The ‘Legalize Gay Marriage Because It’s Good for the Economy’ Argument

Not only is denying gay couples the right to marry a clear form of discrimination, it’s also bad for the economy. Married people are healthier, San Francisco city economist Edmund Egan testified yesterday at Perry, which means healthcare costs would be lower if more of the population were allowed to marry. There’d also be, the thinking goes, fewer people on welfare and food stamps, and . And to make it all worse, there’d be more wedding ceremonies and payroll taxes from more gainfully employed gays, which means California’s coffers would get all clogged up with additional tax revenue, which is sooo doesn’t need!