New Zealand: Continued influx of gay Australian couples marrying expected to continue
A continued influx of same-sex Australian couples looking to marry is expected in New Zealand.
According to reports 40% of same-sex marriages in 2013 in New Zealand were to foreign visitors.
Mark Proffit of Rainbow Tourism in Sydney has said the lack of same-sex marriage in Australia is pushing couples who do not wish to wait to New Zealand.
“We’ve got no chance of law reform here for three or four years, I suspect, so that’s going to drive people who have been holding off,” he said.
But the Federal Government challenged the decision, saying it was inconsistent with federal laws.
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