Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic Cost

Mar 28, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WISW-AM Columbia

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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God .. you're retarded.
What does incest have to do with gay marriage , seriously?
Incest , in general , is very rarely consensual , so NO I don<t approve of incestual marriage. as for polygamous relationships , I don<t care about it , but I don't see how allowing COUPLES to marry , we're somehow permitting harems to be formed in the country right after that. o_0
Wondering has difficulty both counting to three, and understanding that three or more is inherently greater than two.

He regularly returns to this irrelevant drivel because they have no valid argument against equality for same sex couples to marry.
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God .. you're retarded.
What does incest have to do with gay marriage , seriously?
Incest , in general , is very rarely consensual , so NO I don<t approve of incestual marriage. as for polygamous relationships , I don<t care about it , but I don't see how allowing COUPLES to marry , we're somehow permitting harems to be formed in the country right after that. o_0
Just checking. Good that you admit you're not for all LEGAL ADULTS WHO CAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS having the Justice Dumbass version of equal rights. I'm not either.

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I'm projecting.
Yes, you are.

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So you're just admitting that I was right.
You're all flip-floppity like Romney.
...about you being a Canadian socialistic prejudgemental prejudicial bigot? Yes, you have proved that correct. I agree :)

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You did.
You made comments about how marriage shouldn't "change" because it's tradition to have it as only a man and woman getting married.
Now you're a self declared liar on top of being a socialistic prejudicial judgemental Canadian.
I said nothing about marriage shouldn't change. Liar, liar, prejudicial judgemental liar. Nice job proving your true character again. Please continue...

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Stick a fork in you, you’re done. You have just proven my point, because absent such an interest, laws denying same sex couples equal protection of the law to marry are unconstitutional.
I don't think I have anything more to say to you.
Yours is an argument told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing.
lol...you are so totally correct. The argument I address is told by an idiot in full fallacy mode. You stand so totally correct of yourself. Really nice job, well done dude :)
You want someone, anyone to prove "there is no legitimate state interest served by denying same sex couples equal protection of the law." There is nothing to prove for what you demand to be proven. No evidence exists. So when you demand proof for something that doesn't exist, you perpetuate an argument by way of a fallacy. And it's your fallacy. It's your idiocy to demand what can't be supplied.
Your idiocy fallacy argument is the same as if you demanded someone to put sunshine in a bottle so you'll have light at night. And the premise of your challenge is that sunshine does exist, it is real so someone better address your demand or prove themselves incapable of supplying what you demand is real and exists.
Fricking idiocy...you go dude...your logic will make sense to another idiot I'm sure.

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You did.
You made comments about how marriage shouldn't "change" because it's tradition to have it as only a man and woman getting married.
I think I'm going to start calling you Mitt.
So you lie, twist what I say which is lying and imply I have said/thought something I didn't which is lying. Let's review your history shall we? We shall :)
By the way, if to you I'm Mitt, then that has to make you a socialistic far left stoned to the gills Bama. Yeah, that fits you pretty well.
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The following are your lies that you felt were necessary to state for some pathetic reason. They are in order from oldest to newest. You really have some issues...
Things I didn't say as being my opinion and or belief that you lied to pathetically claim I did say as belief/opinion.

1st lie..So by your logic, slavery is good.
2nd lie..This is that you said that because it's traditional, it should stay in effect.
3rd lie..Slavery was traditional, therefore according to you, it should have stated in effect.
4th lie..I don't understand how bigots like yourself can trick yourselves into thinking that marriage equality will never come.
5th lie..If you're so for tradition, then you are also for slavery.
It's as simple as that.
6th lie..You made comments about how marriage shouldn't "change" because it's tradition to have it as only a man and woman getting married.
lies and twists and lies and twists and you're how old??? lol...fricking shameful but quite understandable coming from a Bama stoner far left socialist prejudiced judgemental Canadian.

