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A GREAT NEW IDEA reader Kestin tipped us off that the new issue of New Zealand women’s magazine New Idea features a gushing two-page spread on the civil union ceremony of Rebecca Singh, a 33-year-old newscaster for New Zealand’s TV channel TV3, and her girlfriend of five years, 37-year-old television producer Kelly Rice.

Singh, a native of Fiji and the first woman of Indian descent to anchor a mainstream news show in New Zealand, met Rice when they worked on the TV2 show Queer Nation together in 2003.

At the wedding, the brides wore pantsuits, were escorted down the aisle by their fathers, toasted by co-workers, family and friends, and had a poem read by Rice’s 11-year-old niece.

Singh (left) and Rice on their wedding day

New Idea magazine article (click to read)

Sadly, since there were no drugs, suspicious deaths, or random acts of violence at the ceremony, you won’t be seeing their life story on a television screen near you anytime soon.

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