Allowing gays to marry increases the economy in several ways, but I just became too lazy to list them. Here is the regular google search:<quoted text>That pretty much sums up his position in my opinion. BG always lands on money and his fear that somehow he is footing the bill for the entire world. Fundamentalists have switched from the worship of God to that of the Bible and money. These issues trample all over his religious beliefs. Against a contradictory anthology of allegories and may cost him money.
Gay couples may even strengthen the institution of marriage. Look at the commitment expressed just to be allowed to exercise their own rights under fire from the opposition to do so.
and google scholar:
BG is spouting a definition of marriage that defends heterosexual couples by defining what is and isn't 'normal' and 'moral.' B/c heterosexual couples are in the majority, they have to define themselves via some other - and that other is 'the gay couple,' a straw man, fictional, heterosexually idealized gay couple.
By restricting the rights of homosexuals, they help shape what is and is not 'normal' in society. This binary us vrs them construction gives them a "who we are" for they no longer have to look in the mirror but can say "I'm not like that!"
So they carve out their normal at the expense of the minority. And this is why they must, at all costs, defend their forced restriction of rights on other people.