Early reports are coming through that Gay Marriage is now legal in New Zealand.

Reports coming through from Twitter reveal that politicians voted 77 for marriage equality and 44 against.

According to @MarriageEquality on Twitter, New Zealand is the 13th country in the world to legalise gay marriage.

Gay marriage is legal the following countries: Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay

The bill introduces marriage equality for all regardless of sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

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Meanwhile the hash tag #MarriageEquality overshadowed Margaret Thatcher’s hash tag #thatcherfuneral on Twitter. The former prime minister of the United Kingdom has her funeral today in London after dying a week ago from a stoke.

Margaret Thatcher was known for her divisive leadership and in terms of gay rights was the country’s premier, when the first anti-gay law in 100 years was enacted in the form of Section 28, which forbade the ‘promotion’ of homosexuality in schools in the UK.