From a classic Dilbert strip:
Pointy-haired boss addressing meeting: "We're poised for success -- we expect huge earnings and increased market share. Next on the agenda: There will be no raises because it will be a difficult year." (Awkward pause.) "Carol, I thought I told you to put the United Way update between those two agenda items."
Who says life never imitates art? Spanky then:
Gay Marriage and the end of marriage as we know it
The correlations are strong. Support for marriage is by far the weakest in countries with same-sex marriage. The countries with marriage-like civil unions show significantly more support for marriage. The two countries with only regional recognition of gay marriage (Australia and the United States) do better still on these support-for-marriage measurements, and those without either gay marriage or marriage-like civil unions do best of all.
The Earth-Shattering Importance of Same-Sex Marriage
Or, spending years and years debating silly public policy issues that affect around 1% of the population:
“The number of same-sex couples surged 32.6% between 2001 and 2006…In 2006, same-sex couples represented 0.6% of all couples in Canada.”
I'm betting Spanky could have really used a United Way agenda item right about then.