Same-Sex Marriage Becomes Reality in Washington

Governor Chris Gregoire signed same-sex marriage into law in Washington state today, and so far the apocalypse has failed to arrive as promised by its chief opponents.

Gov. Chris Gregoire (D-WA) was visibly emotional as she signed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Washington, making the Evergreen State the seventh in the nation to offer marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. Suporters cheered “thank you, thank you” as Sen. Ed Murray (D) — a sponsor of the measure — introduced Gregoire and cheered “four more years!”

I'm pretty sure everyone who was already married in Washington is still married.

Gay marriage has not suddenly nullified or destroyed millions of relationships. There has been no uptick in requests to marry turtles. The world has not ended.