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Legalization of Gay Marriage Could Cost Tax Payers $1.1 Billion Every 20 Years

Walter Williams



While everyone is talking about gay marriage, there is something that we are missing here, gay divorce.

While liberal LGBT advocates say that gay marriage will not effect heterosexuals, gay divorce definitely will.

Currently, the divorce rate for heterosexuals is at 25%. Every 20 years, heterosexual divorce costs taxpayers $2.2 trillion dollars, according to Fox News. Around 80% of heterosexuals are married, which is 245,293,600 people.

Research shows that 95% of LGBT individuals will have a new partner within 20 years. Just 3% of America’s population identify as being gay, lesbian, or bisexual. That would be a total of around 9,483,000 people. Let’s just say that 100% of gay people got married. By taking the cost of a heterosexual divorce, along with a 95% divorce rate, it would cost tax payers $1.1 billion every 20 years.

The notion that the legalization of gay marriage is not going to effect us, is pure unrealistic hogwash.

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  1. Joe

    February 10, 2015 2:54 pm at 2:54 pm

    The “pure unrealistic hogwash” is this article.

    The figures from the Family Research Council go against the figures you quote from the American Family Association. But sure, let’s just pick and choose facts. Let’s assume that the nation’s LGB population really is only 3%. And let’s assume that somehow one-hundred-fucking-percent of gay people got married in some flutter of feathers and lube.

    If you believe ridiculous sources, pick and choose the worst of their figures, then assume every gay American was going to get married, then yes. It would affect you (not “effect” you). It would cost each American 17 cents a year.

  2. Chris

    February 12, 2015 12:21 am at 12:21 am

    95% divorce rate for gays, are you kidding? How can you possibly take the statistic that 95% of gay couples are broken up within 20 years as an expected divorce rate for gay couples? Your methodology for this article is truly pathetic and extremely flawed; let me explain why.

    First of all, that number is very likely the same for heterosexual couples. Think of all the girlfriends or boyfriends, depending on your gender, that you’ve had in high school and college. Those relationships count in that statistic you are citing.

    Second of all, not every relationship results in a marriage. So, of those 95% broken up couples, only a certain percentage of them will have ever gotten married at all. The vast majority of them will have been the typical relationship (for both homosexual and heterosexual couples) which is meeting somebody at a bar or coffee shop, dating a few weeks, finding out that you aren’t that in to them, and then breaking it off. I don’t understand how a relationship like that would cost the state money, but I do understand that it would be included in that 95% statistic you cited.

    Third, we can look at other (real) divorce statistics to see if this is the case. For example, we can look at Massachusetts. They have had legal same-sex marriage for a little over a decade now. If we compare their divorce rates before and after same-sex marriage was made legal we see that your extrapolated divorce statistic is bogus. If your 95% divorce rate for gays is correct, we would expect to see a quick, sharp rise in the divorce rate after same-sex marriage was legalized. That is not what we find. In fact, we find that the divorce rates are lower than before same-sex marriage was legalized which seems to suggest that gays divorce at rates LOWER than heterosexuals. You can read more about that here: — they discuss several states in fact, not just Massachusetts, and they all tend to show the same trend.

    On a quick side note… personally, I don’t believe that gays overall divorce at a lower rate than straights, but gays will have a lower divorce rate for several years to come. The reason for this is that the majority of gays who are getting married right now, have already been together for 5, 10, 20+ years and their relationships have already withstood the test of time. They just haven’t been allowed to marry until very recently. I believe we will see the divorce rates equalize in the years to come, but I digress.

    Fourth, if you are intending to offer this up as a reason that gays shouldn’t be allowed to wed, it is just not a very good argument. As you stated, straight divorce costs the state lots of money too… more in fact as you also made note of. Is that an argument to restrict marriage to only homosexuals? No, that would be silly!

    Last but not least, you are ignoring how much money the state MAKES from gay marriages. Here is a wonderful article about how gay marriage has brought in $259 million for NYC:

    I could continue, but I have thoroughly destroyed this article and your absolutely pathetic attempt at trying to find a negative to legalizing gay marriage. I have to say, this is the first article I read on this website and it will be the last. If the very first article I read on this site is so fraught with holes, I have no confidence in the rest of your publications. I recommend that this article be redacted and the author be fired because this is one of the worst attempts at journalism I have ever seen.

  3. Alex

    February 18, 2015 8:18 pm at 8:18 pm

    Those who support gay marriage are bigots,

    Why should singles pay more taxes than married couples, pay more in college tuition, be subject to different criminal,immigration,family laws,etc

    Would it fair to deny singles the right to adopt,have sex, and have children? After all if you are in favor of marriage, you are in favor of discrimination.

    Why should a person pay more or less taxes or collect SS solely because they are married?

    We should abolish marriage altogether or let folks create independent contracts for themselves.

    Would it be fair to heavily tax married couples compared to singles? Two gay couples who make 250k each would pay additional taxes if they marry, is that fair? They won’t be able to have additional children, a nicer home, college tuition,etc. They would also not be labeled “middle class”. Of course if they live together they can be called “middle class”.

    Obviously not going to happen overnight, but we can start amending and dismantling laws giving preferential treatment. For instance if you a single 18 year old, the government will deny you a pell grant if your parents income is even middle-class and even if they refuse to pay your tuition, but get married and have children, they will give you the pell grant, is that fair?

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TRANSCRIPT: Trump’s remarks with tech executives.

