Gay marriage is now legal in Washington D.C.
They now join Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont as the sixth place to allow same-sex unions.
However, the opposition is no doubt taking place. Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington on Tuesday cut employee health care benefits to get around having to cover gay couples. They also cut their foster care earlier in protest of the legislation.
The economy will get a boost as a result of the legislation. According to the NY Times, “A study by the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, predicted that more than 14,000 same-sex marriages would occur in the city over the next three years, which would bring in $5 million in new tax revenue and create 700 jobs.”
Of course, you’ll get some bigoted GOP cretins coming in and trying to refute that logic. Bible thumpers and bigots beware, equal rights are coming to lower your hateful voices.
Oh, and for those of you that run these Catholic companies trying to reduce benefits for gay couples to dissuade them from marrying, I have a piece of news: THEY DON’T CARE. They’ve been fighting for this right for years – you think they’re going to shed a tear for you homophobic losers and your further oppression? Get real.
Now, some of you may complain because I wrote a story about protesting civil rights being pointless. Well, we have every law in place to end segregation; you can’t end racism. You can, however, end the ban of gay marriage. That protesting has actually come to fruition. So, there you go.
I have renewed hope for this nation yet.