New Zealand passes marriage equality

The vote was 77-44. 

"Royal assent" -- a formality -- happens next.

Same-sex couples are expected to begin marrying in August.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.