What an exciting day! I had another post written for this week, but I’m saving that for another time. This breaking news couldn’t wait!

Earlier this morning – like within the last few hours – the Supreme Court has made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states!

“What’s the deal, Justin? Why is this important to you?”

While I’m not one to discuss politics on my blog, I’m an advocate for freedom and equality. As a librarian, I believe in equal access to information, and the freedom of information…why not root for equal access to marriage, and freedom of marriage?

I am not gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, asexual, etc…I’m just a straight man who believes everyone should be allowed to marry who they want. Remember, I was a theater major in undergrad – if I only had straight friends in college, I would’ve been pretty lonely. Many of my friends today are gay or lesbian and have long felt like the legal system treats them as second-class citizens; I’m so happy to see them so excited! As a divorced friend once joked, “I believe gays and lesbians are entitled to all the headaches and stress straight people have”.

What else does this mean for the USA? First and foremost, this means…


Think about it, you can now have twice as many:

  • Opportunities to wear your nice suits/dresses
  • Glasses of champagne
  • Free dinners
  • Groomsmen/bridesmaid gifts
  • Tuxedo rentals
  • Hours on the dance floor
  • Chances to meet a special someone if you’re single
  • Chances just to meet new/fun/cool people
  • Great stories and memories to share
  • Bridal showers to attend
  • Bachelor/bachelorette parties

Don’t forget, all this money going towards food, cake, venues, DJs, officiates, champagne, wedding planners, dress makers, wedding gifts, parties and so on helps stimulate the economy. Everybody wins!

I wonder what else you might learn today.

Didn’t think about all that, did you?

That’s all for this week. Go out and have a great day, America!


Justin Brasher, Brash Librarian

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