So, RNC chairman Michael Steele walks into a Republican convention in Savannah and says gay marriage is bad because it'll hurt small businesses ...
No, it's not the start of a lame joke. Instead, it's the latest attempt by the right to maintain a plank of their party many people no longer agree with. Mainly, that homosexuals shouldn't be allowed to marry.
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The views of many Americans on this issue are changing with the times. Since laws should reflect the people they are supposed to protect, one might think that gay marriage would become a reality if a majority of Americans believed it should.
Now, I can understand using the moral argument against gay marriage. However, if that argument begins to lose against one of civil liberties and equal rights, then what do you do if you want to keep the issue alive in your party?
How about saying that it'll hurt small businesses! You think that's dumb? Well, you're right.
Steele argued that business owners would have spouses come out of nowhere if gay marriage is allowed. That would mean more benefits are paid out by the business, and that's a pain to the pocketbook.
With that argument, seems like we should make all marriages illegal. Not only would business owners save cash, but so would grooms-to-be and all the guests that buy gifts for the happy couple and stimulate the economy.