Gays Denied Marriage: The Economic Cost

Mar 28, 2013 Full story: WISW-AM Columbia 394

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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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Mar 28, 2013
Wow! Inflation has run the cost up since the last calculation
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In 2009; the cost was $467,562.00
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/your-money/... ;

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#2 Mar 28, 2013
What about the cost to this country of allowing two dudes to marry?? This nation is morphing into a monster that our forefathers wouldn't recognize. Good-bye USA! I'll miss you!!

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#3 Mar 28, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
What about the cost to this country of allowing two dudes to marry??.!
What cost would that be? Creating stronger families is a negative thing?

Or, are you one of those people who argues that if gay folks value marriage and live responsibly, then heterosexuals will begin to fornicate in the streets, divorce their spouses, and abandon their children?

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#5 Mar 29, 2013
Quest wrote:
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What cost would that be? Creating stronger families is a negative thing?
So, one dude marrying another dude creates "stronger families"? I suppose that one dude marrying three other dudes makes a strong family too, eh? How about the guy who wants to marry a stump in his backyard? I reckon that makes for a strong family too, eh? After all, isn't that what you and your ilk are gunning for? The right to marry the object of your affection?

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Since: Jan 08

Defiance, Ohio

#6 Mar 29, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
What about the cost to this country of allowing two dudes to marry?? This nation is morphing into a monster that our forefathers wouldn't recognize. Good-bye USA! I'll miss you!!
It is no greater cost than allowing a heterosexual couple to marry, and the states are beholden by the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution to provide all persons within their jurisdiction equal protection of the laws.
Sneaky Pete wrote:
So, one dude marrying another dude creates "stronger families"?
Of course it does, marriage promotes stability regardless of who is entering into the union.
Sneaky Pete wrote:
I suppose that one dude marrying three other dudes makes a strong family too, eh? How about the guy who wants to marry a stump in his backyard? I reckon that makes for a strong family too, eh? After all, isn't that what you and your ilk are gunning for? The right to marry the object of your affection?
Why is it that bigots can seldom count or understand basic concepts. Let me see if I can help.

Homosexuals are seeking EQUAL protection for two people to marry. Polygamy, by definition, seeks GREATER protection for three or more people. Three or more is greater than two. it isn't even a matter of math, it is a simple matter of being able to count.

As for marriage to objects or animals, neither is capable of granting legal consent or entering into a legal contract. The same is true of minors, in case you wish to next offer the inane notion that laws barring pedophilia will be affected. What is more, the laws regarding polygamy, pedophilia, bestiality, etc have all been settled as a matter of law, and will not be affected by allowing same sex marriage.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#7 Mar 31, 2013
lides wrote:
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It is no greater cost than allowing a heterosexual couple to marry,
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.

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#8 Mar 31, 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.
And they don't require a marriage to do that, do they? So what is the purpose of marriage if procreation isn't dependent on it?

It's quite simple, really. Two married men or two married women ARE a family, just like they would be if they were a married man and woman.

And ALL of these families, and any children they have, are more secure because of their marriages.

Do you have something against kids having married parents?

Why?

Since: Mar 07

The entire US of A

#9 Mar 31, 2013
Sneaky Pete wrote:
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So, one dude marrying another dude creates "stronger families"? I suppose that one dude marrying three other dudes makes a strong family too, eh?..
I love how you have to fall back on polygamy when you can't think of a sensible response.

Typical.

However, yes, those two "dudes" are indeed a family, and marriage will benefit them in all the says it benefits any other couple. It will benefit any kids they are raising in the same way that all kids benefit from having married parents.

Think not? Prove why.

I can understand that you might think that two guys in love is "icky" since YOU are not gay, and don't have a great deal of empathy. But you need a better reason than that to deny them legal marriage.
George

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#10 Mar 31, 2013
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.

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Since: Jan 09

Traverse City

#11 Mar 31, 2013
Quest wrote:
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I love how you have to fall back on polygamy when you can't think of a sensible response.
Typical.
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".

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. I suppose if it's anything other than one gay person loving another gay person, you liberal hipocrits will be the first ones to yell foul.
Keegan

Belfast, UK

#12 Mar 31, 2013
Not from the states at all just ran in to this forum and I hv to say why should anyone have a right to say who should and shouldn't get married ?
It's not your life no one has the right to say its not right for gay marriage listen to Obama and let them get married

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#13 Mar 31, 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.
Does every heterosexual couple produce children?

Does every heterosexual person get married?

STFU you stupid moron.

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Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#14 Mar 31, 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".
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. I suppose if it's anything other than one gay person loving another gay person, you liberal hipocrits will be the first ones to yell foul.
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.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#15 Apr 1, 2013
Quest wrote:
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And they don't require a marriage to do that, do they?
And that doesn't change the fact that two men or two women can't produce a family, does it?
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#16 Apr 1, 2013
Quest wrote:
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I love how you have to fall back on polygamy when you can't think of a sensible response.
The only sensible response is DOMA and now it's under attack.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#17 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
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Does every heterosexual couple produce children?
Does every heterosexual person get married?
STFU you stupid moron.
That doesn't change the fact that two men or two women can't produce a family. Gay couples are biologically inferior.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#18 Apr 1, 2013
Keegan wrote:
Not from the states at all just ran in to this forum and I hv to say why should anyone have a right to say who should and shouldn't get married ?
Marriage is regulated by state laws. It is not only gays that are denied marriage. They are not being singled out. This state allows gay marriage, here are the rules:
http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws...
It's a long list.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#19 Apr 1, 2013
Tony C wrote:
You're an unAmerican dickhead.
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.

“Alley Cat Blues”

Since: Sep 08

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#20 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?
It's true that two men or two women can produce children together, but they can adopt or have children through in vitro fertilization with a sperm or egg donor; how is that any different than an infertile couple doing the same thing. There are many families in the U.S. in which a couple is gay and raising children.

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Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#21 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.
How can equality change the U.S. for the worse?

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