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  • The economics of Prop 8

    The economics of Prop 8

    By Mason Jones
    Published: March 10, 2011

    Professor Daniel Hamermesh, an expert witness for the legal team challenging Prop 8, discusses the connection between economics and same-sex marriage.

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      Lexie Rafael said on Oct. 4, 2011 at 9:10 a.m.
      Im all up for same sex marriage! The professor is definitely right in arguing how much do we save by not allowing gays and lesbians to marry? He presents a great argument and is a great use of space in this world. What is the government preventing from not allowinopg this? I also agree with his proposition that someday the people making these decisions would eventually vote to getting rid of our rights to give our opinions on this.
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      Kyle said on April 1, 2011 at 3:47 p.m.
      I think the fertility argument cant be proven. The Netherlands has a high Arab/North African population -who are known for their high fertility rates- compared to other Scandinavian countries. This is probably the main contributor to fertility in the Netherlands NOT the legalizing of same-sex marriage.
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