Monday, August 19, 2013

Equality day

Four months ago, Parliament passed the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act 2013, removing gender discrimination and allowing same-sex couples to legally marry. Today, it finally came into force. Contrary to the predictions of bigots, it has not been accompanied by rains of fire and the moon turning to blood (though I'm sure there's someone, somewhere, who has abandoned plate tectonics in favour of divine homophobia as an explanation for Friday's earthquakes).

Anyway, congratulations to the happy couples.