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  1. Possibly also in New Zealand, given that the sponsor of our Marriage Equality Bill is out Maori lesbian/wahine takatapui Labour MP Louisa Wall.

  2. Pavlos Prince of Greece 31 Jan 2013, 2:44am

    How sad, that French Polynesia (and New Caledonia too) are not departments oversees of France like Reunion or French Guiana. No same-sex marriage in Bora Bora, at least for now.

  3. I wonder how will Passing Equal Marriage
    work for Mayotte.They just became a Department of France but they still have
    retained some aspects of Shari-a Law in their system and is yet to be abolished….

    1. Pavlos Prince of Greece 31 Jan 2013, 4:33am

      Yes, you are right of course. But I suspect, that now the biggest problem for French gay activists is not Mayotte, but more and more homophobic streets (and even bridges) of Paris. As for Mayotte, I don`t think, that somebody in this island will (and wish) marry as same-sex couple in the near future – historical legacy of Islamic law is one reason, but all not gay friendly atmosphere is another. As in Reunion, French Guiana, Martinique and Guadelupe too. Is at least St. Piere et Mikelon a little better place for gay marriage ceremonies?

  4. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 1 Feb 2013, 3:11am

    New Zealand, French Polynesia, France, Mayotte and New Caledonia are all moving towards gay marriages and full equality – meanwhile here in Australia social, political and economic disasters are happening because Australia REFUSES gay marriage and gay equality!

    Wow Australia you are behind and stuck in the dark ages!

    How embarrassing my country Australia is – god is punishing Australia for not having gay marriage and having stupid and dangerous and extreme politicians on both sides with bush fires, floods and cyclones!

    I am leaving Australia and moving to New Zealand when the moment New Zealand passes the “Marriage Equal Bill 2013” on the third and final readings and gets signed or Assented into law!

    I will soon live in Auckland, New Zealand – because my country has gone to hell in a hand basket!

    66% of Aussies SUPPORT gay marriage Julia Gillard – what part of that do you not understand Julia or juLIAR!

    There will be no carbon tax on a Government I lead, when she…

  5. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 1 Feb 2013, 3:16am

    Really said was “There will be no equal marriages under a Government I lead” and Tony Abbott said “Here Here!”

    Politicians are 15 years behind the Australian General Population and the Australian Parliament takes ages to pass any piece of legislation, even it is only nine words to change (for example a law on SSM by saying: “marriage is a union between two adult human persons!”).

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