Wednesday, July 25, 2012

And the end of the day, it's good business

In the Spring of 2008 one year before the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriage was a Constitutional right an analysis found that the State would see more than $5 million in additional revenue annually.

And with less than three-million people the state is small in comparison to the movements largest accomplishment in the aftermath, New York.  The the economic impact is proportionately larger.
Despite the smaller spend per couple, same-sex unions are a boon to the wedding industry – and to New York as a whole. Same-sex marriage brought in $259m worth of economic benefits over the past year, according to the mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
A quarter billion in additional revenue -- if you add a  dressage horse, a microchip and a car elevator you have the Willard M. Romney Estate.
But the impact of allowing same-sex marriage goes even deeper.   In the short-term three Iowa Supreme Court justices lost their jobs in the 2010 election, but by February 2012...
A majority of Iowans oppose passage of a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, a new Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows.

The poll found that 38 percent favor a legislative initiative to pass a constitutional amendment, while 56 percent are against.
Within a decade -- as happened in the past -- those who vehemently opposed gay marriage will be acting as if they never opposed it and will have moved on to whatever thing progressives want that will ruin 'Murica in 2022 (my guess is it will still be how the last decade of drought and starvation occurred because Al Gore is slightly underweight).

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


CaliCrepes said...

If only they would allow gay marriage to pass in other states then small businesses can truly profit

pansypoo said...

BUT, did it wither the corn?