It entered into force on 19 August, to allow time for the Department of Internal Affairs to make the necessary changes for marriage licensing and related documentation. The majority of same-sex weddings between overseas couples conducted in New Zealand have been between Australian couples unable to marry at home. Year ended December ". In addition to this, Murphy and Kaura found other economic benefits of same-sex marriage, such as increased state government revenue from marriage licence fees and ceremonies in state-run births, deaths and marriages registries.
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