Ooops…. did I say love?Â Â Sorry I meant money.Â You know, cold hard cash.Â Benefits!Â Shared inheritance!Â
I wish this emailed press releaseÂ was a satire, but unfortunately it is not.Â
The Legalization of Gay Marriage in California Offers New Opportunity for the Jewelry Industry
NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ — There are many reasons for the wedding industry to celebrate California state Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn a ban on gay marriage.
The Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law estimates that same-sex weddings could generate up to $683.6 million in additional revenue for the industry over the next three years.
With the current state of the economy, the ruling is particularly good news for jewelers as same-sex couples look to purchase wedding rings and wedding jewelry. Many traditional jewelers have already started to cater to same-sex couples, including Erica Courtney, Catherine Angiel, Furrer Jacot and Neil Lane, who designed Portia de Rossi’s Platinum engagement ring.
Platinum rings are not only the highest quality, but express the importance of a couple’s commitment to each other with the metal that will stand the test of time beyond all other metals.
“As with heterosexual couples, gay couples see their wedding bands as a tangible symbol of their love and commitment to one another,” reports Gay Family Support, a gay-rights organization.
One of the main problems thatÂ I have had with the argumentsÂ in favor ofÂ gay marriage is that the Gay Left has under-stressed love and commitment, and uber-stressed the financial benefits.Â Bad idea.
Perhaps if I thought gay activists took the covenant of marriage seriously, I’d be more supportive.Â