- The rooster crows.
- The sun rises.
- Ergo, the rooster causes the sun to rise.
Microsoft and other companies make a different point which is also perfectly logical. It is easier to recruit the very best talent to states that recognize same-sex marriage. It's not just LGBT executives. There are family and other considerations. Furthermore, when a business guy like David Koch supports equal marriage, it may be time to reconsider opposition.
Desperate to deny the undeniable, about a year ago Maggie Gallagher revved up her cerebral cortex, used some selective observation and assigned correlation to causation. I hate to say that Maggie is dishonest but she has been known to fib from time to time. Maggie's "eureka" goes something like this:
- Nine of the ten “best states for business” according to a survey of 650 business leaders by Chief Executive Magazine have voted to preserve traditional marriage and;
- According to Moody’s Analytics, nine of the top ten states for job growth have voted to protect traditional marriage and;
- Eight of the top ten performing states for “creating jobs, economic development and prosperity” do not have same-sex marriage, according to a study published by the National Chamber Foundation.
Nevertheless, here's Washington's Joseph Backholm doing what NOMmers do. This time in response to a full-page ad in Sunday’s Seattle Times, paid for by prominent business leaders, endorsing Referendum 74.