Neondistraction: And how much of the state's money are they pissing away trying to defend this law? Pretty much every state that has passed similar bans on same-sex marriage have had those laws ruled unconstitutional and overturned. Do they really think that they're going to somehow be that one state that manages to make it stick?
If we allow people to become doctors, we'll all starve, because there'll be no farmers.
Therefore, ban doctors.
stpauler: Beshear's hired counsel say Kentucky has a legitimate interest in encouraging procreation to support "long-term economic stability through stable birth rates."Yeah, if I weren't allowed to gay marry my husband in Minnesota, I'd totally be gettin' Brandine pregnant instead as THAT'S HOW SEXUALITY WORKS. Dumbass.
Rigby-Reardon: Once married Kentucky couples will have 18 months to conceive. If no offspring is produced the couples will be fined $2000.00 and given a state issued baby.
jbrad47128: What wrecks the State's economic future is its inability to move forward with vital infrastructure and other necessary projects to make the State more attractive to business. It's taken them more than 30 years to finally get some needed bridges built that will bring the logistics value of the State up to close to the modern era. Education is still considered to be lacking in many respects, small counties/towns are frequently at war with the major "Golden Triangle" players in the State. We keep raping the earth to scavenge as much of its fossilized fuels as can be extracted, then when we have a mess of stuff, it frequently ends up getting dumped into vital water ways in the State.
Duane Dibbley: James!: Well, Kentucky is farm country and you all know what the queers are doing to the soil.James!, I like you. You're not like the other people here in this trailer park.
James!: Well, Kentucky is farm country and you all know what the queers are doing to the soil.
svanmeter: Darwin agrees
G. Tarrant: The funny part to me is that if they'd just look at the development of nearly any neighborhood in a large city after the gays move in, the property values tend to rise, not fall, and economic activity tends to increase, not decrease.Gay people are more likely to have income to spend BECAUSE they don't have kids. They can end up with MORE disposable income that they spend on consumer goods, clothes, home improvement, fancy furniture, restaurants, etc.If they really wanted to ensure economic prosperity, make a place that gay people would WANT to go to, and they will come and spend money. And more money. They pay taxes, but don't use as many of the services because they don't have the kids, making it a profit for the government, not a loss.Kentucky, just admit you think gays are icky. At least that's your truthful position. When you try to instead use easily refuted "statistics" it makes your case look worse.
Shorelinefarker: So bestiality is A-OK in Kentucky, but they're shiatting their pants at the idea of two adults who happen to be of the same gender getting hitched? Seems legit.
kbronsito: Arkanaut: kbronsito: If marriage is supposed to be our means to encourage reproduction, then why do we have a child tax credit? It seems to me that having two programs to encourage children duplicates efforts and is a waste of tax payer money.It's funny because as conservatives grasp at the reproduction straw to fight same-sex marriage, they'll shame poor people for supposedly having lots of kids to get welfare money.If there's a demographic with a high fertility rate out there, it's Mexicans. And yet, the pro-birth brigade doesn't seem to welcome Mexican babies, unless the term "anchor baby" was intended to be affectionate and I wasn't notified.
Arkanaut: kbronsito: If marriage is supposed to be our means to encourage reproduction, then why do we have a child tax credit? It seems to me that having two programs to encourage children duplicates efforts and is a waste of tax payer money.It's funny because as conservatives grasp at the reproduction straw to fight same-sex marriage, they'll shame poor people for supposedly having lots of kids to get welfare money.
Close2TheEdge: When you have no actual arguments beyond "my religion doesn't approve of the gheys" then you grasp for straws. When you grasp for straws, you look like a dipshiat. When you look like a dipshiat, you end up on the wrong side of history.Don't end up on the wrong side of history.
ZombiesezCafeeeeeennnn: I suppose that the state of Kentucky will now require proof of fertility from both parties before issuing marriage licenses now.If procreation is the whole argument, Polygamy should also be immediately legalized. A woman can only give birth every nine or so months, but men...they can shoot sperm practically all day every day, right?
Arkanaut: Despite all the pearl-clutching, every state in the union except for Rhode Island and Maine had population growth between 2010 and 2013 (Source). Kentucky is a little bit behind the pack but there's no reason to panic.
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