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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“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#42 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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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.
Wow. You're a terrible person.

So why don't you take it all the way and deny their marriages?

How about a woman who had a hysterectomy when she was 22 years old? No medical assistance can get her pregnant. Why should she be able to marry a man who can otherwise impregnate a woman who isn't "biologically inferior?"

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#43 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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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.
You can believe that all you want, but you can't legislate it.

And yes, if you are ever (God forbid) an employer, or a landlord, the law will force you to recognize a gay marriage whether you like it or not.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#44 Apr 1, 2013
Wondering wrote:
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When two men or two women can produce a family you'll have an argument. Until then, the real dummy is you.
Are adopted children worth less than other children?

“Come and get it! ”

Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#45 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Yeah, polygamy happened in all those states and countries where same sex marriage is legal, right?
Stupid.
And as for you worrying about the cost, how about this:
Every gay man will marry a lesbian on paper just to suck resources out of the country to make up for what the country is screwing us out of in our real marriages. Is that better?
You're an unAmerican dickhead.
Trust me, there's no perverted bridge you anti-American liberal pukes won't cross in your quest to dismantle every square inch of the foundation this country was built upon.

“No Headline available”

Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#46 Apr 1, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
Trust me, there's no perverted bridge you anti-American liberal pukes won't cross in your quest to dismantle every square inch of the foundation this country was built upon.
Actually, we are adhering to that foundation, and the US Constitution, specifically the 14th Amendment. Feel free to justify your ignorant bigotry.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

“No Headline available”

Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#47 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
Wow. You're a terrible person.
So why don't you take it all the way and deny their marriages?
How about a woman who had a hysterectomy when she was 22 years old? No medical assistance can get her pregnant. Why should she be able to marry a man who can otherwise impregnate a woman who isn't "biologically inferior?"
Wondering is a clueless twit, who is incapable of comprehending that procreation has no bearing upon the legal protections of marriage. They aren't worth your time, and thrive on the attention they get spreading their ignorant, bigoted, and stupid opinion.

It has been pointed out to the fool that the state allows divorce, does not intervene in out of wedlock pregnancy, and specifically allows single adoption; all of which disprove their sophomoric notion that the state has an interest in procreation, or children being raised by two (much less opposite sex or birth) parents.

They are a terribly dense and unintelligent individual.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#48 Apr 1, 2013
fr Wondering:

>And that doesn't change the fact that two men or two women can't produce a family, does it? <

When I married my WIFE, we became a happy lesbian FAMILY. Get a clue, and a life.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#49 Apr 1, 2013
fr Wondering:

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. <

How old are you, anyway? 6? Your temper tantrums are very repetitive and ridiculous.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#50 Apr 1, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
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Trust me, there's no perverted bridge you anti-American liberal pukes won't cross in your quest to dismantle every square inch of the foundation this country was built upon.
dismissed stupid babble.

Try again.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#51 Apr 2, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Wow. You're a terrible person.
So why don't you take it all the way and deny their marriages?
How about a woman who had a hysterectomy when she was 22 years old? No medical assistance can get her pregnant. Why should she be able to marry a man who can otherwise impregnate a woman who isn't "biologically inferior?"
Marriage is for men and women. Period. All of your "what ifs" are irrelevant.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#52 Apr 2, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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You can believe that all you want, but you can't legislate it.
And yes, if you are ever (God forbid) an employer, or a landlord, the law will force you to recognize a gay marriage whether you like it or not.
No it won't.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#53 Apr 2, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Are adopted children worth less than other children?
More stupid questions. Are children that are up for adoption the product of two men or two women?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#54 Apr 2, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
fr Wondering:
>And that doesn't change the fact that two men or two women can't produce a family, does it? <
When I married my WIFE, we became a happy lesbian FAMILY. Get a clue, and a life.
You became a happily married lesbian COUPLE.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#55 Apr 2, 2013
Pattysboi wrote:
fr Wondering:
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. <
How old are you, anyway? 6? Your temper tantrums are very repetitive and ridiculous.
All of the tantrums are coming from your side. I explain reality and you stomp your feet and spit when you speak.

“No Headline available”

Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#56 Apr 2, 2013
It's fun to watch morons dismiss out of hand, that which they cannot rationallly refute.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#59 Apr 10, 2013
lides wrote:
It's fun to watch morons dismiss out of hand, that which they cannot rationallly refute.
I see that your Mom restored your computer privileges. You should be limited to crayons and coloring books.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#60 Apr 10, 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.
And yet, gay couples DO HAVE families and always will, so your "point" is moot.

Next.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#61 Apr 10, 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.
Respecting the freedom and equality of every citizen is a requirement.

You ARE unAmerican.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#62 Apr 11, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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And yet, gay couples DO HAVE families and always will, so your "point" is moot.
Next.
Yes, they have parents (a man and a woman), brothers and sisters.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#63 Apr 11, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Respecting the freedom and equality of every citizen is a requirement.
You ARE unAmerican.
Nothing is more American than defending the tradition of marriage.
A man, a woman and a family. Gay couples can't produce a family. I respect the freedom and equality you have now, it's no different from that of any other single person.

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