NZ Tourism Search for first Aussie gay wedding in NZ

tourism nzTacky Tourism Board – using a highly controversial law change which was rejected by more than half of NZ’ers (80% according to Campbell Live!!). But your tax money is paying for it. By the way, you know who the Minister of Tourism is, eh?

And ironically, Australia has just rejected attempts for the law to be changed to recognise gay couples who tie the knot overseas

Yahoo News 24 June 2013
New Zealand’s tourism promoter wants to fly two Australians across the ditch to become the first same-sex couple to wed under new marriage equality laws.

Tourism New Zealand on Monday launched its search for the first Australian same-sex couple to marry under the Marriage Amendment Act, which comes into effect on August 19.

“We are excited to be making history and working with one lucky same-sex couple to become the very first from Australia to be married here in New Zealand,” said Tim Burgess, general manager of Tourism New Zealand’s Australian operations.

The prize includes return flights from Australia, accommodation, a special wedding ceremony and reception.

Details about the exact wedding location will be revealed in July when the winning couple is announced.
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/top-stories/17722007/search-for-first-aussie-gay-wedding-in-nz/

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