Family Research Institute: Single Men Are Worse Workers

Last night, NBC 15 in Madison featured a report about the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce taking a stand against the ban.

The response from the Family Research Institute?

A spokesperson told the reporter that an all-out ban could be better for business, because they say statistics show men who are married to women are better employees than single men.

What?

4 Comments:

At 11:55 AM, Blogger David Schowengerdt said...

What? Nobody told me that if the ban passes I would have to dump my current spouse and find some arbitrary woman to marry. And I thought I was in the loop on all of this...

 
At 12:00 PM, Anonymous Keith said...

I actually remember the research to which the FRI spokesmodel refers. (I think it was one of those annual Barbara Defoe Whitehead reports.) And it was actually solid research.

What it concluded was that married men, on account of their financial and emotional commitments to a household, tended to be more likely to keep a stable job.

The key here, of course, is that the FRI gets it exactly backward. The amendment will work to DAMAGE the financial and emotional commitments that men make to their households.

As usual, the "yes" people make arguments that appeal to more vague ideals (1st sentence), while the "no" folks make fact-based appeals.

 
At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to mention the fact that gay men are not single if they have a partner...

FRI is responding based on the misconception that gays and lesbians are CHOOSING to be this way, and if they'd just choose to get married to the opposite sex, everything would be fine. Right.

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Bruce said...

And .... if men who are married to women make better workers, then women who are married to women must be fantastic employees.

 

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