Shippers Rejoice! · 5:15pm
First things first: Lyra and Bon-Bon are now one giant leap closer to being able to get hitched in Finland!
Finnish Parliament voted today to allow same-sex marriage, 105 to 92, meaning we're well on our way to join our Nordic neighbors. (We've had civil partnerships for same-sex couples since 2002, but as usual, those don't come with all the bells and whistles, plus it's a matter of principle.) There's a lot of parliamentary procedure and legislative work ahead, but today's vote was by far the biggest hurdle, and it's unlikely that any new issues come up.
I'm a boringly straight person, but I know GLBT folks, on- and off-line, whose life this will change for the better. So rejoice, everyone!
In other news, the new Star Wars trailer is out, and it's awesome.