Gay Marriage — All the Cool Kids Are Doing It

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Love must really be in the spring air this week: not one, but two states have legalized gay marriage in less than 7 days! Last Friday it was Iowa, and just this past Tuesday it was Vermont.  That brings the grand total of cool states dedicated to marriage equality up to four, including Massachusetts (which made it legal in 2004) and Connecticut (in 2008). And as if to put a cherry on top, the D.C. Council just voted, on Tuesday as well, to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, just as New York does. Fingers crossed there will now be a domino effect on other states, especially during these tough economic times, not only when the financial benefits of marriage (joint credit, health care coverage, inheritance rights) are really important for couples who might be struggling, but when states could really use an influx of cash via the wedding industrial complex…

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  1. Here’s what I don’t get about amendments like Proposition 8:

    The state supreme court decides that preventing same-sex couples from marrying is unconstitutional. So then Proposition 8 passes, and now the state constitution contradicts ITSELF?!? What? Twilight Zone territory. Can the state supreme court now decide that Propostion 8 is unconstitutional?? Oy vey

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