Warning - potentially unpopular opinion follows. Ok this is a sewing blog, and I usually (and should) keep my opinions on politics, religion and other contentious topics to myself, but DAMN I am so proud to be a New Zealander today - the 13th country in the world to legalize gay marriage as of last night!
This is a topic about which I feel strongly. As a heterosexual atheist woman who got married recently enough to have a choice between marriage and a civil union (equal in law) I wanted to be married. I see no reason that anyone else with the same level of commitment to their chosen partner should be denied the same status. What will happen now? Gay people will get married. The rest of the world will continue exactly as before. The end.