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Report: Prediction of New York Same-Sex Numbers Was Exaggerated By Over 1000%!

 

We've seen this before -- gay marriage activists vastly overselling the need and desire for same-sex ceremonies:

About 2,400 same-sex couples were married outside New York City since the state's same-sex marriage law took effect in July, about 7 percent of the total number of weddings, the state Health Department said Wednesday.

... There were nearly 1,400 lesbian couples and 1,000 male gay couples who were wed. Ross Levi, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, said allowing same-sex couples to wed isn't about numbers.

... Jason McGuire, executive director of the conservative New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms, said the numbers showed a lack of enthusiasm for same-sex marriage.

"About the only area that gay nuptials has benefited is campaign accounts," he said in a statement, referring to the contributions received by lawmakers who supported the legislation.

A report last May from the Senate Independent Democratic Conference estimated that the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York would generate $391 million in increased economic activity over three years.

The conference estimated that 21,309 gay and lesbian couples from New York would marry and 3,308 couples from nearby states. It also estimated that 41,907 non-New York gay and lesbian couples who would have "destination weddings" in New York. -- Press Connects