I didn't know until nearly a year after the Prop. 8 vote that the rights, privileges and benefits given to marriages and those given to civil unions are not equal. Quite frankly, this knowledge would not have changed my vote.
The economic impact that the World Cup games generates cannot be overstated. Hosting an event of this magnitude means 5,000-8,000 local jobs, potentially $350-$500 million in tourism revenue and a national economic impact of over $6 billion.