Redefining marriage: good for business?

Here’s an anecdote to add to the discussion over redefining marriage.

The Blaze reported on an article from Chief Executive magazine listing the “Best and Worst States for Business.”

Meeting_clocksThe top states are:

  1. Texas
  2. Florida
  3. North Carolina
  4. Tennessee
  5. Indiana

The bottom states are:

  1. California
  2. New York
  3. Illinois
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New Jersey

Of course, correlation is not causation, but it is at least interesting that the top five states all have one really important thing in common, as do the bottom five. The top five all define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. In fact, four of the five have state constitutional amendments on that point. The bottom five all have either redefined marriage (New York, Massachusetts) or created an alternative legal status providing all the benefits of marriage to same-sex couples (California, Illinois, New Jersey).

The National Organization for Marriage published a briefing paper that very effectively addresses this question (click here to read).

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  • Adison

    What is your goal with this article? You have used a study about business, and a very republican study on business if you examine it, so the study looks at the best states for business with criteria like low regulations, the state that was best for business is Texas where there was recently an explosion which leveled buildings, killed 15 people an injured many others. Now why is it a surprise that states with very republican ideals in business would also have very republican ideals on gay marriage. It seems the most important part of this article is the disclaimer.