Congratulations to New York GLBT Community. Your elected officials voted 33-29 to approve gay marriage. From my understanding there were some religious amendments made to the bill but it still got through. That gives me so much hope that one day we will follow suit.

Sadly our Prime Minister, Julia Gillard responded to the news that we make decisions for the good of our own country. I’m not sure, as the figure head of the Australian Labor Party how she can maintain that line when several state Labor Parties have voted to support gay marriage.

While New Yorkers celebrate a very hard fought win, we still have a long way to go. The news from NY adds another thing for my list of things I want to see while I’m there. I want to see a gay couple coming out of a church or registry office beaming with joy at their just-completed nuptials with happy family and friends all around them.