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Gay Marriage to Save Connecticut from Global Financial Disaster

With President-Elect Barack Obama announcing his economic team today after news broke early this morning that the U.S. government pumped an additional $20 billion into banking giant Citigroup over the weekend, a report by the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School says that Connecticut’s same-sex marriage laws will pump up to $13 million into the state’s economy.

Meanwhile, if the California Supreme Court decides in March that it will not honor the 18,000 same-sex marriages performed this year, the state will be forced to return the marriage license fees– a cost of about $2.9 million. Previously, the Williams Institute found that California’s same-sex marriage law would boost the state’s economy by $63.8 million, a revenue stream that has now dried up with the passage of Prop. 8.

The gay and lesbian market is on track to spend $712 billion this year according to marketing communications and public relations firm Witeck-Combs Communications.

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Nov 24, 2008
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  • 7 Comments
    • Roland Basque
      Roland Basque

      I think it’s really cool to be anti-gay.I mean what does “gay” entail?Is it about a beligerent whining bunch of over-demanding heterophobes intent on advancing their own intolerant and narcissistic agenda?Everyone I know enjoys mimicking and making sport of the self absorbed nebbish twits who consider themselves candidates for veneration just because they are so called gay.Nobody really likes queers they just consider them material for great comedy.Proposal 8 won by a majority vote.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 12:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Phil
      Phil

      1. You could replace a few words in that post and then you’d kind of be skewering yourself.
      2. What constitutes a majority? A four percent margin?

      Nov 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aman
      Aman

      Overstated. It’s not going to help Conn. that much. UP to $13 million is nothing compared to a current deficit of around $300 million and a projected deficit in the next 2 years of $2.6 billion and $3 billion respectively.

      Besides, it’s a very expensive state to live in. For example, Conn. usually has the most expensive gasoline in the nation. Once people find out how expensive it is, then it could be a lot less than $13 million coming in.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 3:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      712 -BILLION-? Wow, no wonder Democrats pretend to care about us so much when it’s election time.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 7:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chuck
      chuck

      Gee. A billion here, a billion, there….

      first thing you know, you’re talking big money! :-)

      Nov 24, 2008 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlanW
      AlanW

      About Roland Basque comment. I would hate to be associated with you or any of your friends. What a bigot. To admit to mimicking and making sport of others is reprehensible. You, my friend, are a sick individual and a sorry excuse for a human being. And so are the others that you say do the mimicking and making sport of others.

      Nov 25, 2008 at 10:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Disgusted American
      Disgusted American

      Excuse me – but with a name like Roland Basque..you got alot of room to talk buddy…do YOU drink tea with your pinky up?

      Nov 28, 2008 at 1:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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