Interesting, all but 2 of the 10 either fully allow it, or a significant portion of their population can have SSM if they choose. I fully expect most anti-SSMers to call BS on this, but I am satisfied with the result.
You worked backward until you found what you wanted to find, but yet you have NOT established a correlation. Any number of factors can and do go into the "happiness" of a country; you're just trying to take one item that fits your argument and claim the "happiness" has been influenced by it when nothing suggests that to be the case.
I would suggest those countries you mention would be the "happiest" REGARDLESS of where they stood on the issue of SSM.
The positive effect is that freedom is gained by an oppressed populace...
There are plenty of "freedoms" that don't exist because it is better for society that way. In fact, I think Americans have too many "freedoms" in general and could stand to lose a few (but that's another argument).
If you guys are so afraid of gays and lesbians maybe you should move to the bible belt, or better yet to Saudi Arabia whose ultimately forward thinking government put to death people who dare to be gay.
So if you're in Saudi Arabia, don't choose to be gay while there. If you choose to be gay, leave first. Problem solved.
You and MikeT and you other troglodytes should just jump into your time machines and blast back to your fav decade the 50s and just stay there. Either that or move to Saudi Arabia and be with your own kind.
See, greeny, I had respect for you because you hadn't been throwing around pointless insults like so many others, but you just went and ruined it. There is no need to attack someone else just because their opinion differs from your own. I thought you got that, and now I'm disappointed to see that it appears you didn't.