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(KPTV Portland)   Gays getting married are the real economy booster. "Wedding-related spending for in-state couples is projected be about $16 million in Maine, $63 million in Maryland and $89 million in Washington." FABULOUS tag too busy getting fitted for a dress   (kptv.com) divider line 14
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2012-11-18 04:07:42 PM
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Dimensio: BronyMedic: Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

There was more to this post, right? Don't stop now. You got me on the edge of my seat. Tell us about these "unforeseen detrimental consequences".

Unfortunately, I am still waiting for opponents of same-sex marriage to explain them to me. I will, however, inform you as soon they have been described and demonstrated.


Traditional marriage was destroyed in those places.

Now that the gays can get married, divorce rates for god-fearing straight couples are around 150%, and Celine Dion is required to make a persona appearance at each straight wedding. Hockey was outlawed in Canada becaue hockey sticks are (mostly) straight, which explains why there will never be an NHL again. The CFL can continue, but when players pat each other on the butt, law requires they count to three before they release their grip.

The national sport is now soccer.

Everyone in Canada has abortions now, including the men, and Stephen Harper has sex with both the bride and the groom on their weddng night, just to be fair. Electrical outlets were declared homophobic. Now, 10% of them are just prongs sticking out of the wall, and you have to run around to the other side to plug in your juicer.

Everyone in the entire country is required by law to have Ellen Page's haircut. Everyone.

Driving while straight is cause to be pulled over and ticketed on a trumped up charge. This has led to a black market industry of young male hookers who will hide under the driver seat and pleasure you while you drive in case the fuzz stops you.

A law currently being debated would outlaw all public displays of affection by straight people, on the grounds that "girls have cooties."

Everyone has AIDS, too, but straight people get to have their worst fears realized when the are injected by the socialist government with Secret AIDS, or SAIDS.

I think the Bible was banned, too, but no one noticed. I'll have to look into that.

Anyway, America, this is your future if you allow gay marriage. 150% divorce rates, tickets for not having sex while driving, and lots of people who look like Ellen Page. Prepare yourselves.
2012-11-18 11:24:25 PM
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Martonio: jaytkay: Martonio: I've heard from many a lawyer that the gay divorces are 10 times more vicious than they straight ones. It's almost like they're making up for lost time.

How many lawyers? How many divorces?

Normally I would say you are an ignorant asshole making up numbers. But apparently you have credible well-documented figures. Please share!

I have 3 lawyer friends, 1 who specializes in divorce proceedings. He's dealt with 3 same sex divorces so far, and has told me the story of one couple that was so hell bent on destroying each other and their partner's financial stability that he actually enacted a cooling off period (a first for him), hoping cooler heads would prevail. Two weeks later, they sit down, and the couple is back at it, and they ratcheted it up another couple of notches.

He has said it's the nastiest thing he's ever seen...and they still haven't signed the papers and moved on, like most normal and spurned people would.


Thanks for clarifying.

When you say "many a lawyer" you mean one lawyer.

When you say "gay divorces are 10 times more vicious:" you mean one particular divorce.

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2012-11-18 08:08:17 PM
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2012-11-18 07:56:36 PM
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Hunter_Worthington: Dimensio: Hunter_Worthington: Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

general equilibrium analysis is quite beyond those people.

Perhaps, then, you could provide a demonstration of the actual harm that had resulted from legal recognition of same-sex unions. I am certain that, if opponents of such legal recognition are not shamelessly and unrepentantly dishonest, they will be able to document the negative consequences that have occurred in Canada, Massachusetts as a result of legal same-sex marriage.

Well, our politicians are babbling on about the rights of gays instead of dealing with the economic problems, you know because its easier to rile up the party base about social issues then complicated ones, so I'd say the actual harm is somewhere around $1.5 trillion annually -although, granted that depends on the size of the out put gap.

No matter how you measure it, I'd say the cost, opportunity cost even, of this bizarre distraction is far in excess of any implied benefits.


