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   Gays getting married are the real economy booster. "Wedding-related spending for in-state couples is projected be about $16 million in Maine, $63 million in Maryland and $89 million in Washington." FABULOUS tag too busy getting fitted for a dress

18 Nov 2012 03:11 PM   |   1521 clicks   |   KPTV Portland
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thisiszombocom     
Dress?

18 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
thornhill     
Eh, I saw that Simpsons episode .

18 Nov 2012 03:14 PM
funkonomics     
Hmmm, maybe if I go gay, I can get hitched? :-)

18 Nov 2012 03:15 PM
cwick     
Yeah, now we just have to legalize weed...

18 Nov 2012 03:16 PM
BronyMedic     
Gays have every, EVERY right to be as miserable as straight people

18 Nov 2012 03:18 PM
Swoop1809     
It puts more green in the blue. The blue being my pants.

/I hear by legalize gay money! I mean marriage

18 Nov 2012 03:18 PM
jaytkay     
My brother married his 20-years' partner last year.

My friends are teasing me for always dropping "my brother-in-law" into conversations.

18 Nov 2012 03:20 PM
amquelbettamin     
Good for Christmas too
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18 Nov 2012 03:20 PM
LegacyDL     
Can't wait for the numbers from marijuana legalization.

18 Nov 2012 03:20 PM
Waldo Pepper     
oh please the cost in medical and mental health for gays is such a drag on the economy

18 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
ladyfortuna     

amquelbettamin: Good for Christmas too
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I am highly amused by that picture.

18 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
Just another Heartland Weirdass     
What was that money doing before gay marriage?

18 Nov 2012 03:25 PM
NetOwl     

Waldo Pepper: oh please the cost in medical and mental health for gays is such a drag on the economy


0/10

18 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
mongbiohazard     

jaytkay: My brother married his 20-years' partner last year.

My friends are teasing me for always dropping "my brother-in-law" into conversations.



A friend of mine called me the day after the election and wanted to know how I'd gotten my ordination, years ago. Turns out one of his daughters is gay and she'd been waiting for the law to pass here in MD so she could marry her partner. The day after we passed prop 6 here in MD she asked her daddy to officiate the ceremony for her. I thought that was adorable, and they're an adorable family in general.

18 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
Dimensio     
Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

18 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
Wrencher     

cwick: Yeah, now we just have to legalize weed...


Been there. Done that.


/in WA

18 Nov 2012 03:27 PM
amquelbettamin     

ladyfortuna: amquelbettamin: Good for Christmas too
[www.stevestenzel.com image 300x318]

I am highly amused by that picture.


Guy on left looks like a cubby elf

18 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
mbillips     
Dress? I know a number of married gay couples, and both the men and the ladies went with the tux option. I'm sure femmie types may differ.

18 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
mongbiohazard     

Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.



0/10
Go away, troll.

18 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
mbillips     

Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.


Go on.....

18 Nov 2012 03:29 PM
Wrencher     

Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.


What would those be? Haters having heart attacks and strokes when the leg. passes?

18 Nov 2012 03:33 PM
Dimensio     

Wrencher: Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

What would those be? Haters having heart attacks and strokes when the leg. passes?


I do not know. I have, however, been assured that legalizing same-sex marriage will be disastrous for society, so I am certain that opponents of such legalization, assuming that they are intellectually honest and forthcoming in their stated motivations, will be able to fully articulate the demonstrable harm that has already resulted.

/Just like concealed carry opponents.

18 Nov 2012 03:35 PM
BronyMedic     

Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.


There was more to this post, right? Don't stop now. You got me on the edge of my seat. Tell us about these "unforeseen detrimental consequences".

18 Nov 2012 03:36 PM
Dimensio     

BronyMedic: Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

There was more to this post, right? Don't stop now. You got me on the edge of my seat. Tell us about these "unforeseen detrimental consequences".


Unfortunately, I am still waiting for opponents of same-sex marriage to explain them to me. I will, however, inform you as soon they have been described and demonstrated.

18 Nov 2012 03:38 PM
shintochick     

Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.


I heard the worse that happened was dudes finding wedding dresses in their size so they had to call Vera Wang.

18 Nov 2012 03:39 PM
SkerriNinja     
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Not really. I have a gay friend in the midst of a divorce. It's just as sad as a straight one.

18 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
Matthew Keene     

Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.


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18 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
wellreadneck    [TotalFark]  

Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.


Well done.

