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.