So how is the gay marriage ruling going to impact you?

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Does not affect me since I live in The Netherlands. But I am happy for a friend of my who lives in the USA.
I see this as the sign of the USA slowly crawling out of the middle ages, law-wise.

Captcha: had me at hello
Kinda made me smile, considering the topic at hand.

Well, I'm straight AND I don't really have a problem with it, so that's the two chief reasons I would really be impacted right out the window already. Is there anything else? I'm thinking no, so not really much will change for me.

It makes my wife happy, and my dad miserable. Toss in the idea that it's another debate on basic humanity that's been closed in the right way, and that's a win all around.

I'm looking forward to more interesting train wreck divorce cases as a result of this ruling. While I support gays having the same legal rights as everyone else, I'm sure many of them will come to realize the reason why fewer straights are as interested in marriage before too long. I just hope for their sake that not too many feel pressured to get married if their not ready simply because they might see it as a waste or even hypocritical to fight for and then not get married. Getting married for the sake of a political victory lap would be a big mistake that I fear many will inevitably fall into. To those that make the choice to get married, best of luck to them.

As someone who's not gay, likely to ever marry and Gay marriage has been legal for a while in my country this affects me just as much as the movement of the planets have on my fortune.

I am of course happy that it's finally becoming legal in the land of the free. I really don't see a downside to it, but I see lots of positives.

I'm married already, so it doesn't affect me personally. Unless by some chance now that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, straight marriage is now illegal. Oh wait, that was a daily show sketch and not reality.

I am kind of enjoying watching the fundies squirm and scream about how the end of the world is coming because now the gays can marry in the US, speaking of "christian persecution" and how "God's Judgment is coming". With apparently no sense of the irony involved. A lot of them seem to be rather oblivious to the fact gays have been able to marry in numerous other nations, in some cases for over a decade, and they are not post apocalyptic hellholes.

Unless you are actually gay, it won't affect you in any way at all.

The Almighty Aardvark:
All I wonder is what's taken you so long? Public opinion's supported it for a while now, not that public opinion should be what you use to decide who should be able to marry who in the first place.

In support of gay marriage, there are multiple smaller groups, some of which don't consider it the number one issue when it comes to politics. In support of 'traditional marriage' is one mega group - The 'Religious Right,' who very much consider it a top issue.

There's also the age problem - In the United States (And in most other countries I would wager) political power is held by the older generations. Almost as a rule, the older you are, the further you are behind on social issues. Thats on average, of course - Some elderly 74 year olds are obviously a head of the curve.

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C14N:
Unless you are actually gay, it won't affect you in any way at all.

Incorrect. As I said in my original post, it's going to impact my work significantly. There are lots of ways that the rule could impact someone even if they aren't gay. Hence why I asked the question.

With UK/US citizenship it means I can now get married in both, also handy for a future spouse if they only have single citizenship.

It means I get to marry the woman I fall in love with. She won't have to be my "special friend." ;) It also means I can get married in any state in the country, because one can never tell when or where they'll meet the love of their life.

It certainly isn't my thing, but it also isn't mine to judge. So basically, KappaPride Twitch emotes and other rainbows jumping at my eyes.

Sorry for the double post.

Someone in my social circles might bring it up at some point, I guess

Not at all, really.

I did get into fights with some of my more... Religious friends. They got a little ugly. But my gay friends can get married, so that's cool.

As a heterosexual man in a state where it was already legal, in a country where something like 80% of people, and 99% of gay people lived somewhere where it was legal before the ruling, (Please don't lecture me about how Wyoming actually has a huge LGBT community I didn't know about, I'm being hyperbolic) not one bit.

...Actually, that's not entirely true; two of my friends couldn't come to my birthday because they were marching in the victory parade.

It has absolutely zero impact to me in any way, shape or form. That's why I've always been in favor of it.

So how is the gay marriage ruling going to impact you?

I live in Britain.
I'm not gay (and therefore have no plans or desire to gay marry anyone).

So... Not at all. Not even a little bit. This decision has no bearing on my life, and as such have no feelings about it. In short: Good luck, and bon apetit.

From a professional standpoint? Well if I manage to get to a point where I can reasonably get off disability, probably not. Nothing I want to do would see any change from this law.

From a personal standpoint, well being trans causes all sorts of insanity when same-sex marriage isn't legal, because people are really stupid. Now whoever I marry, if I marry, it doesn't matter what gender they are, if they're trans, or cis.

The problem is that this ruling is gonna get fought like crazy, I'm wondering if it'll manage to hold up.

Canada has had it legalized for about 15 years.

Strangely it has had no affect at all on me as a straight person but I am sure it has been a massive comfort to LGBT folks nationwide. The sun is still rising in the east and setting in the west. the sky has not some much as lowered, much less fallen altogether and even the dogmatically religious have been pretty silent about it lately.

I'm hoping that whatever blowback in the US happens quickly and blows over so everybody can move on and not be bothered so much about what consenting adults do.

