almost an understatement. You adore them. Everything they are, and everything they do.

Finally, the time in your lives comes when you want to be bonded together in a meaningful, significant way. You want to get married.

Now imagine, that you encounter a problem.

Nothing is wrong with the rings, a sparkling matching set. It's not that you're not in love, you're love is pure and unhindered. The problem, is an outdated law. One that needed to be challenged years ago.

By now you will have realised that I've been asking you to imagine this scenario without hinting at gender, or sexuality. You filled that in yourself though, didn't you? So now that I revealed that this scenario was based on a homosexual couple, don't you see that no matter the gender, the feelings are exactly the same? When it comes down to it, love is love.

This is a country where we pride ourselves in our equality. After all, we were the first country to give women the vote- a fact that many New Zealander's are able to recall with pride in their hearts!

Yet when it comes to something as joyous, and beautiful as two people joining as one in marriage, for some of our citizens, because of that one outdated law, it gets so much more complicated.

Love, just like marriage, is beautiful. So let's make marriage, just like love, free for all.

Please support the gay marriage bill that is being reviewed by the NZ government! Support equal rights for all NZ citizens!

(Hannah Stevenson, 17 y/o. 30/07/2012)
A members bill to allow same sex couples to marry was drawn from a ballot and will be debated by the New Zealand Parliament - potentially as early as next month.

This is HUGE. Seriously, HUGE. Society has already come so far, I am ecstatic that this bill is even being debated, and I have high hopes for it to pass! Our Prime Minister, John Key, has taken a huge chance in openly supporting gay marriage (which he announced shortly after Obama) and now he has said he will be voting YES to the same sex marriage bill!

Come on New Zealand, let's make history for our small country. <3
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latvia-lovi Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay!!!!!! I wish California was like that! I'm not gay but I support it.
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giygas1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
go new zealand! hope that bill gets passed and you guys and gals live happy lives
some random 15 year old from the united states of idiocy :)
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MissHannahCellaneous Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for your support :D I'm really hopeful!
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giygas1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
lets be honest, hopefully most people are
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StefansLittleLove Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish that would happen here....my state just added an amendment that prohibits us further rights to our state constitution :(
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MissHannahCellaneous Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What state are you in? That's terrible!
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StefansLittleLove Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
North Carolina
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MissHannahCellaneous Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh okay. Well it's a shame..
Are civil unions allowed?
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StefansLittleLove Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nope :(
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MissHannahCellaneous Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?! That's terrible! ):
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