Since it?s clear that a so-called ?committed relationship? is hardly a guarantee of risk-free behavior, the Congressional Budget Office made a major error by not taking homosexuals? higher disease rates into account.
But this debate is not about money. How do you put a dollar sign on the most fundamental moral questions a society must ask?
All this report proves to me is that there is no end to government?s creativity when it comes to finding ways to waste our tax money. I hope the congressional leadership will take a hard look at the budget of this office.
And if they?re going to intrude in areas they don?t belong in, the least they can do is get their facts straight. At this point, I?m more interested in the actual cost of running the Congressional Budget Office than I am the potential budgetary impact of recognizing same-sex ?marriages.?
For further reading and information:
Congressional Budget Office, ? The Potential Budgetary Impact of Recognizing Same-Sex Marriage ,? report to Rep. Steve Chabot,
Timothy J. Dailey, Ph.D., ? Comparing the Lifestyles of Homosexual Couples to Married Couples ,? Insight, Family Research Council, 2004.
Deborah Caldwell, ? The Gay Marriage Ban: Where?s the Groundswell? ? Beliefnet, 13 July 2004.
Alan Cooperman, ? Christian Groups Say They Won?t Give Up ,? Washington Post, 15 July 2004, A04.
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