Axiom, while I applaud your attempt to rationalize the homophobia present in politics, nobody in said politics rationalizes anything about it. Most politicians simply equate the loudest hearsay as the will of the voting populace and go with the flow, clearly ignoring the facts.
If I was in the US and the governor of my state said "We can't legalize same-sex marriage due to financial issues", I'd scream on top of my lungs "BULLSHIT". I checked the data about same-sex marriage in NY and I found a projection of the state's economy gaining 210 million dollars exclusively from said marriages (which are only 1% of the newly wed couples) in 3 years. I seriously doubt the marriage benefits the state government has to spend to such a tiny percentage outweighs that economy gain.
Also, if finances were ever the trouble, there's 3 easy taxes that wouldn't discriminate anyone, on the contrary, it'd make things only the more equal: taxes upon properties owned by religious groups, taxes upon religious representatives and taxes upon religious services. I find it unfair that a farmer has to fill up taxes for owning and working on a farm and has to declare the costs and gains of its crops (which are essential product for any human) and anybody with a megachurch doesn't have to pay a dime for delivering a service that is pretty much a luxury. And those taxes are completely constitutional, thanks to the First Amendment. And again, you can't rationalize the absence of such taxes because there's no rationalization in the matter to begin with.
On a different but related note, this is pretty funny. A re dubbing of Herman Cain soundbites and footage. "Tiger DNA" got me good.
Didn't notice the difference. Specially the Michelle Bachmann one, I swear I wouldn't be surprised if she ever said "and when I buy stickers for folks in prison, I bring milk, not backyard meth. It's a prison party" with a straight face.