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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 08:18 PM

 

A 30 Second Guide To How The Gay Marriage Ruling Affects You (Cracked.com)

http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/a-30-second-guide-to-how-gay-marriage-ruling-affects-you/



If You Are a Homosexual and Are Already Married:

The federal government now recognizes your marriage as a thing, and you are eligible for tax, health and pension benefits under federal law like any other married couple, pending further political shenanigans. You can file taxes jointly, all that shit.

If You Are a Homosexual and Want to Get Married:

This does nothing to affect you UNLESS you live in California. States are still free to decide whether or not same-sex marriage is legal, if you live in Mississippi this does not help you. But, the voter initiative to ban gay marriage in California is now dead, pending further legal challenges or other fuckery.

If You Are a Heterosexual and Do NOT Want to Enter Into a Homosexual Marriage:

You will not be required to marry a gay person. This is a common misunderstanding. This decision actually does not affect you in any way.

If You Are Currently in a Heterosexual Marriage:

This decision does not affect you in any way.

If You Are a Heterosexual Who is Not Currently Married:

This decision does not affect you in any way.

If You Are a Heterosexual Who Hopes to Eventually Marry:

This decision does not affect you in any way.



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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 10:46 PM

1. Funny! But my father made a good point about how this affects us heterosexuals

When love is affirmed, we are all strengthened and all of society benefits.



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Response to Kber (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:21 AM

3. Hear! Hear!

 

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Response to Ken Burch (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:42 PM

2. With all the bad news, especially on the VRA, it's some good news.

I now live in a state that doesn't discriminate against a certain group of people. I now live in a country that doesn't discriminate on a federal level as to who can rec'v benefits. A progressive issue is successfully challenging bigotry, fear, hate, and religion, and winning.

Society is a little bit better today. I got goosebumps when hearing on the radio that same-sex marriages can begin.

So it does affect me.

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