Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Equality comes to Portugal

Earlier this year, Portugal's Parliament passed a law allowing same-sex marriage. Today, the day after the Pope visited to warn of the impending homopocalypse, President Anibal Cavaco Silva announced that he will ratify the law. This will make Portugal the sixth country in Europe (after Belgium, Spain, Norway, the Netherlands and Sweden) to allow same-sex marriage.

So, when is New Zealand going to join the civilised world? We've had five years of civil unions, and the world hasn't ended. Its time we took the next step, gender-blinded the Marriage Act, and let people decide how they want their relationships recognised.