Backstory: Louisa Wall reflects on marriage equality, rainbow advocacy and losing her father

How well do we really know our politicians, and the personal values and experiences they bring to decisions that affect us all?

Newshub Nation's Backstory series goes behind the scenes into the lives, homes and childhood photo albums of our political leaders.

She's a former Silver Fern, Black Fern and rugby world champion.

She'll also go down in history as the politician who gave us marriage equality in 2013.

We joined Labour MP Louisa Wall at Auckland Museum, where the jacket she wore that day - as the act passed in parliament - is now displayed.

And after some impromptu selfies with members of the rainbow community, she told us her Backstory.

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