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...about you being a Canadian socialistic prejudgemental prejudicial bigot? Yes, you have proved that correct. I agree :)
Aww, an idiot completely oblivious to the meaning of words!
How cute!

Crawfishing, you are a master at it, and I'm not talking about the sport.

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Now you're a self declared liar on top of being a socialistic prejudicial judgemental Canadian.
I said nothing about marriage shouldn't change. Liar, liar, prejudicial judgemental liar. Nice job proving your true character again. Please continue...
We all witnessed it, you made your position, and now you're crawfishing, again.

Calling Canada what you do doesn't affect me in the slightest because it simply shows that you are one of the dumb ones in the States.
You obviously know nothing about Canada.

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So you lie, twist what I say which is lying and imply I have said/thought something I didn't which is lying. Let's review your history shall we? We shall :)
By the way, if to you I'm Mitt, then that has to make you a socialistic far left stoned to the gills Bama. Yeah, that fits you pretty well.
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The following are your lies that you felt were necessary to state for some pathetic reason. They are in order from oldest to newest. You really have some issues...
Things I didn't say as being my opinion and or belief that you lied to pathetically claim I did say as belief/opinion.
1st lie..So by your logic, slavery is good.
2nd lie..This is that you said that because it's traditional, it should stay in effect.
3rd lie..Slavery was traditional, therefore according to you, it should have stated in effect.
4th lie..I don't understand how bigots like yourself can trick yourselves into thinking that marriage equality will never come.
5th lie..If you're so for tradition, then you are also for slavery.
It's as simple as that.
6th lie..You made comments about how marriage shouldn't "change" because it's tradition to have it as only a man and woman getting married.
lies and twists and lies and twists and you're how old??? lol...fricking shameful but quite understandable coming from a Bama stoner far left socialist prejudiced judgemental Canadian.
I didn't even have to read this post to see it was just dribble.
You are unable to make a single actual argument, you are on a discussion forum saying that you have no position, yet you make tons of positions...it's obvious where your longer comments lead.
They lead right into a huge net of lies, red herrings, and you crawfishing out.

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We all witnessed it, you made your position, and now you're crawfishing, again.
Calling Canada what you do doesn't affect me in the slightest because it simply shows that you are one of the dumb ones in the States.
You obviously know nothing about Canada.
My position? What is my position? Paste verbatim what I said that declares my position you claim I stated.
You live in Montreal. That makes you a Canadian. You have well proved you a prejudicial judgemental far left socialist of Canada. What according to you childish response did I miss? I wasn't offering offense to Canada or Canadians or you.
Your statements of me and what you lied about concerning what I didn't say, doing that branded you and revealed your own character traits. I didn't reveal those things, you did.
And Canada is a socialistic country. That's a fact Canadian's and their government have established. You can easily find that fact on the web.
I defined you what you are and you don't like it. So you get all childish about it and why am I not surprised.

1st lie..So by your logic, slavery is good.(I never said or implied any such thing liar.)

2nd lie..This is that you said that because it's traditional, it should stay in effect.(I said no such thing liar.)

3rd lie..Slavery was traditional, therefore according to you, it should have stated in effect.(According to me I voiced no such opinion liar.)

4th lie..I don't understand how bigots like yourself can trick yourselves into thinking that marriage equality will never come.(I never said marriage equality would never come liar.)

5th lie..If you're so for tradition, then you are also for slavery. It's as simple as that.(I never said I was for tradition liar) Therefore your insinuation that I am also for slavery makes you a liar twice in this statement.)

6th lie..You made comments about how marriage shouldn't "change" because it's tradition to have it as only a man and woman getting married.(liar, liar, liar. I never made any comments that marriage shouldn't change. You pegged yourself a liar over and over and over just to have something negative to say because it fits your personality to lie apparently as you proved you do it with ease of thought.

