12/16/2012 10:05 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay Marriage's Unexpected Benefits: 3 Good Reasons For Marriage Equality

Gay marriage not only benefits gay people, it benefits the entire country.

More then 14 years ago, states like Colorado passed Constitutional amendments banning LGBT people's civil rights. Those discriminatory amendments were eventually overturned by the US Supreme Court.

Today gay marriage is now legal in nine states, Washington State being the newest.

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