Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic Cost

Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic Cost

There are 394 comments on the WISW-AM Columbia story from Mar 28, 2013, titled Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic Cost. In it, WISW-AM Columbia reports that:

What is the cost to gay people of not being allowed to marry? A University of Massachusetts economist believes the lifetime cost averages $500,000 per couple.

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lides

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#22 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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But heterosexual couples produce the next generation. Two men or two women can't produce anything. Marriage is designed for families, two men or two women can't produce a family. The government has no interest in gay marriage, it does nothing for them.
Wonderbread, you are a moron, so this is the last direct response you will see on the thread.

The government does not have an interest in the private reproductive affairs of adult consenting citizens. Anyone who is not a moron can see that.

Since: Mar 07

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#23 Apr 1, 2013
George wrote:
Who gives a f*ck how much it cost queers. As long as I don't have to pay for their AIDS treatments and sex change operations.
As long as we don't have to pay for your open heart surgery, trauma care, or your cancer treatments, it's a deal.

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#24 Apr 1, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
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And I love how you people "can't think of a sensible response" to polygamy, because you know that's where this whole perverted lifestyle movement is going next. "Typical".
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Do you require that all straight people "think of a sensible response" to the idea that since THEY can already marry one, that anti-gay bigots like yourself should be able to marry many?

I doubt it.

Why are you creating straw men? Is that the best you can do?

Can't you PROVE why gay people marrying is a bad thing without that silliness?

Bet you can't. Why not at least try.

Since: Mar 07

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#25 Apr 1, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
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So for you and your ilk, I guess it's all about having the freedom to marry who you love, that is, just as long as it conforms to your agenda....
But isn't that the same "agenda" that straight couples have? Marrying ONE adult at a time?

Prove that marrying one person at a time is NOT the agenda for almost every straight and gay American, other than a horde of anti-gay bigots and a handful of religious conservatives.

Good luck with that.

lides

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#26 Apr 1, 2013
Quest wrote:
Do you require that all straight people "think of a sensible response" to the idea that since THEY can already marry one, that anti-gay bigots like yourself should be able to marry many?
I doubt it.
Why are you creating straw men? Is that the best you can do?
Can't you PROVE why gay people marrying is a bad thing without that silliness?
Bet you can't. Why not at least try.
In the alternative, they could learn to count to three, and realize that three (or more) is inherently greater than two. Wondering also has difficulty with this simple task. Ironically, they continue to bring it up over and over again, which instead of supporting their position, simply underscores their lack of logic, reasoning, and apparently counting skills.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#27 Apr 1, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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It's true that two men or two women can produce children together,
You meant 'can't.' The rest of what you said doesn't change anything.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#28 Apr 1, 2013
Jupiter wrote:
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How can equality change the U.S. for the worse?
Things that aren't equal to each other:

Two woman - A man and a woman
Two men - A man and a woman
Two - women - two men
An apple - an orange
No law can change that.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#29 Apr 1, 2013
lides wrote:
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Wonderbread, you are a moron, so this is the last direct response you will see on the thread.
The government does not have an interest in the private reproductive affairs of adult consenting citizens. Anyone who is not a moron can see that.
Justice Dumbass, you are welcome to respond to my posts. Given your record of consistent stupidity and your unnatural bias, I will ignore your responses.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#30 Apr 1, 2013
Quest wrote:
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As long as we don't have to pay for your open heart surgery, trauma care, or your cancer treatments, it's a deal.
Homosexuals don't get those? I can't imagine why someone 'judged' your post brilliant.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#31 Apr 1, 2013
Quest wrote:
Can't you PROVE why gay people marrying is a bad thing without that silliness?
Can you prove the benefits gay marriage provides to mainstream America. We produce mainstream America.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#32 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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And that doesn't change the fact that two men or two women can't produce a family, does it?
They can raise a family, so that doesn't matter.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#33 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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That doesn't change the fact that two men or two women can't produce a family. Gay couples are biologically inferior.
Then infertile women are "biologically inferior" and must not be allowed to marry.

They are taking a man with a shooting dick off the market when he could be impregnating someone else rather than living in a "sham marriage" with a woman who can't bear children.

Idiot.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#34 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Comments like that make you unworthy of support. If you think that supporting gay marriage is a requirement to being a true American you are just supporting his point that the country is changing for the worst.
Wrong. Being against equality is un-American. There are no two ways about that.

The only correct answer for people like you is to have your own personal beliefs but recognize your beliefs can't be the law.

Straight bigots will have their marriage. Gay people will have their marriage. Each wishes the other didn't have to share their air, but they do. Each has equal standing under the law.

Taking your opinion and forcing others to suffer it under the law is un-American, bigoted, immoral, and embarrassing.

Your days are numbered. Look at the polls. Time is on our side.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#35 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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Can you prove the benefits gay marriage provides to mainstream America. We produce mainstream America.
That's easy. The same benefits as any other marriage.

Learn it, dummy.

lides

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#36 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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That's easy. The same benefits as any other marriage.
Learn it, dummy.
Don't feed the troll/moron. In addition to their inability to count to three, articulate an intelligent argument against marriage equality, or understand the Massachusetts General Laws regarding sex education; wonderbread also lacks the ability to understand that equal protection under serves its own purpose, namely equality.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#37 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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They can raise a family, so that doesn't matter.
It takes a man and a woman to produce a family. There is no smoke and there are no mirrors that can change that.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#38 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Then infertile women are "biologically inferior" and must not be allowed to marry.
Of course they are. If there is something wrong with their reproductive system they are, by definition, biologically inferior.
Many of these woman, with the proper medical assistance, can and do achieve childbirth. No gay couple can.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#39 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Wrong. Being against equality is un-American. There are no two ways about that.
The only correct answer for people like you is to have your own personal beliefs but recognize your beliefs can't be the law.
Straight bigots will have their marriage. Gay people will have their marriage. Each wishes the other didn't have to share their air, but they do. Each has equal standing under the law.
Taking your opinion and forcing others to suffer it under the law is un-American, bigoted, immoral, and embarrassing.
Your days are numbered. Look at the polls. Time is on our side.
I'm not a religious person but I do believe that marriage is for a man and a woman. Not two men, not two women, not a man and 6 women. You can live with whomever you choose to, you can have sex with whomever you choose to but I will never recognize a gay marriage as real with or without the law.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#40 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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That's easy. The same benefits as any other marriage.
Learn it, dummy.
When two men or two women can produce a family you'll have an argument. Until then, the real dummy is you.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#41 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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It takes a man and a woman to produce a family. There is no smoke and there are no mirrors that can change that.
Irrelevant. The fact is gay couples will raise children.

Therefore, that must be addressed.

You lose.

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