Marriage bill “a giant step”

And a comment that deserves a separate post from ‘scottfack’  who sees the passing of the Marriage Bill as a giant step:

As a homosexual, it’s a giant step. Why? Because now I, and my relationship with my partner, is equal in the eyes of the law. Fully equal.

It’s a giant step because my transgendered student and friend can now change her birth certificate to female without having to annul her marriage certificate.

It’s a giant step for all those people who want the legal power to adopt and have their relationships with their partner’s children recognised legally.

While I wasn’t fussed if it happened last night (as I know New Zealand would have eventually come around), the issue itself was a big deal.