The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Let's break down this article a little bit more so we can educate you.
Executives from two of Indiana's most prominent companies told a state Senate committee on Wednesday that their ability to recruit top employees
could be hurt by a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage and civil unions.
So the business sector of this state is stating that banning gay marriage would effect their ability to hire and recruit employees. This isn't the
gay community saying legalize gay marriage or loose jobs, this is the business community stating that if you want to discriminate openly in your
state, they we will take our business elsewhere.
Homosexuals aren't the problem here, the people against them are.
That perception is a worry for companies that are competing nationally to attract highly skilled workers to Indiana, said Jill Cook, vice
president of human resources for engine maker Cummins Inc.
She said putting a gay marriage ban in the state constitution would "cause irreparable harm" to Indiana's business climate and complicate the
company's decisions on where to locate some high-paying professional jobs.
"We will be reluctant to add those jobs if Indiana is a less welcoming and inclusive place for all of our employees," Cook said.
Now again, the business sector stating that having a ban on something that effects nobody but the people getting married, would create a less diverse
work force and hurt big companies. Apparently Republicans aren't all about the jobs.
Look, here's what it comes down to. Nobody is forcing anything on anybody. If you think that by allowing gays to marry that you are somehow
destroying the moral fabric of society, then please get back in your time machine, go to 1950 and look around.
You'll find that the world that you still cling on to, the "America" that you want to take back, was a VERY cruel and white man oriented kind of
place. Diversity and multiculturalism is bred by breaking down social barriers and removing small minded ignorance from the equation.
Nobody cares that YOU don't agree with homosexuals, because that is your problem, it's not anybody else's, nor should it be. Arguments for gay
marriage are in context of discrimination and the law. The arguments against homosexuality are only idealogical in nature, and therefore invalid
when discussing the right of responsible and consenting adults to marry.
So please, do yourself a favor, open up your world just a little bit more, stop judging a whole group of people for nothing.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.