By Kyle | April 7, 2009
Vermont has done the nation proud, becoming the first state to make the morally correct decision to legalize gay marriage the proper way, the way a democratic republic is supposed to institute changes in laws — through elected legislatures whose job is to govern the way they believe the people want them to. The governor of Vermont vetoed a gay marriage bill (using as cover the obviously specious argument that an economic downturn is no time for such distractions, as though people don’t get married in economic downturns — and as though attracting gay couples to your state to marry has no economic value). The legislature overturned the veto by a 2/3 supermajority. Who knew you could fit nearly 200 representatives and senators in Vermont, a state so teeny that we Massachusettsans kicked sand in its face on our way to Maine?
There is no good reason why gays should be deprived of the right to marry, gay relationships are not immoral, the Bible’s views on the matter are irrelevant given that book’s pro-genocide stance and other repugnant teachings, gay marriage does not pose some sort of threat to straight people (or the traditional family) and an increasing portion of the country realizes the time to legalize gay marriage has arrived. But it is vitally important that it not be imposed on citizens against their will by small groups of judges willfully misreading constitutions.
If I were gay I’d reward Vermont with my tourism dollars and have a big gay honeymoon there. And to gays across the nation looking forward to getting hitched in a state where the legality of same-sex marriage can’t be questioned, I say, Welcome to being caged up with the same person for the rest of your life, suckers!*
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*To the Missus–Just kidding! Mwah.