Anika, Boh & Hollie applaud gay marriage

Last updated 11:28 19/08/2013

NZ singing trio Anika, Boh & Hollie have made their latest music video a tribute to the Marriage Equality Act.

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Singing trio Anika, Boh & Hollie have made their latest music video a tribute to the Marriage Equality Act. 

"We wanted to do something that would be a joyful celebration of Same Sex Marriage," Hollie Smith said.

"The new laws in New Zealand prove that we're a progressive country that values human rights.  Allowing people to love who they want is a fundamental human right."

The track Why Don't We  is about falling in love, but the images in the video give the words new meaning. 

"We're not a political group, we're just human beings who are happy to see this right extended to everyone in New Zealand," Anika Moa said. 

"The song and the video are dedicated to all the people have suffered for a long time without this right."

The group has supported the effort for Same Sex Marriage since the legal push began in 2011.  Moa said they have been following the movement with great excitement and were thrilled to see it become law.  

The video, directed by Ella Rose, also includes guest appearances by Tiki Taane, Can-Can dancers and an impressive hula-hooping-gymnast. 

"For all the heavy legal language around this issue, we wanted to do something that would bring it back to the happiness of this moment," Boh Runga said. 

"Around the country we should all be celebrating and be very proud that our country has taken this step."

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