7th lie..We all witnessed it, you made your position,(I stated no position as you claim liar. I did explain a belief I have but not a pro or con position liar)

8th lie..You obviously know nothing about Canada.(You have no knowledge if I once lived there, vacationed there etc liar.)

I've never had anyone tell so many out right judgemental lies of what I didn't say for a long, long while. Nice job liar.

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Aww, an idiot completely oblivious to the meaning of words!
How cute!
Crawfishing, you are a master at it, and I'm not talking about the sport.
The ignorant will always avoid an adult response and will replace it with Childish garbage playground rast as you are doing, do you know that?
Now lets talk about those words shall we? We shall :)

I said to define you by what you stated many times..."...about you being a Canadian socialistic prejudgemental prejudicial bigot?"
You are a Canadian. You just proved you're completely oblivious to the meaning of what you are by geographical location because I called you what you are by where you live and you claimed I didn't know what I was talking about. So if you live in Canada and I called you a Canadian and you claim I'm wrong, then what are you? A non-Canadian? lol.....
Mitt's a conservative republican. You said his name like it was a bad taste. You also put him down for his political stance. The only person who would speak that negatively about a republican would be the opposite, a far left liberal/democrat. Since you defined yourself the opposite of Mitt, that means your for government controlling things as liberals believe in which makes them socialists. The fact that you believe the vote of the people is less important than what the will of the government wants truly defines you a really far left socialistic liberal.
You have prejudged me many times without actually asking me what my opinion/position was. That makes you a judgemental bigot. Look the words up if you're in doubt.
You're prejudicial because you assumed I believed and said things that I didn't. That's being prejudicial because you assumed way to much in your hurry to prejudge me without asking any valid questions as a real bigot would do.
Any questions?

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I didn't even have to read this post to see it was just dribble.
You are unable to make a single actual argument, you are on a discussion forum saying that you have no position, yet you make tons of positions...it's obvious where your longer comments lead.
They lead right into a huge net of lies, red herrings, and you crawfishing out.
an old saying goes, for people like yourself, so as you are so as you accuse others to hide your shame of self contempt.
You lied many times about things I didn't state, saying I stated them and I believed them. You lied over and over without asking any rational questions. The fact that you dived into lying instead of asking questions tells all one needs to know about you. You accuse and you'll create lies to accuse. The red herrings are your excuses you now state to excuse your lies. Doesn't have to be this way, just saying. It's actually easier to ask a question than to waste all the time you use to create lies.

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<quoted text>My position? What is my position? Paste verbatim what I said that declares my position you claim I stated.
You live in Montreal. That makes you a Canadian. You have well proved you a prejudicial judgemental far left socialist of Canada. What according to you childish response did I miss? I wasn't offering offense to Canada or Canadians or you.
Your statements of me and what you lied about concerning what I didn't say, doing that branded you and revealed your own character traits. I didn't reveal those things, you did.
And Canada is a socialistic country. That's a fact Canadian's and their government have established. You can easily find that fact on the web.
I defined you what you are and you don't like it. So you get all childish about it and why am I not surprised.

1st lie..So by your logic, slavery is good.(I never said or implied any such thing liar.)

2nd lie..This is that you said that because it's traditional, it should stay in effect.(I said no such thing liar.)

3rd lie..Slavery was traditional, therefore according to you, it should have stated in effect.(According to me I voiced no such opinion liar.)

4th lie..I don't understand how bigots like yourself can trick yourselves into thinking that marriage equality will never come.(I never said marriage equality would never come liar.)

5th lie..If you're so for tradition, then you are also for slavery. It's as simple as that.(I never said I was for tradition liar) Therefore your insinuation that I am also for slavery makes you a liar twice in this statement.)

6th lie..You made comments about how marriage shouldn't "change" because it's tradition to have it as only a man and woman getting married.(liar, liar, liar. I never made any comments that marriage shouldn't change. You pegged yourself a liar over and over and over just to have something negative to say because it fits your personality to lie apparently as you proved you do it with ease of thought.

