Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Gays: the Cure for Divorce?

     FiveThirtyEight.com reports:
     Over the past decade or so, divorce has gradually become more uncommon in the United States. Since 2003, however, the decline in divorce rates has been largely confined to states which have not passed a state constitutional ban on gay marriage. These states saw their divorce rates decrease by an average of 8 percent between 2003 and 2008. States which had passed a same-sex marriage ban as of January 1, 2008, however, saw their divorce rates rise by about 1 percent over the same period. (Click here for the full report.)
     So much for the "gays getting married will destroy (hetero) marriage" argument.