I could say 1,000,000 things right now.
A part of me wants to. Especially after the tirade that a co-worker (and family member) just went on regarding my voting choices.
About how this is now "my fault" and that now real estate taxes will go up, income tax will go up, interest rates will stay artificially low and the stock market will crash and senior citizens are screwed and BLAH BLAH BLAH.
But you know what?
If I have to pay "$300 more a year in property taxes" on average, so that this could happen in Minnesota:
I gladly will.
There is no price tag on civil rights.
Money is not what makes my world go round.
I know that I'll be just fine, and I'll sleep better at night knowing that in 10 years my property taxes aren't what matters or what I'll remember... it'll be that I was on the RIGHT side of history last night.
annddd I'm out."To deny this fundamental freedom [marriage] on so unsupportable a basis as the (racial) classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law."
Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967)