18 Nov 2012 03:40 PM
kmramki     

NetOwl: Waldo Pepper: oh please the cost in medical and mental health for gays is such a drag on the economy

0/10


You need to tune up your pun meter :-)

18 Nov 2012 03:42 PM
Allen. The end.     

Dimensio: I do not know. I have, however, been assured that legalizing same-sex marriage will be disastrous for society, so I am certain that opponents of such legalization, assuming that they are intellectually honest and forthcoming in their stated motivations, will be able to fully articulate the demonstrable harm that has already resulted.


You almost got me! Good one!

18 Nov 2012 03:42 PM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  
I've never seen the [FABULOUS] tag around -- maybe it's still stuck in the closet?

18 Nov 2012 03:44 PM
Rent Party     
I am very glad that gays now enjoy the full benefits of equal protection under the law. It is a good thing from a moral and legal standpoint.

From an economic standpoint, though, $89,000,000 represents about .025% of Washington's GDP, so calling it the "real economy booster" is a fabulous bit of hyperbole. Not that it's bad, just that it really doesn't amount to much.

18 Nov 2012 04:00 PM
cherryl taggart     

Just another Heartland Weirdass: What was that money doing before gay marriage?



Well, obviously it was either being hoarded or being spent on sham straight marriages. Either way, it was just not being spent correctly. And as to the detrimental effects of gay marriage, it's just as obvious that the next step will be cats and dogs living together, while New York explodes like an over-stuffed Twinkie.

18 Nov 2012 04:01 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     
that's cause gays are snapping up all the good jobs. what with their conversational skills and ability to produce drug-free urine

18 Nov 2012 04:03 PM
Prof. Frink     

funkonomics: Hmmm, maybe if I go gay, I can get hitched? :-)


You have to start by returning my phone-calls.

18 Nov 2012 04:07 PM
NetOwl     

Dimensio: BronyMedic: Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

There was more to this post, right? Don't stop now. You got me on the edge of my seat. Tell us about these "unforeseen detrimental consequences".

Unfortunately, I am still waiting for opponents of same-sex marriage to explain them to me. I will, however, inform you as soon they have been described and demonstrated.


Traditional marriage was destroyed in those places.

Now that the gays can get married, divorce rates for god-fearing straight couples are around 150%, and Celine Dion is required to make a persona appearance at each straight wedding. Hockey was outlawed in Canada becaue hockey sticks are (mostly) straight, which explains why there will never be an NHL again. The CFL can continue, but when players pat each other on the butt, law requires they count to three before they release their grip.

The national sport is now soccer.

Everyone in Canada has abortions now, including the men, and Stephen Harper has sex with both the bride and the groom on their weddng night, just to be fair. Electrical outlets were declared homophobic. Now, 10% of them are just prongs sticking out of the wall, and you have to run around to the other side to plug in your juicer.

Everyone in the entire country is required by law to have Ellen Page's haircut. Everyone.

Driving while straight is cause to be pulled over and ticketed on a trumped up charge. This has led to a black market industry of young male hookers who will hide under the driver seat and pleasure you while you drive in case the fuzz stops you.

A law currently being debated would outlaw all public displays of affection by straight people, on the grounds that "girls have cooties."

Everyone has AIDS, too, but straight people get to have their worst fears realized when the are injected by the socialist government with Secret AIDS, or SAIDS.

I think the Bible was banned, too, but no one noticed. I'll have to look into that.

Anyway, America, this is your future if you allow gay marriage. 150% divorce rates, tickets for not having sex while driving, and lots of people who look like Ellen Page. Prepare yourselves.

18 Nov 2012 04:07 PM
Martonio     

SkerriNinja: [cdn.inquisitr.com image 302x400] 

Not really. I have a gay friend in the midst of a divorce. It's just as sad as a straight one.


I've heard from many a lawyer that the gay divorces are 10 times more vicious than they straight ones. It's almost like they're making up for lost time.

18 Nov 2012 04:08 PM
Gdalescrboz     
Gay-zilla

18 Nov 2012 04:08 PM
jaytkay     

Martonio: I've heard from many a lawyer that the gay divorces are 10 times more vicious than they straight ones. It's almost like they're making up for lost time.


How many lawyers? How many divorces?

Normally I would say you are an ignorant asshole making up numbers. But apparently you have credible well-documented figures. Please share!

18 Nov 2012 04:12 PM
Just another Heartland Weirdass     

cherryl taggart: Just another Heartland Weirdass: What was that money doing before gay marriage?


Well, obviously it was either being hoarded or being spent on sham straight marriages. Either way, it was just not being spent correctly. And as to the detrimental effects of gay marriage, it's just as obvious that the next step will be cats and dogs living together, while New York explodes like an over-stuffed Twinkie.


