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

Paul McCarthy (center) and Trent Kandler (center right) pose after being married at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, Monday in Wellington. The Australian gay couplewas flown to Wellington by Tourism New Zealand in a promotion to highlight to Australians that same-sex marriage is legal in New Zealand.