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Gay-rights supporters hold up a banner as they wait outside the... News PhotoBanner - Sign,Bill - Legislation,Built Structure,Choosing,Civil Rights,Democracy,Gay Rights,Government,Holding,Horizontal,Human Gender,Looking,New Zealand,Parliament Building,People,Politics,Sexual Issues,Supporter,Voting,Waiting,Wellington - New ZealandPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPGay-rights supporters hold up a banner as they wait outside the parliament building in Wellington on April 17, 2013 for a place in the public gallery to see the chamber vote on a bill amending the 1955 Marriage Act to describe matrimony as a union of two people regardless of their sex, sexuality or how they choose to identify their gender. New Zealand's gay community was gearing up Wednesday to celebrate the country becoming the first in the Asia-Pacific to legalise same-sex marriage after a decades-long campaign for equality. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)