7th lie..We all witnessed it, you made your position,(I stated no position as you claim liar. I did explain a belief I have but not a pro or con position liar)

8th lie..You obviously know nothing about Canada.(You have no knowledge if I once lived there, vacationed there etc liar.)

I've never had anyone tell so many out right judgemental lies of what I didn't say for a long, long while. Nice job liar.
Your comments are just huge, steaming piles of...well, you know what.
The very fact that you're on here and making arguments proves you have a position. Everyone has a position, it is impossible not to, unless you're dead in the head.

The more you call Canada socialist and all those other things, the more you show your infinite ignorance and lack of education.

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<quoted text>The ignorant will always avoid an adult response and will replace it with Childish garbage playground rast as you are doing, do you know that?
Now lets talk about those words shall we? We shall :)

I said to define you by what you stated many times..."...about you being a Canadian socialistic prejudgemental prejudicial bigot?"
You are a Canadian. You just proved you're completely oblivious to the meaning of what you are by geographical location because I called you what you are by where you live and you claimed I didn't know what I was talking about. So if you live in Canada and I called you a Canadian and you claim I'm wrong, then what are you? A non-Canadian? lol.....
Mitt's a conservative republican. You said his name like it was a bad taste. You also put him down for his political stance. The only person who would speak that negatively about a republican would be the opposite, a far left liberal/democrat. Since you defined yourself the opposite of Mitt, that means your for government controlling things as liberals believe in which makes them socialists. The fact that you believe the vote of the people is less important than what the will of the government wants truly defines you a really far left socialistic liberal.
You have prejudged me many times without actually asking me what my opinion/position was. That makes you a judgemental bigot. Look the words up if you're in doubt.
You're prejudicial because you assumed I believed and said things that I didn't. That's being prejudicial because you assumed way to much in your hurry to prejudge me without asking any valid questions as a real bigot would do.
Any questions?
Yes, I am a Canadian, but then the rest of the stuff you said only proves how ignorant and uneducated you are.

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<quoted text>an old saying goes, for people like yourself, so as you are so as you accuse others to hide your shame of self contempt.
You lied many times about things I didn't state, saying I stated them and I believed them. You lied over and over without asking any rational questions. The fact that you dived into lying instead of asking questions tells all one needs to know about you. You accuse and you'll create lies to accuse. The red herrings are your excuses you now state to excuse your lies. Doesn't have to be this way, just saying. It's actually easier to ask a question than to waste all the time you use to create lies.
Dribble dribble drool.

I don't understand why you continue on these long and winded comments, just to try and prove that you have not what no one can't have.

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Dribble dribble drool.
I don't understand why you continue on these long and winded comments, just to try and prove that you have not what no one can't have.
Found a way to make this particular troll drop dead in their track. Like Wondering, this is a pot stirring troll. Pot stirrers will not speak unless spoken to. If you don't respond, they don't post.

However, if you want to give them a venue to continue their diarrhea of the keyboard, by all means do. It is both intensely amusing in its childlike reasoning, and it also prevents them (by waste of their time) from trolling elsewhere.

Remember, only you can stop topix trolls.

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Found a way to make this particular troll drop dead in their track. Like Wondering, this is a pot stirring troll. Pot stirrers will not speak unless spoken to. If you don't respond, they don't post.
However, if you want to give them a venue to continue their diarrhea of the keyboard, by all means do. It is both intensely amusing in its childlike reasoning, and it also prevents them (by waste of their time) from trolling elsewhere.
Remember, only you can stop topix trolls.
I think I'll continue, at least for a bit...Their stupidity is my entertainment.

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I think I'll continue, at least for a bit...Their stupidity is my entertainment.
I grew bored of their idiocy, and their cyclical (attempted) logic.

You have fun.

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Yeah, on second thought, I'm done here.
I'd be more entertained with actual discussion.

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