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Disasters You Can Expect Now That Marriage Equality Is Here

Eighteen other countries legalized same-sex marriage before America. Let's see how some of them are holding up.

Same-sex marriage is now legal in the United States! Most people are excited about it, but there is a vocal minority who are worried about what this means for our fine country...

Disgusted at this country's direction right now. There's something wrong when pride flags can go up, but confederate flags have to come down

The definition of "marriage" has been skewed and transformed into something that was never meant to be. I'm disappointed in America today.

Our country is literally going to Hell in a #SCOTUS #LGBT handbasket. Will we fret or fight a good Gospel fight? :)

Iceland's parliament voted unanimously to legalize same-sex marriage in 2010. Only four years after this ruling, these pictures were taken and posted on Instagram by the police department in Iceland's capital, Reykjavik.

The Netherlands made same-sex marriage legal in 2001.

In addition to having to endure same-sex marriage, the people of the Netherlands have consistently had to endure being listed among the 10 happiest countries in the world by the World Happiness Report.

Belgium legalized same-sex marriage on June 1, 2003.

But its nightmare didn’t end there. Four years later, a UNICEF report ranked Belgium as the “best country for children’s educational well-being.”

Spain legalized same-sex marriage on July 3, 2005.

A mere eight years after the ruling, the Spanish wine industry, which had clearly gone completely insane after the change, topped the world rankings. Spanish vineyards produced enough wine to fill 6.7 billion bottles.

Canada introduced same-sex marriage on July 20, 2005, despite being the most educated country in the world.

Norway legalized same-sex marriage on Jan. 1, 2009. All they've managed to do since is come in No. 1 in the Human Development Index (HDI), the UN's measure of quality of life for all the world's nations, every year.

On May 29, 2013, France joined the ranks of countries that allow same-sex marriage.

Their lives shattered by the ruling, French people turned to one another for comfort. How else to explain the 2014 finding that 87% of French people knew someone they could rely on in times of need?

Uruguay became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage, on Aug. 5, 2013.

Jose Mujica, the cynical Uruguayan president who allowed this to happen, also donates 90% of his salary to people in need.

New Zealand made same-sex marriage legal in 2013, 120 years after making the equally questionable decision to become the first country to give women the right to vote.

Finland made same-sex marriage legal in November 2014.

This is probably why they could only manage a pathetic third place in the Corruption Perception Index last year. Apparently having the third-least corrupt government is "good enough" for Finland.

In May 2015, Ireland became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by popular referendum.