Conservatives could easily remedy the problem by not discussing same-sex marriage, or by conceding it. Therefore, based on your argument, opponents of same-sex marriage are causing the only "harm" that you have described.

Are you able to identify any actual "harm" that results from legal recognition of same-sex marriage?
2012-11-18 06:14:25 PM
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Hunter_Worthington: Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

general equilibrium analysis is quite beyond those people.


Perhaps, then, you could provide a demonstration of the actual harm that had resulted from legal recognition of same-sex unions. I am certain that, if opponents of such legal recognition are not shamelessly and unrepentantly dishonest, they will be able to document the negative consequences that have occurred in Canada, Massachusetts as a result of legal same-sex marriage.
2012-11-18 05:36:56 PM
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I already knew this was a result of the legalization of gay marriage. When Massachusetts became the first state to allow gay marriage, Massachusetts could have gotten A LOT of in-state and out-of-state economy boosting money by allowing out-of-state gay marriages, but Mitt Romney and his totally "pro-gay" views decided to invoke a decades old law from the miscegenation era to keep loving gay couples from other states coming to Massachusetts to get married. Mitt Romney put his absolutely ridiculous Mormonite views over the very real millions of extra dollars Massachusetts would have gotten when it legalized gay marriage. This is the guy we almost elected, "for the economy".

This, and as soon as 2005 and again in 2007 California could have legalized gay marriage if it hadn't been vetoed by the Republican Govenator Arnold. I remember during one of those times that Arny said that gay marriage should be decided by the "people". His lack of understanding of the principles America was founded on makes sense because he wasn't even born in America. The people shouldn't be in control of the basic human rights of other people, because very often you encounter the "two wolves and a sheep voting what's for dinner" scenario. In addition, all his vetos accomplished was that gays had to wait years before they could get lawfully married, and it kept California from being the first state to allow gay marriage and to allow out-of-state gay couples to marry there. It might have avoided the whole California budget crisis, or at least lessened it. Sure it probably would have been blocked by an amendment too, but it would have taken longer to ban and the benefits to the economy would have been greater. And then, during the crisis, the Prop 8 campaign brought in several out-of-state donors such as the mormons who were fighting for the privilege of being seen as against equality, which the mormon church can add to its history of fighting black equality. As far as I know, those donations went into the state economy via the ads, but they could have donated all that money to the poor and did what Jesus actually told them to do, donating to a good cause that is incontrovertibly moral, and allowed gay marriage to continue bringing even more money to California that it desperately needed at the time.

In the last election, Republicans desperately tried to make the election about the economy, and not about social issues. But not only did Mitt Romney's ideas on the economy suck, these republicans have shown they put controversial social issues above the economy. If they try to make their campaign centered around the economy in later elections, they also need to show they are with the times with social issues, because these people do not put their money where their mouth is. When they have to pick between banning gay marriage and benefiting the economy, they will pick the former.
2012-11-18 03:44:51 PM
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I've never seen the [FABULOUS] tag around -- maybe it's still stuck in the closet?
2012-11-18 03:42:13 PM
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NetOwl: Waldo Pepper: oh please the cost in medical and mental health for gays is such a drag on the economy

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You need to tune up your pun meter :-)
2012-11-18 03:38:45 PM
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BronyMedic: Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

There was more to this post, right? Don't stop now. You got me on the edge of my seat. Tell us about these "unforeseen detrimental consequences".


Unfortunately, I am still waiting for opponents of same-sex marriage to explain them to me. I will, however, inform you as soon they have been described and demonstrated.
2012-11-18 03:26:23 PM
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Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.
2012-11-18 03:25:19 PM
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What was that money doing before gay marriage?
2012-11-18 03:22:34 PM
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oh please the cost in medical and mental health for gays is such a drag on the economy
2012-11-18 03:18:50 PM
1 votes:
It puts more green in the blue. The blue being my pants.

/I hear by legalize gay money! I mean marriage
2012-11-18 03:18:27 PM
1 votes:
Gays have every, EVERY right to be as miserable as straight people
 
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