Game of love sees gay MP score the man of his dreams
They met playing together in the country's first gay rugby team - the Krazy Knights - and today the happy couple will tie the knot in a public display of love.
"I said in my maiden speech - we're proof that it pays not to stereotype," Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson said.
The gay Labour politician and former No. 8 is swapping vows and rings with his sweetheart of 10 years, Alf Kaiwai - an ex-halfback - this afternoon in a civil union cermony at Old St Paul's church in Thorndon, Wellington.
This was last week. To the best of my knowledge, my straight engaged friends are still engaged, and my straight married friends are still married. Wellington has yet to sink beneath the waves, and we've been having gorgeous weather recently. This only got recorded because it was an MP and because of the rugby angle.
If you voted Yes on Prop 8, or you have similiar views - grow up. And join the rest of the civilised world.