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Gay Marriage Can Boost Our Economy

By Charlotte Robinson, September 18, 2011
It’s so typical of this country to be at each others throats over the obscene state of our economy when we’re sitting on something that could bring billions of dollars to our nation. That something is gay marriage. Recently we asked Bob Witeck of Witeck & Combs Communications who co-authored “Business Inside Out” considered the handbook on marketing & strategies targeting the LGBT market whether passing marriage equality on the federal level would boost the US Economy. Witeck stated, “Absolutely. Marriage equality is almost a business imperative”. There are millions of gay couples nationwide that would love to be married. Now that America is in debt for trillions let's address this in dollars & cents. An average U.S. couple spends $28,800 for their wedding. This doesn't include the cost for a honeymoon, wedding rings, bridal consultants, wedding planners or hotels for their families & friends. Witeck also states that gay marriage would boost the housing industry as newlyweds would purchase houses & larger homes. Then there are gay couples who marry with children in mind. This would be another source of pumping up the economy for all the kiddie needs like clothing, toys, strollers, cribs, etc. These are challenging financial times & the world needs to find new resources to climb OUT of this mess. Why not tap the LGBT community? Provide all people marriage equality & watch the economy thrive both financially & spiritually. Updates to Come…:)
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1 comment:

Bob Witeck said...

Marriage equality is almost a business imperative. For example the trends that we have to hire the best and brightest have always required companies to begin with what happened to New York thirty years ago by offering domestic partnership benefits. But marriage actually just ups that ante. It just assures that equality of relationships everywhere we turn in every market and in every jurisdiction. I think gay marriage will help strengthen a lot of businesses because households that are married have stability and are the ones that are more likely to put down roots in their communities. They’re the ones that will spend money to buy a house more often than not, that will have children more often than not in the future and to spend money the ways that every family spends money, college and vacations and you know diapers. I think that those things we’re spending money on now but I think that what marriage equality does is it gives us the stability to make long term plans and that allows us to do it in a more thoughtful way.

Bob Witeck CEO of Witeck Combs Communications

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