Jills Angus Burney, left, and Deborah Hambly, who are hoping to get married themselves, arrive at New Zealand's Parliament in Wellington to watch lawmakers vote on gay marriage Wednesda

 

              Jills Angus Burney, left, and Deborah Hambly, who are hoping to get married themselves, arrive at New Zealand
Jills Angus Burney, left, and Deborah Hambly, who are hoping to get married themselves, arrive at New Zealand's Parliament in Wellington to watch lawmakers vote on gay marriage Wednesday, April 17, 2013. New Zealand has become the 13th country in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage. Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand's Parliament today after lawmakers vote 77 to 44 in favor of the gay-marriage bill. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)