I wouldn't have a problem with gay marriage stimulating the economy, but it seems like bs. Seems more like robbing Peter to pork Paul. I seriously was not trolling with my original question.

18 Nov 2012 04:17 PM
Nogale     
Yeah, like no one foresaw this... Just wait a few years until the gay divorces start. Lawyers must be walking around with dollar signs in their eyes.

18 Nov 2012 04:17 PM
phenn     

Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.


Who gives a fark? Do you think liberty is a worthwhile pursuit? If the answer is yes, you have to agree that the government has zero business telling people who they may or may not call family.

If the answer is no, might I recommend North Korea as your next home.

18 Nov 2012 04:20 PM
DrewCurtisJr     

Rent Party: From an economic standpoint, though, $89,000,000 represents about .025% of Washington's GDP, so calling it the "real economy booster" is a fabulous bit of hyperbole. Not that it's bad, just that it really doesn't amount to much.


This same group also estimated a sales tax boost of about $5.3 million for Iowa, the actual numbers haven't even been close.

And after the initial years of being legalized the #'s drop off, what are the long term costs/benefits.

18 Nov 2012 04:31 PM
DrewCurtisJr     

phenn: Who gives a fark? Do you think liberty is a worthwhile pursuit? If the answer is yes, you have to agree that the government has zero business telling people who they may or may not call family.


You can personally call anyone your family if you want to, that was never the issue.

18 Nov 2012 04:35 PM
Martonio     

jaytkay: Martonio: I've heard from many a lawyer that the gay divorces are 10 times more vicious than they straight ones. It's almost like they're making up for lost time.

How many lawyers? How many divorces?

Normally I would say you are an ignorant asshole making up numbers. But apparently you have credible well-documented figures. Please share!


I have 3 lawyer friends, 1 who specializes in divorce proceedings. He's dealt with 3 same sex divorces so far, and has told me the story of one couple that was so hell bent on destroying each other and their partner's financial stability that he actually enacted a cooling off period (a first for him), hoping cooler heads would prevail. Two weeks later, they sit down, and the couple is back at it, and they ratcheted it up another couple of notches.

He has said it's the nastiest thing he's ever seen...and they still haven't signed the papers and moved on, like most normal and spurned people would.

18 Nov 2012 04:36 PM
SkerriNinja     

Martonio: SkerriNinja: [cdn.inquisitr.com image 302x400] 

Not really. I have a gay friend in the midst of a divorce. It's just as sad as a straight one.

I've heard from many a lawyer that the gay divorces are 10 times more vicious than they straight ones. It's almost like they're making up for lost time.


I don't know about that; my experience is limited to one gay friend (a child of a divorced family) getting divorced from another person (another child of multiple divorces). This is a very common scenario in straight people as well. (I always felt weird growing up being the one kid with happily married parents.)

Your mileage may vary, but it seems like you are unfairly quantifying gays as catty biatches who enjoy a good fight.

18 Nov 2012 04:36 PM
SkerriNinja     
And I see that you responded as I was typing. Carry on.

18 Nov 2012 04:39 PM
NetOwl     

DrewCurtisJr: phenn: Who gives a fark? Do you think liberty is a worthwhile pursuit? If the answer is yes, you have to agree that the government has zero business telling people who they may or may not call family.

You can personally call anyone your family if you want to, that was never the issue.


Tax incentives, insurance benefits, hospital visitation rights, child adoption....

Marriage isn't about calling someone something, and some of you farks want to make it so you can have this stuff with someone you love while othrs aren't allowed to.

You're in favor of big, fat, overreaching government.

18 Nov 2012 04:41 PM
Mister Peejay     

Dimensio: BronyMedic: Dimensio: Supporters of same-sex marriage often discuss the supposed benefits of legalizing same-sex marriage, but never is discussed the unforseen detrimental consequences that inevitably result from this legalization, such as what has occurred in Massachusetts and in Canada.

There was more to this post, right? Don't stop now. You got me on the edge of my seat. Tell us about these "unforeseen detrimental consequences".

Unfortunately, I am still waiting for opponents of same-sex marriage to explain them to me. I will, however, inform you as soon they have been described and demonstrated.


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18 Nov 2012 04:42 PM
funkonomics     

Prof. Frink: funkonomics: Hmmm, maybe if I go gay, I can get hitched? :-)

You have to start by returning my phone-calls.


Maybe if you weren't always calling from a blocked number, while drink.

18 Nov 2012 04:43 PM
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