Was there any doubt? Not if you stop to remember that New York State is not Manhattan, but has much in common with the rural areas such as we find in my ex-home county, Johnston (NC).
There are consequences to this on-going protection of the sanctity of straight marriage that apparently even Tiger cannot maintain, and the longterm effect on American life is incalculable.
I could jest and ask who will wait on your tables, arrange your flowers, and style your hair, but those examples are presented here only to remind you of the stereotypes carried by those who continue to fret over the apparent debasement of American society.
There is way more to it than that.
Do you ever read a PDF? Use Flash? Do you prefer PC or Macs, not that it matters in this question? Use a cellphone? This list can go on for a very long time.
I won't sit here and tell you these are all the result of GLBT talent, but I will tell you that the companies that fly the highest tend to have the HR policies most favorable to GLBT people. Think domestic partner benefits for a start, but you can also include nondiscrimination and no harrassment policies.
And it's more than just talent. Many of us deliberately choose where to buy gas, clothes, groceries, insurance, and so much more else using those human resource policies as a decision-making factor. I purchase gasoline at a Shell or BP, and never at Mobil or Exxon. FoodLion supports NC Pride. Guess who sells me groceries?
So what's this about?
Here's you're question: In another generation after so many mobile, and we are mobile, GLBT people, especially the young ones, have moved to countries with favorable policies, how will you feel to see your major companies packing up and moving too? What will you do without all that pink money flowing into the till?
Your country, with it's defended marriage and it's 50% divorce rate, will find itself an also-ran. Imagine what that will feel like to your grandchildren, many of whom will also leave the country for the very same reason.
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