Caiden Cowger



On Wednesday, Donald Trump and his advisers met with 13 top tech executives to discuss policy and innovation.

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple Inc.:

“Tim Cook, very good to be here. And I look very forward to talking to the president-elect about the things that we can do to help you achieve some things you want.”

Donald Trump, President-elect:

“Great, Tim.”

Safra Catz, co-CEO, Oracle Corp.

“I’m Safra Catz, I’m CEO of Oracle. I’m actually privileged and honored to even be here, and we are looking forward to helping you, and your administration.”

Donald Trump:

“Thank you. Thank you, Safra.”

Elon Musk, CEO, Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc.:

“Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, building rockets and cars and solar stuff in the U.S. I’m really excited about expanding our manufacturing footprint in the U.S.”

Gary Cohn:

“Gary Cohn, here as the delegate for NEC (National Economic Council), working with the president on driving his economic policy.”

Wilbur Ross, investor, appointed U.S. Commerce Secretary:

“Wilbur Ross, nominee for commerce secretary.”

Stephen Miller, appointed Senior Adviser to the President for Policy:

“Stephen Miller, senior adviser for policy, and everyone thank you for being here.”

Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft Corp.:

“Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft.”

Ginni Rometty, CEO, International Business Machines Corp.:

Ginni Rometty, the CEO of IBM, and also great to be here to work on that [inaudible] agenda.”

Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco Corp.:

“Chuck Robbins, CEO of Cisco. Likewise, everything has been said, we’re happy to be here and happy to help and happy to work with you.”

Jared Kushner:

“Jared Kushner.”

Reince Priebus:

“Reince Priebus.”

Steve Bannon, senior counsel and chief strategist of the President-elect:

“Steve Bannon, chief strategist and senior counselor for the President-elect.”

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Alphabet Inc.:

“Eric Schmidt, Alphabet/Google, and completely agree with what’s been said.”

Alex Karp, CEO, Palantir Technologies Inc.:

“Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir hoping to help bolster national security and [inaudible].”

Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp.:

“Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel.”

Donald Trump, Jr., executive vice president, The Trump Organization:

“Donald Trump, Jr.”

Ivanka Trump, executive vice president, The Trump Organization:

“Ivanka Trump.”

Eric Trump, executive vice president, The Trump Organization:

“Eric Trump, and welcome.”

Brad Smith, president, Microsoft:

“Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, and like Satya [Nadella], please to be here.”

Jeff Bezos, CEO, Inc.:

“Jeff Bezos, I’m super excited about the possibility that this could be the innovations administration.”

Larry Page, CEO, Alphabet:

“Larry Page, Alphabet and Google, probably the youngest company here.”

Donald Trump:

“Looks like the youngest person.” [Laughs]

Mr. Page:

“Really excited to be here.”

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook Inc.:

“Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook. Excited to talk about jobs.”

Mike Pence, Vice President-elect:

“Mike Pence, governor of Indiana for a few more days, and Vice President-elect of the United States.”

Donald Trump:

“Well I just want to thank everybody. This is a truly amazing group of people. I won’t tell you the hundreds of calls we’ve had asking to come to this meeting, and I will say, and I will say Peter was sort of saying, ’No, that company’s too small.’ And these are monster companies. But I want to thank — I want to start by thanking Peter because he saw something very early, maybe before we saw it and of course he’s known for that in a different way. But he’s been so terrific and so outstanding and he got just about the biggest applause at the Republican National Convention. He’s ahead of the curve, and I want to thank you, man, you’re a very special guy.

So I want to add that I’m here to help you folks do well. And you’re doing well right now and I’m honored by the bounce. They’re all talking about the bounce, so right now everybody in this room has to like me at least a little bit, but we’re going to try and have that bounce continue and perhaps even more importantly we want you to keep going with the incredible innovation. There’s nobody like you in the world. In the world, there’s nobody like the people in this room.

And anything we can do to help this go along, and we’re going to be there for you and you’ll call my people, you’ll call me, it doesn’t make any difference, we have no formal chain of command around here. I’m honored to have Gary, the president of Goldman Sachs, left Goldman Sachs to do this, and Wilbur, everybody knows Wilbur, they never call him Wilbur Ross on Wall Street, they just say “Oh, it’s Wilbur.” There’s nobody like him.

And we’re gonna do fair trade deals. We’re going to make it a lot easier for you to trade across borders because of a lot of restrictions, a lot of problems that I think you’ll see. And if you have any ideas on that, that would be, that would be great because there are a lot of border restrictions and a lot of border problems, you probably have less of a problem than some companies, some companies have—you have some problems.”

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TRUMP MAKES DEAL: Carrier staying in the US, bringing 1k jobs to Indianapolis.

Caiden Cowger



Just two months prior to holding office, President-Election Donald J. Trump has made a deal with Carrier, bringing 1,000 jobs back to Indianapolis.

“We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy,” Carrier announced on their official twitter account, “More details soon.”

According to The New York Times, Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, Indiana’s governor, will announce the deal at the Carrier company in Indianapolis on Thursday.

Carrier is a high-tech heating, air-conditioning & refrigeration solution company.

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George Lujack




Google has recently been exposed for actively altering search recommendations in favor of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, as their search engine directs searchers to positive stories of Clinton, when negative stories about Clinton are queried.
Big businesses, such as Google and Facebook, have joined the mainstream media in subtle and overt manipulation of the American general public to manipulate them, screw them, and steer them in favor of liberal policies and liberal politicians.


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