It's a step. It's not everything they should have, but it's most definitely a move in the right direction. Now, loving partners don't have to bear the stress at not being able to visit during times of crisis or illness. They don't have to be separated when their support is most important. They can have a basic right afforded to other couples automatically, based purely on their gender.
Sometimes, things can go very, very right. And on days like that, I'm hopeful that the world my children will grow up into will be one I'm proud of.