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Report: Gay Marriage Would Bring $15M to Utah

There are 152 comments on the EDGE story from Apr 27, 2014, titled Report: Gay Marriage Would Bring $15M to Utah. In it, EDGE reports that:

A new report estimates that legalizing gay marriage in Utah would generate $15.5 million for the state's economy in the first three years.

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Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#65 Apr 29, 2014
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>You guys sure HATE the word "Homophobia" don't you? Your kind constantly rail against that word, that word upsets you more than any word I can think of. I wonder why that upsets you all so much?
OK, how about just calling you "intolerant", is THAT more palatable to you?
It doesn't bother me at all. The way you use it:
homophobia = disagreement

The fact is that we tolerate gays everyday. It's no problem.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#66 Apr 29, 2014
WasteWater wrote:
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FALSE.
All phobias are defined as mental illness.
Not the way you use the word. You use it to define anyone who may disagree with you on the topic of homosexual issues and homosexuality.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#67 Apr 29, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Would you consider something that kills people and ruins lives a sickness?
Would you consider someone that believes in religious freedom a person that goes around killing people and ruining their lives? A person that doesn't think gay marriage is a good idea?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#68 Apr 29, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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1. Unless, of course the couple from Utah spends its money traveling to California or Washington or New Mexico. Then the hotel in a different state rents rooms to the couple, their sisters, brothers, parents, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, grandparents, ushers, friends, and pastor. A function hall in a different state provides the venue. Caterers and florists in another state sell services to the couple. A restaurant in another state hosts the rehearsal dinner. Cars and taxis are hired at the airport in a different state. All of that money is not being spent in Utah.
2. Sometimes, it's hard to tell whether you could be as dumb as you pretend. It seems more likely that you're just lying. But we can't figure out why anyone would tell such idiotic lies unless they actually were an idiot. Maybe you're just a pathological liar: It's impossible for you to tell truth.
1. That has nothing to do with the story. It's about gays that live in Utah getting married in Utah. You really like to show off your arguing skills but you can't because you have none.
2. Tell the truth. If you have to use your head, it's always hard for you to tell anything.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#69 Apr 29, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Not the way you use the word. You use it to define anyone who may disagree with you on the topic of homosexual issues and homosexuality.
What the hell kind of assumption is that? You got that from what I posted previously troll?
Dr Reker s Bellhop

Philadelphia, PA

#70 Apr 29, 2014
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not even sure what you're arguing about now.
Wondering's either a seriously demented senior with a lifelong history of (probably RCC based) bigotry or is a toxic troll.

I guess in these senses (only) he knows exactly what he's arguing...even if we can't tell what that is on the merits.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#71 Apr 29, 2014
Here is what I posted previously.

FALSE.
All phobias are defined as mental illness.

Seems like Wondering projects much in terms of people who disagree with him.
Dr Reker s Bellhop

Philadelphia, PA

#72 Apr 29, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Not the way you use the word. You use it to define anyone who may disagree with you on the topic of homosexual issues and homosexuality.
You're a stupid, vile bigot with a disproportionate fixation on (male) homosexuality who lies and distorts all the time to belittle and disfranchise lgbt people.

That is a sickness.

You don't spend a similar amount of time or psychic effort in arguing against the ACLU, or against str8 men who behave like, well, rapists.

Homophobia fits and explains the source of your very focused concerns prefectly.

You gutter trash. When's your date with your dirt nap? It can't be that far in the future, demographically speaking.

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#73 Apr 29, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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So much hate and stupid all rolled into one idiot.
The wedding industry will benefit, not Utah's economy.
And the wedding industry isn't part of Utahs economy? Why is it no surprise you would come up with such logic?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#74 Apr 29, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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Would you consider someone that believes in religious freedom a person that goes around killing people and ruining their lives? A person that doesn't think gay marriage is a good idea?
Why would someone who believes in religious freedom object to someone else's marriage? You've got it backward: It is exactly those who hate religious freedom who object to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.

