Another Spectrum

Personal ramblings and rants of a somewhat twisted mind

The day the House broke into song


While I was looking for suitable clips for my previous post I came across this moving clip of the scene in the Parliament immediately after the passing of the Definition of Marriage bill in 2013. NZ had allowed gay civil marriages since 2005, but the passing of this bill gave exactly the same rights to gay marriages as heterosexual marriages. The song Pokarekare Ana is a love song known by practically all Kiwis.

Author: Barry

A post war baby boomer from Aotearoa New Zealand who has lived with migraines for as long as I can remember and was diagnosed as being autistic aged sixty. I blog because in real life I'm somewhat backwards about coming forward with my opinions.

4 thoughts on “The day the House broke into song

    • Theoretically, the public watching proceedings from the gallery are supposed to be silent and not interrupt the House. While not an everyday occurrence, events like this are not uncommon.

  1. So Cool! Lord I wish there was still that humanity in our government.

    • We often chastise our politicians for being, well, politicians. But given the right environment, most of them can be very decent people. I think that one of the benefits of proportional representation is that politics becomes a little less confrontational. It’s no longer “my way or the highway”. There’s more room for diversity.

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