PHOTOS: New Zealand's First Married Same-Sex Couples

As marriage equality took effect in New Zealand Monday morning, Kiwis across the nation exchanged I do's on land and in the air.

BY Editors

August 19 2013 9:50 AM ET

Richard Rawstorn (left) with Richard Andrew (center left) from Christchurch, and Jess Ives (right) and Rachel Briscoe (center right) from the Bay of Islands celebrate being among New Zealand's first same-sex couples married during the first such ceremony at the Rotorua Museum Monday.