The happy news today is that New Zealand's parliament voted in favor of allowing same-sex marriage! Seventy-seven of 121 members of parliament voted in favor of amending the current 1955 Marriage Act to allow same-sex couples to marry, making New Zealand the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to do so.
It is amazing to see countries all around the world slowly realize that gay people are humans too and deserve equal rights. Discrimination should never be tolerated.
Countries where same-sex marriages are legal include Canada, Spain and Sweden, in addition to a few states in the United States. France is getting close to legalizing same-sex marriages amid increasingly vocal opposition.
How about everywhere though? Let the rest of the world follow the good act of New Zealand! Equality for everyone everywhere!