10 years ago, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued its landmark Goodridge ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. The bigots immediately began to make dire predictions, none of which turned out to be true. And now a whopping 85% of the residents say it’s been either positive or neutral:
Gay marriage being legal in Massachusetts still doesn’t seem to be destroying too many people’s lives. 85% of voters in the state say it’s either had a positive or no impact on their lives, with only 15% saying it’s been a negative. Even among Republicans 66% say it hasn’t negatively affected them. Voters in the state support gay marriage being legal by a greater than 2:1 margin, 60/29.
And remember how it was supposed to destroy straight marriages? Massachusetts has the lowest divorce rate in the country. And people are still getting married and loving their kids. “The family” hasn’t fallen apart or been destroyed in the least. Incest and polygamy have not been legalized. Dogs and cats are still not living together. No plagues of locusts have been reported. Gee, it’s almost like the Christian right was completely full of shit or something. Who woulda guessed?