Vermont is my toilet paper

So in the U.S. state of Vermont, the state senate has passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage. It was quite a large number in favour. Now it must still pass the House, and there’s no idea if they’ll have enough votes to overturn a veto from the Governor.

It’s not so bad, at least they’re trying, right? It’s the thought that counts… right?

Wrong.

At least with states where they make it illegal either through legislation, or through their constitutions, you know where they stand. I don’t like these half-assed measures some jurisdictions use called “civil unions”. I’m sorry, but I want to get married, not start a civil union. What is that anyway? Is it a union for civil people? Will they stand up for me if I get fired, or buy me a beer on Independence Day? No.

It’s marriage without the word. “Separate but equal.” Like that’s worked so well in the past.

It’s a tough economy right now. Granted, I live in Canada. Here I can get legally married. I can hold hands with the guy I love, and cherish him while we file a joint tax return. Oh yeah, I gotta file my taxes soon, I knew there was something I forgot to do at the beginning of January, just like Ned Flanders.

But if I’m going to go somewhere, I’m going to spend my money on a place that values me.

I’m going to work some place that values me.

There is absolutely no incentive for me to visit Vermont unless they legalize same-sex marriage. I’m sure some other place will value my hard-earned dollar. Vermont will loose out because their Governor is an ass. Perhaps the people should recall him.

The states that support gay couples will win in the end. In Maine alone, same-sex marriage could bring in $60 million over three years to the state. That’s $30 million A YEAR!

I guess Vermont will just loose out.

Cheers.

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