Besides, you purposefully missed the point: Homophobia has real and destructive consequences. And not the least of those consequences are the lives and well-being of gay people.

And have you not noticed that the same people fighting against same-sex marriage in America have advocated for kill-the-gays laws in Africa and harsh punishment in many other countries? Yes, homophobia is a grave sickness that infects many. And the link between groups fighting same-sex marriage and those advocating extreme treatment of gays are far too strong for even you to deny.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#75 Apr 29, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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1. That has nothing to do with the story. It's about gays that live in Utah getting married in Utah. You really like to show off your arguing skills but you can't because you have none.
2. Tell the truth. If you have to use your head, it's always hard for you to tell anything.
Wondering: I remind you again that we already know you are incapable of making sense. There is no need to continually outdoing yourself with stupidity.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#76 Apr 29, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Wondering: I remind you again that we already know you are incapable of making sense. There is no need to continually outdoing yourself with stupidity.
Exactly.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#77 Apr 30, 2014
TomInElPaso wrote:
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And the wedding industry isn't part of Utahs economy? Why is it no surprise you would come up with such logic?
What part of 'the money is already there' is giving you trouble?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#78 Apr 30, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Why would someone who believes in religious freedom object to someone else's marriage? You've got it backward: It is exactly those who hate religious freedom who object to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.
Besides, you purposefully missed the point: Homophobia has real and destructive consequences. And not the least of those consequences are the lives and well-being of gay people.
And have you not noticed that the same people fighting against same-sex marriage in America have advocated for kill-the-gays laws in Africa and harsh punishment in many other countries? Yes, homophobia is a grave sickness that infects many. And the link between groups fighting same-sex marriage and those advocating extreme treatment of gays are far too strong for even you to deny.
For me, homophobe is what gays call anyone that disagrees with them. Nothing more.
There are hundreds of examples right here in this thread.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#79 Apr 30, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Wondering: I remind you again that we already know you are incapable of making sense.
People that fail to understand basic concepts say that all the time.
Blame your school system, don't blame me.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#80 Apr 30, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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People that fail to understand basic concepts say that all the time.
Blame your school system, don't blame me.
Apparently, the problem is with that two-room school in the city of Lowell with a population of nearly 100,000. It was YOUR school system that left you incapable of rational thought, not ours.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#81 Apr 30, 2014
nhjeff wrote:
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Apparently, the problem is with that two-room school in the city of Lowell with a population of nearly 100,000. It was YOUR school system that left you incapable of rational thought, not ours.
I'm doing just fine, thank you. You, on the other hand..........

“Take Topix Back From Trolls”

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#82 Apr 30, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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What part of 'the money is already there' is giving you trouble?
Just because it's there doesn't get it spent now does it. Why are you so damned hard headed.

Your wife probably appreciates the time you spend on Gay Topix since she does have to deal with you then.
KKafeteria Kristains

Philadelphia, PA

#83 Apr 30, 2014
Wondering wrote:
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People that fail to understand basic concepts say that all the time.
Blame your school system, don't blame me.
Hey stupid filth, you have a particular, unending fixation with male homosexuality. That's homophobia.

Taking people's equal rights away, constantly defaming them, is not "disagreement."

When educated people shun and mock homophobes, on the other hand, that is "disagreement." At least until we pass laws saying "religious" bigots can't marry, adopt, serve openly. Then it will be something more than "disagreement" with the sexually sick bigots, you homophobes.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#84 Apr 30, 2014
TomInElPaso wrote:
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Just because it's there doesn't get it spent now does it. Why are you so damned hard headed.
Your wife probably appreciates the time you spend on Gay Topix since she does have to deal with you then.
If it's there, and not buried in the back yard, it's part of Utah's economy. Simple concept.
You're like those people that don't know a deposit to your bank account is a loan to the bank.
You're like those people that think if their stock portfolio goes down 50% one year and then up 50% the next year they're back to even.

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