Take Part sifted data from the Williams Institute, IRS, GAO, Census Bureau, the New York Times and Forbes. The resulting infographic, designed by Column Five makes me wonder why the Chamber of Commerce isn’t campaigning for same-sex marriage, along with half of their fellow Americans.
Take a look at some of the economic benefits:
On the other hand, the toll on same-sex couples in places where they are not allowed to marry should have social justice advocates picketing legislatures. For example:
Last fall the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago published research showing that acceptance of homosexuality has changed dramatically over the last forty years. In 1973, 70 percent of Americans were certain same-sex relations were “always wrong.” By 2010 that number had dropped to 43.5 percent.
The biggest differences were among the oldest and youngest people surveyed. Although only 27 percent of those 70 and older supported same-sex marriage, 64 percent of the under-30 crowd did.
Change is coming, and it is for the better.
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