This was talked about on our local news this morning. The Center For Michigan released a statement documenting the correlation between gay marriage bans and economic disadvantage in the state. It's similar to part of the argument used to pass NY's gay marriage legalization law - that stifling the rights of individuals to live like everyone else makes them less willing to live there and more likely to seek work and start businesses in other states. It also cites research that GLBT individuals and families will relocate most often based on professional opportunity and the ability to secure benefits, leaving states that force them to pay for 2 full-price insurance policies. At the same time, it says the environment and general atmosphere will keep people away, whether they are actually gay or merely sympathetic to civil rights, taking the tone as a general indication of the business environment.
Which is it - the anti-gay laws that inspire more families to flee the state while discouraging others to move in supress an economy, or the general sentiment of the populace that supports those laws keeps people away in general because of the oppressive/restrictive atmosphere?Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 2:08 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
I think its disgusting in this day and age individual rights are still being voted on....
The whole tierney of the majority thing...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:10 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
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Answer by UpSheRises at 2:53 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by maggiebgood at 9:19 PM on Jul. 5, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:47 AM on Jul. 6, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:48 AM on Jul. 6, 2011
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