@Shane333 --"2004 General Social Survey data indicate that gay
and lesbian (15%) and bisexual
(28%) individuals experience higher levels
of spousal violence than heterosexual (7%)
individuals."You left out three essential facts about this data. Specifically:1. these numbers were gathered before gay marriage was even legal in Canada.
The "spouses" were actually common-law partners, not legal spouses. And
according to Canadian statistics, common-law partners (of ANY orientation) are
*three times* more likely to report spousal violence than married partners.2. some of the numbers were gathered regarding any ex-"spouse"
or partner that the respondent had within the last 5 years. Again, not legal
spouses. And, naturally, "ex" spouses are more likely to have complaints
than current spouses.3. "spouse" does not specify same-sex
partner. Many gays, lesbians, and bisexuals participate in heterosexual
partnerships. -- In fact, the report itself says: "The reader is
cautioned that it is not known whether gays, lesbians or bisexuals who were
victims of spousal abuse were in a same-sex or a heterosexual relationship at
the time of the abuse."In other words -- these numbers actually
mean **nothing** about legal gay marriages.
"He bolsters the point with the 2010-11 Survey of Marital Generosity, which
found that the majority of married parents believe their marriages are
"fair" — 73 percent of married dads and 68 percent of married
moms."Well, duh. Most of the married people who didn't
believe that their marriages were fair are -- guess what -- divorced. Naturally,
most of the married people who STAY married believe that their marriages are
fair. That's why they stay married.@gee-en --"It's a myth that 50% of marriages end in divorce. Google it and you
can read all about it."According to the CDC, the marriage rate
is 6.8 per 1,000. They further calculate that the divorce rate is 3.6 per 1,000.
That is indeed roughly 50%.As for gay marriage -- In
2011, 4 out of the 10 states with the **lowest** divorce rates allow gay
marriage. NY, CT, IA, VT, NH, and MA all have **lower** divorce rates after
legalizing gay marriage than just before.In states and countries
where gay marriage is legal, the gay divorce rates are consistently the same as
**or lower than** the straight divorce rates.
I find it interesting that as soon as gay marriages started becoming legal there
needed to be some legislation drawn up for gay divorces.
@ gee-enI did Google the topic and sadly retain the same opinion. A
recent article from the UK's Daily Mail Couples marrying now
face a 45 per cent risk of divorce, official figures reveal.The threat
hits a peak in the fourth year, and almost one in eight marriages is over before
the fifth anniversary.Beyond that, couples enjoy a steadily
increasing chance of staying together into old age, the Government's Office
for National Statistics said.Unhappy: A study has revealed that
almost half of marriages will end in divorceMore than half of all those
who marry will be parted only by death and one in ten will be together beyond
their 60th anniversary.The ONS said: "Once marriages survive for a
decade, it is estimated that fewer than 31 per cent will end in divorce, and
after 20 years, the proportion ending in divorce falls to almost 15 per cent.
Sadly those of us in long term marriages, beyond 20 years, wake up
one day being served divorce papers from a disgruntled spouse.
It's a myth that 50% of marriages end in divorce. Google it and you can
read all about it.
My aplogies fellow readers for my earlier post. It should read "the three
biggest myths of heterosexual marriage are that it's unfair, unequal and
unhappy — three claims in the "Gay Guide," written by Brad Wilcox
as a rebuttal to Liza Mundy Altantic ArticleWriter Brad Wilcox
appears wrong in his opinion. With 50 percent of all marriages ending in
divorce. These three factors are probably contributing factors to why marriages
go bust. Mr Wilcox should focus instead on expounding on how to make
Straight/LGBT marriages fair, equal and happy
"the three biggest myths of heterosexual marriage are that it's unfair,
unequal and unhappy — three claims in the "Gay Guide," written by
Liza Mundy".Writer Liza Mundy appears wrong in her opinion. With
50 percent of all marriages ending in divorce. These three factors may be
contributing factors to why marriages go bust. Ms Mundy should focus instead on
expounding on how to make Straight/LGBT marriages fair, equal and happy.
Has anyone posted about domestic violence in homosexual marriages? The Canadian
government found and released some interesting findings."2004
General Social Survey data indicate that gay and lesbian (15%) and bisexual(28%) individuals experience higher levels of spousal violence than
Just celebrated our 29th anniversary. All of our close friends have been
married 20+ years. It takes some work and commitment to make a great marriage,
but it is the most rewarding part of my life.
Re: ". . . one thing wrong with how modern heterosexual marriage is often
portrayed: 'It's wrong.'"What a surprise that
desperate, miserable LGBT activists would disingenuously skew results of studies
in a pathetic attempt to portray their chosen lifestyle as healthy and
normal!What'll they think of next? A demand that liberal
newspeak be enshrined in law and that common sense be punished?Oh,
yeah. They've already done that.