It made me smile, and that's a good thing.

thaluikhain:

JCAll:

AccursedTheory:
According to Bryan Fischer, of the American Family Association, the Supreme Court has forced America into sodomy.

America jumped willingly and gleefully into sodomy a long time ago.
And it was awesome.

I'm led to believe it was only 2003 that all states legalised it, actually.

That was Lawrence v. Texas. They overturned a previous ruling from the 80s' and cited that people have the right to sexual privacy among consenting adults. For the record, Scalia was an even bigger homophobic prick over that ruling than he was for this one.

Not at all, since I'm not gay, and gay marriage has been legal where I live for over 10 years. Happy for all the people who can now get married now in the states where it's not legal, though :)

Not going to affect me in the slightest. While I'm bisexual, I am currently in a straight relationship, and one I'm hoping will last for a long time.

Not a lot. A co-worker of mine might get married. I don't know if that's their thing. Personally, other than getting divorced from my husband because marriage is now a meaningless shell of what it used to be (/sarcasm), it doesn't affect me a lot. There's some news of clerks not giving out any licenses at all. Also, there's Bobby Jindal being his obnoxious self:

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/06/jindal_same-sex_marriage.html

I'm happy he's getting sued for signing an executive order saying clerks don't have to issue same-sex marriage certificates. Hopefully suing the crap out of people like this will get the message across fairly quickly.

Also, hilariously, as cited in the article, a Parish justice of the peace refused to give an interracial couple a marriage license...in 2009. GUEAX LOUISIANA.

well I'll go with since when has someone else getting married that you have no connection to in any way affect you or is it really any of your business who someone you know gets married to unless there a giant hole

I really could care less about gay marriage. Great you have it, but doesnt effect me at all. Now the laws we do need is for gay people having kids. Now we all know gay people cant have kids biologically. Now what i want is if your in a gay marriage and you have a kid. Then you are lawfully bound to that kid and you cant use the "im not the biological parent" argument to not pay for the kid when you split from your wife/husband. Thats all i want...accountable to the same laws as straight couples....both negative and positive laws.

It means I get to watch a whole bunch of gay people try to force their beliefs down religious folks fault by suing them when they won't marry them in their holy place and I get to laugh when both parties are offended, hurt and shouting because apparently being able to go to a registry office/rent out a nice hall isn't enough.

And then I get to watch the religious people try to force their beliefs down the gay folks fault by verbally abusing them at every opportunity and giving helpful reminders that "remember, you're going to hell!".

Fuck everyone who's actively arguing about this.

SonOfVoorhees:
I really could care less about gay marriage. Great you have it, but doesnt effect me at all. Now the laws we do need is for gay people having kids. Now we all know gay people cant have kids biologically. Now what i want is if your in a gay marriage and you have a kid. Then you are lawfully bound to that kid and you cant use the "im not the biological parent" argument to not pay for the kid when you split from your wife/husband. Thats all i want...accountable to the same laws as straight couples....both negative and positive laws.

That argument actually crops up in heterosexual divorces where they've adopted the children. It also has already shown up in homosexual divorces where one of the two in the couple is the parent of the biological child. This isn't actually new ground.

Uh... Outside of, maybe, increasing my probability of wearing a wedding gown instead of a wedding tuxedo at my [hypothetical] wedding, I don't think the rulings going to impact me outside of, maybe, getting invited to a gay wedding... and, even then, that could of still happened anyway given the state I'm living in now...

Regardless, I'm just glad that now everyone can get married and still retain said marriage if they decide to move to another state...

No effect on me whatsoever other besides the joy of seeing friends south of the border being allowed to enjoy the tax benefits of being legally married. Just kinda pleased is all. :)

I work at a Bed and Breakfast and sometimes we do hold weddings. We also get a lot of honeymooners. So I could effect me by giving where I work more business.

I feel more nationalistic pride as an American. While i probably will marry a woman im still happy that it's now a freer country.

I'm not gay, I don't really believe in Marriage to begin with. So for me personally, I don't see any effect whatsoever. I may or may not be invited to more weddings but my cousin had her wedding with her wife in MD a couple of years ago and a very good friend of mine is currently married to a guy...I don't really see myself going to any wedding at all in the near future. It doesn't really matter that everyone can freely marry now.

...I really didn't mean to make this sound so negative it's just that I'm from Maryland, where marriage equality was legalized a while ago and my other LGBT friends are pan and bi...I'm incredibly happy for my...well, I don't really have FRIENDS in my current home state but I do have co-workers who I hope will be free to marry their partners now. Of course now, the next step is to criminalize job discrimination based on sexual preference and gender identity.

It's going to make my Facebook wall EVEN MORE intolerable than it already is - that goes for BOTH sides.

It's going to make people's questions about my plans to move to Russia dumber.

And it's going to make it harder than ever for me to keep my oar out of it.

Oh well. Progress in any one direction is still progress.

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