We’re so proud of our small country. Tonight, history was made in the Land of the Long White Cloud when Parliament passed a law legalising gay marriage, 77 votes to 44.
The Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill redefines marriage as a union between two people, rather than a man and woman. This, fellow humans, is what equality is all about. The opportunity to commit to whomever you wish whether it’s to someone of the same sex or not, it’s your decision. Don’t get me wrong, marriage itself is an antiquated institution and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. However that’s neither here nor there. We’re here to celebrate! Because if a man and a man, or a woman and a woman or a man and a woman love each other enough to want to try this ‘death til us part’ thing out, who are we to stand in their way? Even without a piece of paper, they’ll still love each other and want to be together despite what other people think or say.
If John wants to marry Greg then let John marry the crap out of Greg, and guess what? If they live in New Zealand they totally freakin’ can! The law itself will come into effect within the next few months so… nice spring wedding?
EDIT: And in other EXCITING News the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill passed its third reading by 61 to 60!!!!!! AWWW YEAH HOLIDAYS ON MONDAY IF ANZAC or WAITANGI DAY FALL ON A WEEKEND WE STILL GET MONDAY OFF. MAN I LOVE OUR COUNTRY.