PHOTOS: These Kiwis Look Really Happy That Marriage Equality Is Legal

Even before the vote, New Zealand's gay community was gearing up Wednesday to celebrate the country becoming the first in the Asia-Pacific to legalize same-sex marriage.

BY Editors

April 17 2013 1:37 PM ET

Marriage equality supporters celebrated at the San Francisco Bath House bar in Wellington, New Zealand as they watch on television as Parliament gives its final approval to legalizing same-sex marriage. The first couples are expected to be able to marry in four months.