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Mass. first state to sue feds over marriage law

Just in case you didn’t know. I still cannot believe this is happening. It’s very good news, IMHO.

Cheers,

Phoenix
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BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts sued the U.S. government on Wednesday to seek federal marriage benefits for about 16,000 gay and lesbian couples who have wed since the state became the nation’s first to legalize same-sex marriage.

The state is challenging the constitutionality of the federal 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, saying it denies “essential rights and protections” to married gay couples.

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.

the Value of Gay Money

Gays have money.

And lots of it.

Apparently innkeepers in Maine want the state to legalize same-sex marriage. Why? Because of the money that gays & lesbians would spend in the state getting married. Gay money has political clout all of a sudden.

Places like Toronto, and Maine target the gay market already. But as a gay person, I purposely try not to travel anywhere that isn’t at least gay-friendly, and as more jurisdictions legalize same-sex marriage, it’ll be easier to only spend my money where it is wanted.

And that’s the bottom line.

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