"We weren't going to get married at all, we were just going to live in sin for the rest of our lives."
National MP Tau Henare was married to his partner yesterday in Parliament so that they could both travel to Egypt and Uganda and presumably not have issues with checking into hotels under different names. He made no effort to display his desire to commit to his new wife, and instead talked about how they were originally going to "live in sin" until this problem came up. So, what they are doing is taking their relationship with whatever levels of commitment they have now, and applying a piece of paper to it.
I wish them all the best, however they should know the divorce rate for cohabiting couples who marry is 80%.
Related link: Tau-tally devoted: MP's quick 'I do' ~ Stuff