Mific (mific) wrote,

Hey - we just legalized gay marriage!

I like my country at the moment. I even like politicians - well, some of them.

New Zealand legalized gay marriage today when our parliament voted in the Marriage Equality Bill. We had civil unions before that but this takes it a final extra step. The bill passed 77 to 44.

Here's an article with pics and a video of the bill passing - politians celebrating and hugging! General jubilation! It's pretty cute.

Apparently there's now a boom in the confectionery market for separate, mix 'n match figurines of brides and grooms - both sexes and all hair colours, so that cake-makers can pair them up as appropriate, and the marriage-planning companies that specialise in gay couples look set to make a killing.

Tags: gay marriage, i liked this, new zealand

  • Quick Beta on the 19th anyone?

    Hi all - I am head down and scribbling furiously, whew! Have finished my due South santa fic and just done the SGA one as well (both way longer than…

  • A Quick Beta, anyone?

    Hi all - I've managed a very last minute entry in the Crossovering challenge which goes live in a couple of days (22nd). It's about 2500 words and…

  • This Means Bears!

    Eeeek. Bears are breathing down my Yuletide neck. A quick check - is there anyone on my flist who knows "This Means War" (stupid movie,…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened