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VIDEO: Waiata and celebration as bill passes

Wednesday 17 Apr 2013 10:50 p.m.

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VIDEO: Waiata and celebration after bill passes

The public gallery erupted into song after Deputy Speaker Lindsay Tisch announced the same-sex marriage bill had passed its final hurdle.

Pokarekare Ana echoed around the debating chamber and most politicians joined in to celebrate the bill's passing.

Flowers, were presented to the bill's sponsor, Louisa Wall, by various Parliamentarians who also shared hugs and kisses.

After the singing stopped, everyone clapped and cheered for around five minutes.

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