Scott Yorke has found evidence that Family First actually supports Marriage Equality…you see they have 21 reasons why marriage matters and all of those can easily be appleied to same-sex marraige…making me wonder why Family First is opposed to marriage equality in the first place.
If marriage matters so much shouldn’t they be wanting as many people as possible to enjoy their 21 benefits of marriage…including gay people?
- Married men earn more money than do single men with similar education and job histories.
- Married people, especially married men, have longer life expectancies than do otherwise similar singles.
- Marriage is associated with better health and lower rates of injury, illness, and disability for both men and women.
So the more people that marry the better!
Even if we put aside those of the 21 reasons that apply only to children (and if we let gay couples adopt, many of those reasons would be valid), Family First’s own arguments show that any marriage is better than no marriage.