I also wonder how much gay marriage affects these encouraging findings.Younger people are enormously supportive of gay marriage, and most know
someone who is gay or lesbian. So when they see Bill and Steve, or Amy and Julia
successfully cohabitating together without marrying, it sets the stage for them
to do the same.But now that gay marriage is more common in more
states, not only is that incentive not there, but they are all equally able to
share in the emotional roller-coaster of marriage.
Maybe some of it is due to an increase in gay marriages.
I heard the other day that many couples who have been content to live
together--and are now deciding to get married--point to all the Wedding ideas on
Pinterest as the reason... :)