You are both misreading my point. If gays want to have marriage ceremonies I don't see it as my right to tell them no, but I also don't see it as the right of the government to say yes or no.
Do not tell somebody their "opinion is void" before giving them a chance to explain. Doing so is closed minded. Wow this is a hostile group.
Also, it is not Marriage and the economy that are linked; it's divorce and the economy. There is nothing worse for an economy than the modern US divorce system.
to start, kids involved have to have 2 of everything
houses, bedrooms, computers, even down to toothbrushes
kids are never placed with the better parent, 70% of custody cases are decided towards the mother
there is no oversight of parenting evaluator, counselors, or divorce cases in general
None of this makes for a good environment for children to grow up and become successful people. It is technological advancement, after all, that truly drives an economy like the US'.
That aside, in a divorce, the person leaving is often instructed to:
•destroy their credit (which is still connected to their ex's credit, thus destroying both)
•delay the procedings as long as possible, leading to most of the family's money being taken by the courts
•take out lots of credit cards (still forcibly in joint ownership)
•"endulge" or "splurge", meaning spend what money the lawyers don't take
•get the children declared retarded, including all forms of OCD, ADD, ADHD, and Hand ticks.
--all it takes is a counselor to diagnose these things
--medications are expensive
--this ruins the child's career early on
--suppressants such as these actually disrupt thought processes
***key: diagnosing a child as special needs of any kind (including the made up kind) = support money until the child is 23 instead of 18
note also that all businesses are shared half, and thus destructible.
okay, now that all of our people who aren't lawyers (and even some who are) are bankrupt, suicidal, losing their homes, families, businesses, and lives, and their children are drugged up and going nowhere in life in the name of taking their money; we have:
less development, thus
less jobs, and
less new technology, thus
less money and a lower standard of living
this is why I don't think obama, bushes, or clinton have been good administrations. That, however, is mostly congress' fault.
Also, this is why many men my age will not date american women.