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First same-sex couples wed in New Zealand

Paul McCarthy and Trent Kandler wanted a "traditional" wedding, but "historic" would more accurately describe their special day. Today as an amendment to the Marriage Act was enforced in New Zealand, the 15th country to legalise gay marriage, more than 30 same-sex couples tied the knot. The Newcastle couple who have been together for 11 years became the first Australian gay couple to be legally wed in New Zealand. Proud gay couples and their family and friends have celebrated long awaited unions across the country today.

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